Water Heater Installation & Repair in Alton
Experts for All Your Water Heating Needs
According to the US Department of Energy, water heating accounts for about 18% of your home’s power usage. That’s a substantial portion of your energy needs, which makes it important that your water heater be efficient and in good repair.
Whether you need to replace your water heater or just want to make sure it’s running as efficiently as possible, American Air Heating & Cooling can help. Our skilled and friendly technicians are able to assess your current system and make sure your water heater is meeting your needs.
Reach out to a reliable local company by calling (618) 243-7591 today.
What Is the Most Common Problem With Water Heaters?
The most common problems with water heaters are:
- Sediment buildup: Over time, sediment can accumulate at the bottom of the water heater tank, reducing its efficiency and potentially causing damage to the tank.
- Pilot light issues: If the pilot light goes out, the water heater won't be able to heat the water. A malfunctioning thermocouple or a faulty gas valve can cause this.
- Leaks: A leak in the tank or the pipes leading to or from the water heater can cause water damage to your home and potentially even create a safety hazard.
- Temperature control issues: If the temperature control valve is malfunctioning, the water may be too hot or cold, which can be uncomfortable or dangerous.
It's important to regularly maintain your water heater to prevent these issues and ensure it runs efficiently.
Water Heating Options
Water heaters may run on natural gas, propane, electricity, fuel oil, or alternative energy sources. Some water heater models and fuel sources may be better suited to your home than others.
Though there are many variations, the following are the most common kinds of water heater:
Conventional storage water heaters are relatively inexpensive to install, but take up space and must be insulated to prevent excess heat loss. Can be used along with a solar water heater as a backup source of warm water.
Heat pump water heaters are energy efficient, but must be suited to the particular location in the home.
Tankless water heaters are efficient, take up little space, and have a long lifespan. However, larger households may need two tankless systems to ensure enough convenient hot water.
Not sure you’re ready to replace your existing water heater? Take some time to do some research and decide what sort of water heater will best suit your home when it’s time to upgrade. If you need help, we’re happy to schedule a maintenance check, assess your current unit, and suggest how your system can be improved.
Alton Water Heater Specialists
For years, American Air Heating & Cooling has been helping homeowners in Alton, Wood River, and Bethalto find the right water heating solution for their home. We’re not satisfied until you are satisfied; we care about our customers and want to make sure they feel comfortable reaching out to us with any questions or repair needs.
Our techs have a combined experience of almost 65 years. We are confident that no matter your repair or installation status, we can exceed your expectations. Call American Air Heating & Cooling with all your water heating needs!