New Water Heater Installation or Replacement in Fort Wayne

When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have many things to consider. Luckily, Rolf Griffin Service Experts is here to help. Before you purchase a new water heater, you should decide which system best fits your family’s wishes. Fortunately, the team of specialists at Rolf Griffin Service Experts are ready to speak with you about everything you’ll need to consider, including which type of fuel is ideal for your water heating needs, what size your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which systems are within your budget.

Types of Water Heaters

  • Traditional tank water heaters maintain substantial amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
  • Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
  • Solar water heaters typically have a storage tank that holds water heated by the sun.

Water Heater Size

The size of your water heater depends on your hot water usage and on the kind of water heater you choose. Rolf Griffin Service Experts can help establish that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of different devices in your living space and how many of the systems you’ll choose to use at one time.

For tankless water heaters, the progression will be similar in that a local specialist from Rolf Griffin Service Experts can assess your needs, factoring in your expected temperature rise based on the temperature of your water when it enters your home. After we’ve compiled the math for you, we’ll recommend a few possibilities as tankless water heaters are often rated on a variety of inlet temperatures.

Sizing a traditional tank water heater can be a little easier than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to decide how much water needs to be maintained to meet your water needs at peak usage. It can all be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help you.

Fuel Type

Depending on your location and other factors, you have a variety of options for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Rolf Griffin Service Experts will provide you with information on the best options for the Fort Wayne area and your specific needs.

Tankless Water Heaters

If you’re in Fort Wayne, a tankless water heater is a fantastic option for saving energy and money. It has between 80% and 92% efficiency. Not only will tankless water heaters save space, but they also work in a completely different way than traditional tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The problem with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools sooner or later and needs to be reheated.

Tankless Water Heaters employ gas burners or electric coils to heat water only when it’s needed, meaning big-time savings on energy bills. Just think how convenient it would be to have a constant supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run other appliances…and still get a hot shower! They are economical in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to use.

Tank Water Heaters 

With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the expert plumbing team at Rolf Griffin Service Experts, you can be confident that you won’t have to fear taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).

The tank water heater is created to heat and store water in the tank, usually 40 or 50 gallons at a time. When the dishwasher, the washing machine, or a soothing hot shower runs, the pre-heated water that’s stored in the tank flows swiftly to the point of use. The tank then refills, and the water is reheated. Tankless water heaters heat water in an instant and can provide a virtually unlimited supply of hot water. But honestly, there are positives and negatives to both types of hot water heaters, and the decision to invest in one or the other should be based on your needs. 

We have a wide variety of gas and electric tank water heaters available in multiple sizes, all with great warranties and installation backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*. And don’t forget we provide estimates. We offer quality equipment choices, knowledge and expert service for all your plumbing needs, 24/7/365. We even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 260-557-1275 to find out more today!

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