Did you know water heaters typically account for 17 percent of the average Ames homeowner’s energy use?
Choosing the right water heater and taking good care of it goes a long way toward adding comfort and value to your home. And it can also help lower your utility bills.
Water heaters come in various shapes, sizes, and designs to accommodate different homes and needs. Our team at C and K wants to help you find the water heater that perfectly fits your household.
In recent years, water heaters have become much more efficient, thanks to growing consumer awareness. Many Iowa homeowners are switching to energy-saving models. While some of these heaters cost more up front, they save money in the long run and are easier on the environment.
Traditional Storage Water Heaters
Traditional storage tank water heaters are the most affordable and popular tanks on the market. They resemble a large metal barrel. The water enters through the main water supply pipe. The tank then heats the water and keeps it at the desired temperature, using energy such as natural gas, propane, oil, or electricity.
Storage water heaters typically last 10 to 15 years. The tank can hold 20 to 80 gallons of water at a time. Insulated models keep the water hot for longer periods, helping you save on utilities. These systems are reliable, affordable, and relatively easy to install.
Tankless Water Heaters
Want a more sustainable solution? A tankless water heater may be more fitting to your Ames home’s needs. It works differently than a traditional storage water heater.
Rather than keeping heated water stored, a tankless water heater heats cold water on demand—whenever you turn on a faucet. No more waiting for your water to heat up.
Without the need to store gallons of water, there’s no tank, making the tankless heater much more compact. This provides you more flexibility when it comes to installation in your Iowa home. Our C and K team also offers options for both indoor and outdoor models.
With this type of on-demand process, the energy efficiency is high. You are only using energy to heat the water precisely when you need it, so this keeps your energy costs low by conserving water. You will more than make up the initial cost of your tankless model in energy savings over the long haul.
Water Heater Installation and Replacement
Looking for a new water heater? Let our team help you out. We’ll work with you to find the best water heater to meet your needs and budget. We want to be sure you have a heater you’re satisfied with that will last you as long as possible.
If you are spending more and more on repairs on your current water heater, it may be time to replace it with an upgrade. A higher-efficiency model can help you save money on your energy expenses. Over time, these savings will cover the investment you made on your new water heater.
We offer financing, so be sure to ask about our available options.
Water Heater Repairs in Ames
Is it taking longer and longer to get hot water in your shower? Notice leaking or unusual noises coming from your water heater? Water pressure changes? Don’t hesitate to give us a call.
Let our team of experts repair your water heater. Call us for prompt repairs. Whether you have a leak or a faulty pilot assembly, we have you covered.
We will always give you a competitive estimate before performing any service and provide a warranty on our repairs.
And if you have a water heater emergency, we are here for you 24/7. You want to deal with water emergencies immediately—avoiding expensive water damage.
Water Heater Maintenance
Did you know yearly maintenance is an important part of maintaining your water heater? Let our team take care of all your maintenance needs. We can catch issues early to prevent costly repairs in the future.
Regular professional maintenance can help with the following:
- Water tanks are vulnerable to corrosion over time. Your anode rod, which protects your tank from corrosion, needs to be checked and replaced.
- The tank needs to be drained and flushed once a year to remove buildup. Sediment buildup can damage your tank over years.
- Mechanical components, like the pilot light, are vulnerable to problems over time and need to be cleaned and checked to prevent unexpected, costly repairs or replacements.
To help save money on your professional maintenance, talk to us about our preventative maintenance program, Maintenance Membership. Your water heater is covered along with your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. A membership gives you maintenance reminders, priority service, discounts, and more.
Call Us Today for All Your Water Heater Needs
Our C and K team is proud to offer you water heater service—from installation, replacement, repairs, and maintenance—in Ames, IA. Call us today at (515) 310-1174 or request service online with any questions about your water heater or to set up a visit.