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Every time you take a hot shower in the morning, do the linens, or run the dishwasher, you are counting on your water heater to provide you with the hot water that you need for doing so. This appliance plays a major role in your life every day, throughout the day. If you are ready to have a new water heater installed, or if you need any services for an existing water heater, just give us a call.
If you need a new water heater installed in a brand new home, or if the time has come to replace your existing water heater, then you should definitely be considering the use of a tank water heater in Riverside, CA. Tank water heaters are something of an old standby, revered for their dependability and effective performance. There are new types of water heaters on the market, but the tank water heater remains a favorite. Contact RKM Heating and Air Conditioning with any questions that you may have.
How Does a Tank Water Heater Work?
A tank water heater does not start heating water once you open up a hot water faucet. Instead, it heats water as it enters a storage tank, and maintains the water’s temperature in that tank until it is called for. When hot water exits the tank, cold water refills it. That water is brought up to temperature, and is stored until it is needed. It is a simple operation, but one that simply works! Or, at least, it does when the system is properly installed and serviced.
Choosing Your Tank Water Heater
Okay, so you’ve decided that you’ll use a tank water heater in order to heat the water that you need to use throughout your home. What next? Well, you’ll want to narrow down your options further by deciding what type of fuel you’ll use to run that water heater. Tank water heaters are common in both electric and gas models.
- Natural gas is the preferred fuel of many. Natural gas can also be used to fuel ovens and heaters, and it is piped directly into the home. Because it is a largely domestic product, it also tends to be reliable in terms of pricing. Not everyone has access to natural gas, though, nor does everyone want to pump it into their homes.
- Electricity is also a fine alternative. In fact, because electric appliances do not lose any heat to flue gases, using an electric water heater pretty much guarantees great efficiency. Just remember that efficiency does not necessarily equal affordability. The system may be efficient, but the relatively high cost of electricity can still make it more expensive to run than a gas model.
We Install and Service Gas and Electric Tank Water Heaters
No matter how great your tank water heater is or how efficient your hot water tank may be, no electric tank water heater or gas tank water heater is going to excel if it is not the right fit for your home. We always design and engineer systems for the home in question, and we promise to install a properly sized water heater in your home. Don’t let just anyone attempt your tank water heater installation/replacement in Riverside, CA.
Don’t forget that routine tank water heater maintenance must be completed by a trained professional if you want to protect warranties and enjoy the best performance that your tank water heater can offer. While no amount of maintenance will completely eliminate the risk of repair needs—and yes, we do repair tank water heaters as well—it will help to keep them to a minimum. Give us a call with any questions that you have regarding our tank water heater selection.
Done right, priced right. RKM provides the highest quality, for the best value.