New Water Heater Installation or Replacement in Elkhart

When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have several factors to think about. Luckily, BW/Cook Service Experts is here to help. Before you buy a new water heater, you need to pick which system best fits your family’s wishes. Fortunately, the team of specialists at BW/Cook Service Experts will be able to speak with you about the options you’ll need to choose from, including which type of fuel is best for your water heating needs, how large your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which models are within your budget.

Types of Water Heaters

  • Traditional tank water heaters hold large amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
  • Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
  • Solar water heaters often times 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. BW/Cook Service Experts can help resolve that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of different devices in your living space and how many of them you’ll want to use at one time.

For tankless water heaters, the progression will be alike in that a local professional from BW/Cook Service Experts can assess your needs, considering your estimated temperature growth based on the temperature of your water when it enters your house. After we’ve compiled the math for you, we’ll recommend a few possibilities as tankless water heaters are typically 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 identify 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 assortment of selections for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but BW/Cook Service Experts will provide you with information on the best options for the Elkhart area and your specific needs.

Tankless Water Heaters

If you’re in Elkhart, a tankless water heater is a fantastic option for saving energy. 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 conventional tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The difficulty with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools over time and needs to be reheated.

Tankless Water Heaters make use of gas burners or electric coils to heat water on an as-needed basis, saving you big-time on energy bills. Imagine having a non-stop 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 run.

Tank Water Heaters 

With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the professional plumbing team at BW/Cook Service Experts, you can be assured that you’ll never have to worry about taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).

The tank water heater is engineered 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 promptly to the point of use. The tank then refills, and the water is reheated. Tankless water heaters heat water instantly 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 buy one or the other should be based on your desires. 

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 even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 574-218-6404 to find out more today!

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