Water Heater Services in Chester County & the Surrounding Area
Tankless & Standard Water Heater Service in Downingtown, PA Area
At Mattioni Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, we understand that your water heater plays a significant role in your day-to-day life. When your water heater’s performance declines or stops working altogether, it may be time for repairs or possibly even replacement. Contact Chester County’s experienced plumbers to receive professional water heater service and to get your hot water back in no time.
If you notice something wrong with your water heater, you must get it looked at as soon as possible. If you push it off, your water heater can leak gallons of water everywhere, causing property damage and high utility bills. For water heater troubles that can’t wait, Mattioni offers same-day service. Don’t delay, call us for an upfront price from our qualified plumbers.
Water Heater Installation & Replacement
Your water heater plays an important role in your life, even if you rarely think about it. When yours begins to fail, or you start thinking you want more efficiency, longer-lasting hot water, or other feature improvements, it’s time to start looking into replacements.
This is especially true if your unit has needed repairs multiple times in recent years or has problems that simply cannot be repaired — because when a hot water heater completely fails, it can be disastrous, and not just for the inconvenience of losing hot water unexpectedly. A failed water heater might spike your power bills to outrageous heights, leak and damage your home, and more.
Tankless Water Heaters
When it comes time to replace your water heater, you may want to consider an increasingly popular alternative to the traditional water heater style – the tankless water heater. It’s exactly what it sounds like: a water heater that lacks a storage tank holding water, heating it to be used later. Tankless water heaters have many benefits over the traditional tank-style heaters, which is why they might be the right choice for you.
Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater
By heating the water as you run your faucet for hot water, you don’t need to store water and raise it to a high temperature over time — and that offers a number of great benefits such as:
- Being low-maintenance and long-lasting, with a life expectancy roughly double that of a traditional water heater.
- Using roughly 40% less energy use than a traditional water heater under standard use.
- Using a small fraction of the space a tank-based water heater would require.
- Not running out of hot water so long as the unit is sized for your heaviest usage scenarios.
Electric Tankless Water Heaters
Electric tankless water heaters are relatively inexpensive to purchase and install, and they require minimal upkeep over their lifetime. In exchange, they usually cost a bit more to run and can’t achieve flow capacities as high as gas tankless water heaters. This is a great solution for a smaller home that needs less hot water.
Gas Tankless Water Heaters
While gas tankless water heaters run a bit higher in initial purchase price, may require additional gas line and ventilation work for installation, and need annual maintenance, they can achieve much higher flow rates and generally cost less money to run. This is a great solution for larger homes and families that need more hot water in a day.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much will my installation cost?
Many factors go into any installation; it’s going to be difficult to give a concrete number without knowing the product you want, any installation challenges, etc. For example, the electric water heater will cost less to install than a gas water heater, on average.
How do I know whether to repair or replace my water heater?
You’ll want to look into replacing a water heater when it starts needing frequent or exceptionally expensive repairs, if it’s older than 10 years, or if you want new features or benefits in newer models.
Can I avoid needing repairs or replacement in the future?
Annual professional maintenance and monthly home checkups on your water heater will greatly reduce the risk of costly damages. Contact Mattioni for maintenance plans in Chester County, PA.