There are few things as annoying as getting ready to step in shower to start the day...and having no hot water. Whether you have literally no hot water, the water won't get hot enough, or you just don't have the water storage capacity you need for your growing family, our certified plumbers can help you out. We have experience in a range of styles and brands of hot water heater, and have seen just about every problem you can have.
Water Heater Fuel Types
Thanks to developments in technology, water heaters have branched out and are no longer limited to the traditional gas or electric options. Typical water heater types include:
Electric Water Heaters
An electric water heater is often the most affordable type of unit, with a variety of high efficiency options available. They range in size from 2.5 to 70+ gallons and use two heating elements to produce warm water and maintain it throughout the day.
Natural Gas Water Heaters
Gas powered water heaters are slightly more expensive than electric heaters; however they are more energy efficient. A burner is used to heat up the water and air needs to be circulating around the burner to ensure proper function. They range in size from 30 to 70+ gallons.
Heat Pump or Hybrid
Heat pump/hybrid water heaters are more expensive to buy up front, but offer significant savings on your yearly energy bills. They usually offer higher capacity than standard electric or gas heaters, ranging from 40-70+ gallons. Heat pump units incorporate compressors to draw in warm air to help heat water and dehumidify as a side benefit.
No matter which type of water heater, our professional plumbers have the experience needed to quickly and efficiently install or repair your water heater. For over 70 years we have been providing superior plumbing services throughout Waukesha, Brookfield and surrounding areas.
Which Type of Water Heater is Right for You?
There are two different types of water heaters available—storage tank and tankless/on-demand heaters:
This is the most common type of water heater found in most Milwaukee-area homes. These units store and heat water until it’s needed. Some things to keep in mind when purchasing a storage tank water heater:
- Recovery Rate
- Tank Size
- Energy Efficiency
Our courteous plumbers are happy to discuss your water needs and point you in the direction of a storage tank water heater which would best suit your needs. Stop in or give us a call – we are always happy to help.
Tankless or On-Demand Water Heaters
These models do not store hot water; instead they heat water as needed lending to higher efficiency. Proper sizing of tankless water heaters is critical. Many big box stores sell tankless units as a "one size fits all" solution, resulting in a unit that is not capable of providing enough hot water to serve multiple showers or fixtures at once. The S&K professionals offer personalized service – we’ll walk you through each available type of water heater to determine which water heater is right for your home.
Superior Water Heater Installation and Repair Services in Southeastern Wisconsin
S&K Pump and Plumbing has over 70 years of experience in water heater servicing. We partner with industry-leading manufacturers like A.O. Smith, Bradford White and Vesta to provide superior products to our customers. No matter what issues your water heater is experiencing, rely on the professionals at S&K Pump and Plumbing for top-notch water heater services.