DON’T GET CAUGHT PAYING TOO MUCH FOR A NEW WATER HEATER
Whether you are replacing or repairing a water heater, make sure that the company you choose has your best interest in mind. And because most water heaters use either electricity or gas to heat the water, only licensed and trained installers should be allowed to repair or replace a unit within your home. As a licensed contractor and by Nevada law Jet Plumbing, Heating and Drain Services will obtain a building permit for the replacement of your water heater where applicable.
We install high quality Bradford White units manufactured in Michigan and only sold and installed through a local plumbing professional. Jet Plumbing, Heating & Drain Services is the only FACTORY AUTHORIZED SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE for Bradford White brand water heaters in the Reno & Carson City Area. This means that when we install your new water heater you not only have invested in a great product, you are assured that Jet Plumbing is one call away from any repairs needed down the road. We offer prompt 24 hour service on all water heaters that we sell and carry a large inventory of repair parts for models including State Industries, Rheem, Ruud, G.E., and A.O. Smith brand units.
Have you been quoted $2500 or more for residential water heater replacement? Currently we are offering most replacements of your 40 or 50 gallon natural gas water heater for around $2000 installed to local code. This price is for a regular atmospheric vented water heater in a stick built home and includes a local building permit as required by law.
We also are licensed to install mobile home units by the State of Nevada Manufactured Housing Division. Please call 331-3933 for a quote.
Watch this video to learn why Jet Plumbing installs Bradford White Water Heaters
Commercial Water Heaters
When it comes to installing commercial water heaters, properly sizing the water heater is vital to providing enough hot water during the time of the highest demand. Jet Plumbing, Heating & Drain Services installs Bradford White Commercial Water Heaters in apartments, restaurants and other businesses throughout Northern Nevada.
Jet Plumbing may also install and repair other brand water heaters. Jet Plumbing may use Lochinvar brand water heaters and boilers as well as other national brands.
Tankless Water Heaters
Efficient, Yes. Economical, Not Necessarily!
First let us say that Jet Plumbing installs tankless water heaters quite often and when installed in the proper application they are well liked and economical. However, we would like to share some important information that may help you make a decision that on whether one is right for you and your needs.
Up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget is spent on heating water. So the question is will switching to a gas-fired tankless water heater cut your energy costs in half like their manufacturer’s claim? Possibly! Does that mean it’s time to switch? Again, possibly.
Unlike tank type water heaters that hold and reheat water for use when needed, gas tankless water heaters work by running water through a heat exchanger which uses high powered burners to rapidly heat the water only when there is a demand for hot water. And although this application can be up to 22 percent more efficient than the average tank type water heater, the initial cost to install them, upgrade the venting and gas service line may take you up to 20+ years or longer to break even. And that’s if the tankless water heater lasts 20 years.
Before we continue we would also like to mention that there are electric tankless water heaters in production. However tests have found that many can’t produce hot water fast enough or consistently in areas that have cold groundwater. And in areas where the incoming water is warmer, having to upgrade their home’s electrical service to accommodate the usage is not economical. The information in this article focuses on natural gas units and their operation.
Manufacturers advertise the biggest benefit of their products is to provide endless hot water. But among those polled the complaint of inconsistent water temperatures was fairly common. When you turn on the faucet, tankless models feed in some cold water to gauge how big a temperature rise is needed. If there is standing cold water in a line that is drawn between old and new hot water, this may cause what’s referred to as a “cold water sandwich” which can be very unappealing while bathing.
When performing tasks like shaving, the demand for a small amount of hot water may not be enough to ignite the unit’s burner.
Tankless water heaters cost $825 to $1,200 compared with $350 to $550 for the regular storage-tank types not including installation and code upgrades if any. Tankless water heater models also need electrical outlets for their fan and electronics which may add to the cost if you are replacing a tank type water heater.
Regularly scheduled maintenance is important to keeping your tankless water heater operation properly. Build up from calcium and magnesium will cause a decrease in efficiency and restrict flow through the unit. And depending on the quality of the water in your area, many manufactures and industry professionals recommend that tankless models be serviced once a year by a qualified technician. This involves flushing the unit with vinegar and cleaning the burners.
As of April, 2015 new regulations set forth by the US Department of Energy have caused water heater manufactures change the way their water heater operate to meet higher efficiency standards. And these changes have caused the costs of tank type water heaters to increase. However there is still a fairly broad cost different between the installation costs of a tankless water heater and a tank type unit.
Jet Plumbing, Heating & Drain Services would appreciate the opportunity to discuss your needs is respect to tank type and tankless water heaters or any other plumbing repairs.