There are quite a few options when it comes to upgrading or installing a new water heater. The type or “style” of water heater is an important choice, but you’ll also need to consider size and heat source. It helps to discuss your water heating needs with an experienced contractor who is familiar with all water heating options.
If you are looking to repair or replace your tankless water heater or gas boiler, the experts at Max C. Smith Company can help. With over a century of experience in the HVAC industry, we have seen what can happen when an old water heater springs a leak - the damage caused can be devastating and expensive.
If you constantly run out of hot water or your hot water heating system is leaking, don't wait until it's too late! Contact Max C. Smith Company for a free estimate for tankless water heater and gas boiler repair, replacement and installation in Wexford, Gibsonia, Pittsburgh and nearby.
Below are some basic details about the different types of water heaters available to homeowners. You can also visit the specific pages for each type to learn more about the services we offer.
Gas-fired, tank-type water heater.
Tankless water heater.
Tank-type water heaters store hot water so that it’s always available when needed. By far the most common type of water heater, tank-type water heaters can rely on electricity, natural gas, propane or fuel oil as a heat source. A thermostat in the storage tank controls water heating to maintain a constant water temperature in the 120-degree to 140-degree range. Insulation surrounding the tank reduces standby heat loss. Typical tank size for households is 50-80 gallons.
Tankless water heaters are compact & efficient. This type of water heater is also known as a “demand” heater because the heating element only comes on when a demand is made for hot water. Most tankless water heaters use propane or natural gas as a heat source. They can cut water heating expenses significantly in households where hot water use is infrequent.
Indirect water heaters use heat from a boiler. When a house has some sort of hydronic (water-based) heating system, the boiler that heats water for whole-house heating can sometimes also supply hot water for washing.
Call 1-844-933-4376 or get an online quote to schedule an appointment with Max C. Smith Company. We provide free estimates for water heater repair and installation in Gibsonia, Pittsburgh, Wexford, Monroeville, Allison Park, West Mifflin, Cranberry Township, Butler, Cecil, Glenshaw and surrounding areas.
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