Get All the Hot Water You Need
For water heater installation, repair, service and replacement in Richmond, Virginia, Woodfin is the leading expert. We install gas water heaters, indirect water heaters, tankless water heaters and storage water heaters throughout the Richmond area.
The average water heater consumes 25% of every dollar spent on your home's energy use! Like most appliances, water heaters have improved greatly in recent years. Today's models are much more energy efficient. We can think about it this way - some vehicles get 17 miles to the gallon, while more efficient vehicles can go 30+ miles on a gallon of gas. They use fuel more efficiently. The same is true for some water heaters, they use energy more efficiently. Buy one of those and you'll spend less money each month to get the same amount of hot water.
The average life expectancy of a water heater is 13+ years. Tankless are estimated to last 25 years. That's how long you'll be living with the decision you make now. If you choose a water heater that saves you money, the savings will continue for years.
Storage Water Heaters
These are by far the most common type of water heater in the U.S. today. Ranging in size from 30 to 80 gallons (or larger) and heated by electricity, natural gas, propane, or oil, storage water heaters transfer heat from a burner or coil to water in an insulated tank. Because heat is lost through the flue (except in electric models) and through the walls of the storage tank, energy is consumed even when no hot water is being used to keep the water in the tank hot.