Charleston Water Heater Services

Water Heater Services

Homeowners and business owners will eventually find themselves in need of water heater services. Water heaters are one of the most frequently used systems throughout our homes and businesses. We use it every day for various activities, including bathing, cleaning, and running the washing machine or the dishwasher. Frequently these everyday tasks would be nearly impossible without hot water. When you need water heater repair and installation, our experienced plumbers are here to help.

According to the US Department of Energy, water heaters account for the second-largest energy user in our homes. Here at Smoak’s Comfort Control, our local plumbers provide a wide range of plumbing services for residents of Charleston and the surrounding areas.

On average, residential water heaters last 8-12 years before failing. Once the water heater stops running, it will start leaking and not produce hot water. When this happens, it’s probably a good time to consider a water heater installation on an updated model. It’s crucial to explore specific factors such as warranties, energy types, capacity, and efficiency before deciding on a particular model.

Contact us today at (843) 556-9550 or request an appointment online with one of our local professional plumbers to choose which water heater is the best fit for your property.

Types of Water Heaters

There are several main types of water heaters. While each has distinct advantages and disadvantages, they all serve the same purpose, to provide hot water throughout a property. There are a variety of different sizes (in gallons) and manufacturers. Our licensed and professional plumbers can assist you with choosing the right water heater for your property.

Traditional Water Heaters

Conventional storage water heaters are demand-type that take a considerable amount of time to replenish the hot water supply if used frequently or by many individuals at a residence or commercial property. There are several different types of conventional water heaters, including:

  • Electric water heaters
  • Gas water heaters

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters are an increasingly popular option due to their ability to provide hot water on-demand vs. storing it later. Due to it not having a reservoir to hold water, it can save you energy and money in the long run compared to conventional water heaters. We offer several different types of tankless water heaters, including:

    • Gas tankless water heaters
    • Electric tankless water heaters

Hybrid Water Heaters

Hybrid water heaters are also called heat pump water heaters. These combine a traditional water heater with the benefits of energy-efficient heat pumps. The heat from the outside air is drawn into the system’s evaporator coil and absorbs heat from the air. Then a heat exchange heats the water before it exits the tank into your home’s plumbing fixtures and appliances. Think of this process similar to how a refrigerator works, but reverse.