Rush Plumbing & Rooter Rheem Water Heaters and Repairs

Rheem Water Heaters Water Heater Repair Options

When a water heater requires a repair or replacement, there isn’t much the average homeowner can do on their own. Yes, initial diagnosis is important to determine what kind of repair is necessary, but really the best option is to call in a professional plumber. If you want a complete and accurate description and diagnosis of the situation, call us at Rush Plumbing & Rooter. We give you as our client all the options before proceeding with a method of solution, and clearly spell out what the repair or replacement would entail, including pricing estimates.

Some plumbing companies only deal with one or two kinds of water heaters or plumbing needs. Not us. We work with every brand and every model out there so you can rest assured that we are equipped to properly and safely service your plumbing systems.

Rheem Water Heaters and Repairs

Types of Rheem Water Heaters

  • Tank-Type – This is the traditional type of water heater that can be gas or electric. It is the most common is characterized by a large tank filled with water which is heated by elements.
  • Tankless Water Heaters – Tankless water heaters supply on-demand hot water which avoids heating water that is unnecessary and therefore has decreased energy costs. They are small units placed on the water line, and are great options for pre-existing buildings that have no room for a tank-type water heater.
  • Gas – This genre of water heater simply uses gas as the form of energy to heat the water. They require an exhaust outlet.
  • Electric – Electric hot water heaters are easy to install, and can be tank-type, tankless, or hybrid. They heat water by electrical means.
  • Solar – Solar water heaters are increasingly becoming popular for people who want to reduce energy costs. Solar water heaters sometimes have gas or electric assists for when the sun is not shining enough to grant enough energy for the household needs.
  • Hybrids – Hybrid water heaters are of larger dimensions than most water heaters, but they have the added value of using up less energy and being more environmentally friendly.

Hybrid vs. Tank Water Heaters

Hybrid water heaters work by taking existing hot air and sucking it in to heat the water inside your water heater tank. They operate as sort of an air conditioning unit that exhausts cool air and sucks in hot air. The benefit of this is the water heater is not relying solely on the traditional type of heating which involves heating electric elements to heat the water. This hybrid setup means that you use less energy to heat your water, which saves you money and gives you faster heating.

Tank-type water heaters work by taking the energy from gas or electric and using it to heat up elements within the water tank which then in turn heats up your water. These are common because they are less costly on the outset, but can increase energy bills in the long run.


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