New Water Heater Installation or Replacement in Champaign

When it’s time for a water heater replacement, you have a lot to think about. Luckily, Chief / Bauer Service Experts is ready to help. Before you buy a new water heater, you want to choose which system best matches your family’s wishes. Fortunately, the team of specialists at Chief / Bauer Service Experts will be able to speak with you about the things you’ll need to contemplate, including which type of fuel is optimal for your water heating needs, how big your water heater tank needs to be, how energy efficient the system is and which versions are within your budget.

Types of Water Heaters

  • Traditional tank water heaters maintain large amounts of water which is heated and ready to use.
  • Tankless water heaters heat water directly, when you need it.
  • Solar water heaters typically have a storage tank that holds water heated by the sun.

Water Heater Size

The size of your water heater depends on your hot water usage and on the kind of water heater you choose. Chief / Bauer Service Experts can help establish that by helping you understand your hot water usage, the flow rate of various devices in your home and how many of the devices you’ll choose to use at the same time.

For tankless water heaters, the process will be similar in that a local expert from Chief / Bauer Service Experts can assess your needs, considering your estimated temperature rise based on the temperature of your water when it enters your home. After we’ve completed the math for you, we’ll recommend a few possibilities as tankless water heaters are often rated on a variety of inlet temperatures.

Sizing a traditional tank water heater can be a little more effortless than a tankless water heater because our experts only need to decide how much water needs to be maintained to meet your water needs at peak usage. It can all be a bit overwhelming but we’re here to help you.

Fuel Type

Depending on your location and other aspects, you have a variation of selections for powering your new water heater. It can also vary on where you live, but Chief / Bauer Service Experts will provide you with information on the best options for the Champaign area and your specific needs.

Tankless Water Heaters

If you’re in Champaign, a tankless water heater is a fantastic option for saving energy. It has between 80% and 92% efficiency. Not only will tankless water heaters save space, but they also work in a completely different way than typical tank-style water heaters, which heat all of the stored water at once. The issue with that is—if the heated water doesn’t get used up—the water cools eventually and needs to be reheated.

Tankless Water Heaters use gas burners or electric coils to heat water only when necessary, meaning big-time savings on energy bills. Imagine having a constant supply of hot water. Yes… with a tankless system you can run other appliances…and still get a hot shower! They are economical in size, energy-efficient in design, and low-cost to use.

Tank Water Heaters 

With ENERGYSTAR®-certified models, and backed by the skilled plumbing team at Chief / Bauer Service Experts, you can be sure that you won’t have to worry about taking a shower with cold water (unless you wanted to).

The tank water heater is designed to heat and store water in the tank, usually 40 or 50 gallons at a time. When the dishwasher, the washing machine, or a soothing hot shower runs, the pre-heated water that’s stored in the tank flows quickly to the point of use. The tank then refills, and the water is reheated. Tankless water heaters heat water in an instant and can provide a virtually unlimited supply of hot water. But honestly, there are positives and negatives to both types of hot water heaters, and the decision to buy one or the other should be based on your needs. 

We have a wide variety of gas and electric tank water heaters available in multiple sizes, all with great warranties and installation backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee*. And don’t forget we provide estimates. . We even have financing options that can offer you low monthly payments and no down payment. Call 217-689-2469 to find out more today!

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