Butter Plumbing Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Installation’

Tank Water Heaters vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, December 25th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

water-heating-systemMost of us are accustomed to traditional tank water heaters in our homes: the tall cylinders that keep water hot inside them for distribution to the various outlets in our home. They’re indispensable to modern life, but they come in models that don’t match the traditional tank model. Tankless water heaters offer a number of advantages over traditional tank water heaters, and while not every home makes a great fit for them, those that do can find the differences amazing. Here’s a little breakdown of how they work. (more…)

Trouble with Your Water Heater Can Appear Suddenly

Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Butter Plumbing

water-heater-repairMost homes in the area use traditional tank water heaters to warm the water used in cooking, cleaning, and bathing. They’re typically placed in out-of-the-way locations in the home, such as the basement or the garage, and because they often do their jobs so quietly, it can be hard to notice when problems start. Indeed, most issues with your water heater appear without much fanfare. By the time they cause an active disruption, the damage can be quite extensive, and often requires replacing the water heater instead of just repairing it. (more…)

3 Options for a New Water Heater

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

No one likes the prospect of replacing a water heater, but sooner or later, every appliance needs replacing, and your stalwart water heater is no different. The good news is that you’re no longer limited to the singular options you might have had in the past. Traditional water heaters still do a great job, but with a little research, you might find a system that works better for your home and might save you some money in the bargain. Here’s 3 options for a new water heater that you may want to think about. (more…)

3 Different Types of Water Heater

Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Butter Plumbing

If your old water heater has given up the ghost, you might be interested in replacing it with one just like it, and that might be the best option for your household. But it’s not the only one. There are new and different types of water heaters on the market, and if installed properly by a professional, can constitute a marked improvement over the old one. Here are 3 different types of water heater that you should consider for your home: (more…)

How to Tell if You Need a New Water Heater Installed

Monday, June 16th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

A good water heater that receives regular maintenance and prompt attention to repairs can last from 15 to 20 years, which is an excellent return on an initial investment. Eventually, however, you will need to schedule new water heater installation in Las Vegas, NV when your old system starts to fail. There are a few signs to watch for from an old water heater that will tell you it’s time to retire it and call up a dependable plumbing company for installation of a new one.

Butter Plumbing specializes in water heater installation, repairs, and maintenance, and we have for 15 years. When you think that you’re ready for a new water heater, give us a call and talk to one of our water heater experts. We will help you select and size the new unit, and then take care of the installation work.

Signs of a Failing Water Heater

  • Water is no longer hot enough: When a water heater starts to wear down, it will lose its efficiency and have difficulty transferring heat from its power source (electricity, natural gas) to the water supply in the tank. If you have a water heater that is at or over its manufacturer’s estimated life expectancy and you find that the water temperature is only lukewarm, then you should consider a replacement.
  • Not enough hot water: The water tank of your heater doesn’t shrink over time, so when you find that you are running out of hot water sooner than you used to, it’s a sign that the water heater can no longer warm up its entire tank each time. Newer water heaters will usually recover their ability with targeted repairs, but older heaters should be replaced.
  • Discolored, rusty water: When rust enters a water heater, it usually means the system is at close to its end. When reddish-brown discoloration comes from the hot water taps, call for a plumber to look into it. Sometimes the issue is build-up sediment at the bottom of the tank, but if your plumber discovers that rust has started to infiltrate the system, you should have a new one installed.

Call for Water Heater Professionals

Make sure that you get the right new water heater to satisfy the needs of your family: only hire professionals for the installation job. Expert plumbers will ascertain how much hot water you use regularly and find a new system that will meet your needs without draining excess power.

For water heater installation in Las Vegas, NV that will meet and exceed your expectations, call Butter Plumbing today. We carry a variety of water heater options, including tankless and solar water heaters.

Water Heater Wars: Storage vs. Solar vs. Tankless

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 by Butter Plumbing

Modern technology offers a homeowner more options for a water heater than the standard single tank system (a.k.a. a “storage” water heater) found in most homes. Now, a homeowner can have a tankless system installed that produces hot water as it’s needed, or a solar water heater that harnesses the free and renewable energy of the sun.

If it’s time for a new water heater installation in Las Vegas and you will find yourself at a decision point. Storage… tankless… solar. Which one should you choose?

It’s important that you do not try to make the decision on your own. The right system for your home depends on how your household uses hot water and your future budget plans. It requires a water heater professional to help you balance the important criteria to find the water heater that will serve all your needs. Butter Plumbing has 15 years of experience installing and servicing water heaters, so call us when you’re ready to make the choice for a new system.

Why you should pick storage water heaters

Storage water heaters are the least expensive system to install and can provide the appropriate volume of hot water to a household that doesn’t have tremendous demands. Unlike tankless systems, storage water heaters do not require time to warm up their water supply: it’s available as soon as you turn the tap. Storage heaters also have longer lifespans than tankless systems.

Why you should pick a tankless water heater

If you run out of hot water too often because your household uses so much, then a tankless system will do wonders for you: you can’t run out of hot water! Although a costlier system to install than a storage water heater and not as durable, a tankless system is inexpensive to run because it has less heat loss through a tank and doesn’t need a constant energy supply to keep the water hot.

Why you should pick a solar water heater

When you have plans to convert your home to solar power, a water heater is a good first step to take, since they are relatively inexpensive and need only a few solar cells on the roof. They still cost more to install than either storage or tankless systems, but because the power of the sun is free, they cost very little to run. With proper care, they can outlast other water heaters and bring you many years of savings.

Why you should pick Butter Plumbing for your installation

If you feel confused, don’t worry: at Butter Plumbing, water heater installation in Las Vegas, NV is our job. We will help you focus on the priorities that will make the choice of system clear. Once you’ve decided on the model you want, we will handle the installation and leave you with a system that will deliver you hot water trouble-free for many years.

How to Select a New Water Heater

Monday, December 2nd, 2013 by Butter Plumbing

Are you satisfied with your water heater? Are you sick and tired of frequent breakdowns and repairs? Are you moving into a new home and need a water heater ASAP? A new water heater is probably not the first thing you want to spend your hard-earned dollar on, but it is a necessary feature of any home, and one that should always be done in consultation with a professional. Today’s market is flooded with potential candidates, from conventional tank models to tankless and solar water heaters. We have a range of system types and sizes, and we can definitely find one that works for your home. In today’s post, we’d like to guide you through the selection of a new water heater for your home.

  • Get a pro. While we can appreciate the do-it-yourself enthusiasm of many of our customers, it’s important to hire a professional for your water heater installation. At every stage in the process, you’ll need to draw on the professional experience of a plumber to decide what size your water heater should be, what kind you should invest in to supply hot water to your home, as well as the actual installation itself, which is relatively straightforward for a professional, but potentially hazardous and wasteful for the amateur.
  • Know your size. A professional plumber can give you an accurate sense of what size of water heater you will need, depending on your hot water needs. Knowing this information is incredibly important to ensuring that your new equipment will be both effective and efficient. A water heater that is improperly sized may not work well and it may actually raise your energy bills much higher than they should.
  • Tank or tankless? You don’t have to settle for a conventional tank water heater anymore, unless you want to. Tankless water heaters are highly effective and much more energy efficient because they do not have to keep gallons upon gallons of your heater water at a constant temperature. We also offer solar water heaters.

Call Butter Plumbing today for all of your water heater needs! Whether you need yours installed from scratch or your existing model swapped out, our Las Vegas water heater installation and replacement specialists can help.