Guin, Your Resource for Water Heaters
Residential water heaters are the unsung heroes of your home: they’re the workhorse behind the clean dishes, the fresh laundry, and the warm shower you expect. However, a faulty water heater that’s incapable of providing your family with enough hot water on demand can be a significant burden on your daily life.
Whether you have a tank heater or choose to go tankless, Guin Service LLC is prepared to install, repair, and perform regular maintenance on whatever system you use, satisfaction guaranteed. Plus, with our GuinGuard plan, you’ll receive scheduled maintenance, priority service, and any necessary repairs.
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Water Heater Services
- Choosing your water heater
Deciding Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters
Choosing a hot water heater boils down to your budget and needs. A tank and tankless water heater system both have their unique benefits and drawbacks; it’s up to you to choose what works best for you and your family.
Tank Water Heaters
As the most economical option, a tank water heater is a tried-and-true system for families looking to save upfront costs on installation and setup. Tank water heaters also have a fresh water supply if you run into any emergencies.
However, tank water heaters have a shorter lifespan and are significantly less energy-efficient than their tankless counterparts. Keeping a tank full of hot water at all times leads to energy waste and standby heat loss, so those who are looking to cut back on their energy consumption and footprint should consider switching to tankless.
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters are smaller than tank water systems and require less space in your home. Tankless systems are also highly efficient, have a lifespan of 20 years (oftentimes more), and generally have more robust warranties.
Although tankless systems can lower your water heating costs and save you up to $1,800 dollars over the life of the system, they do require more financial resources upfront for installation, which might be greater than your long-term savings.
Interested in a tankless water heater? We recommend Rinnai’s Tankless Hot Water system, which boasts endless hot water on demand and reliability for the long-haul.
Electric Water Heaters vs. Gas Water Heaters
In addition to tank and tankless water heaters, there is another variable to consider: your fuel source. Below is a quick review of the two most popular types of hot water heaters.
Electric Water Heaters
Electric water heaters use your home’s power supply to warm water. How do they do it? Inside an electric water heater, there are heating rods and other heating elements running through the storage tank. These rods heat the water, starting in the center and spreading outward.
Gas Water Heaters
Gas water heaters have a natural gas burner at the bottom of the tank to heat water up. Because of this gas burner energy source, the area around the water heater must have good air circulation and must be kept clear of flammable/combustible materials. A primary advantage of a gas water heater is that you’ll still have hot water even if your power goes out. However, due to safety concerns, not many homes have gas water heaters these days. Gas water heaters are also usually more expensive than electric water heaters.
How Guin Can Help with Your Hot Water Heater Installation
For your family’s comfort, it’s important to maintain a continuous hot water supply in your home. We understand choosing a new hot water system (or repairing your current one) is a significant investment in the future of your home and your comfort. At Guin Service, our trained professionals will walk you through your goals, budget, and resources to determine what system works best for you. Our water heaters are also available in multiple sizes to suit a variety of needs and households.
When you’re ready, we’ll handle the installation and setup, providing peace of mind that your hot water system investment is in good hands. Save money with the latest hot water heater technology!
Let Guin be your guide for the best system for your needs. Contact us today and get back to enjoying the hot water you and your family deserve.
Guin Service LLC has earned a reputation for quality service, effective maintenance, and unbeatable professionalism. We’re confident that we’re your one-stop for hot water heater maintenance and installation. That’s our guarantee. For over 60 years, Guin has been Birmingham’s source for heating, plumbing, and air treatment. Learn about our services or give us a call at (205) 595-4846.