Water Heaters – Installation, Repairs, Sales and Service
Serving NE & SE Portland, Clackamas and Happy Valley Oregon OR
Nichols Plumbing offers sales services, maintenance services, repair services, and installation services for water heaters. We work on gas and electric as well as storage and tankless water heaters. If you are having issues with your current water heater, we would be happy to assess your problem and provide you with a free quote for suggested services. We also offer a 2 year unconditional warranty on all new water heater sales and installations.
What is the difference between storage, tankless, on demand and instant water heaters?
Tankless and on demand water heaters are the same thing. They both heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. As a result, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water for as long as you would like. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water. However, a tankless water heater’s output limits the flow rate. Even though tankless water heaters are often called “instant”, they are not. Nichols Plumbing will help you make the best decision that fits your specific needs.
Storage hot water heaters have a large storage tank that holds between 30-120 gallons of heated water and the water sits in the tank awaiting use. Storage hot water heaters use more energy however, they do not require large concentrations of gas or electricity for regular use.
Instant water heaters are typically installed near a faucet or fixture. A small amount of water is heated in a small tank and made available instantly.
How can I decide which type of water heater is best for my home or business?
The layout of your property, the number of people using water, the water flow of your property and whether or not your property has gas as an energy source are all factors that need to be taken into consideration when choosing which type of water heater is best for you. The qualified professionals at Nichols Plumbing can help you make and educated decision about which is best suited for your specific needs. Contact us today for a free quote.