Water Heater Installation & Repair
Why CJ Plumbing & Heating
When it comes to water heaters, CJ Plumbing & Heating offers the most extensive services in the greater Chicago region. From repair, maintenance, to a replacement, our comprehensive services ensure complete customer satisfaction and smooth experience. Providing warm water for your showers, water heaters are an integral part of how you start your day which is why it is imperative to have the perfect water heater system at your home. The licensed plumbers at CJ Plumbing & Heating possess the required skills to ensure such a system in your house. They specialize in the installation and repair of advanced water heaters such as power-vented gas-fired water heater that requires great expertise and precision.
Standard Tank Water Heaters
Standard tank water heaters are the traditional water heaters that are most commonly used. These standard heaters are equipped with a tank which generally holds 40 to 120 gallons of hot water. The tank is insulated so that the water remains hot for a considerable amount of time. For the household needs such as a shower, washing utensils, or laundry, the water is consumed from the tank which triggers the water heater to replenish the tank by heating additional water. The conventional water heater most commonly runs on electricity. Other fuel sources include propane, natural gas, and fuel oil. The water heater consists of a drain valve, an internal anode rode, dip tube, TPR valve along with pipes for flow and pressure control. They are cheap, with low maintenance and repair cost and they usually last for about 10 to 15 years.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are the on-demand water heaters. They supply hot water directly to your taps or faucets without the need for storing it. The water runs through a heat exchange inside the tank where an advanced burner is used for producing warm water. In scenarios where the water consumption is high, you won’t need to wait for hot water to accumulate and can just use it on-demand. Generally, a tankless water heater has a life span of almost 20 years and a long warranty. Their small size results in considerable space-saving. The equipment cost, installation cost, and maintenance cost of a tankless water heater are quite high. However, for a household consuming less than 41 gallons of hot water daily, they may save you money over time as they are 24% to 34% more efficient in energy consumption as compared to the storage water heaters.
Fault Detection in Water Heaters
Detecting a fault in your water heater on time can save you from a high potential expenditure. This fault detection is a very simple process which requires basic observational skills. If your water heater is giving enough hot water, chances are that there is a problem with the thermostat. If there is no hot water at all and the pilot light is gone out, you need to call an experienced plumber to identify the problem. Strange noise from the water heater is the most common indicator that you need to call a professional plumber to fix it. Lastly, if there is a leak in the tank, you will be able to see some water underneath it, seeping out of that leak.
Water Heater Repair & Maintenance
Whether it is a loose valve, a leak in the heater, or leak in a pipe, CJ Plumbing & Heating has got you covered. A faulty valve, an obstructed vent or a defective heating element can be the reason for a leak which is why you should call our expert as soon as possible or the problem may result in an expensive affair if it hasn’t already. Our highly skilled and licensed plumbers have the expertise to repair all kinds of faults regardless of the type of water heater. A broken dip pipe or the accumulation of minerals in the tank often results in a decrease of hot water. In this case, our plumbers can provide professional flushing for the minerals and the unblemished repair of the dip tube.
Water Heater Repair Steps
Initially, when our expert reaches your location, he conducts an inspection of the type of water heater in your house. This is followed by a thorough examination of the problem. We don’t just repair your heater but we also make sure that the problem is gone for good. For issues related to the water temperature, we check if the thermostat or the electric heating element needs a repair. For repairing the leaks, we adjust the thermostat setting, flush out the debris from your tank, and check for any loose valves or pipe connections and tight them. For storage tank leaks, we change the o-rings and remedy the corrosion in old tanks. In case there is discoloration or odor, we treat the pipes with a special solution and also install a zinc-alloy node if needed.
Water Heater Maintenance
Our state-of-the-art water heater maintenance ensure that it has a long life span, free from the need for constant repairs. First, we check the temperature-pressure-release valve for any problems. Then we check the anode rod for signs of corrosion as it will result in future discoloration and bad odor. Next, we drain the tank and remove any minerals that are accumulated inside the tank. We also adjust the thermostat to ensure a better life for your pipes. In addition, we also insulate the pipes if needed. Our professional and licensed plumbers are equipped with the best-in-class equipment for the maintenance of any type of water heater. We also provide insulation for the water heater as it reduces 45% of heat loss, saving up to 9% of water heating cost.
Commercial Water Heaters
Commercial water heaters are almost identical to the residential water heater with the difference being in size and consumption. While a residential water heater has a capacity of 100 gallons or less, a commercial water heater can have 250-gallon water reserve, at the most. In terms of gas consumption, a typical residential water heater consumers almost 75,000 BTU while a commercial one consumers close to 1 million BTU. A household with more hot water consumption, a commercial water heater can prove to be more efficient.
Commercial Water Heater Service
CJ Plumbing & Heating is a leading provider of commercial water heater related services in the greater Chicago region. When it comes to the hot water needs of a commercial building, choosing the right size of commercial water heater is imperative. CJ Plumbing & Heating assists you in identifying the multiple factors which should be taken into consideration before selecting a commercial water heater. We provide the best installation, repair, and maintenance services to hotels, universities, restaurants, and other commercial institutes. Our comprehensive service spans over a vast variety of top brands in commercial water heaters. We are equipped with the best-in-class tools to provide services for electric and fossil-fuel-powered heaters.
For fast, reliable, and professional service of your water heater, call CJ Plumbing & Heating. Due to the severe cold conditions, water heaters have become an integral part of a household in the greater Chicago area. Our licensed plumbers have provisioned the Chicago residents with unblemished services for almost 3 decades, offering the most competitive cost for high-quality services.