Posted on 5/11/2015
Water heater types LibertyvilleHot water is a true necessity in frigid Illinois winters. While plumbers in Libertyville can install a water heater in your home, you may need assistance with deciding which type might suit you best.

Conventional storage water heaters are most popularly used in homes. They hold between 20 and 80 gallons, which they release from the top of the tank when the hot water faucet is engaged. They automatically refill to ensure a constant supply of hot water and can be fueled by propane, natural gas, electricity, or fuel oil. Heat is lost in the tank, which the heater must compensate for. A qualified plumber can properly insulate your tank to reduce heat loss and thereby reduce energy consumption.

Solar water heaters, which use solar collectors to heat water with sunlight, are useable most anywhere that receives adequate sunshine. Though setup costs for solar water heaters are higher than those of conventional heaters, they are incredibly cost-effective because they are fueled by sunlight alone.

If you are seeking an exceptional plumbing company for your water heater needs, consider Arrow Plumbing Inc. Our experts are trained to resolve any plumbing problem and can help determine which water heater will best suit your home, including storage tank, tankless, heat pump, and solar-powered heaters. Call us today at (847) 984-3258.