A water heater is essential for household tasks like using your dishwasher, doing the laundry and taking a hot shower. If the water heater in your Deerfield, Illinois, home is more than about 15 years old, replacing it with a newer model will help you save energy and money. It’ll also help you prevent a breakdown. There are several types of water heaters available, including conventional, tankless and solar models.

Storage Water Heaters

Storage water heaters are most common. They run on natural gas, propane, fuel oil or electricity.

The water stays heated in an insulated storage tank, so you’ll never have to wait for hot water. Storage water heaters are usually less expensive than other models. But since they’re always on, they use more energy.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, also called instantaneous or on-demand water heaters, are more efficient than storage models. That’s because they only work when you need them. They work best as gas units that can heat water quickly. They also require less space than a storage water heater with a large tank. However, if you have a large family, you may need more than one tankless water heater.

Solar Water Heaters

A solar water heater is an excellent choice for any climate. In many solar water heater systems, a solar collector heats the water before it flows into your home via gravity. In a thermosyphon system, the water rises after the sun heats it. Direct circulation systems only use water, while indirect systems circulate an antifreeze solution that heats the water.

Roberts Heating & Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 35 years of experience in heating and cooling systems. We can help you with installing, maintaining and repairing your water heater. Call us anytime at 847-272-5836 for outstanding customer service and technical expertise.

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