At Benjamin Franklin Plumbing®
we analyze your water heater
service needs and make recommendations based on your individual requirements. If you need service, repair or installation of an entire water heating system from the water source, to the heating equipment, we’re ready to assist! Some of the more popular domestic water heaters are:
Most water heaters are tank water heaters which keep a cylindrical tank full of hot water in your home at all times. When hot water is required, the water is circulated to the open faucet. Conventional tanks utilize electric, natural gas, propane, oil, solar or geothermal power as an energy source to heat the water.
TanklessA tankless water heater, also called instantaneous, only provides hot water as needed, saving energy—and saving you money. They are designed to heat water directly without the use of a tank and are more efficient than conventional water heaters. Our own brand of tankless water heater, goHotTM, can mean endless hot water for you and your family. The primary energy sources for tankless heaters are natural gas and propane.
Solar Water Heaters
For some areas with an abundance of sunshine, solar powered water heaters are used. Their solar collectors are installed outside the home, typically on the roof or nearby, to collect heat from the sun to produce hot water. A storage tank is placed indoors or out to collect the heated water.
Hot Water Circulating Pump
Circulating pumps are often used to circulate domestic hot water so that a faucet will provide hot water constantly upon demand. Since water is piped from the water heater through the pipes to the tap, once the tap is shut off, the water remaining in the pipes cools producing the familiar wait for hot water the next time the tap is opened. A circulator pump insures the hot water in the pipes is always hot, minimizing the wait.