Water Heaters & Boilers
Water Heaters & Boilers
Do you have a water heater leak? Or perhaps you have a broken water heater on your hands?
Go Green Plumbing proudly installs, repairs and replaces water heaters and boilers in our entire service area of Greensboro and surrounding areas. By calling Go Green Plumbing, you are able to talk to Pete Green, the owner, directly. You’ll experience personalized customer service and will literally roll out the green carpet for you!
Go Green Plumbing offers several types of water heaters and boilers to meet the needs of our residential and commercial customers. We will help you determine exactly which water tank or boiler is right for your home or office. With nearly 20 years of experience, we can install, repair or replace any brand or model. We are a preferred service provider for Rinnai, Navien, AO Smith, American and State Manufacturers.
We install, repair or replace the following types of water heaters:
- Conventional Gas Water Heaters
- Tankless Gas Water Heaters
- Propane Water Heaters
- Hybrid Gas Water Heaters
- Electric Water Heaters
- Solar Water Heaters
- High Efficiency Gas Storage Water Heaters
Types of Water Heaters
Conventional Gas & Electric Water Heaters
Conventional Gas & Electric Water Heaters are available in a variety of sizes. These water heaters rely on tank temperature sensors to keep the stored water at the desired set temperature and tend to run semi-continuously, day or night, whether or not hot water is being used.
The average life of a conventional water heater is anywhere from 9 to 12 years. Inspection and Servicing of these water heaters should be completed annually to ensure the water heater is operating safely and efficiently.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are also available in a variety of sizes. These water heaters rely on computers and sensors to deliver hot water at a desired set temperature. Tankless water heaters only run when there is a call for hot water (like turning on a faucet).
The average lifespan for a tankless water heater is anywhere from 12 to 20 years.
Inspection and Servicing of these water heaters is required on an annual basis to ensure buildup of scale is kept to a minimum and that the heater is operating safely and efficiently.
Hybrid Gas Water Heaters
Hybrid gas water heaters are a fairly new concept. These water heaters combine both worlds of conventional storage type water heaters along with tankless water heaters in which most of the pros are realized and the cons are diminished. The average lifespan of a Hybrid water heater is 10 to 16 years with annual inspections and servicing.
Hybrid electric water heaters are similar to conventional electric water heaters except that that use heat pumps to heat the water. Hybrid water heaters can reduce water heating costs up to 71% and provide payback in 2-3 years. With annual savings of $437 or more, there is no better way to go green than the Hybrid electric water heater. Hybrid water heaters lifespan can average anywhere from 9 to 16 years and usually come with very good warranty programs.
Solar Water Heaters
Solar water heaters have been around for hundreds of years. In fact ancient Romans used a form of solar power in order to heat their water! Solar water heaters typically have 2 parts to the system, a storage tank (much like a conventional water heater) and a collector (usually seen on roofs). Most often solar water heaters do require electric or gas backup in order to ensure the user always has hot water available.
Solar water heaters have a lifespan of anywhere from 20 to 30 years and actually boasts one of the industry’s best warranties compared to other water heater types. There is an abundance of tax credits available through state, local and federal government as well as financing opportunities. Solar water heaters do require annual servicing to ensure safety & efficiency.
High-Efficiency Water Heaters
High-Efficiency water heaters are much like conventional water heaters with slight variations, such as inefficiency (hence the name “high efficiency”). These water heaters can be so efficient, however, that they can be vented using plastic pipe due to the heater absorbing a large percentage of heat from the flue gases.
The average lifespan of a high-efficiency water heater is anywhere from 9 to 12 years. Inspection and Servicing of these water heaters should be completed annually to ensure the water heater is operating safely and efficiently.
Boilers can be similar to both Tankless water heaters and Conventional water heaters, however, Boilers have one purpose: Heat a large volume of water in a short period of time. Today Boilers are mainly seen in commercial settings, however, there is still a large number of boilers installed in residential homes to complete tasks such as hot water for radiant floor heating.
Today’s boilers are very energy efficient and provide one of the most comfortable and economical ways to heat a space. With the correct controls, installation practices, and servicing, boilers can heat both Domestic hot water and an entire residence or commercial building for years.
- Storage Tanks Insulated tanks either store or increase the storage of hot water. Storage tanks usually rely on separate water heaters or boilers in order to do the work of actually heating the water.
- Mixing Valves Mixing Valves are used for a variety of reasons, from increasing the amount of available hot water, protecting the end user from scalds and legionnaires disease, and allowing for precise hot water adjustments.
- Insulation Insulation in any sense of the word directly equates to energy saving and efficiency. Insulation also protects plumbing from freezing.
- Re-Circulation Pumps Re-Circulation Pumps cut down on wasted energy and water by ensuring that hot water is available within seconds at the tap.