Outer Banks water heater services & Elizabeth City water heater services leader since 1984, Norris Mechanical offers the widest range of water heater services, water heater solutions & water heater products. We have a dedicated team of the most experienced professional plumbers to serve the largest number of residential, commercial plus institutional customers throughout the Outer Banks, Elizabeth City, and Northeastern North Carolina. We serve an 8 county territory and our full service fleet is ready for any task, from new water heater installations to routine water heater maintenance or even unsurpassed 24-hour emergency water heater service.
Water Heaters – Standard Tank Energy Saver Water Heaters
Tank Water Heaters can provide a large volume of dependable, low-cost hot water, especially with newer energy saver models. Fuel sources are typically propane, natural gas or electricity, the most common way to heat water in the United States. Modern tank water heaters meeting building code standards are also safer than older units, as well as more efficient, with built-in pressure safety release valves.
Residential tank water heaters typically store between 20 and 80 gallons, heating the water 24/7, usually at the factory setting of 120°F. If demand is high or the unit isn’t correctly sized, hot water can run out. The temperature can be adjusted up or down by a control on the unit.
Tank water heaters are typically located in the garage or basement, which can put the hot water source far from the point of use. When clients complain that it takes too long for the hot water to reach them, this is typically the reason.
Renovations may require upgrading to a larger tank unit, especially if additions will include additional hot water usage. Replacing a tank water heater with another tank water heater is fast and keeps labor costs to a minimum.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are today’s most popular “green” hot water solution, with the added benefit of actually enhancing the customer comfort and satisfaction. No matter how much hot water is used in kitchen, bath, or laundry applications, you will not run out of hot water with a properly sized tankless water heating system.
Tankless gas water heaters are more energy-efficient than conventional tank heaters, because they eliminate the need to maintain a large supply of pre-heated water. Tankless units provide hot water on demand at a precise temperature needed, so there is no storage and therefore no need to expend energy heating that stored water.
About the size of a medicine cabinet, tankless water heaters can easily be wall-mounted indoors and even outdoors, depending on the climate. The ability to place a tankless water heater closer to the point of use solves the problem of a long wait for hot water. That problem is not solved by simply replacing a tank water heater with a tankless water heater in the same place. Delays in hot water delivery have to do with where the water heater is located, not the type of water heater.
Tankless water heaters have convenient digital wall-mounted controls and even waterproof remote controls that make it easy to adjust the temperature as often as you wish for convenience as well as safety. You might want exactly 120°F for the dishwasher, but only 106°F for the baby’s bath time, and back up to 110°F to fill the tub to precisely the preferred temperature for a relaxing soak. Tankless water heaters provide the exclusive difference of both improved comfort and efficiency.