Water Heater FAQs
Our most-frequently asked water heater questions are below. Don’t see your question here? Give us a call for more information. We’re always happy to help.
WHY UPGRADE? ISN’T MY OLDER WATER HEATER GOOD ENOUGH?
Typically, standard water heaters last between 10-12 years. However, it’s possible for yours to last longer. However, an older water heater is far less energy efficient than a new one, so your old water heater could be costing you more per-month than a new one would.
Over time, those costs may tip the balance in making a new water heater a better buy.
MY NEIGHBOR SAID HE COULD REPAIR IT? WHY HIRE KING?
Even if your neighbor is a plumber, it’s unlikely that they’re licensed, bonded, and insured. This status protects you in case something breaks or goes wrong.
What if your neighbor breaks something and floods your garage? You’ll have wished you went with a company that has insurance and covers you in even unlikely events.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A GAS OR ELECTRIC WATER HEATER?
Technically, electric waters use energy more efficiently. However, electricity is more expensive than gas, so that makes gas water heaters less expensive to run overall.
Not every home has a gas hookup, however, and the differences between these system types probably isn’t pronounced enough for you to financially justify adding a gas line.
HOW DO I KNOW I’M WORKING WITH A GOOD COMPANY?
King has been serving Chicago’s South Side communities for nearly 50 years. We’re known for our plumbing and HVAC service in Orland Park, Oak Lawn, and beyond. We have multiple awards and certifications.
We recommend that you check out our online reviews on Google+, Facebook, and Yelp to see what our customers are saying about their service.