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Indirect Water Heater Services in Sacramento, CA
The old-fashioned water heater uses a storage tank with a heating system connected to it, such as natural gas burners or electrical heating elements. But if you already have a heating system for your home to help out during the cold times of the year, why not use the energy from that system to heat your water? It’s possible! It is called an indirect water heater, and it’s a cost-effective way to enjoy heated water for your home.
Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air works with a number of different water heating systems, including indirect water heaters. Whether you want to have one installed or you need your current one serviced, it only takes a call to us to have the work done. We’re a full-service HVAC and plumbing company in Sacramento, CA, and our motto is “Customer Service the Way It Used to Be!”
How Does an Indirect Water Heater Work?
If you’ve never used an indirect water heater for your home, you’re probably curious about how they work. These systems use either the main furnace or boiler that provides heat for the home to heat up a fluid which is then circulated through the water heater’s storage tank. The boiler or furnace won’t need to turn on and off frequently because the water tank stores the heat and only loses it slowly—either to use or standby heat loss.
If you have an energy–efficient heating system and a well–installed water tank, an indirect water heater is one of the most inexpensive ways of delivering hot water to your home. Indirect systems can work with a range of energy types, such as natural gas and electricity.
Proper Installation of an Indirect Water Heater
If you’re interested in installing an indirect water heater, there are a few things to consider. First, most indirect water heating systems are designed during home construction. We strongly recommend anyone who’s building a home to give serious consideration to using an indirect water heater hooked up to a boiler. But an indirect water heater can be done as a retrofit on a current water heater and furnace or boiler. Talk to our water heater and heating specialists to find out more about the possibilities.
Second, you must have the system correctly sized, and this job isn’t similar to sizing a standard water heater. You can trust to our professionals to see that your new system is the right size to deliver the volume of hot water you need and help you enjoy maximum energy savings.
Indirect Water Heater Maintenance and Other Services in Sacramento, CA
As with any water heater, an indirect water heating system requires regular inspections and tune–ups to ensure it enjoys a long life and won’t suffer from frequent breakdowns. Our service plans will see to caring for both the water heater and the heating system it’s connected to. And if you ever need repair work done, our technicians are available to assist.
But we want to be more than just your go–to repair contractor in Sacramento, CA and the surrounding areas. Crystal Blue Plumbing, Heating & Air aim to make you a customer for life thanks to our commitment to the highest quality and a strict code of ethics that puts your needs first. Contact us today for all your water heater, heating, and air conditioning needs.