Repair & Installation
Are you tired of feeling cold blasts of water when you shower? Call Balanced Plumbing today for fast, affordable water heater repair or replacement.
We only install the highest quality water heaters! Our years of installation experience in working with these products have taught us that these are the most reliable and dependable options when a replacement is needed.
Get To Know Your Water Heater
Tank VS Tankless
Storage tank water heaters typically have a capacity of 30 to 60 gallons.
Using natural gas, electricity, fuel oil, or propane, these tanks continuously heat water to keep a full store at the ready.
That means you're paying to have hot water whether you need it or not.
Gas VS Electric
Technically, there are four options for water heating fuel sources: gas, electric, oil, and propane.
Oil heating is significantly more expensive and antiquated. Propane is basically just an alternative to natural gas.
So really, the choice is between natural gas and electric water heating – and it's not a simple one.
This boring but important chore should be done at least twice a year to remove the sediment that accumulates on the bottom of the tank.
Sediment buildup shortens the life of your water heater and adds to your energy bill by reducing its efficiency.
Draining 2 or 3 gallons of water is usually enough to flush out sediments, but always let the water flow until you no longer see particles in the bucket.
Offering Only The Best In Water Heaters
When it comes to high efficiency water heaters, no one comes close to matching the expertise of A.O. Smith. Whether it’s a gas, electric or tankless water heater, the inventive minds at A. O. Smith have you covered. Some of our favorite models include:
GPHE-50 Vertex™ Power-Vent 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater
GCV-50 ProMax® 50-Gallon Gas Water Heater
ATI-540H-N Tankless Water Heater
Balanced Plumbing Keeps Your Water HOT
When you have access to a reputable water heater specialist, you’ll never have to be without hot water for long. Balanced Plumbing, will recommend either water heater replacement or repair, based on your specific situation. You can feel at ease knowing we will make the necessary repairs if that’s all you need, but we will also provide a full water heater installation if your unit is no longer of use.
Your Time plumber takes the time to assess your water heater problem and provide you with the most accurate solutions. We always provide you with options for repair or replacement so you can make the best decision for your home.
- Fast Turnarounds
- Personalized Solutions
- Trusted Workmanship
- Long Term Peace of Mind
- Upfront Pricing
- Quality Parts
- Highly Experienced
- Professional Service
Hear From Our Satisfied Clients
Paul has taken care of all our plumbing needs including replacing our hot water tanks, repairing leaks, and coming over late at night to help with frozen pipes. He always does a great job for a reasonable price.
Paul's attention to detail shows his work; this is a guy who knows his trade inside and out. Glad to have a dependable plumber who gets the job done right, and with fair pricing.
Kristen Beth Offenbecher
North Aurora, IL
We were very pleased with the quality of products and service offered by your company and technician. In an emergency, there is plenty of room to take advantage of someone. However, your company did not do that, and the explanations and time that Paul took with my husband and me were greatly appreciated.
Saint Charles, IL
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Gas VS Electric Water Heaters
Technically, there are four options for water heating fuel sources: gas, electric, oil, and propane. Oil heating is significantly more expensive, and it has been declining in popularity for many years – unless you live in an older home with oil heating already set up, you'll probably want to consider one of the other options to give you access to the most advanced models on the current market. Propane is basically just an alternative to natural gas. So really, the choice is between natural gas and electric water heating – and it's not a simple one.
Advantages of gas water heaters include cheaper fuel, higher performance rates, and more advanced water heating technology. Advantages of electric water heaters include cheaper installation, simpler function, safer operation (no carbon monoxide risk), and longer lifespans. You'll want to talk to a professional plumber about your specific situation before choosing. Only a skilled local expert can tell you what hook-ups are most immediately available, what people in your area are finding success with, and which fuel source better suits your lifestyle.
Tank VS Tankless
Storage tank water heaters typically have a capacity of 30 to 60 gallons, but the most common size is 50 gallons. The capacity you want depends on the size of your household and how much hot water you use (your plumber can help with the calculations). Using natural gas, electricity, fuel oil, or propane, these tanks continuously heat water to keep a full store at the ready. That means you're paying to have hot water whether you need it or not.
Storage tanks can be 5 feet tall or taller and about 2 feet wide or wider. If your water heater is in the basement, you might not mind the space it takes. But if you don't have a basement, you may have to stash it in a closet—and that can be a tight fit. And keep in mind that because of recent federal energy regulations, a replacement storage tank may take up more space than your old one, even if it's the same capacity, because newer ones are required to have more insulation.
Tanks that hold less than 55 gallons may be an inch or two larger. But tanks of 55 gallons or more will require even more space, depending on the energy-saving technology they use.