Water Heaters

Water heater service.

Heating water can account for up to 20 percent of your average home energy bill. With new green initiatives for energy efficiency, most people are replacing their old water heaters with new, more energy-efficient models. These new water heaters may be more expensive up front but will save you money in the long run.

There are four different types of water heaters:

  • Storage-tank heaters
  • Tankless heaters
  • Hybrid electric heaters
  • Solar water heaters

Storage-Tank Heaters

Storage-tank heaters are basically tall cylinders filled by a cold-water pipe, and water is heated in the tank, then distributed through a hot-water pipe. These are typically fueled by gas and can run off a separate line or your already-established natural gas line. Sometimes you will see these heated by oil or electric, but gas is the most economical way to heat this.

Tankless Heaters

Tankless heaters are sometimes called “instantaneous water heaters” and are often no bigger than a suitcase. They heat only the amount of water needed by an electric coil or natural gas. Tankless heaters have a longer life expectancy and are more energy efficient, but they have a limited flow rate that can be an issue with larger households.

Hybrid Electric Heaters

Hybrid electric heaters are conventional water heaters paired with a heat pump, in which a heat pump is used to heat the water in your tank. These are two to three times more energy efficient than a typical storage-tank heater and cost less to operate. These systems are dependent on the geographical location of your home and the space where they will be installed.

Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters are similar to an electric water heater, but instead of using a heat pump to heat the water, solar energy is used. This system works the same to heat the water as a heat pump, by transferring heat and energy to a coil system––using solar energy rather than ground energy. These systems are up to 50 percent more energy efficient than their counterparts but also require a backup system for use on cloudy or high-demand days.

Choosing A Water Heater

Water heaters are sold based on how many gallons they hold. But more importantly, you want to look at the “first-hour rating” for storage-tank water heaters and “gallons-per-minute” rating for tankless. These numbers will give you a better idea of how much hot water you will get within a set amount of time.

The size and type of water heater that will work best for your family can be a complicated decision to make. Contact us or request service online, and one of our certified technicians can tell you what size and type of water heater will best suit your needs.

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- Carrie O.

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“Erich’s flexibility, patience, and excellent customer service has made our experience a very positive one. More than a product and service, we were looking for guidance and advice, after we decided to convert our home heating system from oil to natural gas. Erich made sure he understood our true needs for our home and our family before making any recommendations. He helped us select the type of boiler that was the most convenient for our needs and the age and characteristics of our home. We straightforwardly let him know from the first conversation that we were comparing and contrasting different companies. Erich not only welcomed the competition, but he also explained to us what we should be looking for in both a high efficiency boiler and the type of service required for the whole conversion process. Ultimately, it was easy for us to decide that Reliant was our best choice. Erich made sure we understood what we should expect to happen at each stage of the process and the estimated time range it would take. Erich went above and beyond by contacting UGI directly to coordinate with their crew the most convenient dates to complete the preliminary work in our basement to hook us up to the gas line exactly when UGI had finished installing our line to the main pipe in the street and the gas meter. Erich even provided space heaters to ensure we were comfortable at home during the brief period of time there was no heating in the house while the connection was finished and the new boiler started working. We are truly appreciative of the excellent quality that Erich and Reliant have provided to us.”

- Oscar R.

Water Heater Installation in Lancaster, PA, 17603

“We had the opportunity to experience Kevin’s great quality work, when he came to our house to continue the project his colleagues Eric and Mike had been doing for the conversion from oil to natural gas of our heating system. Kevin’s professionalism and teamwork ethics were evident as he and Steve worked diligently on the installation of the new boiler, and preparing the materials that Eric and Mike would need the next day. The camaraderie and team spirit that these gentlemen demonstrated is noticeable and inspiring.”

- Oscar R.

Water Heater Installation in Lancaster, PA, 17603

“We had the opportunity to experience Steve’s great quality work, when he came to our house to continue the project his colleagues Eric and Mike had been doing for the conversion from oil to natural gas of our heating system. Steve’s professionalism and teamwork ethics were evident as he and Kevin worked diligently on the installation of the new boiler, and preparing the materials that Eric and Mike would need the next day. The camaraderie and team spirit that these gentlemen demonstrated is noticeable and inspiring.”

- Oscar R.

Water Heater Installation in Lancaster, PA, 17603

“Eric’s professionalism and friendly costumer service are noteworthy. Eric came to check the settings of our new boiler to make sure the temperature of the water is constant and that the performance of the boiler is highly efficient. Eric’s explanations were clear and comprehensible. His attention to details and clean work made his visit effective and pleasant. The water temperature is constant and the pressure optimal.”

- Oscar R.

Water Heater Installation in Lancaster, PA, 17603

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- Oscar R.

Water Heater Installation in Lancaster, PA, 17603

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- Oscar R.

Water Heater Installation in Lancaster, PA, 17603

“We have been extremely fortunate to have had Eric assigned to the project of conversion from oil to natural gas in our house. Eric is not only highly experienced and knowledgeable, but also a professional who pays attention to details, is careful and clean in his work, and communicates clearly and timely to ensure we understand what the project entails and the time each stage would take to complete. Eric is also a great mentor as we witnessed how he would demonstrate and guide a colleague in training that was part of this assignment. Eric’s impressive work ethics were evident as he made sure the entire work was finalized in a timely manner and in the most effective way possible.”

- Oscar R.

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