We Service All Types of Water Heaters in the Chicago North Shore

American Vintage Home is proud to serve homeowners throughout Evanston, Wilmette, Oak Park, and their surrounding communities. We specialize in water heater installations, repairs, and maintenance inspections. There’s nothing our technicians can’t do! ­­­

Our trained technicians are well versed in all types of water heaters, including:

If you’re interested in any of these water heaters or want to learn more, call 847-999-4595 or contact the American Vintage Home team online now!

Consider a Tankless Water Heater for Your Home


If your water heater is more than 10 years old, it may be time to upgrade your system. Specializing in tankless water heater upgrades, we’ll introduce you to the many benefits these systems can offer. Most importantly, you will save energy and money for the long term. These energy-efficient systems are designed to supply you with reliable hot water on demand, allowing you to only pay for what you need.

Since the installation can be complex, it’s important to find a qualified professional to properly size and install your equipment. At American Vintage Home, our technicians have a complete understanding of tankless water heaters. Working with these systems for decades, we determine the right system for each individual home.

For more information on how a tankless water heater could work in your older Chicago North Shore area home, contact us online or call 847-999-4595.

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Water Heater Expansion Tanks for Older Homes

When a water heater or boiler heats water, the increased pressure from the water’s expansion causes the water to look for a way to escape. An expansion tank prevents the expanded water from increasing the pressure in your home’s pipes to the point where the pressure relief valve discharge pipe drips.

Most homes today have backflow prevention valves installed to stop water from reentering the water supply. In older homes, the hot water flows back through the cold water pipe it came in from. A water heater expansion tank provides a pressurized environment that absorbs expanded water and keeps the system pressure within safe levels.

Benefits of Water Heater Expansion Tanks

Typically installed above your water heater on the cold water line, a water heater expansion tank offers several key benefits:

  • It prevents dripping faucets and running toilets and keeps built-up pressure from reaching your home’s fixtures and prematurely damaging them.
  • It mitigates hot water waste due to backflowing or leaks.
  • It protects your water heater from water pressure fluctuations that can damage the heater and associated piping.

The type and size of water heater expansion tank you need depend on your water heater’s size and your home’s water pressure. Every expansion tank manufacturer has charts that help you figure out which equipment you need. The expert plumbers at American Vintage Home can also help you calculate which expansion tank is right for your home.

There are separate expansion tanks for water heaters, boiler systems, and radiant heat systems. Thermal water heater expansion tanks work with standard household water heaters. Boiler systems that feed baseboard or radiator systems use hydronic expansion tanks.

Any time is a good time to install a water heater expansion tank, but if you’re installing a new water heater, be sure to ask your plumber about the installation of an expansion tank at the same time.

Want to learn more about a water heater expansion tank for your Chicago North Shore area home? Call us at 847-999-4595 or contact American Vintage Home online to schedule an appointment today!

Indirect Water Heaters: The Solution for Older Homes

Also known as integrated or combination water heater systems, indirect water heaters may be the most efficient option for older homes with boiler heat. An indirect heater draws energy from the boiler and does not need its own heat source. Hot boiler water flows through an internal heat exchanger in the tank, heating the domestic water. An indirect water heater, if used with a high-efficiency boiler and well-insulated tank, can be the least expensive means of providing hot water.

Curious about indirect water heater and how they could work in your older Chicago North Shore area home? Call our team at 847-999-4595 or fill out our contact form online to learn more!

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Choose American Vintage Home for Your Hot Water Needs

We know how important hot water is in your home. That’s why our technicians perform every type of water heater service—from replacement and installation to repair and maintenance. Your water heater accounts for a large portion of your home’s energy usage. Because of this, it’s important to make sure your system is working as efficiently as possible. When you sign up for our Home Service Plan, our technicians will flush the tank and provide a thorough safety check on a regular basis. And if your system needs any repair work, you will enjoy big discounts!

Contact us today or call 847-999-4595 to schedule water heater service or learn more about our Chicago North Shore area Home Service Plans!