A new water heater can present a significant expense, which is why a repair should be explored before a decision is made to replace it. We’ll carefully inspect your water heater to identify any issues before making a recommendation. In some cases, a simple repair can restore hot water back to your home. In other situations, while a repair may be technically possible, the extent of service required, or the age of the unit may make replacing your water heater more sensible. We’re always happy to thoroughly explain your options, and any recommendations, when it comes to water heater repair versus replacement.
Aside from performing water heater installation and making water heater repairs, one key to maximizing the life of your water heater is ensuring that it’s properly maintained. For a conventional water heater, this includes flushing it out at least once a year. This is important because sediment tends to build up within the tank over time, settling on the bottom of the tank. If this sediment isn’t periodically removed, it could rust through the bottom of the tank, leading to premature failure (not to mention potential water damage). You’ll also want to be sure to check the pressure release valve and inspect the anode rods periodically.
Water heater maintenance isn’t just important for conventional water heaters, but tankless water heaters and hybrid heaters too. In addition to our water heater repair and installation services, we’re also happy to schedule an appointment to perform maintenance on it. We service all styles and brands, from tankless water heater repair to conventional tanks to help you maximize the return on this important home investment.
When considering a water heater replacement, it is important to know that you have options. There are three main types of water heaters to choose from, each with their own benefits and downfalls. No matter which style you go with, it should last for 10-15 years.
Tank heaters are a tried and true water heating technology. They’re low maintenance, less expensive to install and offer 10-15 years of reliable service when installed and maintained properly.
Tankless water heaters offer a more energy efficient option. You also have the added advantage of never running out of hot water.
Under ideal conditions, hybrid water heaters are extremely energy efficient. They use heat pump technology that converts air heat into energy to warm up your water.