Updated: Aug 4
A water heater provides hot water for your home's laundry, cooking, showers, and other tasks. When it breaks, life can get a little more complicated. A plumber can help you with water heater service and replacement.
If you have a problem with your water heater, call a professional. Signs of a broken heater include no hot water, noisy operation or banging noises from the tank, water leaks around the base, and dirty or damaged electrical connections.
If you have no hot water & have an electric water heater, first, TURN THE POWER OFF, remove the cover, inspect the tank and piping, and check the thermostat. If you notice burn marks on electrical components, call a professional plumber to make the repairs. If you have a gas water heater, call a professional plumber. Working with gas is dangerous & repairs should only be made by a skilled & trained professional.
If your water heater is past its prime or nearing its life expectancy, you may need a new model. Modern systems are available in many shapes, sizes, and configurations. There are high-efficiency heaters, energy-saving features, and unique designs for bathrooms and laundry rooms.
An experienced plumber can help you select one that matches your needs, budget, and lifestyle. They will ensure the new system is connected properly. After installation, the contractor should inform you about the new water heater & answer any questions that you may have about your new system.
Maintenance mainly involves checking for leaks, keeping the tank and pipes free of sediment buildup, and ensuring the internal parts are clean. A plumber can flush the sediment out of the tank and replace any old parts that may be causing problems. They will inspect your system, explain any potential issues, and make repairs or replacements as needed.
4. Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless models are very popular in modern homes and businesses. There is no storage tank so it barely uses any energy until someone turns on a hot water tap. Recent models come with various energy-saving features and integrated recirculation pumps which will allow for hot water on demand. A tankless unit will cost more than a traditional water heater, but it will save you money in the long run. It’s also a tax write-off!
A reputable plumber can help you select the best tankless unit. They will install it to plumbing specifications, recommend any additional equipment needed for installation, and help you with any maintenance or repairs required for a trouble-free operation.
5. Energy Efficiency
Plumbers can help you with upgrades to meet current environmental standards and save you money on utility bills. Insulation is a simple and effective way to save energy. A professional can install new insulation on your water lines where they are exposed to help maintain efficient temperature and prevent freezing.
A plumber can help you with any water heater problem or maintenance. They can advise you about your options, recommend a new system, and provide ongoing service. Regular service will help you get the most out of your water heater.