Water Heater Replacement
The average person uses between 80 and 100 gallons of water each day. At least some of that water is expected to be delivered warm or hot. Now, imagine that amount of water being used in a household with four or five people.
That’s a lot of water and a lot of work for your hot water heater!
Eventually, all of that water use is going to cause enough wear and tear on your unit that you’ll need to contact the professionals at Sirius Plumbing and Air Conditioning for help.
We are proud to offer area customers expert water heater replacement services, including the disposal of your old unit.
How Long Does a Water Heater Last?
If your water heater is close to 10 years old, you should probably consider replacing it. If it’s more than 10 years old you should definitely think about that. However, keep in mind that this is just a guideline.
Some water heaters need to be replaced much sooner than others. This can be the case if the water heater happens to not be very well made. Households that put a lot of demand on their water heaters should also expect to replace them more often.
On the other hand, if you have regular maintenance done to your water heater and don’t use excessive amounts of hot water your unit may last longer than average.
Still, water heater replacement is unavoidable. Eventually, every homeowner has to deal with it.
Signs of Water Heater Trouble
Fortunately, there are signs you can look for that let you know your water heater is in trouble. When you start to see the following symptoms, it’s probably time to call us for professional water heater replacement services.
Low Water Temps
The water coming out of your tap isn’t exactly cold, but it’s not as hot as it should be. This is a telltale sign that your water heater is losing its ability to heat water like it once could.
It’s normal for a standard hot water heater to run out when the water demand is high. However, it should recover quickly and you should have hot water again in a short period of time.
If not, there could be trouble with your thermostat or another component. This calls for repair, and in some cases, you are better off simply allowing us to replace your water heater with a new model.
Many of our customers call us for water heater replacement services when they notice their unit is leaking.
When water heats inside of a hot water heater, pressure builds up. This can cause leaks in the pipes that connect to the water heater, the connections, and the water heater itself.
Be aware that these leaks can come on quickly. If they are severe, the flooding can damage carpets and flooring.
Ideally, you should never hear anything from your water heater. However, you may hear gurgling, banging, hissing, or other noises that are often caused by sediment or limescale in your hot water heater.
If you hear a boiling or bubbling sound, that indicates a dangerous problem. Your water heater may be overheating, and the pressure building up could be very hazardous.
Not Enough Capacity
You may decide to replace your water heater simply because it no longer meets your needs. For example, a low-capacity hot water heater may no longer work for a growing family.
Also, some homeowners decide to switch out electric water heaters for gas or vice versa. No matter what your reason, we can help you select the perfect water heater for your home.
Water Heater Options
Some water heater problems can be repaired, but water heater replacement is often the way to go. When it’s time to order a new water heater, the professional team at Sirius Plumbing and Air Conditioning can help.
There are so many options available today that weren’t around even a few years ago. For example, a tankless water heater means you get unlimited hot water with no wait. If your family is growing, this could be the perfect time to look at a larger hot water heater.
And you’d be surprised at how energy-efficient newer models can be!
How Long Does Water Heater Replacement Take?
You will need a skilled plumber to install a new water heater, especially if there are gas lines to connect as well. Fortunately, our experienced team members have successfully completed many water heater replacement calls. They can usually do the installation in just a couple of hours.
Water Heater Replacement You Can Trust
If you are ready to upgrade to a better hot water heater, we can help. One of our technicians will come to your home, disconnect your old hot water heater, then replace it with the new one that you have selected. We can even dispose of your old hot water heater for you.
Contact Sirius Plumbing and Air Conditioning for a service appointment today!