Water Heater Replacement
Water heater replacement is another one of our specialties here at Total Plumbing. We only install Rheem water heaters from our plumbing supply house because they are of much better quality than the water heaters sold at big box stores. The average lifespan of a water heater is 10 years. If your water heater is past this age it’s time to replace it. Water heaters come with a standard 6 year warranty on the tank, we offer packages to extend this warranty up to 10 years. When replacing a water heater it is important to look at the method of installation. Total Plumbing installs all water heaters with hard copper piping. We do not use flex lines for the water connections or cut any corners when installing. All water heaters are installed in accordance with all local and state codes.
Water heaters are an important part of any home. They keep our water warm and provide us with years of service. In our experience most water heaters will last about 12 years. Once that time has come, it won’t be long before you begin to have hot water trouble.
If your water heater is beyond repair and requires a replacement, there are several options. Before we install your new water heater, we’ll discuss all the options with you. We’ll provide a small summary of some of the options below.
Conventional Tank Water Heaters – Your typical home water heater is a conventional tank style and holds anywhere from 20 gallons to 100 gallons of water. Most conventional tanks utilize gas or electric. These tanks store up water and release it when requested.
Tankless Water Heaters – Tankless water heaters, also called instantaneous, only provide hot water as need. This saves you money on your water bill. Hot water also is available more quickly. They are designed to heat water directly, without the use of a tank and are more efficient than conventional water heaters. A conventional tank has to reheat the water as it cools off, but since a tankless water heater heats the water as it passes through, energy and water are both saved.
Don’t know how old your water heater is? Give us a call with the serial number off of your water heater.
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