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Water Heater Installation & Repair

Water Heater Installation & Repair

Water Heater Installation & Repair

Water Heaters

Has your failing water heater made taking a bath or shower a challenge rather than a comfort? If you’re tired of struggling with cold water, fluctuating temperatures, or skyrocketing utility bills, let Urgent Rooter help you get your routine back with our professional water heater services. Keep reading to find out the most common water heater issues that property owners face, as well as tips for finding the right model for replacement so you can get the most from your new investment. 

Common Water Heater Problems

Water heaters, like any household appliance, can have their off days. Understanding these common hiccups can prepare you for troubleshooting:

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  • Insufficient Hot Water: This is the classic complaint. Often, it's a simple case of demand outstripping supply. But sometimes, it could signal issues like a malfunctioning heating element or a thermostat set too low.
  • Leakages: A water heater that's decided to double as a water feature is no good. Leaks can stem from loose connections, corrosion, or a compromised tank.
  • Noisy Operations: Popping, banging, or rumbling sounds aren't part of a water heater's charm. Sediment buildup is the usual culprit, requiring a flush-out.
  • Water Temperature Issues: If adjusting the thermostat doesn't solve the dilemma of water being too hot or too cold, you might be looking at element or thermostat failures.

Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home

Selecting a water heater requires matching your home's needs with the right technology. Consider these factors:

  • Household Size and Water Demand: How many people are using hot water? More users mean a larger tank or a tankless option designed for high demand.
  • Energy Efficiency: Look for models with high energy factor ratings. A higher EF means more bang for your buck on energy costs.
  • Fuel Type: Your choice of fuel, such as electric, gas, solar, etc., affects operating costs and installation. Consider what's available in your area and what aligns with your goals.

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

The battle between tank and tankless water heaters is more about your priorities than a clear winner. Tank water heaters are the traditional variety that stores and heats water in a reservoir, ensuring a ready supply. Their advantages include lower initial costs and straightforward installation. However, they can be less energy efficient over time and take up more space. Tankless units heat water on demand, providing endless hot water and energy efficiency. They're more compact and can reduce energy costs by up to 30%. However, there are higher upfront costs and potentially more complex installations.

Maintenance Tips for Extending the Life of Your Water Heater

A little TLC can go a long way in extending your water heater's lifespan and efficiency:

  • Annual Flush-Out: Sediment build-up can reduce your water heater's efficiency and damage its internal components. Flushing it once a year can keep it running smoothly.
  • Check the Anode Rod: This rod protects your tank from corrosion. Checking it every two years can prevent costly tank failures.
  • Temperature Setting: Keeping your water heater set to around 120°F can reduce energy consumption and the risk of scalding, while preventing sediment buildup.
  • Insulate Older Units: Adding an insulation blanket to an older water heater can improve its efficiency by reducing heat loss.

Do You Need Professional Care for Your Water Heater?

Are you searching for a new water heater? Is it time to invest in a repair or inspection? Call Urgent Rooter. Our team will help you enjoy warm showers again in no time. Contact our technicians to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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