OUR CUSTOMERS TRUST USWe understand that when you’re water heater is broken, you need it repaired or replaced as quickly as possible. Hot water is a necessity that no one should live without! Our expert plumbers are always ready to get your hot water flowing again, whatever it takes. If your water heater needs to be replaced, we carry a wide range of options from top brands like AO Smith and Bradford and White. All of our water heaters come with a 6-year limited warranty that can be extended on request. We also have efficient Energy Star models available. Let us get your hot water running again!
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Frequently Asked Questions
- Your tap only runs cold water.
- The temperature of your water reaches warm but never hot.
- You hear a rumbling noise in your water heater.
- Rusty, muddy or discolored water.
- Your water smells or tastes metallic.
- Leaking water heater.
- Additionally, if your water heater warranty has expired, or your building codes have changed, you are due for a water heater change.
There are several factors that can cause your water heater to stop working:
- Internal rust: Sacrificial anodes (active metal rods) prevent corrosion. They typically last years, but they need to be replaced when worn down.
- Sediment buildup: Minerals in your water sink to the bottom of your heater tank when water is heated. This especially occurs with hard water. Sediment build up over time can cause damage. You should flush your water once a year.
- High water pressure: High pressure can bust your pipes and cause leaks. Keep your water pressure no higher than 80psi. Replace your temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve when necessary.
- Corrosive fumes: If you have poor air quality or corrosive fumes in the air, it can lead to water heater failure. Corrosives like ammonia or bleach should be kept at a far distance from your heater.
- Wrong size heater: A water heater that’s too small can be overworked by all the people in your home who use the appliance. Breakdowns from overuse can occur. Make sure you consult with a plumber to get the right size heater for your household.
- Old age: A good water heater will last you 8-12 years. If you are experience rust, bad heating elements, or a pilot light that won’t stay lit, it may be time to get a new heater.
At Plymouth Plumbing and Heating we understand how important it is to repair or replace a broken water heater as quickly as possible. Our experienced professionals can get your hot water flowing in no time. We carry top brands like AO Smith as well as Bradford and White. We offer efficient Energy Star models as well. All of our brands come with a 6-year limited warranty that can be extended. For emergency repair, you can always give us a call 24/7.
- First, stop the water.
- Secondly, shut off the power.
- Next, remove any furniture or salvageable items from water-damaged areas.
- Clean the areas soaked with water. Run a dehumidifier to prevent mold growth.
- Make an insurance claim. Do not throw out your damaged water heater, as your adjuster will need it to assess the damage.
- Finally, call a plumber to repair, install or replace your water heater. Our trained professionals can get you back up in no time
There are two categories of heaters, tank and tankless. They come in different models:
Conventional Storage Tank Water Heater
This is the most traditional and popular water heater. It consists of an insulated tank holding the water. The size of the tank reservoir determines how much water can be heated at once. Once your tank’s capacity is filled, it may take an hour for the tank to refill with hot water. When it comes to maintenance, tanks should be cleaned at least twice a year to avoid sediment build up and increase lifespan. Conventional storage tanks are the most affordable and easy to install.
Tankless Water Heater (On-Demand Water Heater)
Instead of a tank, the tankless water heater uses super-heated coils that fill with water and heat it as you need it (instead of continuously). Thus, water gets heated quickly and can truly be on-demand for large families. These work well in homes that use natural gas to operate their water heater. They can work in homes that use electricity too, but that can become costly. Tankless water heaters are extremely energy efficient and are considered green plumbing. The only downside is they will cost more than a regular water heater and may require home renovation to install larger gas lines. Tankless water heaters have an 8-10 year lifespan.
Heat Pump (Hybrid Water Heater)
These water heaters are uniquely powered by the heat in the air and on the ground. Typically, they use 60 percent less electricity than a traditional tank. These heaters do not work well in colds spaces (basements), because they rely on transferring heat from the surrounding air to operate. A heat pump also needs a lot of storage room --sometimes up to eight feet of vertical distance-- because the pump is located on top. They can also be one of the most expensive styles of water heaters to buy.
Solar Powered Water Heater
These tank water heaters draw their energy from the sun and are the most energy-efficient of all the styles. They are sourced by solar panels mounted on your roof. Naturally, they save you a lot of money on your electric bill especially if you live in sunny climates. However, a backup plan is often needed on cloudy delays. Solar Powered Water Heaters are environmentally friendly but expensive.
Condensing Water Heater
This style uses the unused natural gas fumes in your home to heat your water. They are the most energy-efficient and are best for homes that run on natural gas. Condensing water heaters require a large tank and are best for families that need a capacity of over 55 gallons. They are not easily available in smaller models.
The price to install a water heater will vary between the below factors:
- Water heater brand quality
- Plumber installation costs (especially switching from a tank to tankless water heater)
- Permit cost
- Labor required to bring your plumbing connections up to code
- Size of your new water heater (measured in gallons)
- The length of your warranty
- Energy-efficient certifications and upgrades
Tankless heaters will have more upfront costs than tank heaters, but they are energy-efficient and eco-friendly, saving you money in the long run. Also, gas heaters are less expensive than electric heaters. Call our professionals today to get your water heater installed, replaced, or repaired!
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