Part two of a four part series on residential plumbing projects explores water heater installation and repair.
Water Heater InstallationIf your water heater is more than fifteen years old, you may wish to look into replacing your water heater. Why? Well, newer model water heaters are more Energy Star compliant. This means they help to save you some money on your electric bill each month. It isn’t just energy efficiency that may make you want to consider installing a new unit, however.
Maybe you have a large family, and you want an extra water heater to allow everyone to take a hot bath or shower without the down time between refilling the tank. Another possibility to consider if you need a lot of hot water is to install a tankless water heater. Tankless heaters are compact, and provide an on-demand supply of hot water.
Is it Time To Fix Your Water Heater?
Water heaters on the whole are a durable appliance, however, there are times when things can go wrong with them. Usually, water heater repair can be broken down into three areas: electrical, tank, and connections. If the problem with your heater is electrical, take a look at the symptoms. If the water is not heating, more than likely you have one or more heating elements that have gone bad. Sometimes, you can pick up replacement heater elements at a hardware store. Just be sure to switch your electricity off before you try to replace your heating unit to avoid electrical shock. You may actually be better off calling in a professional to avoid any potential danger.
Your home’s plumbing is a network of interconnected elements including your pipes, appliances, and of course your water heater. So whether you want to install a new heater, switch to tankless, or repair a water heater, the right plumber can make all the difference in the world.
PUR Plumbing Inc.
7139 Mitchell Blvd.
New Port Richey, FL. 34655