One of the most important appliances in any home is the water heater. It provides hot water for washing dishes, washing clothes and personal hygiene. When something goes wrong with this unit it is important to call a plumber who is knowledgeable in hot water heater repairs.
The licensed professionals at 919-Plumber are ready to assist with troubleshooting and diagnosing your hot water heater problems. Our experienced plumbers are experts in water heater installation, service and repairs.
Common Water Heater Problems
A few of the things that often go wrong with a hot water heaters are:
- Bad heating element
- Pressure Relief valve
- Drain valve
- Not enough hot water
Any of these problems can require the expertise of a licensed plumber with water heater repair experience. Our plumber will first inspect the entire water system to determine the problem, provide an estimate and advise whether repairs are practical or a new heater is needed. Our skilled plumbing technician will then work quickly and efficiently to assure that your hot water problem is solved as soon as possible.
In business since 2007, 919-Plumber is proud to serve the residents and businesses of Central North Carolina with outstanding plumbing service as well as top industry products that will provide many years of service for our clients. We offer sales, service, installation and repair of electric, gas, and tankless water heater units of all sizes.
When it is determined that the old heater is beyond repair, the homeowner has a choice of a standard electric/gas, or a tankless water heater. Each offers different qualities that are designed to fulfill the average needs of the consumer. In 2015 the Department of Energy efficiency standards set new manufacturing rules regarding water heaters, making them more energy efficient. All of the water heaters we sell comply with the new energy efficient standards.
Electric water heaters
Electric water heaters are generally available in ranges from 20 to 80 gallon models. These models come in many different width and height sizes. This makes it possible to easily obtain a heater that will fit in any space and allows you to have the amount of hot water needed to fit your particular needs.
Hot water heaters have improved greatly over the years and it is now possible to obtain units that are labeled ‘energy efficient’. This makes it important to look for the ENERGY STAR® label when making a purchase.
You will find a wide range of prices so it is easy to find one that will fit your budget. Our plumbing specialists will be happy to point out the various features of each heater and offer suggestions regarding which models would fit your particular situation.
Tankless Water Heaters
During recent years tankless water heaters, also called instantaneous heaters, have become very popular. Because electric tankless water heaters eliminate standby losses, which occur in regular heaters, many models are very energy efficient.
This type of water heater is especially designed for homes that typically use 41 gallons or less of hot water (approximately 86 gallons per day). If your home uses more than that, ENERGY STAR® states that even greater energy savings can be achieved if a several tankless water heaters are installed.
This type of water heater has the advantage of directly heating water at 2-5 gallons per minute, without needing a storage tank. This allows a constant supply of hot water with no waiting for the cold water to be heated as is required in a regular water heater.
Although tankless water heaters are more expensive than standing models, they last longer and have lower energy and operating costs. The majority of these water heaters have a life expectancy of 20 or more years, while the regular high quality water heater usually lasts 10-15 years.
Water Heater Installation
Whether you choose to have a regular or tankless water heater installed, proper installation is essential. This will assure that the optimum safety and energy efficiency is obtained.
Factors to be considered are the climate, local building code requirements, fuel type and safety issues. This makes it essential to have a qualified plumbing contractor do the installation. 919-Plumber is fully licensed and insured in North Carolina.
We are happy to offer the following:
- Expert installation
- Warranty on our work
- Licensed and insured
- Reasonable prices
Water Heater Installation Process
Water heater installation needs to be done carefully if it is to operate correctly. This involves specific steps which include:
- Drain the tank
- Disconnect he water and electric lines
- Detach the exhaust from the flue
- Put the new water tank in place
- Install heat trap fittings
- Install water lines
- Connect electric supply line
- Test for leaks
- Light the pilot
- Turn on the controls
While this sounds like a simple project, in reality many things can go wrong if it is not done correctly. At 919-Plumber our highly trained technicians double check each connection to be sure there is no possibility of a mishap.
When you have a plumbing problem, our plumbing experts are here to help. We take pride in providing top quality work and are happy to offer a guarantee of satisfaction. Our Central North Carolina neighbors have been highly pleased with our service and techniques.
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