Water Heater Repair & Replacement
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Professional Plumbing and Water Heater Repair
As part of our expert plumbing services, we offer professional water heater repair. Is your unit leaking or simply failing to heat your water properly? Our skilled technicians can identify and fix the problem in a timely manner, with minimal hassle. If you’re searching for a plumber near Annapolis, MD to repair your faulty or malfunctioning water heater, give us a call today.
Professional Water Heater Replacement Annapolis
Depending on the age and condition of your current unit, and the incoming water quality, it may be a better investment to replace your heater with a new, more efficient unit. Our expert staff of plumbers will evaluate all of these factors and help you to decide on your best option.
What is the average life span of a water heater?
The average life of a water heater is 8-12 years and is heavily affected by the quality of the source water. Acidic water tends to reduce the lifespan of the heater by eating away at metal components. Calcium and other minerals accumulate on the tank and heat exchange/heating elements and lead to inefficient heat transfer, increasing the cost to heat water.
Should I replace the water heater now or wait until it fails?
If the unit is in bad shape, replace it now before it starts leaking or the burner stops working. The mess that comes from waiting will often cost much more than replacing your heater on a proactive basis. Plus, it often makes sense to replace an inefficient water heater even if it’s in fair condition. The energy savings alone could pay for the new water heater after just a few years. You’ll be happy knowing that you won’t spend the expensive emergency service fees you could incur when old unit fails.
Should I consider a Demand / Tankless Water Heater?
If you have access to natural gas or propane then a tank-less, or instantaneous, water heater may be the way to go. By eliminating the storage tank, these water heaters can increase efficiency by 15%. The limiting factor for these units is the flow requirement for your home. These units are sized by BTU consumption, with the larger units capable of generating a larger temperature rise, and thereby a greater volume of hot water. Talk to our professional plumbing staff to determine if this is a good fit for your home. (NOTE: We do not recommend the electric models of these units.)
Are Hybrid Water Heaters Worth the Cost?
If you are interested in conserving energy, the answer is a resounding YES! Most hybrid products are ENERGY STAR certified. For more financially motivated homeowners, consider the average family of three saves up to $330 per year in energy bills with a hybrid water heater, compared to a standard electric water heater. That’s more the $3000 over the usual 10-12 year life of a water heater. Larger families that typically use more hot water could save even more.
Most models come equipped with timers and a vacation option. You’ll save on energy when you are not at home. Additionally, you may be eligible for installation savings from your local government or utility provider.
Contact Our Plumbers Today!
Contact us today if you’re searching for an expert plumber. Whether you need to repair your existing unit or install a brand new one, our friendly and knowledgeable staff will give you expert advice and first-rate service. We go the extra mile so you can rest easy knowing your plumbing is working safely and efficiently.