In our area, the most common water heaters are tank style water heaters. From tank to tankless, natural gas, electric, or liquid propane, interior and exterior models, to various gallon capacities. Each of these combinations achieve a specific goal. A properly sized, installed, and maintained tank water heater can have an average lifespan of 12-15 years. If a tank water heater is not properly sized, installed, and maintained, then its lifespan can potentially be cut to about half.
You can gather specific information about your particular water heater by the Data Tag. This sticker will provide crucial information about your water heater. Below is an image of a Data Tag.
Water Heater FAQ's
What do I do if my water heater is leaking?
Water heaters should have a Shut Off Valve in the Cold/Incoming side of the tank. Normally the word COLD will be embossed on the incoming side and a blue collar that signifies the cold incoming water. You need to shut that valve off. The handle to a gate valve will spin clockwise to close, and a 1/4 turn handle will also spin clock wise to close. After the water is off, the fuel source needs to be turned off. Shut the gas valve off or safely disconnect the power. If you are not able to achieve any of these steps safely, then please contact us.
What regular maintenance needs to be performed on my water heater?
A tank or tankless water heater should be flushed and inspected at least once a year. Also, tank water heaters have a sacrificial component that helps extend the life of the tank called an Anode Rod. Periodically, this rod will need to be replaced. If your home has a whole home water softener system installed, then you will need a special Anode Rod for your water heater.
Do tankless water heaters provide instant hot water?
Tankless water heaters CREATE instant hot water but they do not PROVIDE instant hot water to plumbing fixtures. The physical distance from your water heater to the plumbing fixture is what determines how fast/slow the hot water reaches the fixture. The best way to have instant hot water is to have a Recirculating System installed. They have special kits for tank and tankless water heaters.
My Pilot Light on my water heater will not stay lit. What should I do?
A faulty pilot light can be caused by a variety of reasons. Some are simple and straightforward where other reasons require a bit more work. You water heater should have a sticker on the side of it that explains how to relight your pilot light. If your are still unsuccessful, then it is time to give us a call.
Services We Provide
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless Water Heaters offer instant hot water without the limitations of tank style water heaters. We offer Natural Gas, Liquid Propane, Interior, or Exterior models. From building the framework to the final inspection*.
*where applicable. Schedule an appointment today.
Tank Water Heaters
We offer Electric, Natural Gas, and Liquid Propane models. These tank style water heaters come in various gallon capacities and dimensions. We haul off the old, bring the area up to code, install the new water heater, test, and get everything inspected*. *where applicable. Schedule an appointment today.
Water Heater Upgrades
A good time to upgrade your plumbing system is when you are getting your water heater installed/replaced. We offer Recirculation Systems, Flood Stops, and Protections Plans.