We probably don’t give much thought to our hot water heaters. For many of us, they are hooked up in basements or utility closets and rarely get the credit they deserve for keeping us comfortable in our homes. Homeowners are quick to make appointments with HVAC professionals to tune up or check on their air conditioners or furnaces well in advance of the hot and cold weather seasons, and we often take on tasks like swapping out filters and upgrading thermostats on our own. We can’t imagine our lives without cool relief in the summer and toasty warmth in the winter. However, what about our hot water heaters? They operate year-round, every day and all day, so that we can enjoy steamy showers, sanitized dishes and glasses, and laundered clothes and linens free of any trace of soil, sweat or stains. If you find that your hot water heater isn’t providing the same hot water output as it has in previous years, don’t wait until you are stuck taking cold showers! It might be time to call Tioga Plumbing & Electric for water heater repair.
How Old Is Your Current Hot Water Heater?
If you think you require water heater repair, schedule an appointment with one of our trained technicians and we can evaluate your appliance, determine why it’s not functioning properly and offer solutions based on their findings. We hope that your water heater can be serviced by us and back to providing ample hot water for your showers, dishes and laundry in no time. However, if you have found yourself making multiple service calls for water heater repair especially in recent years, it’s time to remind yourself of the age of the unit. The average lifespan of an older-model water heater is about 8 to 12 years. If your appliance is getting up in years, or if you don’t even remember when you purchased it, it might be time to consider replacing it with a newer model. Today’s models of water heaters have a life span of up to 20 years. Tired of costly repairs? Start saving and put your hard-earned money towards a newer model that will provide years of hassle-free and efficient water heating for years to come.
How Efficient Is Your Appliance Heating Water?
If your water heater is several years old, it’s likely that it’s not running as efficiently as it did when it was brand new. You might find yourself waiting longer and longer to get the hot water you want before stepping into the shower or starting a sink of dishes. Not only is this very inconvenient, but it’s also a waste of water! You might also notice your utility bills rising and nobody likes that! If your water heater seems to be running okay, but you notice either of the above issues, schedule an appointment for water heater repair service by Tioga Plumbing & Electric. It could very well be that your current appliance needs a tune-up or minor maintenance, especially if it’s not that old. However, if it is up in years, it’s time to consider the benefits of replacing your older model unit with a newer one. Newer models are more efficient from the start, remain efficient through their life spans and last much longer than older models. When you contact us for water heater repair service, we can discuss replacement options in person if it’s determined that a replacement may save you time and money.
Is Your Current Hot Water Heating Unit Up to Code?
Was your current water heater installed before you moved into your home? Even if it hasn’t given you any problems or shown signs of inefficiency, set up a visit by a skilled professional to have the health of the unit assessed. You may not think you require water heater repair but there’s a very good chance that even a new water heater, especially if installed during a hurried renovation, might not be installed up to code. A technician from Tioga Plumbing & Electric can inspect your appliance to ensure that it is up to par with plumbing codes and is equipped with a drain pan, sediment trap, vent and expansion tank. They can also tell you if the location of the appliance is correct and safe. If any of these things are a concern to you as a new homeowner, call Tioga Plumbing & Electric today for a water heater repair appointment.
Did Your Hot Water Needs Change Over the Years?
Since buying your home and installing a new hot water heater, has your household grown? Has marriage and children or extended family members moving into your home have increased your hot-water needs? Call a professional to see if a water heater repair service can help make your appliance work more efficiently. Hopefully, if the unit isn’t very old, a skilled technician from Tioga Plumbing & Electric can suggest regular maintenance to keep your current water heater model supplying plenty of hot water for you and your loved ones. As part of a regular water heater repair visit, we can make recommendations for newer, more efficient water heater models for larger households, too.
Maybe It’s Time to Replace Your Old Water Heater with New Tankless System
We understand that making the decision to replace your current, older tank hot water heater is a difficult one, especially if this decision has to be made in a hurry. An experienced and knowledgeable member of the Tioga Plumbing & Electric team will walk you through all of your options and explain the benefits of upgrading your current unit instead of repairing it. We are proud to offer certified in-house Rinnai Tankless Water Heater service and we are available in cases of emergency. Rest assured that our technicians are thoroughly vetted, so when you call us day or night with a malfunctioning or broken hot water heater, we will be sending only the most qualified and trustworthy contractors to your home. If you are in need of service to your hot water heater now or if you are considering an upgrade, call Tioga Plumbing & Electric today!
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