Are you running out of cold water more frequently? Is your water tank dotted with rust spots? If so, it might be time to look into replacing it. Like all plumbing equipment, water heaters eventually wear out. When that happens, you’re left with two choices. First, you can try to live without one, subsisting on cold showers and shivering hands. Or, if you live in the Southfield area, you can give the plumbing experts at Jacob's Ladder Heating & Cooling a call.
To learn if a new water heater replacement is in your future—and things you can do to prolong your investment—read on.
At Jacob's Ladder Heating & Cooling, we understand how confusing the choice between repair and replacement can be. A lot of the time, you might not even know there’s a problem with your water heater. To make it easier to determine if a new water heater is on the horizon, we’ve assembled a list to help you assess your need:
If you’re thinking about installing a new water heater yourself, you might want to reconsider. It’s not an easy project, and the consequences of messing up can be deadly. You wouldn’t represent yourself in court or try to do your own brain surgery. And, you shouldn’t install your own water heater either. Below are a few risks to taking a DIY solution to water heater replacement:
At the end of the day, the risk to you and your family aren’t worth it. Go the stress-free route and let a plumbing professional handle your new water heater installation in Southfield.
Ensuring your water heater operates safely is important. These units have numerous safety devices that require routine testing. The only way to confirm they are operating as intended is to regularly schedule a water heater inspection. These maintenance visits help guarantee your water heater is safe to operate, however.
Water heater maintenance also keeps your unit running efficiently. During regular operation, calcium and other minerals build up in your system. These sink to the bottom of the unit, serving as a barrier between the heating element and the tank. This makes it harder to produce hot water and can lead to weak spots in your tank. During our checks, our plumbers will flush your water heater, freeing it from clogging sediment buildup.
Skipping recommended maintenance visits can drastically decrease your system’s lifespan. While visiting your home, our plumber can spot minor issues before they lead to a problem that requires whole system replacement. They will also test all components for any signs of weakness or misfire. When done, they’ll report these findings back to you.
Invest in a quick tune-up on your water heater to protect the investment you made in it. Call (248) 967-4263 to learn more about our water heater maintenance programs.
When you need water heater replacement in Southfield, you can count on the plumbers at Jacob's Ladder Heating & Cooling. You also rely on us to provide honest prices and top-notch service. If you ever run into an emergency, we’re happy to work with you to set things right. To get a free quote on water heater installation, give 248.967.4263 a call. We look forward to adding you to our family of happy customers.
The water heater in your home is a necessity. Just like other appliances you use every day they start to wear out over time. If your water heater is showing signs of failure, Jacob's Ladder Heating & Cooling offers water heater replacement to keep your home running optimally. Our licensed professionals can install your water heater efficiently and correctly to provide your home and family with the hot water you need every day.
Just like other appliances in your home you may not realize how much energy water heaters use. As they get older you notice that your energy bill is higher. This is especially true with a water heater since your water heater makes up 18% of your energy bill on average! Newer water heaters are more technologically advanced and made to run much more efficiently, which will save you money almost immediately.
The biggest sign that it’s time to replace your water heater will be cold showers. In time, you water heater will stop working all together. You could end up with cold showers or in a worst case scenario, a flooded basement. If your water heater is over 10 years old you should consider replacing it with a more efficient model now rather than later.
With replacing your water heater it involves electricity, gas lines and water. This job is best left to the experts at Jacob’s Ladder Heating & Cooling. We have the training and resources needed to safely install your water heater today! Contact us for all your HVAC related needs.