Water heaters play a considerable role in every home. When it is not working or not working correctly, it impacts your entire life. Call the Grove HVAC heating and cooling professionals when issues arise with your Annapolis, MD water heater. Our highly trained technicians will evaluate and pinpoint the issue and give you options for repairing or replacing the unit.
A water heater can last as little as five years and as long as 13-14 years. How long the unit lasts depends on how well it is maintained. When should you replace your old water heater with a new unit? Any time the following situations occur, it is probably time to replace the failing unit.
Significant leaks are never a good sign. Usually, it means the tank has ruptured or rusted to the point where it no longer holds water. Not only is this an issue for the water heater, but it is also an issue that involves water damage to your home.
If your energy bills jump up, it could mean that your water heater is not working efficiently. It could also mean other heating and cooling appliances are not working at peak efficiency. We can isolate the problem and give you detailed options to bring your energy bills back down.
One reason your power bill or gas bill may shoot up is because the water heater does not shut off. The situation results in excessively hot water. If you notice that water out of the tap is overly hot, Call our water heater experts for an inspection.
When only cold water comes out of the tap, you notice it quickly. The problem can be as simple as a pilot light out or a more serious issue, like a broken burner or heating element. A Grove NATE-certified technician will return the unit to working order of replace the unit as needed.
Mineralization and sediments in your water heater tank are not uncommon problems. Regular maintenance early on can prevent many of the damages that mineralization and sediments cause. If the water is rusty, the unit needs service. Flushing can help, but it may not be enough. If the damage is severe the unit may need to be replaced with a new model.
There are two options for water heaters – those with tanks and those without tanks.
Tankless water heaters are very energy efficient. They only heat water when you need them to. That process also means lower utility bills. Because they do not have a tank, they tend to last much longer than traditional water heaters. Their small size also helps you to save space. A traditional water heater should be maintained every year, but a tankless water heater may not need maintenance very often at all. This is because there are fewer parts to maintain, and there is no huge water reservoir.
Traditional water heaters are slightly less expensive than are tankless water heaters. In addition, their installation can be outside the home and insulated. In contrast, a tankless water heater should be installed near the usage location – in a bathroom or under a kitchen cabinet or near the washing machine. You need only one unit with a traditional water heater unless the building is significant. With a tankless water heater, you may need more than one.
There is no time to delay service when you have water heater issues. When you call Grove HVAC, you will always get a NATE-certified technician who has the experience and expertise to evaluate your water heater. They will isolate the problem, spot additional issues that may not be problems yet, and who will give you an honest estimate for repairs or replacement that also includes options.
In addition, you will be treated with respect and greeted with a professional demeanor. We understand we are guests in your home and that our job is to return your home life to an entire level of comfort.
Grove HVAC is your experienced leader for hot water heater services throughout the Annapolis, Maryland community. We have over 50 years of experience helping our customers with water heater repair, routine maintenance, and installation services. Our technicians are NATE-certified and experienced. They are fast, reliable, honest, and courteous. Call Grove HVAC for all of your water heater care needs.