Grove is a full-service HVAC and plumbing company in Bowie, Maryland, specializing in furnaces, air conditioning and water heater repair. We are one of the top-rated companies in Maryland for HVAC and plumbing repairs and installations. If you need water heater repair or installation service, we can help.
It is imperative to make sure that your water heater is working properly so that you have access to hot water when you need it! If you’ve been wondering if your water heater tank needs to be replaced, we can match you with the best unit for your Bowie area home.
There are five main signs that it’s time to replace your water heater:
Most water heaters last between seven and nine years. If your unit is approaching its eighth birthday, you should start shopping around for a replacement. If it’s older than 10 years old, you should definitely install a new water heater.
If you moved into a home in the Bowie area that already had a heater previously installed, you can find out the age of the system by checking the first two numbers of the serial number (following any letters); this will represent the year of manufacture. If you’re doubtful of the age, check the website of the manufacturer. If the unit is over 10 years old, it likely isn’t worth the repair, and it’s time to find a new one.
Heating units are usually made of steel. However, steel rusts over time and leads to corrosion, which can result in holes in the unit. This will bring leaks that will flood and damage your home. Although it can be difficult to determine exactly where the rust is coming from, it’s important to find the source and repair it for the health and safety of you and your family.
Rusty water that appears in faucets, sinks and bathtubs is usually from a rusty heater. Rust around an inlet or valve is also a sign of a rusty heater.
Rusty pipes can also be the culprit of rusty water. To determine if the water is rusty due to the water heater or the pipes, drain several buckets of hot water from the tank. If the water is still rusty after the last bucket, the tank may need to be replaced.
If a piece of machinery is especially noisy, it likely needs repaired. Rumbling noises from the tank will get louder as time goes on and the tank heats up the water. Noise is typically due to a sediment buildup that grows hard and thick along the floor of the tank. Without quick repair, this can cause inefficiency and accelerated damage.
Prevent this from happening by contacting a plumbing professional from Grove to flush the heater tank for you.
An old heater will start leaking water that will eventually cause damage to your Bowie, MD, home. The cause of leaks is usually expansions in the metal of the tank, caused by the exposure of the tank’s inner body to thousands of heating cycles. When the metal expands at the beginning of the heating cycle, small amounts of water will leak through. Other causes of leaks include improper fittings or connections done by a previous plumber.
Leaks can result in damage to your Bowie, MD, home, which is why it’s important to nip this problem in the bud before an emergency. Damage that can result from leaks includes:
Therefore, it’s important to replace the water heater as soon as you discover the leak.
The most obvious plumbing problem with a water heater is when there is no hot water in your faucets. Hot and warm water isn’t just needed for showers: it’s also necessary for dishwashing and laundry purposes.
If your unit isn’t working properly, you should consider replacing your hot water heater with a new one. Homeowners near the Bowie area can contact our team of experts to schedule service with us today!
So, you’ve determined that your heater needs to be replaced, but you’re not sure what will be best for your Bowie, MD, home. Thankfully, there aren’t too many different kinds of units. There are two main categories: tank and tankless water heaters.
Tankless water heaters (“on-demand heaters”) have high-powered burners that can provide hot water very quickly as it runs through the heat exchanger. These tankless water heaters deliver hot water to the faucets without the use of a tank. They are much more efficient than tank water heaters and cheaper in the long run, but they have a higher upfront cost.
Tank storage heaters are what people typically think of when they imagine a water heater: these units store water and heat it over time, then distribute the hot water throughout the house when it’s needed. They are cheaper initially, but the costs add up in higher utility bills.
The type of heater that is perfect for one Bowie, MD, home won’t work for another property. Talk to one of our expert plumbers to find out more information and determine which type will work best for you!
Grove Heating & Cooling is a family owned and operated HVAC company. We have over 15 years of experience and believe in serving the Bowie area through hard work, integrity, and kindness. Our plumbing services are not only dedicated to replacing your current water heater, but also providing quality customer service to help you decide which is the best replacement. From your initial call with Grove Heating & Cooling to the competition of the job, we’ll provide you with excellent service.
From heating systems and air conditioners to water heater services and beyond, Grove can help with it all. Whether it be for maintenance or replacement, you can call Grove HVAC for all your water heating needs. If you need water heater installation services, book an appointment with one of our experts today!
This summer I replaced my unit and was very pleased from start to finish with everyone at Grove. I was given a couple of options with honest opinions from the sales rep. I had gotten a previous quote from another reputable company and Grove’s prices along with the promotions were a lot better. On the day of install 3 guys came out and did a wonderful job.
Grove Heating and Cooling installed our new unit and has provided excellent service ever since. We count on them keeping us well adjusted to whatever the weather is doing. Great people, great service.
Had a new HVAC system installed in 2018, with yearly maintenance this spring. Price was competitive, and the install went well. All workers and staff that I dealt with were knowledgeable, courteous and efficient. I am very satisfied with the new heat and air units.