Grove HVAC is an all-needs HVAC company in Maryland, specializing in furnaces, air conditioning and water heaters. We are one of the top-rated companies in Maryland for HVAC. If you need water heater installation service, we can help.
It is imperative to make sure that your water heater is working properly. If you’ve been wondering if your water heater tank needs to be replaced, we can match you with the best unit for your 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 ten years old, it should definitely be replaced.
If you moved into a home that already had a heater previously installed, you can find out its age 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. Replace the unit if it’s over ten years old.
Heating units are usually made of steel. However, steel rusts lead 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 ratify 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, it’s likely that the tank needs to be replaced.
If a piece of machinery is especially noisy, there is likely a problem with it. 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. This can cause inefficiency and accelerated damage.
Prevent this from happening by contacting our team to flush the heater tank for you.
An old heater will start leaking water eventually. 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.
Leaks can result in damage to the home, which is why it’s important to nip this problem in the bud. 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 problem with a water heater is when it doesn’t heat. Hot and warm water isn’t just needed for showers: it’s also necessary for dishwashing and laundry purposes.
If your water heater isn’t working as you think it should, it’s time to replace it.
So you’ve determined that your heater needs to be replaced, but you’re not sure where to start. Thankfully, there aren’t too many different kinds of units. There are two main categories: Tank and tankless.
Tankless heaters (“on-demand heaters”) have high-powered burners that can heat water very quickly as it runs through the heat exchanger. These units deliver 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 are more expensive initially.
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 it throughout the house when it’s needed. They are cheaper initially, but they result in higher utility bills.
The type of heater that is perfect for one home won’t work for another. Talk to one of our experts to 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 HVAC expertise and believe in serving our community through hard work, integrity and kindness. We’re dedicated to not only replacing your current water heater but also helping you decide which is the best replacement.
Whether it be for maintenance or replacement, you can call Grove HVAC for all your water heating needs. If you need water heater installation service, 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.