We can replace or repair Natural Gas Water Heaters, Mobile Home Water Heaters, Propane Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heaters and Electric Water Heaters. We can also install a Circulation Pump for your hot water system. If you need a Hot water dispenser for your sink we can take care of those too.
Replace or Repair?
If a water heater is more than 10 years old, is constantly leaking around the base of the tank, and/or works erratically or not at all, then it probably needs to be replaced. When you are faced with a repair or replace decision for your water heater, you may want to consider several different factors such as, the age, type, brand, the quality of the water supply, the warranty and also how well it has been maintained. If you have a water softener that uses salt it can also shorten the life of your water heater since salt is added to the water that goes to the unit. If your water heater leaks from the water supply lines on top it can often be repaired.
Hot water circulating systems use a pump that circulates hot water from the water heater through the hot water piping and back to the water heater through a return line which is an additional length of pipe that runs from the furthest fixture back to the bottom of the water heater. It ensures a quick delivery of hot water to all hot faucets in the house so there is no wait time and wasted cold water sent down the drain If you do not have a re-circulation system presently, there are after market kits that we can install to give you same benefits at a reasonable cost.
Thermal expansion tank
Thermal expansion can cause a faucet to leak or set off the relief valve on hot water heaters. It can also be responsible for many other plumbing related problems as well. Thermal expansion occurs when your water heater heats the water. As water heats up it expands and since the water in the water heater is not open to outside atmosphere like an open pot or kettle pressure builds, and the water has no place to go. This causes the pressure to increase in water lines and once it reaches 150 pounds per square inch (psi) the pressure will escape through the P&T valve on the water heater. You can install a thermal expansion tank on your hot water heater to prevent such an expansion. This tank allows the expanding water and excess pressure to have a place to go and keeps the existing water pressure at its existing pressure throughout the heating cycle. A pressure-reducing valve may also be required if your water pressure exceeds 75 pounds per square inch (psi).
Natural Gas Water Heater
Natural gas water heaters are commonly used in homes. The most common sizes are 30, 40, 50 and 75 gallons. A 40 or 50 gallon size is enough for most houses. If you need more than 75 gallons, and space allows, you may be able to install a 100 gallon water heater. If there is not enough space and up sizing of the venting system allows, you may be able to use two 50 gallons water heaters for your home instead.
Mobil Home Gas Water Heater
Mobile Homes commonly use 30 or 40 gallon water heaters. Some cities require only water heaters that are specifically designed for Mobile Homes to be installed. If you want to use an alternate type water heater, it’s a good idea to check with your local inspector first.
Propane Water Heater
A Propane water heater is commonly used in homes that are not connected to the city natural gas system and the home owner does not wish to use an electric water heater. These water heaters come in the same sizes as natural gas water heaters.
Electric Water Heater
An Electric water heater utilizes heat produced by the flow of electricity through a high resistance wire contained in the lower and upper heating elements to heat the storage tank containing cold water. An electric water heater is used when there is no natural gas or propane gas available. Many condos, and houses not connected to the city gas service may have electric water heaters. Some condos may have gas in them for the dryer or cook top but due to venting restrictions for the water heater these same condos may have an electric water heater.
Tankless Water Heater
In a traditional water heater system you have to pay the costs associated with keeping the hot water hot while stored in a tank, until it’s needed. One of the benefits of a Tankless water heater system is it heats the water as you use it, without a storage tank, so there is no wasted energy that would be used to keep the water in the tank heated. Tankless water heaters are available in various sizes and can use natural gas, propane and even electricity.