Are you getting smelly or extremely hot or cold water coming out of your faucets? What about water that’s not hot or pressurized enough? You should be able to count on your plumber to handle any type of replacement project, whether it’s for traditional, tankless, gas, or electric hot water heaters.
Our team of technicians offer innovative water heater installation and replacement services in areas of Pennsylvania such as Drexel Hill, Havertown, Ardmore, Broomall, and West Chester. We can deal with issues that stem from even something as small as loose pipes and valves.
THE 5 ADVANTAGES OF PERFORMING A WATER HEATER INSTALLATION
On the fence as to whether or not you need a brand-new water heater? If you look through this list and feel like the advantages may outweigh the drawbacks for your household, then give us a call to get you started on your switch.
HOT WATER FOR A DECADE
You won’t have to worry about your water heater giving out on you for at least ten to twelve years. And newer models continue to utilize better technology that extends this period. If you’re not sure what your water heater’s warranty is, you can reach out to our team for help.
WILL NOT RUN OUT OF HOT WATER IN THE SHOWER
Being a part of a big household can be great—until it’s time for a shower. Our team of plumbers offers reliable water heater installation services and are committed to helping you find the right size system to ensure you do not need to worry about running out of hot water while you shower. Call our technicians over to your house for a visit and we can advise you on the best size and model.
FITS A GROWING FAMILY
The amount of water that a young couple needs compared to that of a family with two children is starkly different. Be ready for any change to your family size and ensure your water heater is adjusted accordingly. That way, everyone can scrub their dishes clean or enjoy a hot bath after a long day.
It’s no surprise that the quality of older water heaters isn’t up to par with those made in today’s day and age. But, no matter how quiet your water heater once was, it does get louder as it ages. If your water heater has begun making too much noise, contact us for a water heater replacement.
SAVES ON ENERGY & MONEY
Not only are new water heaters quieter, but they’re also more energy-efficient. A benefit of hiring a professional to conduct a water heater replacement is investing in a system that is designed to use less energy. The latest hot water heaters are engineered to utilize less energy to get the same or a greater hot water output than older models. Our team of plumbers offers fast water heater installation solutions in locations such as Wayne, Broomall, Havertown, Drexel Hill, and Newton Square. You can feel a sense of relief knowing you’re playing a part in helping the environment—and your monthly budget!
8 CAUSES OF HOT WATER HEATER LEAKS
Water heater leaks can get expensive with the ongoing water loss and damage. The sooner we can find the source — the better. Here are a few places we recommend inspecting for water leaks before our team of certified plumbers arrive at your home to fix the issue.
When you need to empty your water heater tank of water to clean out the sediments, you’ll use the drain valve. Because of this, if it ever gets loose, some water may begin to leak out. You should be able to tighten this without any trouble. However, if you notice that the water is leaking from the bottom of the valve, it means you’ll need a replacement part. You could do this yourself or have one of our guys do it.
Water heaters are built to withstand some heavy pressure because they’re holding large amounts of hot water moving in and out of the system. In addition to the water, the thick steam coming off of it adds pressure too. If the pressure becomes too high, it can push the water out through cracks, loose parts, and other openings. If the water leak is caused by deterioration in the tank, our team will recommend performing a water heater replacement or installation to prevent water damage in your house.
INTERNAL WATER TANK
You may need a water heater replacement or installation for a leak you can’t even see. That’s because water heater tanks have multiple shell layers. The innermost layer holds the hot water. The next line of defense is a layer of insulation made from foam or a similar material. Topping it all off is the outer metal covering. Normal wear and tear can cause the inside layer to disintegrate and leak, so if you suspect something, give us a call.
OLD WATER HEATER TANK
As your water heater gets older, it grows more susceptible to leaks. This is because it begins to develop rust, mineral build-up, and other forms of corrosion. This occurs naturally because of the long period of usage, but it can happen at an accelerated rate if your household uses a lot of hot water. Our staff of emergency plumbers offer convenient water heater installation services to homeowners in areas of Pennsylvania such as Ardmore, Havertown, Broomall, Drexel Hill, West Chester, and Wayne and are determined to help you prevent floods in your home due to a deteriorated water tank.
Over time, the minuscule pieces of sediments coming through your water system will begin to collect and coagulate in your water heater tank. They’ll end up forming sediment blocks. If you wait too long to do something about it, this could adversely affect your water quality, clog your system, or pop your internal tank. Clean your tank at least once a year so you don’t have to pay more than you have to.
INLET & OUTLET CONNECTIONS
The inlet connections of your water heating system are what carry in cold water to the tank so it can be heated. The outlet connections are what distribute the water throughout your home’s hot water fixtures. Pushing water throughout your pipework leaves a lot of room for connections to loosen up over time. If you don’t have them tightened, then you’ll spend more on hot water you’re not using.
To prevent premature hot water issues and a water heater installation, an anode rod is placed in your system. The job of the anode rod is to absorb all the corrosive materials floating in the water. This way, the rod will deteriorate before the entire tank does. If the entire rod corrodes, water will enter and leak through its area. Replacing it right away will take care of the issue before anything serious should occur.
DAMAGED STORAGE TANK
Some water heaters use glass-lined tanks for (optional) additional storage. If your household needs more hot water than what’s currently available in the internal tank, the extra storage tank will release what’s needed. Because it’s lined in glass, it’s prone to cracking and leaking if the minerals within the water begin to calcify and build up. Watch out for this, as it’s stress on top of the hot water that’s already expanding the glass. Our team of licensed technicians offers fast and convenient water heater installation services for homes in your area. We have the tools and equipment necessary to fix or replace a damaged storage tank.
GAS WATER HEATER SIZES
Water heaters are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate small to large families. If your household contains a total of 2 to 3 people, you should purchase a 40 to 50-gallon gas water heater. On the other hand, a family of 3 to 4 people will require a 50 to 75-gallon gas water heater to preserve a supply of warm water.
If you have 5 or more people living in your home, we recommend purchasing a 75-gallon water tank to ensure there is a sufficient amount of warm water to do laundry, shower and wash dishes. Do not choose a hot water heater size without talking to our team of technicians.
ELECTRIC WATER HEATER SIZES
Various cities and suburbs have limited or no access to a supply of natural gas. Houses in these areas rely on electric water heaters to create and distribute hot water. Families that consist of 2 – 3 people will require a 50-gallon electric water heater to ensure each person receives hot water.
Does your household contain 2 children and 2 adults? We recommend investing in an 80-gallon electric hot water heater to accommodate your appliances and fixtures. There are a large number of variables to consider when you are comparing electric water tank sizes. Do not choose a water heater without talking to a professional on our team.
WHAT IS A FIRST-HOUR RATING (FHR)?
A variable to consider prior to performing a water heater replacement or installation is a metric called First Hour Rating (FHR). This rating is utilized to determine the total quantity of warm water the water heater can create in a single hour. First Hour Ratings are utilized to measure the efficiency of a hot water heater.
This metric will vary based on the maximum capacity of the water heater and recovery rate.
WATER HEATER REPLACEMENT SERVICES
If your water heater is making strange noises or running less than optimally, there’s no need to live with the issue. Get a team member at WM Henderson on the job to perform a water heater installation or replacement to prevent water damage in your living space.
We offer water heater installation options in locations such as Ardmore, Drexel Hill, Wayne, Wynnewood, Broomall, Havertown, and Springfield. In addition, our team of technicians offers water heater repair solutions to homeowners in your neighborhood.
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