Water Heater Repair & Installation Services in West Chester, PA & Other Areas

Water HeaterMost homeowners probably cannot even imagine living in a world where they’d have to start a fire in order to heat water every time they wanted to bathe or do the dishes, nor would they want to imagine such a scenario even if they could. Fortunately for all of us, the modern water heater means enjoying a bountiful supply of hot water in our homes without anything near that level of inconvenience. Are you having issues with your hot water heater? We offer water heater repair, installation, and plumbing services in Pennsylvania. WM Henderson offers plumbing solutions in locations such as West Chester, Darby, Brookhaven, Coatesville, Lansdowne, and Clifton Heights.

Your water heater really is only as good as the water heater repair services that it receives. That is why we strongly suggest that you schedule your water heater repair and installation services with a member of our plumbing staff. When one of the professional service technicians here at Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc. installs and services your water heater, you can count on the system to provide you with the efficient, effective, and dependable performance that you demand.

Do you need water heater services in Delaware County & The Main Line? Just call Wm. Henderson Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Inc.

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Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home

Even if you invest in a great water heater from a top manufacturer in the field, it is possible to receive a subpar performance from it. This is because choosing the right water heater for your needs is every bit as important as choosing a well–designed and manufactured water heater. The size of your water heater, for instance, plays a huge role in determining its success. If it is either too small or, to the surprise of some, too big for your needs, you risk reduced efficiency levels, excessive wear and tear, and other water heater repair problems. Need assistance selecting a system? Our team offers water heater repair and installation services for homes in Pennsylvania in locations such as Folcroft, West Chester, Conshohocken, Brookhaven, and Glenolden.

Water Heater RepairTraditional & Tankless Water Heater Repair & Installation Services

Whichever water heater you finally decide upon, you can count on our staff to install it in your home and to integrate it into the existing plumbing system with the greatest of care. We will make certain that your water heater is of the right size for your needs, and that it is not at risk of developing leaks at connection points or creating other issues that stem from a subpar water heater services.

Do you have an old water heater that you are looking to get rid of? No problem! We can handle your traditional and tankless water heater repair or installation requirements. We also offer other plumbing services such as gas line repair, garbage disposal installation, water softener installation, and sump pump repair, and water line repair.

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Tankless Water Heater Repair & Installation Services

Choosing the right type of system is important, too. Many homeowners choose to stick with the traditional tank water heater, an affordable and reliable model. Others, though, are drawn in by the efficiency and compact design of the tankless water heater. You can take water heating efficiency to the next level by choosing a heat pump water heater, as well, with such systems using the existing heat in the air surrounding them in order to heat the water. WM Henderson provides trustworthy tankless water heater repair services in areas such as Lansdowne, Brookhaven, West Chester, Clifton Heights, and Folcroft, Pennsylvania.

Water Heater RepairTypes of Water Heater Sounds & Issues

Popping Noises

If your water heater is producing popping noises, this is an indicator of excess calcium, magnesium, and sediment at the base of your water tank. Once the collection of debris in your water heater becomes severe, it will trap water at the bottom of the tank. When the water becomes trapped beneath the calcium and sediment, the pressure in your water heater will begin to rise. This will cause a popping noise to form while the water heater is activated.

The only way to eliminate a collection of sediment in your water tank is to drain your water heater. However, this may not resolve the problem if the magnesium and calcium buildup is too large. To avoid a water leak or water tank explosion, give our team a call by phone at (484) 206-8594 to receive immediate assistance. WM Henderson provides fast, safe, and trusted water heater repair services to homes in West Chester and other areas of Pennsylvania.

Cracking Sounds

Gas water heaters feature a burner that is utilized to increase the temperature of incoming water in your water tank. If you hear a cracking noise, this is an indicator of water or moisture on your gas burner. This is a normal sound to hear while your water heater is operating.

Sizzling Noises

A sizzling noise is usually an indication of a severe leak in your water heater. This sound is produced when hot water drizzles onto the gas burner. Perform an inspection of the flooring near your water heater to confirm if water is leaking. If you have a low quantity of warm water in your house, this is a signal of a water heater leak.

It’s important to call a certified technician to perform a repair as soon as possible to prevent a high water or utility bill. To prevent damage to your furnace, flooring, and furniture, call a member of our staff by phone at (484) 206-8594 to receive emergency support. The licensed plumbers at WM Henderson provide water heater installation, replacement, and repair services to homeowners in Coatesville and other locations in Pennsylvania.

Screeching Sounds

If your new energy-efficient water heater is producing a screeching sound, this is an indicator that your technician forgot to open the inlet control valve prior to activating your water heater. When the valve is partially closed, the flow of water is restricted through your water lines. This causes a high-pitch screeching noise to form near your water heater.

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Water HeaterOrdinary Water Heater Problems & How to Fix

Extremely Warm or Cold Water

Are you struggling to get warm water in your shower? If your water is not warm enough, we recommend checking the thermostat on your water heater to ensure it’s set to at least 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Adjusting your thermostat should make your showers more comforting and rejuvenating. In addition, setting the thermostat to this temperature will prevent the formation of Legionella and other types of organisms in your water tank.

On the other hand, a water heater may also produce water that is too hot. If you notice the thermostat on your water heater is set to 150 degrees Fahrenheit, we recommend decreasing it to 140 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent third-degree burns. Is your water too hot or cold after you adjust the thermostat? This is a sign of a malfunctioning thermostat or sensor. Call a technician at WM Henderson quickly by phone at (484) 206-8594 to schedule a water heater repair service.

No Warm Water

To avoid the discomfort of taking a cold shower, it’s important to be familiar with various issues that may negatively impact the production of warm water in your home. If you have a gas water heater, a lack of hot water may be due to a malfunctioning thermocouple or a deactivated pilot light. Does your home have an electric hot water heater? A low supply of warm water may be due to a broken heating element.

To properly replace a broken thermocouple or heating element, you will need specialized tools, skills, and training. To avoid the hassle of fixing a broken system, reach a certified technician on our team at (484) 206-8594. The team at WM Henderson will help restore the flow of warm water by performing a gas or electric water heater installation or repair.

Insufficient Warm Water PressureInsufficient Warm Water Pressure

Although insufficient warm water pressure is not an ordinary issue, it is caused by galvanized pipes that are too small. If you own an older house and have low hot water pressure, this may be due to old ½-inch diameter pipes that are connected to your water heater. To increase your water pressure in your house, you may be required to invest in new ¾-inch water lines to enhance the flow of warm water to your fixtures.

Water Odors

If the water from your fixtures and faucets smells unpleasant, this may be an indicator of a large quantity of bacteria in the tank of your water heater. To eliminate the odors in your water, flush the water from the tank to eliminate sediment, bacteria, calcium, and magnesium from the water heater. Do you still notice a strange smell in your water? Give the expert plumbers at WM Henderson a call by phone at (484) 206-8594 to receive support. We provide trustworthy water heater services to homes in areas of Pennsylvania such as Conshohocken, West Chester, Broomall, and Coatesville.

Loose Pipes & Valves

While it may be more common for water leaks to occur near the bottom of the water heater, it is also possible for leaks to form near the top of the system. This issue may be due to an insecure inlet pipe, malfunctioning temperature and pressure relief valve, or a loose outlet pipe. Loose lines, valves, and other types of water heater repairs can be easily performed by an emergency plumber in your area.

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Gas Water Heater SizesGas 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.

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 a 80 gallon electric hot water heater to accommodate your appliances and fixtures.

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What is a First Hour Rating (FHR)?What is a First Hour Rating (FHR)?

A variable to consider prior to installing a new water heater 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.

The First Hour Rating of a water heater is calculated by multiplying the maximum capacity of the hot water tank by 0.70 (70%). Next, add the value to the total recovery rate of the hot water heater. The outcome will be the First Hour Rating of the water heater. The 70% value is the total quantity of warm water the water heater is capable of producing during a peak hour.

When you utilize warm water to shower or wash dishes, a supply of warm water is pushed out of the hot water tank. Next, incoming cold water will enter the from the base of the water tank to replace the warm water. This will cause the total temperature of the water in the water tank to decrease. If you exceed 70% or more of the warm water capacity of the tank, you will run out of hot water in your house.

The remainder of the water in the tank will be a few degrees colder. A standard water heater is designed to decrease the temperature of your water by 20 degrees or more once 70% of the hot water is gone. To avoid the discomfort of a cold shower, it’s important to purchase a hot water heater that is large enough for your family. If you have a low supply of warm water in your household, give our team a call by phone at (484) 206-8594 to receive assistance. We offer dependable water heater repair and installation services in areas of Pennsylvania such as Conshohocken, West Chester, Broomall, and Coatesville.

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Gas Water Heater AdvantagesGas Water Heater Advantages

Gas water heaters provide a superior recovery rate when compared to electric hot water heaters. The recovery rate is a metric that is utilized to measure the total amount of time it takes to fill a water tank with warm water once it’s used. A standard gas water heater is engineered to heat a 50 gallon water tank in a single hour. This type of water heater is also preferred by many homeowners because it is designed to provide warm water during a power outage. In addition, gas water heaters cost less to operate on a monthly basis when compared to electric heaters.

Electric Water Heater Advantages

The low upfront cost of an electric water heater is appealing to many people. This type of water heater is also easier to install when compared to gas heaters. To properly install a gas heater, a licensed plumber is required to run a gas line to a local city or suburb. On the other hand, an electric water heater only requires a secure electrical connection and water lines. In addition, electric water heaters are designed to convert a majority of incoming energy into hot water.

Although the total cost of natural gas is less than electricity, a gas water heater is less efficient than an electric heater because a large amount of heat energy is wasted during the venting process. The team of licensed plumbers at WM Henderson have the knowledge and skills to help you decide between gas and electric water heaters. Give our team of contactors a call by phone at (484) 206-8594 to receive help. WM Henderson provides fast, safe, and trusted water heater installation and repair services in Coatesville and other areas of Pennsylvania.

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Water Heater Repair Services in PennsylvaniaSchedule Water Heater Repair and Maintenance with our Team

When a problem develops with your water heater, no matter how “minor” you may believe this problem to be, you need to schedule a water heater repair immediately. The longer that you wait to schedule any necessary repair services, the worse off your water heater is likely to be. Even “minor” issues, after all, can lead to very serious damages if given the chance. We excel in the diagnosis and repair of all manner of water heater problems.

Additionally, we offer routine water heater maintenance service, which will allow us to tune up your system on a regular basis. By completing this general maintenance, in which your system is thoroughly inspected and various parts tested, adjusted, and cleaned as necessary, we can greatly reduce the risk of problems developing with your system. Call now to learn more about our water heater offerings.

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