Even in the dead of summer, you don’t want to run out of hot water for showering and cleaning! Here at A-Absolute Plumbing, Heating, A/C, Sewer & Drain Cleaning, we keep our New Jersey customers cool at home but warm in their showers with top-notch water heater maintenance. Let us help you keep your family comfortable with these helpful tips for regular maintenance.
How does a water heater work?
A traditional water heater is basically a storage tank that comes equipped with a heating mechanism to warm the water within whenever you need it. There are two varieties of tank water heaters: gas and electric.
An electric water heater is a bit smaller than a gas-powered water heater because a gas unit has a burner on the bottom with a chimney that runs through the tank. Tankless water heaters are another newer option, and they heat within the pipes when the hot water is turned on, rather than storing the water to heat.
How long should it last?
With proper maintenance, a gas-powered water heater is designed to last six to eight years, and an electric water heater can last a bit longer at eight to ten years. Most routine water heater maintenance should be performed by a professional, and we guarantee your complete satisfaction with our work.
If you notice that your water heater is nearing the end of its lifespan, it could be time to look into a new unit. However, as our A-Absolute customers will tell you, we will do what we can to offer repair options rather than replacements for your water heater to help you save money.
Cause for concern
If you are experiencing issues with your water heater, you should call your New Jersey plumbing specialists at A-Absolute for a service visit. The main problem for a water heater would obviously be if the water is not running as hot as usual or not running for as long as needed.
Other causes for concern include banging, clanging or other noises, noticing a puddle in your unit’s drain pan, or experiencing a rust/brown tint to your water. The fix for these issues may be as simple as a tune-up, but our plumbing experts can evaluate your unit for larger issues as well.
If you live in New Jersey and are having problems with your water heater, call the A-Absolute team today at (800) 385-9513 . You can always count on our expert plumbers for speed of service, emergency assistance, quality work, and professionalism.