The cost of heating the water in your home is the 2nd or 3rd biggest energy expense you have This represents around 13% or more of a typical utility bill for your home.
When you need your water heater repaired or replaced, our trained technicians are here to help. They will arrive to your home in a clean white truck, enter your home with shoe covers, and lay carpets and tarps to protect your property when installing your new water heater. In addition to that:
- Your water heater will be installed up to code.(we pull permits for every installation)
- Your A.B. May Plumber will drain and dispose of the old water heater leaving the area clean and tidy.
- We will fill and test your new water heater to ensure proper operation.
- Your technician will provide you with guidelines for use, care, and maintenance as well as answer any questions or concerns that you may have.
A conventional electric water heater has a life span of about 8-10 years and a gas water heater has an average life span of 6-8 years.
Repair - If your water heater is newer and is not working properly, there are a few common repair issues that may be the problem:
Pilot light on gas water heater goes out
- Circuit breaker trips for an electrical water heater
- Broken thermostat
- Valve sticks
- Burners or heating element fails
Replace - If you have an older water heater, here are a few clues that it is time to replace:
- Rust or corrosion - look to see if there is rust or corrosion around the valves and the inlet / outlet connections. Also, check your water to see if it is turning a rusty color.
- Your hot water heater is leaking - visually inspect your tank to see if there is water leaking anywhere on the tank or on to the floor. If you see water leaking, call a plumber immediately. If left alone, this could lead to big problems.
- Your water just isn't getting hot - If your water is not staying hot for very long or if it is not getting hot at all it is likely that there is problem with your water heater
- Age - if your water heater is near the end of its lifespan, it may be time to replace.
There are several options available to suit your needs. If you are in need of a replacement water heater or are wanting to invest in a water heater that is more efficient and can save you money, one of our Water Heater Experts will go over all of your options. Below, you can review the different types of water heaters that you can choose from.
- Tankless Water Heater
Provides on demand hot water only when you need it. You can shower, wash dishes, and do laundry all at the same time and never have to worry about running out of hot water.
- Conventional Water Heater
Keeps a set amount of water hot every minute of everyday. It is continually heating water to about 120 degrees.
- Hybrid Water Heater
Designed to deliver the most energy savings without having to sacrifice any hot water.