Water Heater Repair and Replacement
The water heater in your home has an important job, but maintaining it can be easy to overlook. The average household uses up to 100 gallons of water every day. We use this water for bathing, washing dishes, cleaning the house, and drinking. Unfortunately, a malfunctioning water heater can affect your daily routine and create inconvenient situations.
Even with proper maintenance, a water heater may be subject to leaks or insufficient heating. When you come across the need for water heater repair, look no further than Jeffco Enterprises, serving McDonald, PA, and the surrounding areas.
Our team of professional Plumbers knows what it takes to get a water heater running again. We use state-of-the-art tools and techniques to restore your plumbing system the first time around.
The lifespan of a water heater can easily be lengthened with proper maintenance. Jeffco Enterprises can show you the best maintenance practices to keep the water heater functioning as long as possible.
Water Heater Maintenance Practices
The best way to prevent expensive water heater repairs or replacements includes performing regular maintenance. Flushing a water heater at least once a year removes sediment and prevents debris buildup. Sediment can contaminate your home’s water and prevent the water heater from functioning correctly.
Thankfully, water heater maintenance involves a simple and inexpensive process.
Your professional Plumber will shut off the main water during a maintenance service and drain the water tank. With an empty tank, your Plumber will rinse out the sediment and clean away any leftover debris. Finally, we refill your tank, leaving it ready to perform at maximum capacity.
With proper maintenance and a quality system, a water heater can last up to 12 years. It can be easy to forget about scheduling a yearly water heater flush, but this essential maintenance practice will save you both time and money.
Water Heater Repair
Even with proper maintenance practices, a water heater is subject to flaws, especially if more than eight years old. Older water heaters tend to cause more leaks, heating issues, or other problems that could affect more than your home's water.
The most important step to take when facing a water heater problem is to address it right away. Postponing a repair or replacement when your home’s water heater malfunctions can result in more significant issues that could affect your home.
Whether you deal with the water heater leaking or simply not working, Jeffco Enterprises is prepared to help you get your hot water heater repaired.
How Do You Know If You Need a Water Heater Repair?
Scheduling a repair service may be necessary if you notice any of the following.
- Hissing or sizzling noises coming from the water tank
- Excess sediment buildup
- Leaking pipes
- Pressure-relief valve leaks
Whether you have a minor concern or know that you have a more significant issue, reach out to Jeffco Enterprises as soon as possible to prevent the problem from escalating. Addressing the damage as quickly as possible offers the best results when restoring a water heater system.
Water Heater Replacement
Sometimes a quality repair isn’t enough to restore a water heater. A water heater replacement may be your best option if any of the following seem familiar.
The water heater is over ten years old
At best, a high-end water heater will last up to 12 years. If you notice that your water doesn’t heat up as quickly or the water heater doesn’t function as well as it used to, it could be time to upgrade.
You are constantly paying for repairs
A water heater uses a lot of energy. When it constantly needs repairs, you end up paying more money on top of your increasing energy bill. Replacing your current water heater with a more energy-efficient one will not only save you time and money but will be able to heat your water quicker.
Types of Water Heater Installation
When a replacement water heater becomes your best option, Jeffco Enterprises can help you with a variety of water heater installations.
Tankless Water Heater
Tankless water heaters make an ideal option for those looking for a small, energy-efficient water heater. As the name implies, tankless water heaters do not retain water as they instantly heat water that flows through the system.
Another benefit of using a tankless water heater includes the various options you have to power it.
They also use significantly less water than traditional water heaters, saving you money on your water bill.
Electric Water Heaters
Electric water heaters perform similarly to a tankless water heater system but with a water retainer. These small, space-saving devices heat your water through a system of coils.
Gas Water Heaters
A more traditional water heater uses gas to heat your home's water. A gas water heater produces heat by burning fuel through a gas line and warming the water as it flows through.
Installing a new gas water heater will cost more upfront than an electric water heater; however, it requires less maintenance and will generally save you money over time.
Frequently Asked Questions
A water heater replacement will typically cost anywhere between $1,000 and $3,500 depending on the type of system you need and what procedures the Plumber uses to ensure the water heater meets local requirements.
A minor repair like a blown fuse or tripped breaker costs relatively little, typically around $20. Other repairs will range from $100 to $350, depending on the severity of the problem.
- Leaking water
- Water discoloration
- Lack of hot water or irregular temperature
Professional Water Heater Repair in PA
The Jeffco Enterprises Plumbers understand the frustrations and complexities that follow a water heater issue. Our professional Plumbers dedicate their time and skills to ensuring that your plumbing system continues to function correctly and safely.
Whether you need water heater repair or want to learn more about the benefits of a tankless water heater, don't hesitate to reach out to the Jeffco Enterprises team in McDonald, PA!