Santa Barbara Water Heater Repair & Installation
Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning is your local plumbing source for your commercial, industrial, or residential hot water needs. Whether kitchen or bath, shower or faucet, we provide new installations, replacements, and repairs of water heaters. There is no better company to call than Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning. Trust the plumber that other local Santa Barbara County residents rely on. We’re here to help, and a hassle-free appointment is just a phone call away.
In today’s modern world, there are so many choices for selecting a water heater. With various options such as gas, electric, tankless or instant-on, point-of-use or on-demand, and solar, there’s a perfect solution for your home, office, business, and ultimately your lifestyle. We understand the need to weigh all of the options to find the right solution for your budget.
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When to Get a Water Heater Replacement
Your water heater works day and night for years to give you hot water when you need it. And that hard work takes its toll eventually, requiring you to replace the system. But, apart from failure, how do you know when the right time to have it replaced is?
Fortunately, most water heaters give off clues that they’re nearing the end of their lives, and here is what to watch for.
Many factors determine how long a water heater will last, including the water quality, your maintenance schedule, and usage habits. However, the typical lifespan of a water heater is between 8 and 12 years. You can check the serial number on your water heater to determine how old it is, and if it’s getting close to the end, it’s best to replace it before it fails.
If you hear popping or crackling noises coming from the water tank, it’s usually a sign there’s too much sediment buildup. Sediment comes from hard water and wreaks havoc in a water heater. You can generally prevent this problem by flushing the tank regularly, but if the layer is too embedded, you may need to replace it.
Lack of Hot Water
Do you notice that your water heater isn’t providing the amount of hot water as in the past? It could be that your demands have outstripped what the water heater can provide, or it could be that dreaded sediment buildup again. When the sediment layer grows, it takes up space, so there’s less water available.
Your water heater has a sacrificial anode rod device, so named because it protects the tank’s interior lining by attracting corrosive particles to itself. If the rod has corroded to such a point where it can’t do its job, and you fail to replace it, the tank will begin to rust, causing the water to appear rusty. Once the tank starts rusting, there’s no stopping it, and you must replace it as soon as possible to avoid a flood.
One of the best ways to ensure your water heater lasts as long as possible and remains trouble-free is by calling a water heater maintenance company for annual tank flushing and tune-ups.
Water Heater Lowdown
Hot water heaters use a thermodynamic process or transfer of energy to raise the temperature of water above its initial state, utilizing different fuel sources; the most common are gas, oil, electricity, solar, or a combination of these. All of the hot water heater options have advantages and disadvantages. We can help you find a solution to eliminate your hot water heater problems.
Because your water heater is the second-largest expense in your home, accounting for approximately 14-18% of the average family’s utility bill, there are many effective ways to make your electric water heater more energy efficient apart from upgrading to a new model.
In addition to cost-saving tips, Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning can help with new installations, replacements, and repairs of hot water heaters. Sometimes a hot water heater’s repair might justify the cost of replacement. It’s always a good idea to be informed of the different types and options available for purchase and compare its purchase price, installation, operating, and maintenance cost to determine if it’s the right investment.
With so many choices, call the experts at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning for insightful advice on choosing conventional storage water heaters, tankless or on-demand water heaters, heat pump water heaters, solar water heaters, and tankless coil or indirect water heaters. Before you purchase a new water heater or fix a faulty one, it’s a good idea to estimate its lifespan, annual operating costs, and repair or installation fees.
At Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning, we are honest, professional plumbing contractors serving our local community. When considering a plumber, consider the trustworthy plumber Santa Barbara County residents depend on time after time, flush after flush, and shower after shower.