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Are you running out of hot water during your shower? Is your water heater leaking or making weird noises. It may be time to replace your old water heater.

The average residential hot water heater carries a manufacturer’s warranty of about six to eight years, The warranty period should be about half the expected life of the equipment. Over time, water heaters become rusted and will eventually leak. A water heater leaking from the top may be repaired. But if it is leaking from the bottom, it is time for a new water heater installation.

A corroded water heater storage-tank cannot be repaired. However, a burned-out heating element, a leaky pressure-relief valve or a leaky drain might be repaired. As a rule of thumb, you can repair your unit if the labor cost – often not included in the warranty – will be less than $50 per year for the remaining years in the warranty. If not, you should buy a new unit. If your water heater is corroded and the warranty has expired, buy a new water heater.

If you are in the market for a new water heater, you might want to consider a tankless water heater. These systems do not have a traditional water tank: instead, they heat up water whenever you need it. Call it “hot water on demand”.

Our expert technicians always ensure that your water heater is installed correctly and safely, and always in compliance with city building codes, taking into consideration issues including clearance, drip pans if necessary, with correct plumbing and electrical/gas connections. We arrange all necessary building permits.