Water Heater Replacement2018-06-21T13:19:02+00:00

Water Heater Replacement Services

Water Heater Replacement Services

Water heater services you can always trust.

When you need a water heater replacement, calling a professional like Einstein Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling is the best move you can do.

Our expert plumbers and water heater technicians can work on all types of water heaters including solar, hybrid, heat pump, tankless and standard tank models. We can help you replace and install a new water heater that’s perfect for your home.

Most times it’s difficult to determine whether it’s best to repair your existing water heater or replace it with a new one. Traditional tank-style water heaters have a lifespan of about 7-10 years, and a tankless water heater may last up to 20 years. If you detect that your water heater is nearing the end of its expected lifespan, it may be worthwhile to invest in a new model rather than paying for repeated repairs.

Residential and Commercial Plumbing Services

We’ve put together some useful tips to help you in troubleshooting your gas or electric water heater issues. It will also help you to identify when water heater replacement may be in order. Remember, if you perform regular maintenance, you can increase the life of your water heater.

The most common water heater problem is insufficient hot water. A faulty thermostat or defective heating element is usually causing this. Take note of the following when your water is not hot enough:

Electric Water Heater Replacement

  • Check if the power is connected, the breaker is on, or the fuse is working.
  • Adjust the thermostat to the recommended 120 degrees.
  • Flush the tank and remove sediment from the tank. This will be difficult and time-consuming. The drain valve only has a 1/4 inch hole for water to come through causing sediment to block the hole as it begins flowing out.
  • Insulate the water heater pipes with foam pipe sleeves.
  • Replace the heating element or thermostat.

Gas Water Heater Replacement

  • Check if the gas is connected and the pilot light is lit.
  • Flush the tank and remove sediment from the tank.
  • Insulate the water heater pipes with foam pipe sleeves.
  • Clean the gas burner and replace the thermocouple, a safety device that shuts off the gas automatically if the pilot light goes out.
  • Increase the temperature setting on the thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Some other common problems that may need repair or replacement include:

  • Unusual noises like the clanging of metal, which means sediment may have accumulated in the tank and the particles are knocking the sides of the tank. Drain the water heater tank until the water becomes clear.
  • Leaking pressure-relief valve can be an indication of other problems, such as high water pressure or a high temperature inside the tank. The T&P valve is an essential safety device. If your T&P valve is leaking or not working, immediately call a professional plumber to inspect and evaluate the problem.
  • Leaking water supply pipes. Tighten the fittings, or if that doesn’t solve the problem, turn off the water and replace the fittings. There are several different connection fittings sold today that do not need soldering. However, remember that these are mechanical devices and they can fail, whereas a professionally made solder joint will last for many years.

If you have a tank-style water heater and you’re tired of spending money to heat water when you’re not using it, you may consider upgrading to a tankless water heater instead of repairing your old one.

Things to Consider before Buying a New Water Heater

  • Gallon Capacity: 40 to 50-gallon heaters are the most common
  • Recovery Rate: the number of gallons the unit will heat in an hour
  • Energy Efficiency Ratings: a sticker on the side should list the estimated annual cost of operation for the unit

At Einstein Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling, we proudly offer a full range of water heater replacement, repair, or installation services for all types of water heating solutions. Our certified technicians will help you choose the best option for your home, family size, and budget.

Looking for a licensed plumber near you?

We provide residential and commercial plumbing services in Oregon, Washington, and Nevada.

Questions, or need to schedule an appointment? Give us a call (888) 671-7767