Traditional Water Heater Installation
Many Cincinnati area homeowners often don’t realize how much they rely on their hot water heater – until it breaks down. Suddenly, the nightmare of not having hot water for cleaning, cooking, and, most importantly, taking hot showers becomes a reality.
Whether you need your aging, inefficient hot water heater replaced or you’re looking to install a hot water heater in a new home, the skilled technicians at Adams Heating & Cooling are here to help. Our techs provide timely, efficient, and budget-friendly traditional water heater installation for homes in the Greater Cincinnati area.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment for traditional water heater maintenance, repair, or installation service.
How Long Does a Conventional Water Heater Last?
Several factors ultimately determine the lifespan of a traditional hot water heater, including maintenance, usage, and the make and model. However, on average, tank water heaters last 10-15 years. Once your water heater reaches this age range, consider preemptively replacing it to prevent untimely malfunctions or leaks.
On the other hand, tankless water heaters can last 20 or more years with proper maintenance. These systems don’t have a tank and, instead, heat water instantaneously. Contact our technicians at Adams Heating & Cooling today to learn more about what type of water heater might be best for your Cincinnati area home.
Signs You Should Replace Your Tank Water Heater
Knowing the signs you should replace your tank hot water heater can help you avoid damage or inconvenience caused by leaks or a complete breakdown. Some of the most common signs include:
Just like all of your home’s plumbing, HVAC, or electrical systems, after a while, it’s more practical and cost-effective to stop making repairs and put your money toward the purchase of a new, energy-efficient unit instead.
Rust or Corrosion
Rust or corrosion on the tank or water connections often indicates deterioration which can lead to leaks or even tank failure. Once you spot deterioration, water heater replacement is often the best solution.
As we previously mentioned, water heaters are more prone to developing issues once they surpass 10 years of age. If your unit is between 10-15 years old, it’s time to consider replacement service.
Increased Energy Bills
Tank water heaters become less efficient with age, leading to increased energy consumption and higher utility bills. A deteriorating water heater could be to blame for a sudden spike in energy costs. Contact a licensed plumber to inspect the system and help you decide whether it needs to be repaired or replaced.
Insufficient Hot Water
Your family requires and deserves an almost endless supply of hot water. If your tank water heater can no longer provide enough hot water to meet your household’s needs or the water temperature fluctuates significantly, it could be a sign of internal problems or sediment buildup, indicating the need for replacement.
What to Consider When Buying a Tank Water Heater
Some of the factors you’ll want to consider before buying a new traditional water heater include:
- Fuel type: When choosing between gas and electric tank water heater models, take into account the associated energy costs and other relevant considerations to ensure you select the right type of water heater for your needs.
- Size: To meet your home’s hot water requirements, ensure the water heater’s capacity matches the demands of your household. Larger homes with more occupants typically require larger water heaters. Tank sizes typically range from 20-80 gallons for residential settings.
- Efficiency: The efficiency ratings of water heaters indicate how effectively they heat water. Higher efficiency translates to lower energy consumption and reduced operating costs.
- Costs: Carefully evaluate the upfront costs of different water heater options, factoring in variables such as fuel type, size, and overall system efficiency. Find a water heater that fits within your budgetary constraints.
Regular Maintenance for Your Traditional Water Heater
Our team of professionals is equipped to provide comprehensive maintenance services for your water heater. This includes inspecting the piping and valves, draining the tank to remove sediment buildup, adjusting the temperature settings, and checking the condition of the anode rod. We recommend annual maintenance for your conventional hot water heater to ensure it’s operating properly and efficiently.
Contact Adams Heating & Cooling for Tank Water Heater Installation
A constant flow of hot water will keep your home functional and your family happy. If you’re considering replacing your current traditional water heater, reach out to the qualified technicians at Adams Heating & Cooling today to schedule service in the greater Cincinnati area.