Is It Time for a Replacement?
While there are many water heater issues that can be repaired, there are also times when your unit will need to be replaced. If you have a tank that is more than 10 years old, or if there is a leak in the actual tank, the best solution will be to install a new one. If there is any water beneath the unit, then it is a tell-tale sign that it needs to be replaced.
Installation of a new water heater offers an array of benefits. Some of these benefits include:
These make a compelling case to go head and invest in a new unit.
Water Heater Maintenance: It is a Smart Investment!
There is no question your water heater is a crucial part of your home. As a result, ensuring it is properly maintained is essential. Our team can provide regular and ongoing maintenance for your unit and ensure it is running efficiently throughout the year. Some of the top maintenance tasks we offer include:
Check the Unit’s Temperature
St. Charles Water Heaters can check the thermostat during service, but recommend you do this occasionally, too. There are some manufacturers that set the temperature to the 140 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the default setting. This is much hotter than most households really need. If the temperatures of the unit are too high, it can cause scalding along with increased mineral buildup and pipe corrosion. We recommend a setting of no more than 120 F. This prevents damage to your tank and will help you save a lot on water heating costs.
Regularly Drain Your Tank
When our team provides service for your water heater, we can flush out approximately 25% of the water in the tank. You can also do this on your own. However, if you aren’t sure how or don’t know the steps to take, we will be happy to handle the process for you.
Testing the Pressure Relief Valve
It is essential to make sure the pressure relief valve is working properly. It should release a single quick burst of the hot water into the drainpipe once you raise and then lower the test lever. While our team can handle this when we provide service, it is a good idea for you to test it on your own too.
Remember, water heaters are complex systems. As a result, they require a lot of attention, time and maintenance. If you do not have the ability or time to do this on your own, we will handle it for you.
Professional Water Heater Services
When it comes to your water heater, you cannot afford to take chances. If you notice a problem, the best thing you can do is call the professionals for service. Our team has the time, ability, and know-how to provide the repairs and maintenance that you want and need for a price you can afford.
If you are not sure what is wrong with your unit, you can call our professional team to inspect the system and find the underlying issue. This is the best way to know not only what is wrong with the system, but also how much it is going to cost to fix the issue.
Our goal is to get your unit working properly as quickly as possible and get your life back to normal. We understand how frustrating it can be to go without hot water, which is why our entire team is dedicated to getting your system running efficiently once again, as quickly as possible. With our help, you do not have to worry about your unit, its efficiency, or the ongoing maintenance that is needed.
Call Us Today to Learn More
Your water heater is a crucial appliance for your home. If it is not working properly, has broken down, or is experiencing other issues, now is the time to call for service. Our team will provide you with the services needed for your home.