We’ve all heard the stories of broken water heaters that cause damage to flooring and drywall. Not only is this a pain to deal with, but the repairs to walls and floors are an extra cost. These repairs are in addition to replacing the actual hot water heater.
Take preventative measures by performing regular maintenance. This is the best way to ensure your water heater is in good condition year round.
Our certified technicians will perform a diagnostic and tell you if they can fix your water heater, or if it’s time for a replacement.
Priority Service technicians are trained to diagnose and resolve water heater problems on most brands.
Repair or Replace?
After troubleshooting some common issues, how can you know if a repair is enough? How do you know if you might need a water heater replacement? Here are a few things to consider:
Some noise with the water heater is normal, such as when it comes on and begins heating water inside the tank.
Other noises might be a sign of corrosion buildup. As corrosion debris builds inside the tank, less room is available for water capacity. The tank expands and contracts as water heats and cools down and this can create noise.
Leaking at the base, seams or hose joints is a sure-fire sign all is not well with your hot water heater. Las Vegas water can be unforgiving to your household appliances, as it’s water has one of the highest levels of mineral content in the nation.
Make sure there is no leaking from the connecting hoses or overflow pipe. These can be easy fixes.
Leaks are a clear sign your might need a hot water heater replacement.
Appliances get old and breakdown from years of use.
Flushing your water heater every year can help prevent buildup in you water heater. When water heaters reach 10 years of more in age, replacement might be the better solution to costly repairs.
Find the age of your water heater by looking at the label on the unit. Some manufacturers include the date of manufacture on the label.
Others use the first four digits of the serial number to indicate year and week of manufacture.
If in doubt, visit the manufacturer’s website to find information about your appliance. Some manufacturers might include a search field for your serial/model number on their support pages.
Not Enough Hot Water
Nothing is more annoying than to take a shower only to run out of hot water. Running out of hot water is a clear sign that your water heater has issues. A buildup of minerals and corrosion inside the water heater tank can limit the amount of water in the tank.
Less water = less “hot” water.
Don’t be like Frank. End the cold showers and get hot water heater service today.
The high mineral content of Las Vegas water can leave deposits in the tank. There can also be buildup on the joints, hoses and fixtures attached to the water heater.
The buildup of sediment over time can collect inside the water heater, leading to damage and poor operation.
You might notice rust particles in your hot water. Another sign is a metallic taste to the water. If there is rust, chances are you need a new water heater.
To isolate this problem drain water from the water heater into a few five gallon buckets. Observe the water of the third bucket of water.
After filling the third bucket, do you see metal or brownish flakes in the water? If yes, it’s time to order a replacement.
One note: don’t collect water from a faucet. Some homes might have older galvanized pipes, which could be the source of rust.
Save on Your Energy Bill
If it’s time to replace your water heater, your best bet is to shop for an energy efficient model.
Visit the EnergyStar water heaters page. This can be a great start to getting ideas about what’s available.
Different types of water heaters and the energy type they use can make a difference in your energy usage.
For example, an electric water heater uses 25–30 percent of the electricity in your home. Electric units heat and store water that you may not use right away.
A gas hot water heater saves a little more energy, but not much.
With a tankless water heater system, you can reduce your energy usage by up to 50 percent. With a device the size of a briefcase, tankless systems provide hot water when you need it.
Water Heater Installation and Repair for Las Vegas
For water heater repairs and installation, contact Priority Services of Las Vegas. If you’re tired of not getting enough hot water, or want to save money on your energy bill, call (702) 213-9865 today.
We dispose of your old water heater and any old parts after completion of the job.
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