Pittsburgh Residential and Commercial Hot Water Heater Installation
Need a new water heater? Our expert water heater installation team will have a new water heater installed in your Pittsburgh area home or business quickly!
The average water heater lasts 7-10 years, depending on how well it has been maintained. Components can corrode or break down over time, which means either a repair or replacement is in order.
How can you tell if you need a water heater installation and replacement expert? Read on to find out.
What are signs you need a new water heater?
- Rust or sediment in water
Your water heater tank may have accumulated sediment and abrasive minerals over time, especially if you have untreated hard water. Flushing the tank will help reduce the sediment, but if the buildup has started to corrode the tank and it is leaking, repair will not help. In this case, replacing the entire unit is more cost efficient.
- Inconsistent water temperature
Is your water heater failing to provide hot water at the usual temperature? Do you experience inconsistent water temperatures? There is likely a problem with the heating element. If there is no hot water at all, contact us for an immediate inspection.
- Leaking tank
A leaking water heater tank is often difficult to repair and will require you to replace your entire water heater unit. If a leaking tank is not handled right away, the tank can burst and result in greater water damage.
How do you choose the right unit?
To determine the type of water heater that’s right for you, we will need to look at different factors. We look at household size and figure out the peak times of water usage. For example, with a busy family of four, you will want a water heater that can handle that demand. This takes into account the amount of laundry done on a regular basis, as well as the amount of water used during showers and baths.
We determine peak hour demand based on the amount of hot water used during the busiest times in your home. An average shower uses around 10 gallons of hot water. In a family of four, two half-hour showers could potentially use 20 gallons of hot water.
What are the Benefits of Professional Water Heater Installation?
Our licensed plumbers are qualified to handle all water heater problems, including replacement tasks. We will make sure your new unit is installed according to code, and that it is able to provide years of efficient service.
Installing your new water heater requires detailed work, as the unit will need to be connected to your home’s water system as well as the gas or electric lines. This is a job that should only be handled by a licensed plumber who can make sure the job complies with all safety codes.
We also witness several instances where an improperly installed water heater contributed to problems that could have been avoided. Our experienced plumbers will ensure your new water heater is installed correctly so you don’t have to worry about unexpected problems.
Do you need to replace an older water heater? We’ll help you find the right unit to fit your home or business’ needs and make sure it is installed properly. Call us today at 412.287.3301!