Replacing a Water Heater
Before you decide to spend the money to replace a water heater with a gas or electric model or one of the more energy-efficient tankless units, have your heater checked out by experienced professionals. The technicians at Basset Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can perform a multi-point inspection of your water heater. If they find that repairs can solve the situation, the work could save you serious dollars and extend the life of your unit.
Though some handy homeowners may be tempted to do it themselves, water heater installation is better left to the professionals. Electric water heaters involve dealing with 240 volts, and gas water heaters must be installed carefully to avoid gas leaks. The unit also must be properly vented, with enough clearance for drip pans, if they are needed.
Contact the professionals at Basset Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for affordable, expert installation services. We are the team your Colorado Springs neighbors trust.
Note: in Pueblo County, we are unable to install or replace water heaters as it requires a special license from Pueblo. All other locations are eligible for this service.
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If your hot showers are becoming decidedly shorter and you have noticed a rusty color to the water, it is probably time to consider replacing that old water heater. Given that water heaters typically last about 10 years, replacement water heater installation is one of the most sought after home improvements.
Signs of Imminent Failure
When rusty water starts coming out every time you turn on the hot water spigot, it can indicate that the tank of your hot water heater is rusting and could soon spring a leak. Other typical signs of wear and age are that the heater is making a rumbling noise or that there is water accumulating around its base, indicating a leak and the hot water is not lasting as long.
The rumbling sound can come from the buildup of sediment at the tank’s bottom. Constantly reheating the sediment will cause it to harden and bang around in the tank as the water flows. This also forces the heater to work harder to heat the water, making it less efficient and possibly damaging the unit.