Rhode Island Water Heater Replacement, Warwick RI
We’re a third-generation, family owned and operated Warwick plumbing company offering a variety of plumbing services throughout Rhode Island for over 45 years. We’re proud of our Better Business Bureau A+ rating and strive to provide our customers with the highest quality workmanship and customer service.
Why Consider Us for Your Water Heater Replacement?
Evergreen Plumbing and Heating offers prompt, professional water heater replacement and repair services in Warwick and the entire state of Rhode Island. When you call us for your water heater repair or replacement needs, you can rest easy knowing:
- Your call will be answered by one of our friendly customer service representatives 24/7
- You’ll never pay extra for after-hours or weekend emergency plumbing services
- The plumber who arrives at your home will be honest and ethical, and will never try to sell you plumbing services you don’t actually need
- Our plumbers are fully licensed and insured
- We’ll stand behind our work with a full 1-year parts and labor guarantee
- We’ll be there fast – in 2 hours or less in most cases
for Water Heater Replacement in Rhode Island
Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?
Residential water heaters are designed to provide years of reliable service. Water heaters have very few components and no moving parts to speak of; however, sediment build up, heat stress and corrosion can affect your unit’s performance over time.
A gradual decline in your unit’s output of hot water may be an indication of mineral sediment buildup or a thinning of the insulation around your water heater’s reservoir tank.
A sudden loss of hot water could indicate a failed thermostat or heating element.
Leaks around the water inlet and outlet pipes can usually be fixed by simply tightening the connections; however, small leaks that have gone unnoticed for a long time can cause the pipes to rust to the point where the entire unit needs to be replaced.
Electric water heaters can also be damaged by electrical surges caused by lightning strikes. In some cases, these surges can be enough to raise the voltage of your water heater’s heating element to the point that it fails.
In most cases, these problems can be fixed by a qualified plumber and don’t require that you replace your water heater.
At some point, however, even the most expensive, top-or-the-line water heater will need to be replaced. Pooling water beneath the water heater can be a sign that the holding tank itself has failed, which will require that the entire unit be replaced.
Rust colored water flowing from your faucets is also indications that it’s time to replace your water heater. By the time you begin to notice the presence of rust, the problem has likely progressed to the point that a repair is no longer an option.
Water Heater Replacement – What to Consider
There are a number of things to consider when replacing your water heater.
Do you want to replace your current water heater with a traditional electric or gas water heater, or with a tankless unit? Tankless water heaters are the most energy efficient option, but they require that your home be plumbed for natural gas. Tankless water heaters are also costlier to install than traditional gas and electric units.
What capacity tank will be sufficient for your family’s hot water needs? Forty-gallon and 50-gallon hot water heaters are the most common sizes for residential use.
What recovery rate is appropriate for your needs? The recovery rate refers to the number of gallons the unit will heat in an hour.
How much space is available for your replacement water heater? If you’re considering upgrading to a larger unit, be sure you have enough space to accommodate the new unit. Last year, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) enacted new energy efficiency mandates aimed at lower energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. As a result, new replacement water heaters will not only be more energy efficient, they will also be larger.
For prompt, professional water heater replacement in Rhode Island, call the professionals at Evergreen Plumbing and Heating.
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