Having a water heater on the brink is not just a huge inconvenience to your home or business, it is also a potentially expensive endeavor to undertake water heater maintenance, repair or replacement without sound, knowledgeable advice and competent service from the right partner.
Statistics from the US Department of Energy show that the average American household uses 64 gallons of water every day, and spends $400-$600 on water heating every year. In fact, water heating can account for up to 18% of a typical home’s utility bill, making it the second largest household expense.
How do you make sure that you don’t end up with the short end of the proverbial stick, when it comes to knowing what to do when your water heater breaks down? What are the things you should consider when choosing the right plumber for your repair or replacement needs?
Take stock of your situation.
What exactly is happening? When did the problem start? You will need to answer some basic questions when you call someone in to look at the problem. Be ready with the information. You will also need to make yourself available for an on-site evaluation visit. A thorough inspection by A Better Plumber is always your first logical step.
Do your homework.
Know your water heating needs and the various options that are available to you. Often, people only consider repair when a new purchase could be a more viable, cost-efficient option, depending on the circumstances.
How do you know when to repair and when to consider a replacement?
If you have a conventional system that has been in place for the last 10-15 years, you are not alone. The Department of Energy estimates that around 27 million US households have a conventional water heater that is more than 10 years old. With a system of this age, you will want to prepare to replace your water heater, rather than deal with the maintenance challenges that go with aging equipment. Such a system may be causing you additional expenses due to lack of energy efficiency, even on its best days. If you have a newer system in place, repair is normally your best option, unless your system has major issues with leakage, or with its thermostat, circuit breaker, or pilot light.
Also, water heater repair is not for the inexperienced, nor even for the avid DIY’er. It is never a good idea to try your hand at repairing a system that makes use of water and gas or electricity together. Also, there are significant code and safety requirements, including inspection and permit, for repair, removal or replacement of water heaters. The right plumbing partner can ensure that your water heater is properly checked, expertly repaired when needed, and regularly maintained, to ensure safe and worry-free operation.
When considering a replacement, what are the available options?
Today, homeowners can choose from several different types of water heaters.
How do you know what type of water heater would be best for you?
Overall, the main things to consider when choosing the right water heater are fuel type, size, efficiency and cost of installation, operation and maintenance.
Choose the right partner for the job.
How do you select the right plumbing professional?
Finding the right company to repair or replace your water heater is one of the most important decisions you will make for your household. According to Home Advisor, the average water heater repair project in Maryland will cost around $495.
With a faulty water heater, taking cold showers would be the least of your problems, without the right plumbing professional by your side. Here are some of the things that you should consider before you decide on your plumber-of-choice:
Why is A Better Plumber LLC your right partner for your water heater repair and replacement needs?
A Better Plumber LLC offers competent, professional service for all of your residential and commercial plumbing needs. We have been in business serving the Maryland, Northern Virginia and Greater Washington DC area for more than twenty years.
“Better Service, Better Quality, Better Price”.
These things are only some of the many reasons why we are “A Better Plumber”:
A Better Plumber LLC has the best water heater repair and installation services in our coverage area. We are one of only a handful of companies in Lexington Park, MD that specialize in the installation and maintenance of indirect water heaters.
As our many satisfied customers will tell you, there is no better plumber than A Better Plumber.
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