Water Heater Repair, Replacement & Service in Salt Lake City
Your hot water heater does its job so dependably and so quietly in your Salt Lake City home that you may tend to forget about it — until you turn the faucet on and hear strange noises, or have to contend with rusty or cold water.
That’s the time to call Action Plumbing. You may need a water heater replacement, but you may just simply need water heater repair. Our team of highly qualified technicians has been trained to diagnose water heater problems and quickly determine what needs to be done to get your unit back up and running.
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And we back up our work with a guarantee — that’s how confident we are that our technicians will deliver the results you expect.
Water Heater Tune-Ups
The key to avoiding expensive repairs is to keep your hot water heater well-maintained. As a Salt Lake City Homeowner, one thing you can do to help make sure your hot water heater stays in good shape is to keep the area around it clear. Especially if you have a gas water heater, you need 2 feet of space around it so that it has an adequate oxygen supply to operate efficiently.
You should also drain the tank periodically to prevent sediment from building up and causing problems with operation. Some areas of Salt Lake City have particularly hard water, which puts extra wear on a hot water heater. Not every homeowner is comfortable with draining their tank and cleaning out the sediment, so we perform this service often.
When we do annual hot water heater maintenance, we also test the valves and check them for leaks, check the anode rods for corrosion, and clean air intake filters.
Water Heater Replacement
As great as our team is at maintenance and water heater repairs, the truth is that there comes a time when it doesn’t make good financial sense to keep fixing your unit. If your water heater is at least 10 years old, you may want to consider water heater replacement instead of repair. If you only need simple repairs, then we recommend doing them, but if we have to order expensive parts or your water heater is leaking from the bottom, you are better off getting a new one.
When you’re considering water heater replacement for your Salt Lake City home, you have two main options: standard and tankless.
Standard water heaters take up more space and cost less to buy, but they cost more to operate because they are designed to keep water hot 24/7 for whenever you need it. However, insulating the tank can save you money. Plus, if your water heater uses natural gas rather than electricity, the cost to keep the water hot will be about half as much. However, a gas water heater costs more to buy than an electric one.
A tankless water heater, on the other hand, costs more to buy than a standard water heater, but less to operate because it heats the water for you on-demand, rather than keeping a store of hot water ready at all times.
Tankless water heaters are also much smaller and take up less room than traditional water heaters. In fact, they can be mounted to the wall, which helps free up more floor space.
Plus, their small size means you can get more than one installed in your home. Some Salt Lake City homeowners opt to go this route because it allows them to use more hot water in several locations at once. If you have a large family, you might have more than one person at a time taking a shower, or you might run the dishwasher and the washing machine at the same time. These can tax a tankless water heater.
A tankless water heater can be a great option for small families, plus, they’re more energy-efficient and easy to maintain. But if you don’t have natural gas in your home, you may need to upgrade your electrical capacity for installation. This, however, can be a worthwhile move if you are planning to live in your home for a while.
Rely on Action Plumbing
Action Plumbing, Heating, Air & Electric is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, because plumbing emergencies don’t just happen between 9 and 5. Whether you need hot water heater installation or water heater repair in Salt Lake City, you can count on us to get the job done.
Contact us today for a free estimate or an emergency service.