Electric & Gas Water Heater Replacement
Your water heater works year-round to keep you and your family comfortable. When it fails, you don’t want to be in “hot water!”
In order to ensure your water heater works efficiently and effectively for its entire service lifespan, it’s important to partner with a service contractor who has experience with this type of installation. All Time HVAC offers reliable, fast, and affordable hot water heater replacement services in Morris County and Union County, NJ, including the following areas:
- Union Township
How Does a Water Heater Work?
Your hot water heater may seem simple at first glance, but there are actually several complex processes involved in keeping your morning shower comfortable.
The hot water heater’s dip tube directs cold water from your water lines to the bottom of the tank. The heating mechanism within or attached to the tank begins to warm up the water until it’s the temperature selected on the thermostat. The hottest water naturally rises to the top of the tank as it becomes less dense than the colder water at the bottom. Once it reaches the desired temperature, it flows out of the heat-out pipe, which is located at the top of the tank.
In order to prevent excess heat or water buildup, water heaters are built with a pressure relief valve, which helps keep your unit safe. The drain valve is a pipe at the bottom of your water heater used to service the unit and remove sediment and debris that accumulate over time.
As you can see, the components of a water heater all depend on one another, which is why it’s important to schedule regular service. If you don’t stay on top of regular maintenance, your water heater may suffer a breakdown. In that case, replacing internal parts, such as the thermostat or pressure relief valve, may not be enough—you might end up needing to replace your entire unit.
Electric vs. Gas Heaters
Remember that heating mechanism in the tank that causes water to get hot? The difference between electric and gas heaters lies in what that element is powered by. In an electric water heater, the heating element is powered by electricity and lives inside the tank. Gas water heaters use a burner and chimney system powered by gas to get hot.
Should I Repair or Replace My Water Heater?
Sometimes our customers aren’t sure that they need a hot water heater replacement or a hot water heater repair. Our specialists can perform either service. We can help you decide if it’s worth it to invest in a repair or if you’d be better off replacing your old hot water heater.
We can provide gas water heater replacement or electric water heater replacement. In some cases, you may need a water heater thermostat replacement or a water heater pressure valve replacement. We can even help you determine if you need a new tank.
If you live in Morris County or Union County, we can visit your home to inspect your water heater and help you decide on the best course of action.
Signs You Need to Repair Your Water Heater
The good news about water heaters is that they can often be repaired because they don’t have many parts. If your tank is leaking from the top or sides, you might need a water heater thermostat replacement. If your water gets unusually hot or changes rapidly in temperature, you may also need to get a water heater thermostat replacement so that this can be dealt with before it causes any danger. If your electric water heater is taking a long time to heat up your water, the heating element might have burned out and need to be replaced, or you might have sediment inside the tank that needs to be removed via the drain valve.
Should I Repair or Replace My Water Heater?
Leaks can’t always be repaired. If your water heater is leaking from the bottom, this can be a bad sign that the tank itself is damaged. Once the inner lining of the tank is penetrated, the water heater’s tank is no longer effective and should be replaced. In some cases, a water heater pressure relief valve replacement might solve your problem, but more often than not, a leak within your tank necessitates a full hot water heater replacement. Another sign you might be in need of a hot water heater replacement is rusty, foul-smelling, or otherwise unusual water coming from your tap or shower when you turn the temperature to warm or hot. Also, watch out for knocking, banging, or other loud sounds, as these definitely indicate your unit might need to be replaced entirely.
Even though the upfront cost of a hot water heater replacement might seem steeper than the cost of repair, you can actually save money over time. We frequently perform gas water heater replacements that help our customers switch to more energy-efficient solutions. Even if you’re looking for an electric water heater replacement, you can still save a bundle and help the planet while you’re doing it. Talk to us about the most energy-efficient models on the market today!
While there are some home repair tasks that are DIY-friendly, water heater repair and replacement are not something the average Joe or Jane should attempt. Hot water heater replacement is a common task, but it can be a complex job. This is because water heaters are under a lot of pressure and can expel hot steam and water dangerous to touch.
Gas water heater replacement is especially dangerous for homeowners to attempt on their own. If you don’t know exactly what you’re doing during gas water heater replacement, you can end up exposing yourself and your household to carbon monoxide or other deadly toxic chemicals.
Even though carbon monoxide is not at play during electric water heater replacement, electric water heater replacement is not a walk in the park either—it can pose burn and electrocution risks. It’s best to contact us before you try any at-home fixes for water heater problems.
Trust Us For Hot Water Heater Repair and Replacement
When your water heater malfunctions and is beyond repair, you need experienced and fast water heater replacement experts you can count on. If you’re in Morristown, Elizabeth, Union Township, Madison, Dover, Montville, or the surrounding areas, All Time HVAC is here for you. We provide the best residential HVAC services in northern NJ! Plumbing troubles? We also offer affordable plumbing emergency services, such as clogged drain services and toilet and shower repair.
As the leading HVAC checkup company near Morris County and Union County, we have a reputation for outstanding workmanship. We will always stand by the quality of the work we do and the residential services we provide. Contact us today to learn more.