There’s nothing more disappointing than looking forward to a hot shower only to realize that your hot water heater is not working properly. If you’re experiencing problems like no hot water, not enough hot water, inconsistent water pressure, rusty-colored or foul-smelling water, it’s definitely time to take a look to see what’s going on. The skilled plumbers at Calhoun Plumbing can diagnose your hot water problems and determine if it’s repair-worthy or time to replace the entire water heater.
The mechanics of a hot water heater are pretty simple. The fuel, electricity or gas, is run to the heating element, which then regulates the temperature of the water in the tank. So diagnosing the reason for a lack of hot water comes down to the heating element getting the proper energy to run or the heating element functioning properly. Any other repairs to your tank would warrant a replacement of the water tank.
The average life of a water heater is about 7-10 years. If you find yourself having frequent hot water issues, increasing utility bills, and ongoing repairs, it’s time to consider replacing the entire unit. A good rule of thumb is if repairs exceed 50% of the cost of a new water heater, then replace it. If the tank is rusty, corroded or leaking, it’s beyond repair. The good news is that today’s water heaters are much more energy-efficient than their predecessors and last longer. The team at Calhoun Plumbing can help you choose the best water heater for your home and family and give you an estimate of the cost including installation.
Calhoun Plumbing has over 25 years of experience serving the plumbing needs of Central Ohio. We offer 24/7 emergency plumbing services as well as general plumbing services that include backed up sewer and drain, leak detection, excavation services, and other general plumbing services like bathroom repairs, kitchen sinks, backflow testing and more. If you are looking for a local plumbing company that you can trust and who you can call 24/7, Calhoun Plumbing is here to help.