Water Heater Installation & Repair Services
Is your water heater leaking from the base? Is your hot water limited to only a few minutes before becoming lukewarm? Plass the Plumber is here to inspect, repair, or install new residential water heaters. We provide water heater repair and replacement services throughout the entire Dutchess County area, Ulster County and surrounding areas. Call 845-454-1090.
We Offer Expert, Reliable Service
Water heaters are designed to last between 7 to 10 years, but hard water can drastically shorten that life span. If you notice even the slightest leak on your water heater, time is already running out. Plass the Plumber has experienced technicians who can evaluate your existing water heater and recommend repair or replacement.
Our technicians can also determine if you have the right size water heater in your home, depending on usage and the number of people living there. For example, a 40 gallon water heater is ideal for two people, but if you have a family of 5, this can tax the water heater and shorten its life expectancy.
When shopping for a new water heater, here are a few points to consider.
Different Style Water Heaters
A. Individual Water Heaters. The heating source can be Gas, Oil, or Electric tank type heaters. Storage tank water heaters are by far the most common type used in residential homes. These systems heat and store water in a tank so that hot water is available to the home at any time. As hot water is drawn from the top of the tank, cold water enters the bottom of the tank and is heated. The heating source can be electricity, gas or oil.
More efficient storage tank water heaters can perform as much as 40 percent better than conventional models. An energy-efficient model will typically have one or more of the following features:
- extra tank insulation for better heat retention and less standby loss (loss of heat through the walls of the tank
- a better heat exchanger to transfer more heat from the energy source to the water
- factory-installed heat traps, which allow water to flow into the tank but prevent unwanted flow of hot water out of the tank
B. Boilers with Domestic Water Heating Coils. Many people who use hot water boilers for their heat also use a domestic hot water coil in their boiler which produces hot water for domestic use such as showers, washing clothes, dishes, and other hot water domestic uses. The hot boiler boiler domestic coil is located inside the boiler heat exchanger and uses a constant supply of water from the city or pump and heats this water as it passes through the coil.
C. Indirect Hot Water Tank operates as a separate zone off the Boiler – very efficient. Indirect Hot Water Tanks – An indirect storage tank is a hot water heating device that does not have its own heat source. Indirect tanks are typically connected to a boiler that provides the heat energy through piping connected to the tank. The tank incorporates a stainless steel heat exchanger which transfers the heat energy from the boiler water to the water inside of the tank. The transfer of heat is very efficient.
D. Tankless Heater usually uses gas or electric for operation. Our Tankless Water Heaters provide a continuous supply of hot water only as it is needed. Tankless Water Heaters don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. As a result, on demand water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water; however, a demand water heater’s output limits the flow rate. Typically, demand water heaters provide hot water at a rate of 2–5 gallons per minute.
Call Plass the Plumber to repair or replace your Water Heater. We are the top choice for all your water heater needs. If you do choose to purchase a water heater from a big box store and there is a problem with that unit, you the customer will have to deal with the factory direct to get any repair parts. During which time you will have no hot water. Plass the Plumber has heaters that are guaranteed to work and if there is a problem, and we have repair parts in stock.
A water heater is a mechanical device. All mechanical devices need to be maintained We suggest a scheduled checkup annually on your water heater. To be safe and have the most efficient setup possible, check the following for your water heater:
- Very hot water temperatures can cause burns. Most experts recommend that hot water temperature should not exceed 120° F. Temperatures higher than 120° F can burn a child, or an adult quite severely, and quite quickly. Setting the hot water temperature lower means a savings in energy bills. However, a lower temperature does mean you will run out of hot water more quickly.
- Flushing your Water Heater once every year will make your water heater last a lot longer. Draining your water heater cleans out the sediment that collects in the bottom of the tank and also makes your water heater run more efficiently. All water heater manufacturers recommend that you flush the sediment from your water heater at least once a year. This should usually be done by a local plumber because not only is there a chance of scalding, but there is also a big mess to clean up if you don’t run the hoses right.
- Have your anode rod checked annually. An anode rod is a sacrificial rod placed in your heater designed to deteriorate before your tank does. If your anode rod goes bad, the tank is not far behind it.
- There are certain actions you can take to prolong the life of your water heater. Examples would be to check the expansion tanks, pressure reducing valves, and maintenance.
Preparing Your Home for Winter
Have your Heating System Professionally Serviced regularly. Having your heating system cleaned and serviced regularly could reduce your fuel costs. Getting your system professionally serviced in the fall reduces the likelihood of needing emergency service come January.