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Do You Need a Water Heater?

January 9, 2018 water heater installation

Water heaters definitely come in handy in cooler climates. You can also say good bye to early morning cold showers when you have a water heater installed. Here are some things to consider just in case you need a water heater.

Plumbing concerns

Installation

The first thing that you have to look into is proper installation. Once you are certain that you need a water heater, call a professional plumber to do the job for you. This can be quite a tedious process so make sure you have a reliable plumber to do the work.

Heater expansion tank

Here is another thing that you can ask your plumber for expert advice. What you have to know is that water expands once heated. This can cause plumbing problems in the long run due to the added pressure caused by thermal expansion. To avert breakdown of pipes after years of water heater usage, having a water heater expansion tank would be a great idea.  Here is how it works:

  • The tank becomes an added reservoir just in case the normal pipeline cannot contain the water volume. Excess water is a natural result of thermal expansion so having an extra receptacle would come in handy.
  • The tank can also be a buffer of sorts for added water pressure due to heating. This would ease the pressure applied to pipelines, protecting them from damage.

Installing a heater expansion tank will add to the expense of installing a water heater but the benefits justify the extra cash. For one, you can save on costly repair of damaged pipelines in the long run. This makes the installation of tanks totally worth the investment.

New heater needed

There are those who have long decided that they need water heaters for their home. After years of enjoying this added fixture, there might come a time that homeowners will have to replace them. Here are some signs that water heater replacements are in order:

  • Constant repair to keep the water heater going
  • The usual shelf life of a water heater is 15 years. After that, you NEED to replace your heater.
  • Leaks
  • Rusty water or sediments coming out of the heater. May have sandy or muddy texture.
  • Water not heating fast enough
  • Water has metallic or rusty smell

Depending on the make and brand of your water heater, you typically can replace it every 10 years or so. You can consult a professional plumber about what specific brands tend to last longer with optimum output. Installation of both heater and tank is also a factor. Avert premature damage to your water heater and pipelines by hiring professional and experienced plumbers.

Call in the experts

Whenever you are ready, consult with a reliable plumber regarding use, brand, and cost of water heater installation. If you are anywhere near Newcastle, Macquarie, Central Coast, and the Hunter Valley regions, Green Planet Plumbing got you covered. We can give you expert advice in both water heater and tank installation any time of the day.  Contact us today to speak with a representative!

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