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Water Heater Replacement Services

You should consider replacing your water heater if it’s more than 10 years old, has signs of wear, or isn’t producing enough hot water. Other signs that your water heater might need replacing include:
  • Rusty water: This is a sign that your tank is corroded and may be breaking down.
  • Leaks: Water heaters are designed to be airtight, so any leaking is a sign that something has gone wrong.
  • Noises: Popping, knocking, or cracking sounds are common indicators that sediment has built up and is trapping water underneath it.
  • Discolored water: If you notice discoloration when the water is hot, the inside of your water heater may be corroded.
  • Fluctuating water temperatures: If your water comes out as hot as you need it yet other times it comes out lukewarm or even cold, something is wrong with your heater.

If you’re experiencing issues like this or have other questions, reach out to the experts at Aspen Plumbing Services today.

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Facts About Hot Water Heaters

As a homeowner it may be difficult to know when to repair or replace your water heater and that’s why the experts at Aspen Plumbing Services are here to help. Below are some facts about water heaters and if you have questions or suspect you might need your water heater replaced, call our office today.

There are several types of water heaters, including:
  • Storage tank: The most common type, where water is heated and stored in an insulated tank until needed.
  • Tankless: Uses heating coils to heat water as needed, and are more energy-efficient than storage tanks.
  • Heat pump: Captures heat from the air and transfers it to the water, using about 60 percent less energy than standard electric water heaters. 
Gas water heaters can last 8-12 years, while electric water heaters can last 10-15 years. Regular maintenance, such as inspection, draining, and flushing, can help prolong the life of your water heater.

Temperature Release Valve

Heated water in a 40 gallon tank can expand by over half a gallon in size. The temperature release valve serves to relieve this excess pressure.

Seismic Straps

Building codes recommend that water heaters should be braced to prevent damage during seismic activity, where earthquakes are common. To secure the water tank properly, the straps should be fitted to wood blocking strips secured against the near wall. Use heavy-duty steel brackets to support these blocks and fit them against the water heater.

Bollards

If you’ve placed your water heater in your garage or other area where it may need protected from physical damage, bollards are a great way to do so. Most bollards are around 36” high and about 4” in diameter and are usually made out of an impact resistant material. 

Safety Pans

A sturdy heat-resistant drain pan should be placed underneath the water heater in indoor environments. This will protect your floor, and any nearby individuals from the effects of water heater leaks or pressure valve runoffs.

A water heater’s thermostat controls the temperature of the water inside the tank and can normally be found on the front of the unit near the bottom. Normally, you can set the temperature anywhere between 120 and 180 degrees Fahrenheit (49 to 82 degrees Celsius). The water temperature setting recommended by most manufacturers is between 120 to 140 degrees Fahrenheit (49 to 60 degrees Celsius). This is hot enough to be sufficient for household use, but not hot enough that it can pose a scalding risk. 

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At Aspen Plumbing Services, we are dedicated to being the trusted plumbing, soft water and drain cleaning and jetting experts, and have been for over 40 years. We serve all of Jackson County and many surrounding areas and our team works hard to ensure our customers get exactly what they need. From using top-of-the-line equipment to making sure our team is well-trained, we strive to provide 5-star service each and every time. Call us today to schedule your service to find out why we have earned a reputation of integrity and quality work.

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