Commonly Asked Questions About Water Heaters
Being an East Hanover homeowner comes with great responsibility. One of those responsibilities is making sure that your house has hot water at all times, which means staying on top of your water heater’s service needs.
The most important thing that you can do in order to make sure you keep yours up and running, is schedule regular service with a reputable local water heater installation and repair company. However, between those appointments, there may be some questions that arise and you should have a basic knowledge of the water heaters in your home.
Water Heater FAQs
You don’t have to work in the plumbing or HVAC industry to know some things about your water heater. Here are some examples of the most commonly asked questions that we get:
- Why can’t I get the same amount of hot water I once did?
- It is a common complaint that we hear, that the tank seems to be unable to produce enough hot water any longer. If you have an older tank, more than likely this is the result of a sediment buildup. The good news is that this is something that can usually be resolved with a tank flush. Once this is done if the problem persists then it is time to let a professional take a look and get to the root of the problem.
- Should I replace my conventional system with a tankless one?
- This is a matter of personal preference. Tankless is more costly up front but you save money on your utility bills in the long run. Many homeowners prefer tankless because you have instant access to hot water and don’t have to live with a large water storage tank in your home. However, if you have a small household, continuing to use a traditional system should be just fine.
- Can I install a water heater on my own?
- It can be done but the real question is should it be done? It is always better to leave this type of work to a residential water heater service professional. You may think you got the job done correctly and never even realize it is not performing the way it should be. Plus, why take any unnecessary risk with your safety or well-being?
- What maintenance does a water heater really need?
- As with just about any mechanical component in your home, the best thing you can do for your water heater is schedule regular tune-up service. There is no way to truly know the current condition without letting a professional monitor it. This is especially true as your system ages. If you want to avoid costly emergency repairs, get proactive about preventative care. Also, do not ignore red flags that could indicate you need repairs. Ignore repair needs and you could be replacing your system instead, and long before it should be time.
Our name, Water Heaters NJ, says it all. So when you need the best in skilled water heater service, give us a call.