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Water Heaters

Water Heater Repair in Richmond, VA

Emergency Replacement & New Installation in Mechanicsville & Virginia

Without water heaters, it’s safe to say that your life could grind to a halt pretty quickly. So when your water heater starts acting erratically, stops producing hot water, or springs a potentially dangerous leak, you shouldn’t hesitate to seek professional help. When you’re looking for a reliable name in water heater services, Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing is the name to call.

When it comes to water heater repair in Richmond, the team at Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing can’t be matched. Our team of experts solely focus on water heater services, meaning they know these systems inside and out, and can provide you with the repair you need or the perfect replacement system. 

We have never come across an issue we couldn’t solve, and we work quickly to accurately diagnose your issue and make the best professional recommendation we can. We never waver from our commitment to honest, fast service, and you can be sure our advice is our best professional recommendations based on your situation.

How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

A water heater is an essential part of any home, providing hot water for everything from cooking and cleaning to bathing and laundry. But how long does a water heater last? The answer depends on a number of factors, including the type of water heater, the quality of the unit, and the amount of use it gets. On average, a traditional storage water heater will last between 8 and 12 years. However, some tankless water heaters can last 20 years or more with proper maintenance.

Over time, sediment will build up in your water heater, and this can lead to a number of problems. The first is that it reduces the efficiency of the heater, because the sediment acts as an insulator, preventing heat from transferring to the water. This means that your water heater will have to work harder to maintain water temperature, leading to higher energy bills. Additionally, sediment buildup can eventually cause the water heater to fail prematurely. When sediment accumulates on the bottom of the tank, it can cause the heating element to overheat and break down. 

With that said, it's important to have your water heater regularly serviced to remove any sediment buildup and extend its lifespan.

If your water heater is experiencing a problem, don’t hesitate to call Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing! Dial (804) 277-2458 or contact online today to schedule water heater repair or replacement service in Richmond.

What are Common Water Heater Issues

Water heaters can and do break, and you shouldn’t hesitate to get the help you need when they do. Sometimes a connection may lose some solidity. Other times you might have a faulty pilot light or heating element. Whatever you might be dealing with, you can count on Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing to get to the bottom of your issue and get you the fix you can trust. 

We make sure your water heater is working properly again and that your supply of hot water is both safe and secure.

We fix all types of issues. Common water heater problems include:

  • Inconsistent temperatures
  • Poor quality hot water
  • Strange smells or tastes in hot water
  • Ignition or startup failures
  • Thermostat problems
  • Failed or faulty pressure valves

There is one problem we do not recommend repairing: a leaking tank. Leaking tanks are incredibly difficult to fix, and doing so is both expensive and ruins a heater’s energy efficiency. Plus, a leaking tank is likely weak in other locations too, so fixing one leak will only temporarily solve the problem. When your tank springs a leak, give us a call to discuss a water heater replacement service.

Call (804) 277-2458 today to schedule your Richmond, VA water heater repair or replacement service!

When Should You Replace Your Water Heater?

Even if you get routine maintenance, it can be difficult to identify the point when you need to replace your water heater. However, there are a few tips that can help you recognize when your unit is on its last leg. It's important to be aware of these signs because a completely rusted water heater can leak and cause extensive water damage.

Our Richmond water heater installation experts recommend replacing your unit when:

  • Your unit is approaching the later end of its standard lifespan--electric water heaters can last anywhere from 10-15 years and gas water heaters can last 8-12 years
  • Your unit produces rusty water, which is often a sign that the tank is rusting and in danger of leaking due to corrosion
  • Your unit does not produce enough hot water, which could be an indication that sediment has built up inside which takes up space and prevents water from heating up
  • Your unit makes unusual noises, such as rumbling or banging
  • Your unit is leaking

Quality Water Heater Installations Throughout Richmond

How long can you reasonably expect a water heater to last? 20 years? 15 years? Most people are surprised when they learn that the average lifespan of a water heater is usually around eight to ten years. That means you’ll probably need to replace your water heater approximately once per decade due to wear and tear taking their toll on your system. When that time comes for you, turn to the pros at Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing—we offer high-quality water heater installation services in that take care of the hard work for you and get you the new tank you need.

We handle everything from selecting the perfect replacement unit to inspecting your water heater’s connections to installing and maintaining safety features like overflow drains and pressure valves. We also help with proper permitting and getting the documentation you need in order to ensure your water heater replacement is done in accordance with building codes and safety regulations.

How Often Should I Have My Water Heater Flushed?

It is recommended to flush your water heater at least once a year. Ideally water heaters should be flushed every six months. Water heaters need to be flushed to prolong the life of the water heater and prevent issues that sediment build up can cause over time.

Blazer Heating, Air, and Plumbing is proud to be the name the area can count on for quality Richmond water heater installation solutions! Contact us today.

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