Waters heaters are essential for the well being of you and your family. In fact, the average family living in the United States uses around 100 gallons of hot water a day. From taking a shower to washing dishes, there are several for hot water. While there are different styles, a gas water heater is typically the least expensive kind on the market. In addition, you never have to worry about the troubles of power outages. Gas water heaters prove themselves to be both convenient and efficient. The average lifespan of a gas water heater is about 7 years, maybe even longer with proper maintenance. However, eventually you’ll need a replacement. Whether it’s regular maintenance, an installation, or a repair that you need, FloGuard is ready to take on the job!
Gas Water Heater Installation
Whether you’re building a home, remodeling, or have an old, broken-down gas water heater, it’s probably time for an installation. Your water heater is one of the most important fixtures in your home and going without one will undoubtedly cause uncomfort. Think about it, you don’t want to catch yourself in 30 degree weather unable to take a warm bath. Unfortunately, installing a gas water heater is not something you can perform on your own. The task is labor intensive and your entire plumbing system is taken into consideration. It’s important to leave it to the experts.
In most cases, a gas water heater repair normally consists of replacing a key part. Several parts acquire natural wear and tear with age. Such parts include: valves, igniters, thermocouples, motors, heating elements, and the burner assembly. These repairs should be performed by a licensed professional. If you attempt it at home, you may cause even more damage. It’s important to note that while repairs can occur, you need to first consider the age of your gas water heater. If it’s towards the end of its lifespan, you should probably invest in a complete replacement instead.
When you perform maintenance on your gas water heater, you’re ensuring and even extending its lifespan. If you don’t stay on top of it, you may experience leaks that lead to expensive damage or some other form of damage. There are several steps to take in regards to taking care of your water heater. These include:
- Flushing sediment build-up in the tank. Sediment accumulates at the bottom of the tank and can cause damage if left alone for too long. When you flush your gas water heater, all sediments will be removed. While it’s possible to complete this at home, it’s always safe to rely on an expert plumber to get the job done right.
- Insulating the heater and pipes. This can be achieved with materials such as insulating blankets, aluminum foil, and foam pipe insulation.
- Changing the temperature. Each time you lower the temperature of your gas water heater, you’re cutting down on energy costs significantly.
While maintenance can be annoying to keep up with, it is absolutely worth it. It’s much better to take time out of one weekend than to pay thousands of dollars in the future.
Whether it’s an installation, repair, or maintenance you’re needing help with, FloGuard should be your first call. Our staff of experts are on call 24 hours a day and are eager to serve you. We vow to put the safety and comfort of your and your family first.