Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric proudly offers professional water heater services for homeowners and business owners in Libertyville, IL, and the surrounding areas. If you’re experiencing issues with your water heater, contact us today for fast and reliable service.
At Ravinia Plumbing, we understand that most homeowners are not water heater experts, and therefore aren’t quite sure if their water heater needs to be replaced or not. Here are some of the typical signs that your water heater has seen its best days and needs to be replaced:
If your water heater is old, it has likely begun to accumulate mineral sediment. This mineralization inside your tank causes the water to have a brownish color.
If your energy bills suddenly spike, it could be due to your water heater. Water heater issues that can lead to higher energy bills include reduced efficiency, an incorrectly set thermostat, bad water, an aging unit or a unit that is too small.
If your water heater is failing to heat water, the problem could be as simple as a blown-out pilot light, or as complex as a defective heating element. Our professionals will come and assess the situation, and then offer you honest advice about your options for repair or replacement.
If there’s significant pooling of water around your water heater, it’s likely that your tank has been eroded by rust. This is a sure sign that it’s time for water heater replacement.
While it’s true that tankless water heaters are surging in popularity, there are some scenarios where they may not be the best option relative to a traditional “tanked” water heater.Overall, tankless water heaters are smaller, highly energy efficient but do have more parts to maintain. They also require annual preventive maintenance, but they do last between 15 and 20 years and only produce hot water on demand.
Comparatively, traditional water heaters cost less upfront, require more space for installation, only last about 15 years at best and constantly keep an entire tank full of water at the preset temperature. They are not nearly as energy efficient as the tankless style.
If you are not sure about which type of water heater will best suit your home’s or business’ needs in Libertyville, IL, then reach out to the friendly and helpful professionals at Ravinia Plumbing today. We are always here to answer your questions and help you in any way that we can.
“The service technician who comes to the house is always very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. I appreciate that the same technician comes to our home for our semi-annual maintenance checks.”