Water Heater Services

Water heaters are critical to our daily lives. We use hot water to clean clothes and dishes, cook, wash our hands, take baths and showers and so much more.

Unfortunately, water heaters break down over time and need to be repaired or replaced. If you’re facing issues with your tank or tankless water heater in your Chicago North Shore or Northwest suburban home, contact the professionals at Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric for top-rated plumbing services. Whether it’s water heater repair or water heater replacement, you can trust Ravinia Plumbing to provide exemplary water heater services every time.

Types of Water Heaters Ravinia Services

Ravinia Plumbing has installed and provided service for all types of hot water heaters for decades, including:

Ravinia Plumbing has installed and provided service for all types of hot water heaters for decades including:

  • Natural gas, electric and solar-powered units
  • Standard and high-efficiency units
  • Electric heat-pump units
  • Tank style, tankless, boiler, and storage
  • Commercial and residential water heater units

Conventional Water Heaters

Most homeowners are familiar with conventional tank water heaters. They consist of a large tank that typically holds about 30 to 100 gallons depending on the size of the model you purchase. Tank water heater models last an average of about 10 to 12 years and cost less than tankless units. However, they are not as energy efficient as their tankless counterparts because they must consistently heat up the water in the tank to ensure hot water is ready when you need it.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, also referred to as on-demand water heaters, are continuing to grow in popularity. Although a tankless water heater costs more upfront than tank models, you’ll recoup some of that money in the form of lower energy bills. This is because, unlike a conventional water heater, a tankless water heater produces hot water only when you need it. A tankless water heater requires less space and can last 20 years. The team at Ravinia Plumbing are Navien Service Specialists, meaning they’ve gone through professional training to install the best tankless water heaters available. You will feel confident that your tankless water heater is installed properly when you work with Ravinia. 

Water Heater Installation and Repair Services

Unlike many of our competitors, all of our water heater installation, water heater maintenance, and water heater repair services are performed by state-licensed plumbers, not apprentices or helpers. This ensures that your water heater replacement is not only code-compliant but also that your new water heater is properly sized for the specific needs of your family or business.

Here are some common signs you need water heater replacement and installation or repair services in your Chicago North Shore or Chicago Northwest suburban home.

Your Water Heater is Old

Water heaters are heavily used appliances, therefore they receive a significant amount of wear and tear over the years. On average, water heaters last about 10 to 15 years. Once water heaters reach this age, they are more prone to breaking down. We recommend replacing your old water heater system before it breaks down completely, which can cause significant damage if there’s a leak.


Speaking of leaks, older hot water heaters are prone to leaking. If you notice a pool of water, or water running from the tank to the floor drain, this is a likely sign that you’ll need to contact a plumber to install a new water heater. Call a plumbing technician at the first sign of a hot water heater leak.

Knocking Noises

Knocking or popping noises are signs your water heater likely needs repairs or replacement from a professional plumber.

If there is standing water around the hot water tank, this could indicate a major leak and the need for a new system. A knocking sound typically occurs when an excess of mineral deposits or sediment gathers at the bottom of the tank, which is also known as scale. The reduced volume of water in the tank because of the scale can force steam bubbles to rise, making a knocking or popping noise.

Decreased Efficiency

Water heaters lose efficiency over time. If you notice that your water is turning cold halfway through your shower, it could be an indication that it’s time to replace your unit.

Frequent Repairs

If you’re frequently repairing your hot water heater, this is a tell-tale sign that you need water heater installation services from Ravinia Plumbing.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Reliable Water Heater Repair and Replacement Services

Don’t let water heater trouble disrupt your day. If you need water heater maintenance, repair, or replacement services, don’t hesitate to reach out to Ravinia Plumbing today for quality, efficient water heater service. You can trust Ravinia for all plumbing repair jobs around the house including hot water heater services, sump pump services, plumbing fixture services, and pipe replacement and repair just to name a few. Call or contact us online to request an appointment for plumbing repair or installation. We also provide 24/7 emergency services.