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Water Heater Repair and Replacement in Central Indiana
If you ever experienced a shower that runs COLD, you start to appreciate a working water heater. Problems that arise no matter if they are coming from a gas or electric water heater are something we can quickly solve. If the unit needs to be replaced, we will get that installed the same day. A qualified technician will determine the problem and either repair or replace your water heater so that you can get hot water again.
Lose hot water? Before you do anything else, try a few quick fixes and see if this gets everything back on track.
Try this First:
Check the Pilot Light. If you own a gas water heater, a common problem is that the pilot light went out. This can be fixed by relighting the pilot light. For the detailed process on how to do this listing each step read:
Relighting a Pilot Light on a Gas Water Heater.
Check your Breaker Box. If you own an electric water heater, one of the main fixes is figuring out if there is a disruption of power going to the unit. Go to your beaker box and looked for any tripped circuits. If there is, that’s your culprit.
Didn’t work? Then there probably is an issue with the unit. We know that losing hot water can put a big monkey wrench in your day. We also know you want this inconvenience to be taken care of quickly. We will get your house promptly to determine the problem and either fix or replace the unit if need be. Call us at 317-300-6424 and we will get your house and restore hot water for you.
Replacing your water heater can be the right solution if your current water heater is performing poorly. There are several reasons to forgo repairing a water heating unit and simply replacing it. Issues such as excessive sentiment or rust inside the water heater unit, any leakage, or problems with the burner would warrant a replacement. Another reason to upgrade is to get a modern water heating unit that has new components, safety features, and are more energy efficient.
Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters
After deciding on installing a new water heater, the big choice is between gas and electric. Before going into the specifics of either, one consideration is to know that changing the existing type to another is more complex and creates additional cost for installation. For example to change from gas to electric, you will need a dedicated circuit for the water heater that can handle the appliance, and if you do not have one, one will have to be wired in before a water heater can be installed.
Here are some other things to consider for both:
Gas Water Heater – This type of water heater is less costly to run based on current natural gas prices. In addition they have a better recovery time compared to electric models. The drawback is that gas water heaters have more moving parts thus more components to maintain.
Electric Water Heater – Electric water heaters cost more to operate and do not have the recovery efficiency like a gas model. The big advantage is that maintenance on the unit is simpler based on the fact there is fewer components to operate it.
Water Heater Installation and What to Expect
An installation of either a gas or electric water heater can be completed the same day if the water heater is available to be installed. Top shelf can do this job quickly and professionally so that hot water starts flowing again through your home.
If you have heard about or interested in a tankless version, read: Tankless Water Heaters 101 to get more info.
To get a water heater installed, call us at 317-300-6424.
Water heaters have certain components especially within them that need to be maintained to extend its life and optimal functionality.
Draining your Tank
Your water heater brings in cold water to heat it. When this water is pumped in, dirt, sentiment, and minerals come in along with it. Over time there is a buildup of debris inside the water heater tank. This buildup will lessen the efficiency of your water heater unit and be a reason for internal rust. The solution to maintaining your water heater tank is to do a yearly drainage of water. This will help eliminate unwanted particles, prevent rusting and extend the life of your water heater.
Get Servicing on a Water Heater
When dealing with any HVAC equipment you need to understand the appliance before tinkering with it. Although draining a water heater can be done by a homeowner, you should also be aware that the water is scolding hot and can injure you if the maintenance task is not done correctly. If you have any concern doing anything on your unit, Top Shelf will professionally manage any task for you. For any of your water heater repair, replacement, installation, or maintenance needs, call us at 317-300-6424.
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Traditional water heaters have water in the tank constantly being heated to provide you with hot water. Tankless water heaters work much differently, instead it heats water on demand. This means no tank, no stored water. Water goes in and a heat exchanger inside the unit works to heat the desire amount of water to the desire temperature.
Advantages vs. Disadvantages
The big advantage with tankless units is that it can create higher efficiencies, since you are not constantly heating water and burning unnecessary fuel.
Now here’s the downside. Tankless units need to account for 3 main factors: the volume of water needed to be heated, the temperature of the water entering the unit, and the temperature of water it needs to send out. The problem is that in cold weather climates, a tankless water heater will have a much higher demand on it.
So what this means is if you experience drastic cold weather and want whole house water heating then you have to compare the energy needed yearly to run a traditional water heater versus the demand on a tankless version. If the demand is high, a regular unit is a better choice, but if the demand is lower, tankless is a great solution.
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