At Courtesy Plumbing and Heating, we service areas across Colorado with state-of-the-art water heater repair and replacement services. Your water heater is essential to your residential, commercial, or municipal property. From taking a shower to running the dishwasher, water heaters play a vital role in our lives. Our team at Courtesy Plumbing and Heating understand that water heaters need regular maintenance to do its best work all year long. The beautiful towns of Colorado like Castle Rock and Littleton do not need to be inconvenienced by water heater problems. Our expert technicians are always ready to assist you with professionalism and speed.
Signs Your Colorado Water Heater Needs Repair
It is an uncomfortable feeling to wake up on a cold Colorado morning to take a shower in freezing water. At Courtesy Plumbing and Heating, we want our customers to be able to recognize the signs that their water heater is failing because most of us don’t know our water heater needs repair until a serious problem arises. Understanding the clues that your water heater is not quite right and recognizing the signs will save your time and money.
It is easy to tell when your water heater is not producing any hot water, but if your water temperature is fluctuating it could be a sign that something is wrong. Fluctuating water temperature may mean that you have buildup of mineral deposits surrounding your water heaters heating properties and that they need to be repaired or replaced. Mineral deposits that make themselves a home within your water heater cause other problems like low hot water pressure. They affect the efficiency of your water heater by blocking pipes and making it harder for the water to flow. Low hot water pressure can also be a result of poor system design and damaged distribution lines.
Other signs that your Colorado water heater needs repair are a little more obvious. Naturally, your water heater will make a little noise because it is a major appliance and does a lot of work, but if you hear loud noises like popping, banging, or cracking, it is time to call in your Courtesy Plumbing and Heating professionals. Loud noises from your water heater are a sign that your water heater is overheating due to the extra work cause by the buildup of mineral deposits. Loud noises can also indicate a leak that should be immediately taken care of. If your water tastes off or is visibly metallic it means that corrosion is occurring somewhere within your system. Hot rusty water is not something that anyone wants to experience, but it is important to recognize the issue before it causes costly damage down the line.
Colorado Water Heater Maintenance
Our team at Courtesy Plumbing and Heating specializes in water heater repair that leaves customers with satisfying and long-lasting results. Water heater maintenance is vital for safety, and most people do not know that there are safety devices on their water heater that should be tested once a year. The average lifespan of a water heater is eight to twelve years, but with proper maintenance and repair, we can prolong your system’s lifespan. Our technicians are able to service tops brands like Whirlpool, GE, Rheem, and Kenmore.
Water heater repair increases the efficiency of your home or businesses water heater. The buildup of loose minerals can make it harder for your system to produce hot water. In gas water heaters, mineral deposits can create hot spots that lead to water heater failure. In an electric water heater, the same minerals can cause the lower heating elements to fail. To increase your water heaters efficiency, it is important to regularly flush out your system. Regularly cleaning out your system about once every six months will save you money and give you faster hot water. Flushing your water heater will reduce your structure’s energy bill because it will ensure its functionality. When sediment and minerals buildup within your water heater, it reduces the amount of water that your tank is able to hold. Actively maintaining your water heater means that you will not suffer from any costly surprises down the line like a flooded home or a broken water heater all together.
Types of Water Heater Systems
Our team at Courtesy Plumbing and Heating is prepared to repair or replace your water heater based on your residential, commercial, or municipal structure’s specific needs. Colorado properties have a variety of their own specific qualities which means there is not a one-size-fits-all solution to water heater problems.
We specialize in several types of hot water systems.
- Conventional water heater systems store water in a large tank and is heated through electric or gas energy. Electric or gas energy is required to maintain water temperature, so hot water is readily available at all times. Conventional systems come in high-efficiency models that can somewhat reduce your utility bill.
- Tankless water heater systems heat water only as needed which provides access to instant and unlimited hot water. When a faucet or shower is turned on it will supply continuous hot water until it is turned back off. Tankless water heaters are often smaller, but they may require larger gas lines or special ventilation. Tankless systems may moderately reduce your heating bill.
- Hybrid water heater systems take conventional tank storage and use a heat pump with water and electrical connections. It uses air to help heat the water. This system uses water and electrical connections. Hybrid systems can significantly reduce your heating costs.
- Solar water heaters systems use energy from the sun to generate hot water for your home or business. Solar water heaters can be referred to as either active or passive. Active water heating systems utilize pumps to provide a facility with water and circulate it through. Passive systems are less expensive, but they are not as efficient.
Our technicians will always assist you in choosing the most efficient water heater for Castle Rock, Douglas County, or Littleton property. An important aspect to keep in mind is that when determining what kind of system you need is bigger is not always better. It is helpful for customers to think about their First Hour Rating or FHR. Your FHR is the amount of water you will use during your residential, commercial, or municipal property’s peak water usage time. Calculating your FHR is easier for residential customers to do, but nevertheless, still helpful in choosing a system that is best meets your needs. After calculating your FHR, you can better choose a water heater that has best energy efficiency for you.
Installation of Water Heaters in CO
At Courtesy Plumbing and Heating, we service homes, condos, apartments, warehouses, malls, real estate properties, stadiums, restaurants, city buildings, and more all across Colorado. Our variety and expertise in servicing various properties allow us to focus the installation of specific systems and services. We specialize in the installation, repair, and replacement of brands like Rheem, General Electric (GE), Whirlpool, and Kenmore. It is nearly impossible to install a water heater on your own. The industry experts at Courtesy Plumbing and Heating are always ready to install your water heater in the most efficient way possible.
The installation of your new water heater requires that your old water heater be physically removed to install the new one. This is an extremely difficult task to do on your own. Hiring a professional guarantees that the gas and electrical connections are handled properly, safely, and meet industry codes. Industry codes may require that you need a permit from the city or county before installing.
Gas Water Heaters
The installation of a gas water heater requires the gas line to be completely turned off. Our technician will shut off the main water supply and drain lines and then connect a garden hose to the valves to drain remaining water from the tank. The water leaving the tank is extremely hot. The system lines are disconnected with two pipe wrenches and the detachment process depends on the type of pipe already in place. It is important for our technicians to check the flue of the water heater for blockages such as buildup or small animals. The old water heater is then removed from the space before bringing in the new unit.
The technician will then install the new water heater and makes sure there is ventilation on all sides of the heater. The water heater is fitted with fitting threads that are wrapped about the door of the pipes. Our technician will measure the connections to make sure that they reconnect the water lines properly. Plastic is not directly connected to gas water heaters. The technician will individually assemble and tighten each fitting. When this process is done they turn the water on and open the gas supply valve. In doing this, the technician will check for any breaks or leaks with a sponge saturated in dish soap and water. If there is a leak anywhere on the new heater, bubbles will emerge on the surface and they will have to perform some refitting. If it is all clear, the technician will finalize the installation process by lighting the pilot and turning the knob on the control box to ignite the burner.
Electric Water Heaters
The installation of an electric water heater is similar to the installation of the gas water heater. The power is shut off at the main circuit breaker and then follows the same draining methods as the gas heater. After the water is completely drained, the electrical wires are disconnected from the junction box, and the technician closely follows the brand or manufacturer’s instructions for wiring the new water heater. The thermostat needs to be adjusted to the recommended temperature, and our technician will make sure it works properly before leaving your property.
New water heater efficiency standards were put in place several years ago, so new models may be larger due to required insulation. Regardless of the installation of a gas or electric water heater, dimensions of the new model should always be taken to make sure it will fit in place of your old water heater. Our technicians at Courtesy Plumbing and Heating will always install your new water heater with speed and efficiency.
Servicing and Financing Your Water Heater
Our team at Courtesy Plumbing and Heating is standing by ready to service your water heater. We provide regular services like flushing to full water heater replacement. Servicing your water heater can be a daunting process due to the costs that come along with it. Courtesy Plumbing and Heating offers several financing options when it comes to repairing your water heater.
- Wells Fargo Home Project Credit Card Program
- Enerbank USA – Home Improvement Financing
- Microf – Affordable Monthly Payment Plans
The costs of your water heater will depend on the type of system you have or what heater you are going to install. There is no flat rate for water heater repair. Every property we work with has unique needs that help us find a price that best fits your home or business. The average water heater repair cost also depends on where you are located in Colorado and the exact problems you are experiencing. Flushing out your system will not be as costly as a full system replacement. Water heater services can range from $400 to $1,400. No matter what the situation, you will never be left with any surprise costs.
Call Courtesy Plumbing and Heating for Assistance
At Courtesy Plumbing and Heating, we do not want you to wait for your Colorado home or business to experience water heater problems or failures. Many options exist to help you find the best water heater repair or replacement service for you. Water heaters are the top energy users in your home, so make sure that they are always running to the fullest potential by calling your friendly Colorado plumbing and sewer experts today!