Water Heater Services Schererville, IN
Is your water heater leaking or won’t stay lit? Save time and money on water heater repair and replacement. Water heaters can function properly, extended periods of time, without any problems. In turn, they are generally overlooked. Instead of living with the “out of sight, out of mind” mentality, face your water heater problems head on! By calling Reichelt’s premier plumbing company, you will save yourself time, money, and the burden of another problem to add to your to-do list. Our water heater specialists will work quickly and efficiently to provide you with the best possible service that we can.
Reichelt’s plumbers offer fast, dependable service on all major brands and types of water heaters including gas water heaters, electric water heaters, propane water heaters, power vent water heaters and tankless water heaters. For our commercial plumbing customers, we install and service all types of water heaters, and our professionals will be happy to help find the perfect water heater fit to fulfill your business’s needs.
Energy Efficient Water Heater
Your water heater’s type and size can significantly affect your monthly bills. Some homeowners find that the benefits of a new water heater far outweigh the cost of initial investment. A new, energy efficient water heater, for example, can drastically cut down on your monthly utility bills.
To maximize your energy efficiency and cost savings, you’ll want to examine multiple types of water heaters. If you cannot decide on a specific make and model, the professionals at Reichelt Plumbing will gladly offer their expert advice. You will probably want to consider heat pump electrics and tankless or hybrid gas heating systems. Furthermore, the plumbing industry is always innovating; new technologies appear on the market on a near-daily basis.
Common Signs of a Problematic Water Heater:
- No hot water
- Not enough hot water
- Water heater won’t stay lit
- Water around the base of the tank
- Rust colored water
- Water odors
- Water heater making strange noises
Fact: Many water heaters can be repaired instead of being replaced if you do it in time!
How can I save energy with my water heater?
Hot water is a luxury that most people currently enjoy throughout the country. Hot water does come with a price, though, and that price can grow exponentially if we take advantage of this privilege. To lower the cost of your water heater, the first step would be to use less water. You would be surprised to learn exactly how much you can reduce your water usage without actually realizing it. For example, an older showerhead can be replaced, and the new head will use less water.
Another useful option is to insulate your hot water tank. If you are using an electric water heater, be careful not to cover the thermostat. If you are using gas or oil, you should never cover the top, the bottom, the thermostat, or the burner compartment. A professional can handle the insulation project for you, which is advisable.
Water Heater Repair in Northwest Indiana
These days, hot water is a commodity that homeowners just can’t live without. It’s necessary for many of the essentials of everyday life including cooking, cleaning, and comfort. This is especially true during some of Northwest Indianas brutal winters when a hot shower or bath after a long day of battling the elements is a benefit that many take for granted.
At Reichelt Plumbing, we take the care and maintenance of your water heater very seriously. We understand that having reliable hot water for everyday tasks is crucial to living a productive, comfortable life. We have over 25 years of experience handling water heater repair services, and we want to put that experience to work for you.
How do I know when to replace my water heater?
You should never wait for a serious problem occurs before replacing the water heater in your home. Instead, be alert for a few indicators that could alert you to a problem before it becomes an actual problem.
For example, if your water heater is old, you should consider replacing it. This is common sense, of course, but a simple fact that many people simply overlook when performing home maintenance throughout the year. If the water heater is over ten years old, consider installing a replacement soon.
Another good indicator of when it is time to replace your water heater is when the water it produces begins appearing rusty. Sediment begins to build in the bottom of the water heater tank. When it is heated, this sediment is released into the water, causing a murky, rust coloring. This sediment makes the heater far less efficient.
Water Heater Installation
Hot water is a pretty essential part of living in today’s world, or so most homeowners would argue, and they are completely correct. Hot water is a luxury that most people simply cannot do without in their daily lives. Choosing to install a water heater within your home is a major decision that could drastically change your day to day. Whether you need to replace an old water heater or simply install an entirely new system throughout the home, you should be concerned with the performance you may receive and the cost. You can bet Reichelt Plumbing will do right by our customers to ensure the very best results for their time and hard-earned money.
Water heaters currently come in two different styles: tank and tankless. Both heaters will heat your water, but they do so in different ways. A tank heater stores water, usually up to 50 gallons, and keeps it heated. A tankless heater heats the water as it moves through the system, but only when you need it.
Signs You Need Water Heater Repair
People often ignore the telltale signs of water heater problems until they’re confronted with ice-cold shower water on a frigid winter morning. This doesn’t have to be the case! If issues are recognized and diagnosed early enough, simple hot water heater repair is all that’s needed to fix the problem as opposed to the potentially high costs of replacing an entire unit. Signs that you may need water heater repair include:
- No hot water: This might go without saying, but if your water isn’t getting as hot as you like or not heating at all, it’s a sign your heating element may need replacing.
- Inconsistent water temperatures: Constantly having to adjust the temperature dial on the water heater to maintain an adequate temperature of the water inside your home should be an indication that it’s time for water heater repair.
- Noise: While a little noise coming from your unit isn’t all that uncommon, if it sounds as though a marching band is parading around your basement, that’s probably a sign that your water heater needs help.
- Leaks: Puddles around your unit are usually a sign that the pipes leading to and from the unit are corroded and need replacing.
If, and when, you notice any of the above signs, call us here at Reichelt Plumbing right away. We know that your plumbing system doesn’t respect regular business hours. That’s why we offer emergency water heater repair services. If we can catch the problem soon enough, it could mean significant savings for you in repair costs.
Water Heater Replacement
If your water heater is aging, beginning to fail, or simply leaking from various orifices, that means it is time to replace the old model and install a brand new system or simply just a heater to ensure your entire home has hot water.
If you have noticed your water quality beginning to become lackluster, or perhaps your showers are becoming shorter, you should contact Reichelt Plumbing to begin the replacement process. The average lifespan of a tank water heater is between eight to 12 years, though you should replace the heater if it is over ten years of age. While a replacement will be costly, homeowners should consider this expense an investment in the future of their home.
Installing a brand new water heater can be a dangerous job, despite what some may think. This is why hiring a professional plumbing service to perform he task is highly advisable and just downright good sense.
Tankless Water Heaters
A tankless water heater is also known as an ‘on demand water heater’. It is named this because when a tap is turned on, only the water needed travels through the heating unit. So, if you are not using hot water, there is no energy wasted on heating it. On average, a tankless water heater replacement can save up to 35% off of heating costs if installed correctly. If you have never seen a tankless water heater, it may sound a little unbelievable, but a correctly sized heating unit will deliver an endless supply of hot water as it is needed. We can help you figure out whether you need a single point application water heater (for a bathroom sink), or a multipoint application (whole house) tankless water heater.
Power Vent Water Heaters
Your safety is important to us. If you don’t have a properly working chimney, or any chimney, your water heater could be pushing the harmful gases into your home instead of to the outside. Gases are produced by traditional tank type water heaters as a result of fuel combustion. The water heater usually pushes these gases up through various components of the system through your chimney which then escape your home leaving your home free of any possible toxins in the air. If you do not have a chimney or it is in need of repair, a power vent water heater can ensure your family’s health and safety. At Reichelt, our specialists have extensive experience with power vent water heaters and can install one in your home. We can also perform any repairs or replacements you may need for your power vent water heater.
High Efficiency Boilers
A boiler heats water to create either hot water or steam which is then distributed through pipes to steam radiators, baseboard radiators or radiant floor systems. A boiler’s efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) which measures the amount of heat actually delivered to your house compared to the amount of fuel that you must supply to the boiler. Note that the AFUE refers only to the unit’s fuel efficiency, not its electricity usage. Energy Star products must have an AFUE rating of 85% or greater, meaning that 85% of the fuel you supply to the boiler goes directly into heating your home and that only 15% is wasted. Reichelt Plumbing is proud to offer high efficiency boilers and would be happy to recommend the right boiler for your home or commercial property.
Superior Water Heater Replacement
Reichelt Plumbing has the best value in town on water heater replacement. Being a locally owned, community-oriented Indiana plumbing company gives us the edge over appliance stores and chain plumbing companies. Do you want to take the chance and risk the surprise of seeing who they hire to come and install or service your water heater? Instead of calling a chain appliance store, call the best local plumber, Reichelt Plumbing, and let our qualified technicians take care of your water heater problems today!