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Water Heater Installation and Replacement in Raleigh, NC

A water heater is a major appliance in your home that you use to keep your water at the temperature necessary for comfortable living. When this vital piece of equipment starts going out, replacing it can be especially important as it saves on costly repairs later down the line.

The advantages of water heater replacement and installation are twofold. They provide homes with reliable hot water and ensure all appliances run efficiently by preventing corrosion and expensive damage. Call on the experts at Raleigh Heating & Air for all your water heater installation and replacement needs!

Raleigh Heating & Air has served the Raleigh area with expert water heater services for more than 20 years. Contact us to schedule a water heater installation and to start experiencing all the benefits!

Water Heater Services

Water heaters are an essential part of your home, but they can also be one of the most expensive items to replace. We offer quick service for all your stubborn water heater issues and needs. Our master plumbers have experience with all makes and models of water heaters in Raleigh. We offer:

When you start to see signs of water heater distress, call on our team of efficient master plumbers to learn your options for replacement. Contact Raleigh Heating & Air to get a free water heater estimate.

What’s Included in Water Heater Replacement

If you’ve noticed that your monthly gas or electric bill is unnaturally high, then it might be time for a water heater replacement. A leaking water heater can result in increased usage of up to 50% more energy every month, depending on the severity of the leak.

Water heater replacement involves the following key steps:

  • Determining the location of your water heater.
  • Disconnecting your gas lines, hot and cold water lines as well as any other water lines that may be attached to the appliance. The plumber will need to shut off your gas supply before completely removing the unit, which usually takes about 30 minutes.
  • Disconnecting the old water heater from the unit.
  • Delivering and installing your new water heater. You should expect this step to take about two hours. The plumber must first remove any old concrete from where the water lines were connected to the old unit and then install a new pan and heat shield before setting the new unit in place.
  • Connecting your gas supply line back to the device and turning all the valves on the piping back on.
  • Testing for leaks to ensure everything is working properly.
  • Filling your new heater with water after it is connected (takes about two hours).
  • Lighting the pilot light on the device. Your hot water supply lines should now be flowing properly.

Typically, it takes about two to three hours to replace an old water heater with a new unit completely.

Water heater replacement handled by our professionals is a smooth and seamless process. Contact Raleigh Heating & Air to get your installation on the books!

Why Water Heater Replacement Becomes Necessary

Water heater replacement is inevitable because all appliances have an approximate life span, even when they are well taken care of. If the water heater costs more to repair, it may be more advantageous to purchase a new one.

Old water heaters are inefficient because of sediment buildup caused by hard water, which reduces heating efficiency. The sediments reduce how much heat can be transferred to the stored water inside the tank. A new heater will have some features meant to improve efficiency, like a titanium anode rod that resists corrosion. A newer water heater will bring you better energy usage and improved safety features.

Although appliances may still work beyond their expected lifetime, it is hard to predict when they will need replacement. The standard life expectancy of appliances varies depending on how much it is used and the manufacturer’s quality standards. Water heaters usually last for 10 years, but some models can last up to 15 years.

Upgrade your old water heater with a new one and enjoy energy savings, reliable hot water, and better system operation. Contact Raleigh Heating & Air for a replacement appointment.

Water Heater Installation Frequently Asked Questions

What is the most common water heater repair?

Thermostat issues are the most common issue with water heaters. Homeowners often need assistance adjusting their water heater so that the water isn’t too hot or too cold — Raleigh Heating & Air can help when we install your product!

Which is better: an electric or gas water heater?

Gas water heaters aren’t as expensive to operate due to the lower cost of natural gas, but electric heaters are more efficient. The kind of water heater that will work best for you depends on your budget, fuel prices in your area, and your water usage habits.

How serious are leaks around my water heater?

While leaks with a known source can usually be patched or repaired, a significant leaking problem could mean that your entire system needs replacement.

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