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Water Heater Replacement Phoenix

Water HeatersAs your trusted water heater replacement Phoenix plumbing company, we understand that your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. Yet, it is often one of the most overlooked appliances as well. Most of our customers who have dealt with issues with their water heater and needed an expert didn’t realize how many times a day they need their hot water to get on with their daily lives. Our customer service team in the Phoenix, AZ area recommends to all of our customers who inquire about the services we provide to receive regular maintenance on their water heaters. Whether the water heater is leaking or if you need a full water heater replacement, waiting until the last minute when there is a serious issue is what will get you and your family into a difficult and potentially expensive situation. These situations could have been completely avoided if you had a team of expert and licensed plumbers, such as our team at API Plumbing, to do regular maintenance and inspection checks. Even if it has only been a few years since your water heater was serviced, we help you inspect and replace parts of the appliance such as the anode rods. These rods are vital to the longevity of your water heater’s life and safety of the system in its entirety.

Electric and Gas Water Heater Replacement in Phoenix, AZ – Our Specialties

Whether you have a gas or an electric water heater, our plumbing specialists can help you with your installation of the new heater to replace the old faulty system. Getting your water heater replaced means that you have peace of mind that once again you have hot running water that will work well for the future. Whether it’s the peak of the summer or the middle of winter, having hot water is important for many components of your home. However, if things are not running adequately with your water heater, a leaky heater could put your entire home at risk. With regular maintenance, there are no more surprises with your hot water. At API Plumbing, we recommend to all of our customers to service the health of their water heaters every few years to avoid critical issues. Some examples of these water heater issues that result in repairs or a replacement of the system include:
  • Water heater leaks – we are proficient with water heater troubleshooting to determine exactly what the issues are and where they stem from. Most customers in the Phoenix area don’t understand that even minor leaks can cause a large amount of damage to your home. Challenging issues such are these are best left to the experts at API Plumbing.
  • Hot water heater won’t light – when the unit can no longer sense heat, the pilot light shuts off and this can cause a challenge for you and your family. We have the experience and dedicated customer service to help send our team of experts to help fix this issue and determine if it can be salvaged or if a new replacement is needed.
  • A bad gas valve – water heater gas valve problems are not easy to fix, and they require an expert due to the hazard of natural gas. If you’d like to learn more, the dangers of natural gas can be explained in further detail here. If you suspect there is an issue with your gas valve, you need to immediately call the experts at API Plumbing at (602) 843-8474 and we are here to help put your mind at ease!

Benefits of Water Heater Service in Phoenix, AZ

With the extreme temperatures faced for those living in the Phoenix, AZ area, most residents know the importance of maintaining and inspecting their air conditioning, but few know the significance of getting their water heater checked out every few years. Making sure that your water heater is operating efficiently not only saves you money, but it ensures that when you need hot water you will have it consistently. Here are some important facts that most customers who require water heater service in the Phoenix, AZ area are not aware of:
  • Regular flushing of your water heater will help keep the tank clear of mineral buildup that will affect efficiency.
  • Replacing heating components in the water heater that are not working properly will let the water heater work at its best and peak performance.
  • Replacing the anode rod every 2 years can extend the tank life by years.
  • The average life expectancy of a water heater is around 10 years.
  • Leaking water heaters are always an inconvenience and can cause damage to surrounding areas of your home
With technology in the water heater space always providing innovations and upgrades, our team of experts at API Plumbing will work with you and your family to determine which type of system would make the most sense if you need a full replacement. Whether it’s a conventional water heater, a tankless water heater, or a heat pump water heater, we take the time to learn which new system would meet your hot water demands. Other competitors have been known to sell the most expensive system, even if it isn’t needed so that they increase their profits, but at API Plumbing you can rest assured that we have you and your family’s best interests in mind.

Common Water Heater Repair Causes and Explanations

Not Enough Hot Water – If you’re running out of hot water too quickly, there are a few different things to check. First, examine your water heater’s thermostat. Sometimes it’s as simple as adjusting the heat on the system so that the water gets hotter efficiently. If you’ve tried this and this is not the cause, next you should think of the history of the water heater. If it’s common for as long as you’ve had this system that the water isn’t getting enough hot water, your water heater’s tank might not be enough to supply your family’s need for hot water. Another possibility is that your tank is leaking or that the dip tube, which supplies cold water to the tank, could be cracked and/or broken. It’s also a possibility that the heating element, the burner (in a gas heating unit), or the wiring (in an electric heating unit) could be malfunctioning. Our professional team at API Plumbing has seen it all and can fix all of these problems for you if they are not resolving on their own. Water Too Hot – If the hot water coming out of your system is too hot, the problem most likely deals with the thermostat on the unit. The first step that you should take is to check to see if the thermostat is turned too high. If that isn’t the issue, there’s a good chance that the water heater is malfunctioning. Markdown a note of its current position and then turn it to a cooler setting. After a few hours, if the water is still as hot as it was before when you turned the temperature down, the thermostat isn’t working and most likely is the issue. If the water coming out of your faucets is extremely hot and/or if it is steaming, there’s a possibility that the water heating isn’t turning off at the temperature that it’s set to. This is usually caused by the temperature-pressure (TP) relief valve malfunctioning. Once again, this is an issue that can easily be fixed by your team of professionals at API Plumbing, but this issue can be dangerous for you and your family if left alone due to the potential for burning yourself with the scalding water. Don’t take the risk of putting your family’s safety on the line, reach out to API now and give us a call! Water Takes Too Long to Reheat – If your water is taking too long to heat up after the water heater tank is emptied, it’s most likely due to your heating element malfunctioning. This could be because of the heating element itself needs to be completely replaced or because the power supply isn’t reaching the element correctly. However, water that takes a long time to heat up could also be a sign of a much more serious problem. If sediment or rust has built up in your water tank, it could be smothering or insulating the heating element. This insulation will force the heating element to work much more to heat up your water, which causes additional heat and pressure buildup that could result in a rupture in your system. If you are concerned that this is an issue for your water heater, don’t hesitate to reach out to API Plumbing now. Water is Rust Colored or Has An Unpleasant Odor – If your water is rust-colored, has an unpleasant odor, or an unpleasant taste, the first step is to identify if the problem is with your water heater or the water itself. One way to start this process is to check and compare your cold water to your hot water. If all of your water, whether hot or cold, is discolored and has an unpleasant odor, then the issue is with the source water itself. If it’s just the hot water, then the issue is with the water heater which can be caused due to a high concentration of sulfates and other minerals in your tank. These minerals are “cooked” when the heating of the water takes place and it released these minerals into your water. You can try flushing the tank to see if that alleviates the issue. However, if the problem is still happening after a water heater flush, it’s time to call a pro to replace the anode rod in your water heater’s tank. This rod helps to keep your tank from rusting out from the inside by corroding in its place instead. Don’t expose your family and friends to potentially harmful minerals in your water, reach out to API today to learn more about how we can help. Valve of Tank is Leaking – If the actual tank of your water heater is leaking, this is due to irrevocable corrosion from the inside. If you are facing this issue, the best option is to replace the entire tank. Timing is crucial here and this should be completed as soon as possible to avoid further water damage to the inside of your home and the surrounding areas. However, if it’s the valve directly below the water heater tank that is leaking, there are other options that you have besides a full replacement of the system. Typically, the first thing you’ll notice leaking will be the temperature/pressure relief valve. This opens up to relieve the high amounts of pressures and temperatures that are inside of the tank and it releases water. If there is a leak, this process cannot happen and can lead to much greater problems. We’ve helped customers in emergency situations like this fix an issue just in time that would’ve led to a much more expensive and frustrating total replacement. Call API Plumbing today to speak to one of our professionals to get this taken care of.

Average Cost of Water Heater Replacement, Services, and Installations in Phoenix

The prices associated with your water heater can vary greatly. The cost to repair the unit itself can often run you upwards of several hundred dollars. Not only do you have to pay to get a new heater, but you also have to have the old water heater hauled away and recycled properly. API Plumbing can help you with all of the required efforts to complete these tasks. Although you may not be able to avoid needing a new water heater every 10 years or so, you can do your best to make sure that you extend the life of it as long as possible. To do that, you can setup routine services or get your heater repaired when something minor happens. The cost associated with these services varies greatly, depending on the severity of the issue. API Plumbing is your best option and most trusted water heater replacement Phoenix company in the area. We know just how important your water is to your home and we don’t expect you to go too long without a properly running machine. Therefore, if you are experiencing any issues, don’t delay and give us a call. We look forward to the opportunity to help you. Call API Plumbing today at (602) 843-8474 or click here to fill out our online contact form to see how we can help you with your water heater!