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Water Heater Replacement in Rhode Island

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Evergreen Plumbing and Heating is the one to call for professional water heater replacement in Rhode Island. We provide a wide variety of plumbing services throughout Rhode Island. We’re proud of our Better Business Bureau A+ rating and strive to provide our customers with the highest quality workmanship and customer service.

Is it Time to Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?

Residential water heaters are designed to provide years of reliable service. Water heaters have very few components and no moving parts to speak of. However, sediment buildup, heat stress, and corrosion can affect your unit’s performance over time.

Some of the most common water heater problems include:

  • A gradual decline in your unit’s output of hot water may be an indication of mineral sediment buildup or a thinning of the insulation around your water heater’s reservoir tank.
  • A sudden loss of hot water could indicate a failed thermostat or heating element.
  • Leaks around the water inlet and outlet pipes can usually be fixed by simply tightening the connections; however, small leaks that have gone unnoticed for a long time can cause the pipes to rust to the point where the entire unit needs to be replaced.
  • Electric water heaters can also be damaged by electrical surges caused by lightning strikes. In some cases, these surges can be enough to raise the voltage of your water heater’s heating element to the point that it fails.

In most cases, these problems can be fixed by a qualified plumber and don’t require that you replace your water heater. At some point, however, even the most expensive, top-of-the-line water heater will need to be replaced. Pooling water beneath the unit can be a sign that the holding tank itself has failed, which will require that the entire water heater is replaced.

Rust colored water flowing from your faucets is also indications that it’s time to replace your water heater. By the time you begin to notice the presence of rust, the problem has likely progressed to the point that a repair is no longer an option.

What to Consider When Choosing a Replacement Water Heater

There are a number of things to consider when replacing your water heater, such as:

  • Do you want to replace your current water heater with a traditional electric or gas water heater, or with a tankless unit? Tankless water heaters are the most energy efficient option, but they require that your home is plumbed for natural gas. Tankless water heaters are also costlier to install than traditional gas and electric units.
  • What capacity tank will be sufficient for your family’s hot water needs? 40-gallon and 50-gallon hot water heaters are the most common sizes for residential use.
  • What recovery rate is appropriate for your needs? The recovery rate refers to the number of gallons the unit will heat in an hour.
  • How much space is available for your replacement water heater? If you’re considering upgrading to a larger unit, be sure you have enough space to accommodate the new unit.

Last year, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) enacted new energy efficiency mandates aimed at lower energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. As a result, new replacement water heaters will not only be more energy efficient, they will also be larger.

If you need fast, professional water heater replacement in Rhode Island, turn to the professionals at Evergreen Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. Give us a call at (401) 256-5688 to schedule an appointment.

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