Water Heater Repair & Service in Poughkeepsie
A water heater in Poughkeepsie is essential for those everyday home tasks like taking a warm shower and washing dishes. However, like anything mechanical, water heaters get old, break down, and need repairing on occasion. Sooner or later every home or business owner considers water heater replacement. Gas and water heaters are different with respect to heating.
Keep this in mind when shopping for a new model or considering a water heater repair. The good thing is there are warning signs that may indicate whether water heater installation or water heater replacement is the next course of action.
- An old unit is the first sign that you may be ready for a new water heater installation. You can find the unit’s age in the serial number near the top of the manufacture’s sticker. On most stickers, the first two numbers usually represent the manufacture’s year. You can also look on the manufacture’s website for additional information.
- Be on the lookout for signs of rusty water. Water rust could be a sign the water heater is rusting from within. Some homeowners choose to add zinc anode rod, aluminum, or magnesium to their water heaterto prevent rust. Attach a water hose to the water heater’s drainage bib. Turn it off and then turn it on again. Signs of trouble will appear as muddy or dirty water.
- Rumbling and noise is an indication for most anything mechanical needing repair or replacement. It is equally true for your water heater. As water heaters age, sediment will often build up and harden in the tank’s bottom. This can be a cause for any rumbling or banging you might hear. Look for holes and cracks that might indicate water heater repair.
- Do you ever have those days that it seems like there is never enough hot water when taking a shower? If so, one of the most common signs of water heater failure is a lack of hot water.
- The law of physics states that heat will make an object expand. Tiny fractures in the tank can become bigger fractures over time because of heat. Leaks not only damage the heater, but they can damage the baseboard it rests on. Have the water heater checked out by a repair technician.
Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?
Most everyone can agree that water heaters are never a concern until they need repairing or replacing. It is one of those home items that is out of sight and out of mind. A water heater in its 10th to 13th year of life is ready for replacement, even if there are no obvious signs. The new models are at least 20 percent more efficient than older ones. This can translate into dollar savings for consumers.
Conventional water heater units operate on a simple principle. Cold water enters the tank and gets heated by a gas burner or electric elements. The temperature gets regulated by a thermostat to 120-140 degrees.
The process sounds simple enough right up to the point where it stops working for some reason. That is the time to call the professionals from D. Rohde Plumbing, Heating & AC out to inspect, repair or replace the unit. Call us today. We are happy to give you an estimate for repair or replacement on a new water heater. Our service areas include Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Hopewell Junction, Wappinger Falls, Fishkill, Hyde Park and all nearby areas.