Water Heater FAQs

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Do you need a new water heater? Can your water heater be repaired? What’s the difference between the different kinds of water heaters?

We’re glad you asked. Here at Five Star Plumbing, our plumbers are experts when it comes to water heaters. Most people take their water heater for granted. It usually sits in an out of the way place, and you don’t really think about it until one day you notice the water isn’t as hot as it should be when you shower or wash the dishes, or you see a puddle of water underneath your water heater.

If your water heater is more than 10 years old, it’s probably time for a new one. That’s the average life span, and if yours is showing any signs of failure, it’s best to replace it with a more efficient model, that can be sized properly for your family.

Sometimes, your water heater can be repaired. If the tank isn’t very old and isn’t leaking, there could be a problem with a valve or you may need a new pressure expansion tank. Sometimes we can diagnose a problem over the phone, but it’s usually best to make a service call to be sure of the problem and recommend a solution.

There are also several different types of water heaters, including electric water heaters, gas water heaters and tankless water heaters. Which type is right for you depends on what fuel source your existing water heater uses, the size of your family, your budget and more. If you’re thinking about replacing your water heater, and it hasn’t failed yet, now is the time to do some research on your replacement options.

We provide water heater repair and water heater replacement to customers throughout the greater Baltimore area, including Baltimore county, Harford County, Cecil County and Howard County. If we replace your water heater, we’ll drain and remove the old one and take it with us when we leave.

We offer guaranteed same day service 7 days a week, with no overtime charges. We provide flat rate pricing, so you know what to expect even before our plumbers arrive. We also offer 2 hour appointment windows so you don’t have to wait around for us all day. The easiest way to make an appointment is to pick up the phone and call us at (410) 836-0118. We look forward to working with you

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By | 2017-04-26T11:26:54+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Home Improvement|Comments Off on Water Heater FAQs

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