Residential Water Heaters in Cambridge
Cambridge Water Heater Replacement and Repair
If you have had the same water heater in your Cambridge home for over 10 years, you may need to start thinking about replacing it soon. It is very common that water heaters develop sediment buildups on the bottom of the tank, which makes them less efficient and therefore less effective over time. If you want to avoid rising gas, electric and/or water bills, then you need to think about replacing, or at least repairing, your water heater.
Some other reasons you may need a new water heater include:
- Rust in your hot water
- Rumbling when the water heater is on
- Water pooling around the tank
If this at all describes the water heater in your Cambridge home, contact DSL Mechanical today.
We have licensed, bonded and insured plumbers who have extensive experience repairing and replacing all makes and models of water heater units. At DSL Mechanical, our first priority is also customer service and satisfaction. When you give us a call, we will come to your home and provide an estimate of our services while helping you pick the best option for your home’s new unit. We also know how painful having no hot water can be, which is why we always work to have the installation and repairs complete as quickly as possible without cutting corners.
When to Replace a Water Heater
By in large, water heaters are fairly simple machines. Cold water comes into the tank, gets heated by an electric element or gas burner, depending on its make. Then, a thermostat regulates the temperature. As the water gets hot, pressure builds inside the tank. When you turn on a tap, pressure send hot water out of the faucet.
Because there aren’t many moving parts, only a few things can go wrong, making repairs simple. Examples problems that require simple repairs include:
- Pilot light on gas water heater flickers out
- Circuit breaker for an electric heater trips
- Burner or heating element fails
- Thermostat breaks
- Valve is sticking
Repairing these types of issues are simple and inexpensive. But when your water heater is older than 10 years and it’s leaking, that’s when you need think about replacing the whole unit as there is no effective repair that we can do.
Though replacing your home’s water heater may seem daunting, it’s actually for the best in the long run. Holding on to your cracked and corroded water heater could mean putting your home at risk of water damage and mold growth, which would pose a health hazard to everyone occupying the residence. Plus, new water heaters are up to 20% more efficient than older models, which can end up saving you big time on your energy bills.
Water Heater Maintenance
Whether you opt for DSL Mechanical’s repair or replacement services, making sure you provide your unit with regular maintenance will guarantee that it performs better and lasts longer.
Maintenance is simple. Once a year, flush the tank to remove the sediment deposits. Then, every three years, check the anode rod for corrosion.
If you need assistance providing your water heater with regular maintenance, DSL Mechanical’s friendly and courteous professionals are always available to help. Just call us today.