Water Heater Replacement and Installation

When it comes to comfort and convenience in our homes, we often overlook the role of our water heater. That is, until we step into an unexpected cold shower! The necessity for hot water isn't limited to comfortable showers - it's vital for cleaning, cooking, and more. That’s why it's crucial to keep your water heater in optimal working condition, and when it’s time, go for a prompt and professional water heater replacement.

Atlas Home Services, serving Pierce County, WA and surrounding areas, offers comprehensive water heater replacement services ensuring that you never run out of hot water. We’re proud to serve communities throughout the region, including:

  • Tacoma
  • Kent
  • Renton
  • Federal Way
  • Auburn
  • South Hill
  • Lakewood
  • Olympia
  • Lacey
  • Puyallup

Newer Models Last Longer with Less Maintenance

Over the years, water heater technology has advanced significantly. New water heater installations are designed with longevity and energy efficiency in mind. Modern heaters, including tankless water heaters and electric water heaters, are built to last longer than traditional models with minimal maintenance required.

Unlike your old water heater, new models are designed to be more energy-efficient, reducing your energy bill substantially. They are also equipped with features like anti-corrosion materials and self-cleaning systems, reducing the need for frequent maintenance and increasing the unit’s average lifespan.

If your current water heater is causing you more trouble than it’s worth, it might be time to consider a replacement water heater.

How much is a brand-new water heater?

The water heater replacement cost can vary greatly depending on the type of heater and your specific requirements. It's important to remember that water heater installation costs may be additional. Prices can also vary depending on the fuel source, whether it's a gas water heater or an electric water heater.

What are the signs your hot water heater is going out?

Several signs might indicate that your hot water heater is on its last legs. These include inconsistent water temperature, strange noises coming from the heater, water leakage around the heater, and rusty or muddy water. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, it's a good idea to start considering a replacement water heater.

What do I need to know before buying a hot water heater?

Before purchasing a new hot water heater, consider factors like the size of your home, the number of people living there, your budget, and energy efficiency. You should also understand the differences between types of water heaters, such as tankless water heaters and traditional tank heaters. The water heater installation cost, energy costs, and average lifespan of the unit should also be considered before making a decision.

What parts commonly fail on a water heater?

Some common parts that can fail on a water heater include the thermostat, heating elements in electric water heaters, and the gas line or pilot light in gas water heaters. The pressure relief valve can also fail, potentially causing the tank to overheat or rupture.

How many years does a water heater last?

The average lifespan of a water heater depends on the type of heater, quality of installation, maintenance, and usage patterns. A traditional tank water heater usually lasts between 10 to 15 years, while a tankless water heater can last up to 20 years with proper maintenance.

How do I know if my water heater pressure relief valve is bad?

A failing pressure relief valve may cause your water heater to leak water from the bottom of the tank. This valve is a safety feature that releases pressure when it gets too high inside the tank. If it’s not functioning correctly, the tank could overheat or explode. So, if you notice leakage, contact a professional for water heater repair or replacement immediately.

How long does it take to install a water heater?

Water heater installation typically takes between 2 to 4 hours, depending on the complexity of the job. Installing a tankless water heater might take longer due to modifications needed in the plumbing system or gas line. A professional plumber from Atlas Home Services can provide a more accurate time estimate based on your specific situation.

What is the most important part of a water heater?

Every part of a water heater plays a crucial role in its operation. However, the heating element in an electric water heater and the burner in a gas water heater are arguably the most critical parts as they are directly responsible for heating the water. The thermostat, which controls the water temperature, is also an essential component.