Our plumbers know all about conventional gas or electric water heaters as well as newer tankless (on- demand) water heaters. Don’t stress over water heater repairs, Paradigm Plumbing Services will take plumbing problems off your back. You may purchase a water heater through us or pick up one from the supplier of your choice and hire Paradigm Plumbing Services to install it.
Water Heater Facts
Life Expectancy: A conventional water heater should last about 7 to 10 years, tankless heaters have a life expectancy of 15-20 years. Hard water will shorten the life, regular maintenance will prolong it.
Efficiency: Tankless heaters are considered more energy efficient than conventional heaters because they don’t have to continually heat a tank of water. Tankless heaters heat water instantly whenever a hot water tap is opened and hot water is demanded. But not all tankless heaters are created equally. Ask you Paradigm Plumbing service technician which tankless water heaters we trust. Think green, tankless water heaters save energy and save you money.
Is your water heater too hot? To reduce the risk of scalding and to avoid the risk of running out of hot water, most plumbing companies, including Paradigm Plumbing Services recommend a temperature setting of 120°-125° F.
Anode rods: The anode rod is a magnesium rod installed by the water heater manufacturer. The purpose of this rod is to cause minerals to adhere to it instead of adhering to the glass lining of the tank. The anode rod is the sacrificial lamb. It sacrifices itself in order to save your water heater. Once this rod is deteriorated these mineral attack the water heater. This will shorten the life of the water heater. Home owners with water softeners are much more likely too experience a shortened water hearer life, due to the salt or saline solution which is injected into the water system.
Be safe: Always keep safety in mind when it comes to water heaters. Never store paints, solvents or combustibles near the unit due to the obvious risk of fire.
Yearly maintenance: You should hook a garden hose to the bottom of your water heater and flush the sediment out off of the bottom of your water heater. This should be done once a year. You should also inspect or replace you anode rod. These maintenance items will lengthen the life of your water heater