When Is It Time For A New Water Heater?
Knowing when it's time to stop delaying the inevitable with constant repairs can be tricky – the up-front cost of a replacement is notably higher than a repair, but you have to consider the long-term cost savings as well. Every water heater will break down eventually, and knowing when to pull out your wallet can end up saving you hundreds of dollars in the long run. Some of the key things to pay attention to include:
- The age of your water heater: Water heaters typically last 15-20 years at most. If your unit is in this range, then you may want to start considering a replacement.
- Cold or lukewarm showers: If your water heater is struggling to produce even enough hot water for your regular showers, it's a clear sign that something is wrong. If it's also up there in age, odds are the cost of repairs will quickly outpace the cost of a new unit.
- Discolored water: If you notice a reddish tint to the water coming from your pipes, this is likely caused by rusting on the inside of your water heater tank. Not only is this unhealthy to drink, it will also likely lead to a leaking tank in the very near future.
- Constant repairs: If you’ve had to call for water heater repair several times over the last year, it’s time to start thinking about replacing the water heater.
- The cost of repairs: The general rule is that if the cost of a repair is at least 50% of the cost of a new water heater, it's a better financial decision to replace the entire unit with a new, more efficient one.
Why Choose New Era Plumbing For Installation Services
We install all makes and models of water heaters including gas and electric conventional water heaters and tankless water heaters. All our installation services adhere to local regulations and building codes. You know your installation is done right from the beginning.
Our plumbers in Douglasville, GA, and other areas we serve can also make sure all the hot and cold-water pipes are connected correctly. This is very important because you don’t want water pressure problems. When these pipes aren’t hooked up the right way, you could end up with a small trickle of hot water instead of a good flow.
Professional installation also ensures that your water heater is vented properly. Water heaters must have a source to get rid of heat. If this step isn’t completed properly, this is how fires start. Lastly, you should hire us for installation services because we stand behind our workmanship. Customer satisfaction matters to us. If something isn’t working right, we’ll fix it. We never consider a job done until you’re 100% satisfied.
How Much Does Water Heater Service Cost?
Water heater installation costs vary and depend on a number of factors. Water heater type and the current plumbing configuration at your home are things we take into consideration when installing a new water heater. At New Era Plumbing, we want to give our customers the most accurate pricing information so they can make the best decision. For this reason, we encourage you to call our team and request an estimate.
Consult Us For All Water Heater Services
No matter what you need, we’re here for you. Whether you need water heater repair services or bought a water heater and need help installing it, contact us today!
New Era Plumbing serves the following locations:
If you’re ever faced with a plumbing emergency in the middle of the night, don’t worry! We are always available to help! You can reach one of our specialists 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We are devoted to providing the very best customer service in the area.4847 Industrial Access Rd Suite 109
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New Era Plumbing is nice, fast & pocket friendly. I’ve used other companies in the past and it seemed like I was always calling them back because the issue wasn’t resolved ... it wasn’t Until someone recommended me to New Era Plumbing. I called and they came out the same day and fixed my ongoing problem, it’s been a few months now and I’ve had no problems. Such great service is professional and does not leave a mess for you to clean. I will most definitely recommend this company to anyone having plumbing issues. THANK YOU NEW ERA PLUMBING!!!Lisha W.
Nick showed up right on time and evaluated all my plumbing issues. He was professional and very respectful. Fixed my shower & sinks, then replaced my garbage disposal for a good enough price. He was able to answer all my questions, get the job done in two hours, and was very kind.David S
The two service techs that came out (Bobby & Carlos) were highly professional. After replacing a leaking toilet, faucet & valves... the work area was left exceptionally clean. They also made sure I checked everything in their presence before leaving. They were personable, yet remained professional and represented the company very well. Should I need further service, I would definitely use them again and request the same techs.Robyn H.
I had a bad experience with another plumbing company so I submitted an online request to New Era, and Suzanne called me back quickly. BJ came out the same day to look at my main sewer line that was backed up. He explained my options and on Saturday, Oct 8 they arrived earlier than scheduled, showed me the issues, and repaired/replaced the pipes. I could not be happier that my plumbing is now fixed. Everyone was very professional. Thank you New Era team.Jaida
We had a broken shower faucet due to my son falling in the shower(he was not hurt) causing the pipe to be ripped out of the wall. I called at 9:30 am, I was told someone would be there between 12-3 which was great. Jamie the tech showed up at 11:30 am, he was professional, and quick and even suggested we put in an access panel so that if in the future we need access again we wouldn’t have to damage the sheetrock. As a homeowner it’s always scary calling someone new to work on your home, I’ve had some really bad experiences over the years but I will be calling New Era next time I need plumbing work for sure. Thanks, Jamie and New Era!Chris K.
I only do surveys on a particular business when I believe that the business did excellent work. BJ, his coworker, and the entire New Era Plumbing team were fantastic from the time that I placed my car for an estimate until they completed the job. I can’t think of them enough for their professionalism and the quality of work that they performed at my home and I recommend them to anyone who has need of plumbing service. I have their number saved on speed dial just in case anything comes up and this is the business that I will be using to handle all of my needs going forward. Thank you for a job well done.Matthew J.
The service repair man, Jacob was on time and extremely knowledgeable of the issues related to the mechanics of the system which was causing the faucet to malfunction. Adequately and very articulately explained everything in detail. Very pleased with his overall performance and would recommend him in a heartbeat. Definitely five starsMuhammad A.
I highly recommend New Era! The experience I had with them was outstanding! The initial phone call with Sierra gave me comfort in knowing I chose the correct company to help with my plumbing needs. They were very understanding and so gracious to come out right away to help! Mike and his helped Eduardo were very informative and helped solve the issue and answered all of my questions! I will definitely be using them again!Kelsie H.
I had to call New Era Plumbing to unclog my bathroom sink which was clogged with hair and God knows what else. I was very impressed with this company as I was very upset and trying to get my sink unclogged asap. When I called they arrived very swiftly asked me the problem and were able in no time to unclog my bathroom sink and give me tips on how to keep my drain clear. I was very impressed with this company not only did they come quickly called they were very affordable and helpful and courteous. Their customer service is unmatched. I would definitely recommend this company for your plumbing needs!Erica J.