Is your water heater having problems or showing signs that it’s about to fail? Count on your Colonial Heights water heater installation and repair experts for the right solution. We provide expert inspections, evaluations, and solutions to your toughest water heater problems. Wondering what your neighbors think of our services?
Why hire us?
At Colonial Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. we work under a customer-first mindset. This means your safety and comfort come first. You don’t have to worry about poor installation, shoddy workmanship, or delayed service. Expect quality every step of the way, from the first phone call to the last handshake after your project is complete.
Our team engages in weekly training to keep our customer service as well as our technical skills sharp. We are prepared to go above and beyond to help you with anything you need during or after the project.
Read our customer reviews! If we look like the right plumbing team for you, call us today and we will discuss your options for repair or replacement.
What are common water heater problems?
Suspect a problem with your water heater? One of the most common problems is a faulty heating element. This can lead to a lack of hot water or inconsistent water temperatures. We recommend replacing the element instead of simply repairing it to ensure your system is able to work at maximum efficiency.
Another common issue with the water temperature is a faulty thermostat. If the thermostat is set too low or too high, we can help you adjust the unit to achieve the right water temperature.
You may hear unusual sounds coming from the water heater as well. This is due to sediment or mineral buildup in the tank. We often see this in homes with untreated hard water. To avoid tank corrosion and leaks, it is best to schedule annual water heater maintenance that includes flushing the tank of sediment.
When is replacement necessary?
While we do our best to repair the problem, a full unit replacement is necessary in some cases. If your water heater is over 10 years old and you notice leaks around the base of the tank, you may need to install a new unit. Older water heaters that exhibit frequent problems are losing efficiency. You may notice a higher electric or gas bill. If this is the case, avoid higher bills and unit repair costs by considering a new water heater.
What are the standards we adhere to?
The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) has set a new set of standards for water heater efficiency. Now the new water heaters have to adhere to certain requirements that will help the home or commercial property owner, as well as the environment. Rated by the amount of energy a system consumes versus how much heated water is produced customers will begin to see savings like they never have before. The (EF) or Energy Factor is calculated in 3 ways; recovery efficiency, standby losses, and cycling losses.
Recovery efficiency refers to how well the heat is distributed to the water inside your home or building. Standby losses is the amount of heat that is lost while it sits inside the tank of a traditional unit. Lastly, cycling losses is how much heat is lost as the water circulates throughout the system. At Colonial Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc. we are excited about these new standards and only offer the best when it comes to traditional water heaters. Property owners can choose from name-brand systems like RUDD and Bradford White, because we only want the best for our customers. For more information talk to our knowledgeable professionals today. We also sell exceptional tankless brands like Rinnai and Navien.
What are the benefits of regular maintenance?
Our professional water heater maintenance services ensure that your water heater continues to work at top efficiency. You will know that the pipes are connected properly and that the water temperature is at a constant setting. We will conduct thorough inspections for leaking or other underlying issues. Preventive maintenance is the most effective way to avoid major problems down the road and help prevent emergencies.