Is your water heater providing reliable access to hot water, or is it giving you problems? Whether you’re getting inadequate or unreliable hot water, seeing signs of sediment and rust when you run hot water, hearing strange noises, or not getting any hot water at all, the team at Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning can help get your water heater back to normal, replaced, or tuned up in no time at all.
If you need a new water heater, it’s important to work with professionals who can find you the perfect fit for your needs, preferences, and constraints; install it flawlessly after removing your old unit; and get it tuned up to perfection before leaving you to enjoy your hot water. Our team works equally well with gas and electric water heaters.
Gas water heaters
As long as natural gas remains significantly cheaper than electricity, gas water heaters will remain cheaper to operate over time than their electric cousins — even though electric units get higher efficiency in converting fuel to heat for your water. They also heat up water from cold more quickly, and they work better in cold temperatures. In exchange, you’ll face higher upfront costs, especially if you don’t currently have a gas water heater.
Electric water heaters
Versatile, extremely efficient, and inexpensive to install, electric water heaters are still a strong choice for a water heater in most circumstances. They also last significantly longer than gas water heaters on average, at 10-15 years in comparison to a gas water heater’s 8-12 years.
Water heater acting up? When you lose hot water, it represents a huge drop in your quality of life and can be an enormous source of stress and discomfort until it’s resolved. That’s why it’s important to call out a team you can rely on for quick, thorough repairs.
Not sure whether you need repairs? Look out for these warning signs:
Signs you need repair
Strange noises, like popping, crackling, or bangs
Water is unusual in smell, taste, or appearance
Sediment or rust discoloring water when you run hot water
Visible leaks or low pressure when running hot water
Rust on the water heater or its pipes
Pilot light problems (on gas units)
Common water heater repairs
Replace or adjust valves
Replace heating elements
Tighten loose pipe connections
Alleviate excess pressure
Sediment removal and descaling
Anode rod replacement
Water Heater Maintenance
Your water heater might make it its full lifetime without ever seeing professional attention or a single moment of maintenance, but it’s unlikely.
If you want your water heater to perform to specifications and last as long as it can, you need annual checkups from a trained professional to keep everything in working order, identify problem areas before they turn into costly repairs, and perform standard manufacturer-recommended maintenance such as draining the unit and removing sediment.
By keeping up with maintenance, you’ll keep your energy bills lower, your risk of unexpected hot water outages to a minimum, your water heater going as long as it can, and your water flowing hot and reliable.
Choose Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning for Water Heater Services in Livonia
When it comes time to hire someone to service your water heater, make sure you choose a team you can count on. The professionals at Ehlers Heating & Air Conditioning are dedicated to keeping our customers happy; it’s a big part of our employee training and the way we conduct ourselves in every business dealing, from the customer support side to the in-the-field technical side.
There are two key reasons to choose Ehlers every time:
We are committed to telling you exactly what’s going on with your system. We don’t sell things that you don’t need, and we’re passionate about not overcharging.
The quality of our work. Our rigorous and comprehensive training ensures that our quality is on the highest level.
Starting with our estimate with Eric to our service technicians Dave and Rob. They are ultimate professionals. We had a new Carrier furnace and AC unit installed and we’re very pleased with the work. We can tell that they take pride in their work down to the smallest detail. They were on time, courteous, know... -Horace