Professional Water Heater Installation, Repair, and Replacement Services
If your water heater is leaking or you run out of hot water quickly, we’ll do our best to repair it, however, it may be time to replace it. If so, replace it with a new high-efficiency water heater from the plumbing experts at Oliver. We have a variety of options for you including high-efficiency water heaters, electric water heaters, gas water heaters and tankless water heaters.
There are many things to consider before purchasing a new water heater. We’ll help you figure out how much room you have for a water heater installation, your fuel source (most water heaters are either electric, natural gas, propane, or oil). Be sure to let us know if you plan on installing a hot tub, spa, or jacuzzi in the future.
Cut Your Energy Costs
It has been estimated that 25% or more of a family’s energy expense come just from the cost of running the water heater. If you’d like to cut down on your energy costs, consider a high-efficiency water heater. It may cost a bit more initially, but you’ll save a lot of money in the long run.
Services depend on the type of hot water heating system
Below are some basic details about the different types of water heaters available to homeowners. You can also visit the specific pages for each type to learn more about the services we offer.
Tank-type water heaters store hot water so that it’s available when needed. By far the most common type of water heater, tank-type water heaters can rely on electricity, natural gas, propane or fuel oil as a heat source. A thermostat in the storage tank controls water heating to maintain a constant water temperature in the 120-degree to 140-degree range. Insulation surrounding the tank reduces standby heat loss. Typical tank size for households is 50-80 gallons.
- Typical maintenance: Drain sediment from bottom of tank, replace sacrificial anode.
- Expected service life: 10-15 years.
- What can go wrong: Faulty pressure-relief valve, Corrosion, sediment buildup, leaks in tank or fittings
Heat pump water heaters qualify as tank-type water heaters and are powered by electricity. A small, air-source heat pump installed on top of the hot water storage tank pumps hot, pressurized refrigerant compound into a heat exchanger located in or around the hot water tank. A heat pump water heater is more expensive than a standard tank-type water heater, but it’s also about twice as energy-efficient.
- Typical maintenance: Drain sediment from bottom of tank, replace sacrificial anode, clean air filter on heat pump.
- Expected service life: 10-15 years.
- What can go wrong: Faulty pressure-relief valve, corrosion, sediment buildup, leaks in tank or fittings, less efficient operation in a cold environment.
Tankless water heaters are compact & efficient. This type of water heater is also known as a “demand” heater because the heating element only comes on when a demand is made for hot water. Most tankless water heaters use propane or natural gas as a heat source. They can cut water heating expenses significantly in households where hot water use is infrequent.
- Typical maintenance: Service heat exchanger to remove scale, clean in-line water filter.
- Expected service life: 15-20 years.
- What can go wrong: A single tankless heater may not have sufficient capacity to supply hot water to multiple locations at the same time.
Indirect water heaters use heat from a boiler. When a house has some sort of hydronic (water-based) heating system, the boiler that heats water for whole-house heating can sometimes also supply hot water for domestic use.
- Typical maintenance: Drain sediment from bottom of tank.
- Expected service life: 20 + years.
- What can go wrong: Corrosion, sediment buildup, leaks in tank or fittings.
Don’t wait until you have a leak: Contact us today!
Call 1-855-627-3490 or get an online quote to schedule an appointment with Oliver. We provide free estimates for water heater replacement.