When it comes to all the appliances throughout your home, very few are as important as your water heater. You and your family probably use your water heater every single day, and it must stand up to an incredible amount of wear and tear over the years. While most modern water heaters are designed to last for quite some time, there will come a point when your unit must be replaced. Fortunately, the installation process tends to be a fairly simple project that should take no more than a few hours for a professional.
Signs of a Failing Water Heater
No one wants to turn on a shower or faucet only to realize that they don’t have any hot water, and that is why you should always keep an eye out for any signs of a failing water heater. The most common sign of a damaged unit is a lack of hot water. If your water heater can no longer provide an adequate amount of hot water to your home or the pressure has suddenly dropped, then it might be time for a replacement. Some of the other signs of a damaged or failing water heater include:
- Loud noises during use
- Water that has an unpleasant odor
- Visible leaks around the unit
- Sediment in the water
- Inconsistent water temperatures
Your Initial Appointment
If you have noticed any of the signs of a failing water heater or your current unit is more than 10 years old, then it is time to call us at Coffman & Company to schedule an initial consultation. That first meeting is very important because it will give us an opportunity to look over your current system to ensure that the water heater is the source of the problem. We can also go over all of your options ranging from the size of the tank to what model is going to be used. In many cases, switching over to a high-efficiency unit will end up saving a homeowner a lot of money on their monthly energy bills.
Removing the Old Unit
When our team arrives at your home with the new water heater, there are a few initial steps that need to be carried out so that the entire process goes smoothly. We will begin by decluttering the area around the existing water heater before draining the tank. The amount of time that it takes to drain the tank depends on many different factors, but that step usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour. Our team will also need to cut off the water to the unit or close off the water main. Before removing the original water heater, we must also cut off any gas or electricity that is going to the appliance.
Installing the New Water Heater
The next several steps in this process depend on a few different variables. They include what type of water heater is being installed, which lines are going to be used, and the placement of the unit. If our team is going to be attaching a traditional water heater to all of the existing lines, then you can expect the process to take no more than a few hours. Switching over to a unit that uses a different power source or water line will add some time to the project, but our team can notify you of that beforehand. Replacing your traditional water heater with a tankless water heater is another option you might want to consider, and our team would love to speak with you about the pros and cons of those devices.
Final Testing and Adjustments
Installing a water heater is a very straightforward project that our team has extensive experience with, but these appliances should always be tested and adjusted before use. Our team will go over every inch of the new water heater and all of the attachments to ensure that it is working properly and there are no leaks. We can also adjust the temperature settings so that your hot water comes out exactly how you like it.
Enjoy the Benefits of a New Water Heater
Here at Coffman & Company, we understand just how important your water heater is to your daily life, and we would love to help you replace your old unit as quickly as possible. We can also handle all of your heating and cooling installation, maintenance, and repairs. Please give us a call today to speak with one of our friendly and experienced team members about our water heater replacement services anywhere in the Denver area.