Residential Water Heater Replacement

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Portland OR – Gresham – Clackamas

Residential Energy Efficient Fixture Upgrades

residential water heater replacement services provided by Pacific Plumbing and Drain serving Portland OR Vancouver WA

When only icy cold water comes out of the bathtub faucet, it’s the wrong time to have to search for the cause for the lack of hot water. If the pool of water around the bottom of the hot water tank is growing, time for a water heater replacement is imminent. Unfortunately, it usually happens on wash day, when the little ones need clean sports uniforms. Finding that the tank of water is cold can be tragic. It’s time for a water heater replacement.

Homeowners usually ignore their water heater’s age

Often homeowners take their water heaters for granted as long as they have nice hot showers and plenty of hot water for the dishwasher and washing machine. Hot water heaters last for nearly ten to twelve years before their efficiency diminishes, and their systems start to fail. Homeowners should check for the signs that a residential water heater replacement is in order. Shopping around to find a water heater to fit the household requirements may take time.

Water Heater Installation

Quite a few things need to be considered when looking for a new water heater for the home:

  • Size and location for the replacement
  • Check if the energy source to run the new heater needs changing
  • Cost for the replacement and installation of new water heater fits the budget
  • Double check the type of the water heater and their warranties
  • Verify the energy efficiency requirements for water heaters
  • Check if the capacity of hot water output will satisfy the family’s requirement

Numerous elements can harm a home’s water heater. Usually, it is one of the most reliable plumbing fixtures in the home.

Water Heater Replacement

These conditions shorten the life of a water heater, requiring residential water heater replacement:


  • Poor installation
  • Corrosion around tank and connections
  • A faulty heating element
  • Hard water
  • Flawed electrical connections
  • Malfunctioning thermostat
  • Sediment in tank

The obvious differences between hot water heaters

Nearly sixty percent of the homes in the United States used gas to fuel their water heaters. When deciding on the best system, a water heater installation team can help. Water heaters that utilize gas to heat the home’s water have faster recovery times but are not always the most energy efficient. Electric water heaters use electricity to generate heat with resistance coils. Running heaters with electricity is costlier for larger families. This makes gas water heaters a more suitable for homes with greater hot water needs. For lower hot water requirements, a retrofit water heater is economical and may fit the family’s requirements. The qualified water heater installation team at Pacific Plumbing & Drain can help with the decision process when choosing a new water heater.


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