Are you running out of cold water more frequently? Is your water tank dotted with rust spots? If so, it might be time to look into replacing it. Like all plumbing equipment, water heaters eventually wear out. When that happens, you’re left with two choices. First, you can try to live without one, subsisting on cold showers and shivering hands. Or, if you live in the Elk Grove Village area, you can give the plumbing experts at Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling a call.
To learn if a new water heater replacement is in your future—and things you can do to prolong your investment—read on.
At Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling, we understand how confusing the choice between repair and replacement can be. A lot of the time, you might not even know there’s a problem with your water heater. To make it easier to determine if a new water heater is on the horizon, we’ve assembled a list to help you assess your need:
If you’re thinking about installing a new water heater yourself, you might want to reconsider. It’s not an easy project, and the consequences of messing up can be deadly. You wouldn’t represent yourself in court or try to do your own brain surgery. And, you shouldn’t install your own water heater either. Below are a few risks to taking a DIY solution to water heater replacement:
At the end of the day, the risk to you and your family aren’t worth it. Go the stress-free route and let a plumbing professional handle your new water heater installation in Elk Grove Village.
Ensuring your water heater operates safely is important. These units have numerous safety devices that require routine testing. The only way to confirm they are operating as intended is to regularly schedule a water heater inspection. These maintenance visits help guarantee your water heater is safe to operate, however.
Water heater maintenance also keeps your unit running efficiently. During regular operation, calcium and other minerals build up in your system. These sink to the bottom of the unit, serving as a barrier between the heating element and the tank. This makes it harder to produce hot water and can lead to weak spots in your tank. During our checks, our plumbers will flush your water heater, freeing it from clogging sediment buildup.
Skipping recommended maintenance visits can drastically decrease your system’s lifespan. While visiting your home, our plumber can spot minor issues before they lead to a problem that requires whole system replacement. They will also test all components for any signs of weakness or misfire. When done, they’ll report these findings back to you.
Invest in a quick tune-up on your water heater to protect the investment you made in it. Call (847) 338-2777 to learn more about our water heater maintenance programs.
When you need water heater replacement in Elk Grove Village, you can count on the plumbers at Midwest Comfort Heating & Cooling. You also rely on us to provide honest prices and top-notch service. If you ever run into an emergency, we’re happy to work with you to set things right. To get a free quote on water heater installation, give (847) 338-2777 a call. We look forward to adding you to our family of happy customers.