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Most people don’t pay much attention to their water heaters until they fail. For many Hampton Roads homes equipped with hot water heaters in the attic, a broken leaking water heater can mean an expensive cleanup from water damage.
How Long Does a Water Heater Last?
In the average home, most water heaters have a productive life of about 7 to 12 years. If your water heater is reaching the end of its functional life, it makes sense to schedule a proactive maintenance visit with one of our highly trained technicians.
Water Heater Repair
It’s never good to wake up to no hot water. If your hot water heater is broken, we can diagnose and repair most makes and models, gas and electric. Our technicians are trained to inspect the hot water heater and diagnose the problem quickly so that you can enjoy a warm bath or wash a load of laundry as soon as possible. While we’re at your home, we’ll take a look at the overall operation and if necessary, recommend a water heater replacement timeframe. If your water heater cannot be fixed, we offer same-day water heater replacement in most cases.
Water Heater Replacement
If your gas or electric water heater is at the end of its life, we can provide detailed estimates and recommendations for a new water heater. Often, water heater replacement is an opportunity to improve your home’s efficiency, comfort and provide energy savings that can really add up! This may also be the time to consider a tankless water heater for endless hot water and improved efficiency. Russell’s Heating & Cooling offers affordable financing and manufacturer rebates to take the worry out of water heater replacement.
Maintaining a Healthy Water Heater
A regular, annual maintenance appointment can prevent unpleasant surprises and keep your electric or gas water heater operating at peak capacity. Give us a call and we can send a technician to check your water heater’s tank, ignition and operation, as well as flush the tank to remove any sediment or mineral buildup. If you decide to sign up for a maintenance plan, including your water heater is a good idea.