Water Heater Repair and Replacement Options | Roto-Rooter Blog
Roto-Rooter water heater repair in Oklahoma City is the best way to take care of your home's water heating system. Actually, during regularly scheduled inspections, your entire plumbing layout will benefit from expert analysis that spots problems and issues developing early on. Since water heaters take a beating with the amount of hot water an average household uses in a day, it is important to regularly perform repairs and maintenance to not only fix what is broken, but to tune up what needs adjusting. If you make sure these things happen, the heating unit will last longer and even perform better than it has been. Consider the following information when dealing with your own water heater.
- A water-heating unit runs on average twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week for ten to twelve years. This incredible amount of work that a unit gets done is a huge part of why it was invented in the first place. In generations past, heating water with large pots over stoves and fireplaces took considerable effort to accomplish. Today, water heaters provide that service for you and do a great job at it.
- If your heating unit is gas powered, make sure to install gas leak detectors in close proximity to it. If ever the pilot light were to go out, the possibility of suffocation can quickly become a deadly reality. Before relighting a pilot light, make sure to turn the gas line off completely. If not, you may light a leak on fire and cause an explosion.
- One of the easiest ways to make a water heater last longer is to pay close attention to your water softener. If it isn't working properly or you don't have one, you can count on cutting the life of your water heater in half—if not more—if you don't deal with it quickly. Hard water can ruin the inside of a water-heating unit and leave it beyond repair. Let the technician during your next appointment make the adjustments needed on the softener to keep it working properly.
- If you need to invest in a replacement, you should go for a new, tankless water heater. Utilizing thermo-technology, these units heat water on demand. This type of mechanism uses far less energy and saves you money on your monthly utilities. Otherwise, a power vent or hybrid water heater can be very efficient, sometimes even rivaling tankless heaters in overall efficiency.
For more information about water heater repair in Oklahoma City and replacement options available to you, call Roto-Rooter today.