Water Heater Installation and Repairs
in the Radford Area
Collier Services is one of the leading plumbers in Radford, VA. We are a full-service plumber. We pride ourselves on doing quality work at an affordable price. One of the services that we specialize in is installing and repairing water heaters. Most homeowners do not think about their water heaters until a problem occurs. If you know what signs to look for, how old your unit is and what the life of a water heater is, you may be able to anticipate a problem.
What Causes Water Heater Problems
Common water heater problems include failure of the heating element or the thermostat unit that controls your water temperature. Hard, untreated water will lead to mineral deposits building up inside your tank and the lines that carry the water to and from the water heater. These deposits can cause blockages and can corrode the tank, which will lead to leaks. Water heaters can also become victims of age. Much like other common household appliances, they do not last forever. Make sure you know how old your heater is so you can plan to replace it before it fails.
How Long Does a Water Heater Typically Last?
The expected service life of a water heater depends on the type of unit and the manufacturer. A standard water heater lasts around 10-15 years, although some units may last longer with proper care and maintenance. Contact Collier Services if you believe that your water heater is starting to show its age.
When Should You Replace Your Water Heater?
When making the decision on whether to fix or replace your water heater, consider the extent of the problem. If it is just in need of a faulty part and your water heater is under ten years old, it could be cost effective to just fix the problem. But tanks with heavy lime build-up, corrosion, or leaks must be replaced instead of repaired.
Collier Services Offers High Efficiency Water Heaters
Collier Services offer a wide selection of water heaters to fit every need. Our units will save you money year after year on your utility bills. Get a combi boiler water heater that heats the house like a boiler, but also does the hot water. Navien NCB-E is the first high-efficiency, condensing combination boiler with the capacity to supply both heat and domestic hot water for larger homes. This water heater has enough hydronic heat for a whole house, plus hot water to run two showers and a dishwasher all at the same time.
The Navien NCB-E saves installation time and reduces maintenance. In addition, the NCB-E takes up 80% less space than a traditional floor-standing boiler and tank water heater. You have more room, save energy, and can enjoy all the hot water you need, whenever you need it.