If you’re tired of enduring cold showers, it might be time to consider purchasing a new water heater. However, simply buying a new water heater is not enough. Proper installation is crucial to truly enjoy the advantages of an energy-efficient appliance. Improper installation can lead to water damage, scalding temperatures, or even a fire. That's why it's best to leave the installation to professional plumbers who are knowledgeable about your plumbing system. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Grand Rapids, we’ve got the experience necessary for a fast, seamless, and reliable installation.
Our Grand Rapids water heater installation team has experience with both gas and electric heaters and installs all makes and models. To ensure optimal safety for you and your home, we take the time to understand all building codes, always adhere to local laws and regulations, and make sure the system has proper venting. If water isn’t making it to your shower or faucets quickly enough – or at all – it’s time to give our professionals a call.
Do I Need a New Water Heater?
Many homeowners aren’t sure when it’s time to invest in a new water heater. If your system stops working, this is a sure sign it’s time to upgrade. However, it’s not always so easy to tell. There are quite a few indicators that your unit is on its last legs. Here are a few common signs that it’s time for a new water heater:
- You have limited hot water – or none at all
- Your unit is making strange noises or operating louder than usual
- Your system requires frequent repairs
- You’re finding water under or around the heater
- Your utility bills are suddenly higher than usual
- Your system is more than 10 years old
The above signs are some of the most common, but not the only indications that it’s time for a new water heater. If you aren’t sure, it’s best to play it safe and give our Grand Rapids water heater installation team a call so that we can help you make the best decision. While it may at first seem like an expensive purchase, a new system can save you money in the long run. They are more energy efficient and will eliminate costly service visits required by older units.
What to Expect with Our Water Heater Installation in Grand Rapids
Installing a water heater usually takes around 4-5 hours, but the exact time can vary based on the size and type of system. If additional work is required, such as replacing valves or rerouting plumbing pipes, it may take longer. For gas systems, extra safety measures may be needed before installation, which can extend the project timeline. Once our team has a better understanding of the job at hand, they can provide you with a better time estimate.
The cost of your installation will also depend on a few factors, so we recommend filling out our estimate request form to get more information. Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Grand Rapids is proud to offer the Neighborly Done Right Promise™, which guarantees our workmanship and provides you with the peace of mind you deserve.