Home Water Heater Repair & Replacement in Albany, NY

Professional Hot Water Heater Repair & Replacement

When your water heater stops functioning, it can make it hard to bathe, cook, and clean. Don’t let water heater problems affect your daily life. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North Albany NY, we specialize in residential water heater repair and replacement in the Albany, NY area. We can quickly diagnose problems with any type of water heater and determine if it’s better to repair or replace your water heater. Call our 24/7 live answering service today or schedule an appointment or request a job estimate online. We will show up on time, in uniform, and in a branded company vehicle so you know exactly who you’re letting into your home.

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How to Tell if You Need Water Heater Repair

The sooner you notice signs of a water heater problem, the easier it will be to repair it quickly, so it won’t affect your daily routine. Keep an eye out for any of these warning signs that your water heater isn’t working effectively or efficiently. If you notice any of these problems, call us at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North Albany NY today:

  • Water is taking much longer to heat up
  • Water switches back and forth from hot to cold while you’re showering or washing dishes
  • Your tap water has changed color, taste, or odor
  • You’ve noticed rust or corrosion on your water heater
  • There are puddles of water near your water heater, you can see it leaking, or you see signs of water damage near your water heater
  • You’re no longer getting enough hot water for your household’s needs
  • Your water bills or water heating bills have suddenly increased
  • Your water heater is making strange noises
  • The water heater’s pilot light won’t stay lit

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Is It Better to Repair or Replace My Water Heater?

There are times when it might be more cost-effective to replace your hot water heater, rather than repair it. We will never recommend a product or service you don’t need, and we won’t suggest installing a new water heater in your home if your old water heater still has life left in it. In general, water heaters can last between 11-20 years before you need to completely replace them. However, certain factors affect the lifespan of your water heater, including:

  • Where and how it was installed
  • Whether it was installed properly
  • Whether it has been carefully maintained over the years
  • The make, model, and manufacturer
  • The energy efficiency of the model
  • Changes to the size of your household

Choosing the Right Hot Water Heater for Your Home

If we determine that you need a new water heater installation, we can help you choose the best new water heater for your home’s needs. We’ll walk you through some factors you should consider, including:

  • Your household size
  • The availability and cost of water heating fuel like electricity, natural gas, propane, and solar energy
  • The daily volume of hot water you’ll need
  • How important energy-efficiency and eco-conscious water heaters are to you
  • Your budget
  • The location where the water heater will be installed

We can make sure that your new hot water heater conforms to all federally mandated energy efficiency standards, so you can get the most out of your water heater while lowering your energy bills and carbon footprint.

Our Water Heater Installation

We can install any make, model, and manufacturer of home hot water heaters. We specialize in installing these types of residential hot water heaters:

  • Conventional - A conventional hot water heater stores water in a tank and heats it with electricity or natural gas. If you install a high-efficiency hot water heater, your water heating bills can decrease by as much as 7%.
  • Tankless - A tankless water heater only heats water when it is needed, so you have immediate and unlimited hot water on demand. Installing a tankless water heater in your home can save you up to 30% on your home’s water heating costs.
  • Hybrid - A hybrid hot water heater is a combination of a conventional water heater tank with a heat pump. It uses existing electrical and water connections. Installing a hybrid water heater in your home can reduce the costs of heating water by up to 60%.

Need Water Heater Repair or Replacement in Albany?

Do you need water heater repair or replacement in Albany, NY? When you call Mr. Rooter Plumbing of North Albany NY, we can quickly diagnose any problems with your hot water heater and determine if it would be more cost-effective or beneficial to replace your water heater rather than repair it. We are always upfront and transparent about the cost to repair a water heater or install a new water heater in your home. If you’re ready to repair or replace your water heater, request a job estimate online today.

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