Central Long Island Water Heater Installation Service

Is your Long Island water heater failing to keep your showers hot? Is it causing problems or showing signs that it needs a replacement? Do you need professional assistance to replace a unit that was recently removed from your home—or to add a new one? There are so many reasons to schedule an appointment for Central Long Island water heater installation.

If you're handy, it might be tempting to venture into that work on your own, but we don’t recommend that. Even if you've solved a water heater issue in the past, installation is still a job best left to professionals. Without service from a licensed plumber, you'll be at an increased risk for serious complications and other problems that could appear soon after completing the job.

Nobody wants their hot water to disappear because of an issue with improper heater installation. Being left with just cold water is a major inconvenience. Unfortunately, that's what happens in many homes throughout Suffolk County, Nassau County, and many other areas of Central Long Island. Whether as a result of improper installation or simply because of normal aging and wear, many people eventually have to deal with replacing a failing heater. Living without hot showers and clean dishes is an extreme challenge. That's why it's so important that you know exactly who to call when you need a professional Central Long Island water heater installation service.

If you need an appointment with a professional Long Island plumber, you can always count on Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island. Our highly trained, experienced plumbers are ready to provide the water heater service you need. Whether you want to replace your current water heater or you just need an appointment for installation, you can depend on our plumbing team for courteous, reliable service any time you need us.

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Time to Book An Appointment For Central Long Island Water Heater Installation?

Have you seen the signs that your current system is failing fast? Even with routine water heater repair services, your unit won't last forever. Most systems only last 8-10 years before they start developing problems you can't fix with repairs. Once that happens, water heater installation becomes much more cost-effective than trying to keep a failing unit running with frequent, costly appointments for Long Island plumbing repair.

Of course, if your home doesn't already have a heating system, that's the most obvious reason to book an appointment for service. However, if you do already have a unit, as is the case with most homes in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and surrounding areas, then there are several warning signs that you should know about. If you notice any of those signs in your system, you could be overdue for professional water heater installation.

Is Your Conventional Unit Over a Decade Old?

If your existing unit has been around since well before you moved to your current home, or you can't remember when you had it installed, that's a good sign that it may be time to call a professional. While tankless systems typically last longer than a decade, conventional units with a tank should generally be replaced around the ten-year mark.

While your unit may last longer than ten years, eventually, that older equipment will fail—and the cost of keeping it running could be much higher than the cost of replacing it. Those higher costs don't just come from frequent repairs either. New equipment with a higher energy efficiency rating will cost less to power and run throughout the day than an old, less efficient system with worn components. That means keeping your old system longer than ten years could still cost you more—even if it seems to be running well.

Does the Heating Process Take Too Long?

If you find yourself wondering whether your current system should take as long as it does to work, or it fails to work at all, then it could be time to replace it. The exact time that it takes to get what you need will vary based on the type of equipment you have, but if it starts to take longer than it did before, that's a sign that it's time to make an appointment for replacement and installation.

Of course, if it fails to work at all, then you'll definitely need an appointment with a plumber. That problem could be caused by a repairable issue like a failing heating element, but it could also be a sign that you need to replace your older unit.

Is Your Hot Water Tank Leaking?

A leak is never a good sign. It's possible for leaks to develop in multiple areas near a conventional unit or tankless unit. If you see leaks near the areas where pipes connect or near valves like your pressure relief or drain valve, the issue may lie with those specific connections. However, it's also possible that the inner tank is damaged. If that's the case, replacement is the only option.

Leaks that come from the bottom of traditional water heaters are a serious sign that the inner tank has been damaged too. Likewise, any major damage to the sides or top of the tank are also irreparable. When it comes to tank damage and leaks, the most cost-effective solution is almost always replacement water heater installation.

Additional Warning Signs:

  • Frequent repairs
  • Hot water discoloration
  • Strange noises
  • Unusual odors and tastes
  • Lower temperature levels

The Benefits of Professional Central Long Island Water Heater Installation

Safe Installation

All types of water heaters are complicated systems that require service from trained, licensed professionals. Improper installation could result in serious damage to your home and harm to the people living inside it. The biggest benefit of professional service is the peace of mind that comes from knowing your new system is installed correctly and won't immediately fail or break.

Efficient, Effective Service

Our professional plumbers have plenty of experience and training with water heater installation. They know all the correct processes and procedures and know how to avoid all the mistakes that occur during amateur installation. All that knowledge ensures that they complete the job correctly, but it also helps them get the job done faster. Attempting your own water heater installation—or hiring an amateur—will take much longer than installation completed by an experienced professional plumber.

Correct Sizing, Installation Requirement Compliance, and Warranty Compliance

There are specific requirements for Central Long Island water heater installation that must be followed. In addition to those local restrictions, manufacturer warranties often require professional installation as well. When you hire a licensed plumber, you can rest easy knowing that they meet all those requirements—and that your warranty has not been voided.

Getting service from licensed professionals will also ensure that you choose a unit that's the right size for your home. The size of a water heater refers to the tank capacity for traditional equipment and gallons heated per minute for tankless heaters. Each home in Suffolk County and Nassau County has different size requirements based on the number of people living inside and the size of the home in general. Some homes even benefit from having multiple units. When you choose us for Central Long Island water heater installation, we'll help you select the perfect system for meeting your needs.

The Benefits of Choosing Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island

Courteous, Reliable Service:

In addition to all the benefits you can expect from licensed plumbers, many more bonuses come from choosing the water heater experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island. Our clients are our top priority, and we're committed to providing effective, reliable plumbing service in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and other communities in Central Long Island.

Experienced, Professional Plumbers:

Our owners, Gary and Shannon Curley, have been providing professional plumbing services since 1992. Gary has plumbing experience that dates back even further—to his teenage days when he worked with his grandfather.

Each member of our team is highly trained and experienced. We always use the most advanced, effective technology available for the services we provide, and we ensure that you and your home are safe throughout the entire installation process.

24/7 Availability and No Overtime Fees

We're available every hour of every day to provide emergency services for Central Long Island water heater installation. Nobody should be without hot water for long. No matter what day of the week or which hour you need emergency water heater service, you can count on us.

We never charge overtime fees for plumbing services, so you can rest assured that your installation costs won't be higher if you need service outside of normal business hours. We're here to provide the plumbing services you need whenever you need them.

Additional Benefits of Choosing Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island:

  • Fully licensed and insured plumbers
  • Convenient appointment times
  • Friendly, uniformed professionals
  • Guaranteed workmanship and parts
  • Upfront, accurate estimates in writing

Central Long Island Water Heater Installation FAQs:

Should I Get Traditional or Tankless Water Heater Installation?

Making the switch from a traditional unit to a tankless water heater is a big decision. Many people in Suffolk County and Nassau County are initially wary because of the higher installation costs of tankless systems—but over time, the lower operating costs will outweigh those higher prices.

Both types of water heaters have benefits and drawbacks. Tankless systems generally last much longer, require less maintenance, and cost less to operate—although your operating costs will also depend on your fuel source. Traditional systems may not be quite as energy efficient, but they also do a much better job of supplying what you need right when you need it.

Having a constantly heated tank means that you always have access to what you need—as opposed to how tankless systems only supply hot water on demand. Unfortunately, that tank could still run out—or leak—causing additional problems that don't come with tankless units. The decision between tank and tankless truly comes down to your individual needs and preferences.

Gas or Electric Water Heater?

Choosing a fuel source relates to two key factors: efficiency and energy cost. In general, an electric heater is more energy efficient than a gas water heater, whether tankless or not. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that an electric heater will cost less to operate.

Natural gas is generally cheaper than electricity, but the systems that use natural gas have waste that results from their lower efficiency, meaning that they don't actually make effective use of all the gas they require. Simply put, if your primary concern is efficiency, you may want an electric unit. However, if you're more concerned with baseline energy costs than overall efficiency, you may want a gas-powered unit.

Can I Do It Myself?

Technically, you can complete your own installation if you have the right tools, skills, training, and permits. Installation completed without those requirements could result in building code violations, costly property damage, and even carbon monoxide poisoning from improperly ventilated gas water heaters. For all those reasons, it's much better to get installation from a licensed, knowledgeable plumber.

How Much Does Central Long Island Water Heater Installation Cost?

Your costs will depend on many factors, such as the size of your home, the condition, and size of its existing plumbing connections, your electrical system—in the case of electric units—and ultimately the particular unit you choose to install.

While it's not possible to provide an estimate without first inspecting your home and speaking to you directly, our plumbers will always provide an upfront, accurate quote before installation begins. This way, you know exactly what your specific installation costs will be.

Do You Need Central Long Island Water Heater Installation Service?

Whether you need an extra unit for your home or a replacement for your broken water heater, you can count on Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Central Long Island. We proudly serve Suffolk County, Nassau County, and many nearby communities.

Call to schedule an appointment with our plumbing team or learn more about the other ways that we can help. We offer services for everything from water heater installation to clearing Long Island Clogged Drains.

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