Water Heater Replacement Middletown, NY

11 April 2013
Category: Heating
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If you have a water heater problem, Jones Services technicians are ready to help. We can take care of your water heater replacement Middletown needs quickly and efficiently, with a minimum of disruption to your daily home routine.

Replace or Repair a Water Heater in Middletown

If your home is like most others, then your water heater is used a great deal. This workhorse appliance should normally last anywhere from eight to 12 years, depending on the quality of the model, the amount of regular maintenance it receives, and the demands you place on it. If you are experiencing erratic performance, your water heater is 10 years or older, or has a leak at the base of the tank, then you will probably need a replacement. However, we will do whatever we can to perform a repair if possible.

Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters in Middletown

If you do need to have your water heater replaced, you’ll basically be choosing between a gas or electric model. While an electric model can be used basically anywhere, a gas model is normally best in a home that also has gas appliances such as stoves or furnaces. You will probably want to replace your water heater with something similar, but there may be a reason why you would want something different. If you have children who have moved out recently, then you may want to consider a smaller unit. Conversely, if you have added family members since having your present unit installed, you may want one with a larger tank. Or, you could even consider a tankless model. But even if you are replacing your old unit with the same model, you should think about having a model installed that is as energy efficient as possible. There are water heaters on the market today that can help substantially reduce your energy costs. New models have a sticker on the side that provides an energy efficiency rating that shows the estimated annual cost of operation for the unit.

Deciding Whether or Not to Replace Your Water Heater Yourself in Middletown

Unless you are extremely handy with tools you should have a professional perform your water heater replacement. Even if you are very skilled, you still have to figure out how to get rid of the old unit, and whether or not you’ll be able to handle a bulky, very heavy water tank. You will need the right tools, of course, and you may even need a propane torch if your old water heater has copper pipe. In addition, you’ll have to decide whether or not you have the time to do the job because you can’t do this type of work piecemeal – once you start, you’ll need to finish. Take all of these considerations out of the equation – call Jones Services to take care of your water heater replacement needs.