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Professional plumbers to replace your water heater
The plumber is the perfect professional to change your water heater. He will also take care of the storage of your old water heater. Having your water heater installed by a professional plumber will allow you to keep the warranty on your water heater, which you could lose by installing it yourself.
When to change a water heater?
There are several signs that it's time to change a water heater.
The age of the water heater
The first sign is the age of the water heater. It is recommended to change a water heater after 10 years, even if the warranty on a water heater can extend over a period of 12 to 15 years. The 10-year requirement comes from insurers who have had to compensate for more and more water damage caused by old water heaters.
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If the hot water is slightly discoloured, if it has an odour or if it contains rust, it may be time to change your hot water tank. p>
Finally, if you notice rust on the hot water tank, it no longer produces hot water, the circuit breaker trips frequently, or you notice a water leak you may need to replace your water heater quickly.
Different types of water heaters
There are two types of water heaters on the market: electric water heaters and gas water heaters. An electric water heater is cheaper to buy than a gas water heater. Note that if you had an electric water heater and now want to have a gas water heater, you will have to pay a fee to change the water heater supply (gas network connection, venting system, etc.).
When to change your water heater?
There are different signs that it is time to replace a hot water tank, such as its age, the presence of rust, the quality of the water, a burning smell. etc. It's important to regularly check your water heater to make sure it works.
How to change a water heater?
No matter which brand of water heater you choose (Bradford White, Giant, Rheem, etc.), it is possible to install a water heater yourself. However, since installing a water heater requires working with electrical power and water, it is recommended to go through a plumber and an electrician to change and install a new water heater, to avoid any risk of electrocution.
Do you need to rent or buy your water heater?
It is possible to rent or buy a water heater. Either option has its advantages and disadvantages. A rented water heater could cost you up to 3 times more than a water heater purchased over a 10-year period. It is important to compare the different options. P>
Tips for maintaining your hot water tank
Before you have to replace your water heater, simple usage and maintenance tips will help you extend the life of your water heater:
- You do not need to cover your water heater with an insulating blanket
- Operate the safety valve of your water heater at least once a year
- Drain your water heater once a year if the water from your water heater comes from a well
- Drain your hot water tank once a year if the municipal water is particularly calcareous
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What is the cost of changing a water heater
In the cost of a water heater, it is important to distinguish several factors that will influence its price.
Should I rent or buy a water heater?
On the market, you can rent or buy your water heater. To rent is a little more expensive (between $600 and $1,000 more), but it gives you access to a service technician at all times for repairs. It's up to you to evaluate both options.
Discover water heater prices and the labour costs of a plumber
Prices will also vary depending on the brand and size of the water heater. Also, you may benefit from a better price when the plumber buys the water heaters wholesale. In addition to the price of the water heater it is necessary to add costs for the plumber's labour and the recovery of the old water heater. This can sometimes have an extra fee if you have too many stairs.
If you buy and install the water heater through a home improvement store, you can pay $350 to $700 for the water heater and $225 to $300 for the installation.
By doing business with a professional, you will have on average of 8 to 10 years warranty on the tank (against 6 years if you install it yourself) and 1 to 5 years on parts.
It is advised to take advantage of the water heater change to also install a system for water recovery. Very useful in the event of a leak, it will direct the water flowing from the water heater directly to the drain.
Change an emergency water heater
Is your water heater leaking, running flush or not working? Whether in your house or condo or in a housing that you rent, you will have to quickly replace the hot water tank so that you or your tenants can again have hot water. Our plumbers are available 24/7 for emergency plumbing work such as urgent water heater replacements .
Get quotes from plumbers to change or repair your water heater
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