Brooks Plumbing Co. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Installation’

Is Your Water Heater Ready to be Replaced?

Monday, June 26th, 2017

water-heater-ready-replacedWhen it comes to underappreciated appliances, water heaters are near the top of the list. Even though we rely on them daily, even hourly, we often don’t give a whole lot of thought to them—until something goes wrong, that is.

Tank water heaters—still the preferred choice for a number of homeowners—do their jobs quietly, and unfortunately, this means that problems can creep in unnoticed. If your system is more than 10-15 years old, these problems can lead to a full system breakdown, which means you may have to replace it unexpectedly. Fortunately, our team does provide water heater installations in Tumwater, WA and beyond. But we’d like to help you avoid an emergency replacement, if at all possible!

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Factors to Consider When Relocating a Water Heater

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Do you currently have a standard tank water heater? The storage tank water heater is still a very viable option for many homes today. But if you need to or want to utilize the space in which it’s occupying, you can be facing a problem. While one solution is to upgrade to tankless water heater, this may not be a very economically sound choice if your water heater is only a couple years old. But moving your water heater is not exactly a simple process, and hiring trained plumbing professionals is vital to ensuring the job is done right.

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Water Heater Installation: Should You Go Tankless?

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Today’s water heater options are all much more energy efficient than water heaters of the past, no matter what model you may have. However a recent water heater development—the tankless water heater—has many homeowners excited about how much money they can save with this type of system.

But is it right for you? In some cases, it may be better to stick with the conventional storage tank water heater. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between these systems to learn which is best for you.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Most homeowners have no clue that their water heater is about to fail. However, it’s extremely important to know the signs, since your water heater is an essential component to your home comfort. A failed water heater is disruptive to say the least, and can be costly if you need an emergency replacement and don’t have time to explore your options. So, how do you know if it’s time for a water heater replacement? We’ve shared some signs below.

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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Water heaters often do their jobs quietly and without a fuss, and unless some major disaster befalls it, we don’t tend to think much about them. That can make it hard to determine when your old water heater is ready to be put out to pasture. With good maintenances, a water heater can be expected to give you many years of faithful work, but everything wears out, and sooner or later you need a reliable service to install a new one. Here in Olympia, WA, there are services who can perform the job with professionalism and care, but you still need to call them when the time has come. “When should I replace my water heater?” you ask. We’ve included a quick list of tips below.

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Olympia WA Water Heater FAQ: How Do I Know What Type of Water Heater to Install if I Upgrade?

Monday, March 11th, 2013

Are you thinking of upgrading the water heater in your Olympia, WA area home? Your first step is calling the water heater experts at Brooks Plumbing for advice and to help you in your selection. We can help you determine the load calculation for the amount of hot water you need to adequately supply your entire plumbing system with hot water. This will help size your new water heater and ensure that you aren’t left without enough hot water for everyone in your home.

Your hot water usage will also help you determine which type to install as your upgrade. There are two basic styles of water heaters: tank and tankless. Most homeowners heat the water in their homes with a tank water heater, but if you find that you run out of water often, you may need a larger tank, a more efficient water heater, or you may consider upgrading to a tankless water heater.

The newer tankless hot water heaters are a great solution if you want on demand hot water without having to wait on the tank to refill, or if you are losing energy in standby losses. If the recovery time on your tank water heater has increased gradually, it may be time for a new one. Replacing a water heater is not an easy decision, but one that can offer energy savings and more reliable hot water for you and your family.

Make sure you hire a professional contractor you can trust. If your water heater isn’t sized correctly, or if another type would benefit you more, you won’t get the most out of your new investment. Call the Olympia, WA water heater specialists at Brooks Plumbing, and get started today! Contact Brooks Plumbing!

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Water Heater Installation in Olympia: Tips for Selecting a New Water Heater

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Investing in any new appliance requires a certain amount of research and a lot of decision making. Before a water heater installation in Olympia, you need to know that you have made all of these decisions correctly. Contact the water heater experts at Brooks Plumbing Company to ensure that you get the right water heater installation in your home. Our professional Olympia plumbers have extensive knowledge of both tank and tankless water heaters. Whatever questions you have about your water heater installation, our team will have the answers. Contact us today for more information.

One of the biggest decisions you will need to make about your water heater is what size is appropriate for your home. In order to make this decision correctly you really need to consult a professional plumber in Olympia, WA. There is simply no way for you to be sure that your water heater is properly sized without the input of an expert. If your water heater is too small it will not provide you with the reliable performance you deserve, and if it is too large it will be heating water you simply don’t need. Get the most efficient performance possible from your water heater by ensuring it is the right size for your home.

You will also need to decide whether you want to purchase a tank or tankless water heater for installation in your home. Both have their benefits, so you should consult a professional Olympia water heater technician to decide which is best suited to your personal needs and habits. Storage tank water heaters are very dependable and hold a large reservoir of hot water at the ready. However, they do suffer some standby heat loss as they wait for use. They also require a certain amount of space. Tankless water heaters do not experience heat loss, as they heat water on demand. They can be overwhelmed if hot water is demanded at multiple points of use, though.

For more information about water heater installation in Olympia, WA, call Brooks Plumbing. We are always here to share our expertise. Our goal is to find you the perfect water heater for installation in your home.

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Olympia WA Water Heater FAQ: Can I Install My Water Heater On My Own?

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Brooks Plumbing Company has been offering Olympia, WA water heater installation services since 1994. We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service, and we take pride in the work that we do. Installing a water heater should be handled by a professional Olympia plumber. This is not a DIY job for many reasons, namely because you want to make sure that it is installed properly.

There are other reasons that you should only hire a qualified plumber to install your hot water heater. Gas water heaters, for instance, will require services from a certified plumber in Olympia, WA who is licensed to work with gas piping. There are also ventilation concerns that should be addressed by a qualified professional. Never try to install any type of gas appliance on your own. This is mainly for safety reasons, but you also want to make sure that it is installed to provide lasting results.

Professional installations also prevent repair needs. We see broken water heaters all the time that weren’t installed properly, and usually the repair is a result of this. This will cost you more in the long run, since you will most likely have more repair needs further down the road. You may have to even replace your water heater earlier than expected. Always call a professional Olympia plumber to install a new water heater.

In addition to installations, the Olympia WA water heater experts at Brooks Plumbing, Co. can also compare the different models with you and find the most cost-effective solution for your hot water needs. Call us any time to set up a consultation. Contact Brooks Plumbing Company today!

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