Water Heater Installation & Repair Service in Bensalem, PA & Surrounding Cities
Hot water is an essential necessity that we often take for granted until the supply is interrupted. Whether it’s bathing, showering or washing clothes, we use hot water every single day. If your water heater is malfunctioning, it can be a major inconvenience plus a safety issue that should be immediately corrected.
When you have a water heater problem, it is important to contact a plumber who offers complete water heater repair and replacement services. At Custom Aire, we have over 45 years of experience evaluating, repairing and installing water heaters. All of our technicians are trained to repair every type of water heater including gas, electric and tankless models. We offer one-day replacement for failed units, and 24/7 service is available for emergencies.
Common Water Heater Issues
Water heaters malfunction for a variety of reasons, but most problems relate to cold water at the tap, water that is scalding or a leaky storage tank. The cause of the issue can be hard to identify, so you will need the services of a professional contractor.
Typical water heater breakdowns include a damaged circuit breaker or a defective high-temperature cutoff switch. If you are only getting lukewarm water, the dip tube inside the tank may be broken. Scalding water is dangerous and may be indicative of a faulty thermostat or bad pressure relief valve. Try turning the thermostat all the way down to see if it affects the water temperature. If the water is still hot, disconnect the power and fuel immediately and call the water heater specialists at Custom Aire.
Water heater leaks can cause significant damage to floors, furniture and structural components if left unchecked. Leaks can also cause pressure to build up inside the tank, which is very dangerous. A leaky water heater almost always needs to be replaced.
New Water Heater Installation
If you are looking to purchase a new water heater, it is important to determine how much hot water your family uses and the efficiency of the model you are considering.
- Efficiency: The efficiency of a conventional water heater is measured by its Energy Factor (EF). This federal standard provides a simple way to compare the operating costs of different water heater models. The EF factor is a calculation of the amount of heart energy the unit produces relative to the amount of electricity or gas it consumes.
- Capacity: You never want to run out of hot water, so contact a professional contractor to ensure your water heater is properly sized. Tankless water heaters have no capacity limitations since they produce hot water on demand.