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Anyone Need a New Water Heater?

 

A water heater is vital in any home or office. Zeek Plumbing can replace and install all types of water heaters across Northern NJ.
Hot Water Heater

Is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

For most of us, immediate access to hot water from our water heater isn’t optional. We expect the water heater to deliver a steamy hot shower and get us through a sink full of dirty dishes on demand. But even the most advanced water heaters do not last forever! No one wants their hot water access interrupted. In order to prevent this, it is important to replace units that are approaching the end of their lives.

There are some common occurrences that will help you to notice that the water heater is starting to fail.

Water Heater Age

Most water heaters have a ten year lifespan on average. After so many years, parts wear out, corrosion can develop, and tanks crack. It is important to know the age of your heater. The age will help  predict when a replacement may be a consideration.

 

Cold Shower – Brrrrr!

There are obvious symptoms that alert you very quickly to a problem with your water heater. The most common is when the shower is noticeably cooler or runs out of hot water much faster. This problem can be due to a failing heating element which compromises the hot water supply. Zeek Plumbing would be able to diagnose this issue and perform the repair. It could also mean that sediment over time has hardened on the bottom of the tank or the heating element, as well. If this is the case, the only solution would be replacement. If you wait, it may soon fail to operate adequately.

What’s that noise?

You will definitely get the message that a replacement may be in your near future if you hear a loud banging sound. This would occur whenever the water in the tank is heating.  The tank is expanding rapidly with sediment accumulating and hardening on the bottom.  This is what causes the loud sound. It forces the water heater to work harder and expand quickly, causing the big bang sound.

Tankless or storage? Which water heater do you choose?
Going tankless?

CONSIDERING A TANKLESS WATER HEATER?

Tankless water heaters, or demand-type  water heaters, provide hot water only when it is necessary. These heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank.

How They Work?

Once you turn the hot water tap is on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. A gas burner or an electric element then heats up the water. This process results in a constant supply of hot water – no waiting for a storage tank to fill up!

Tankless water heaters are a good way to save energy.
Tankless Water Heater

Advantages and Disadvantages

Tankless water heaters can be much more energy efficient, especially for homes that use a lot of hot water.  If your home uses about 85 gallons a day, the tankless heater can be 8-14% more energy efficient. For homes that use around 40 gallons a day, the demand heater can be 24-34% more energy efficient. Installing the demand type at each hot water outlet, you could achieve an energy savings up to 50%.

Initially, however, the tankless heater does cost more than the conventional storage water heater. This higher priced tankless heater is actually worth the investment since this heater typically lasts longer and has lower operating and energy costs. On average, tankless water heaters last more than 20 years compared to storage water heaters that usually last 10-15 years.

If you are in the market for a new water heater, call Zeek Plumbing today for a thorough inspection and consultation on replacement options. To schedule an appointment please visit www.zeekplumbing.com or give us a call at 866-635-0200. You can also follow us on Facebook!

5-STAR GOOGLE REVIEWS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS

Everyone at Zeek Plumbing was so kind and helpful. My heated driveway had a broken pipe but Steve, Rich, and the whole team went above and beyond to repair this as quickly as possible. I highly recommend their business for any plumbing issues you may have.
Tamara D.
I’m a new homeowner and didn’t know what to expect when I had Zeek over to help me with a problem I had with a new washing machine connection when I moved in. Not only did they help with the connection, they spent time to explain my heating system to me. Now, two months later they have been to my home for two other problems that came about. While I wasn’t excited about having to spend money, they kept my budget in mind and were more than fair. I have nothing to but good things to say about their work, the people in their office and the people that have visited my home. I recommend them highly.
austin S.
Steve and his team are the best of the best. He was so responsive and so caring!!!! Within a very short amount of time he sent us 2 of his team members (Rich and Oliver) who were outstanding. Extremely competent, knowledgeable, smart, fast, polite, and caring. We recently moved into the area and are so blessed to have found them. Highly recommend them!!!
Caroline F.
The gentlemen from Zeek Plumbing were very professional and thorough in trying to determine the source of our problem. They had all the necessary parts with them to fix the problem and left everything very tidy after they finished the repair.
Monica O.
Tim and RJ were responsive polite and clean. Did a great job very quickly keeping my costs to the minimum they could be.
Jen S
We called Zeek Plumbing when our office toliet backed up. They came right out and took care of the problem in a very professional manner. They did have to make a second trip, but did so promptly and got the problem solved. We would definitely recommend Zeek Plumbing.
Tom H.
I had a sewer line leaking in the basement where flooring and part of a wall had to be removed. They also had to remove a toilet and replace that connection to the sewer line. .The pipes were repaired, concrete repaired and toilet reinstalled. This was a big job. They knew exactly what they were doing and the repair is all done. They were easy to schedule with, courteous and professional. Highly recommend!!
viv A.
First time customer of Zeek Plumbing and a very happy one. Great communication from Ryan in the office and Bill resolved my problem with the washing machine shut off valve. Thank you so much!
Laurie E.
The Guys at Zeek plumbing are professional and punctual. EXTREMELY thoughtful to my needs. Don't hesitate to contact them for your plumbing needs.If you go to a different plumber your a FOOL!
Scott M.
Zeek has always come through for us these last few years! Tim and RJ are the best!
Kelly M
A huge thank you to Zeke Plumbing for helping my family, and our old home, on multiple occasions! The response time is consistently fast and the work is done properly. I also very much appreciate the honest proposals as to what is needed and options to get the job done properly, efficiently and cost effective. Thank you!
Lisa G.
We woke up this morning to water pouring out of our toilet, all of over the floor, down the to the basement, we were PANICKED! I called Zeek Plumbing and Steve was able to identify the problem over the phone and dispatch someone to come immediately to help us fix the issue. Within an hour everything was fixed and in working order. We're so grateful for the responsiveness and professionalism of his team.
Brianna H.

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