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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

I called Zeek Plumbing on a recommendation from my old plumber, who had moved away, after my hot water heater died. They were able to come out and get me set up with a new one in relatively short order. I'm definitely saving their number for any future plumbing issues I may have.
Thomas C.
Zeek is the best! Steve in the office is top notch and a pleasure to deal with. Tim showed up on time and completed the repair with no issues. Highly recommend Zeek Plumbing.
P.J. L.
They came to my house for a routine service call for a few various things that needed to be looked at. I'm very satisfied with the process. They walked me through potential issues they saw, walked me through what they'd do, and gave me advice on how to handle some of the smaller things in the future. I will definitely use them again in the future.
Rob
Yet another great experience with Zeek Plumbing. We've used Zeek to install a new hot water heater and most recently they came out to fix a drainage and diverter issue with our bathtub. They also repaired a sink installation and tightened up a loose toilet. Zeek Plumbing has been our go to plumber for over 5 years.
Dave A.
I called on a Sunday and Steve got right back to me. He sent out a tech on the following Tuesday to reseat two toilets. I was able to wait no emergency and I saved money not having the tech do the job on the weekend. The job was done neatly and everything was immaculate when I got home. These guys are professional and trustworthy!! ZEEK PLUMBING is the way to go!!
Liz C.
Timmy and RJ were excellent. The staff ant Zeek plumbing is fast, courteous, and provide their services at a tremendous value. I would highly recommend them for your plumbing needs.
Tom L.
Zeek did the gas line installation for our new natural gas grill. Everything was done professionally and every team member we engaged with were very friendly. Even when there was a slight mishap during inspection, Zeek responded promptly and handled everything great. We now have a very good looking gas line hookup on the deck and the first steaks and burgers are already done!
Martin H.
Kathy C.
We use then commercially and industrially. They've never let us down. Far better and more caring plumbers than most out there. They've done residential repairs for friends of mine on jobs that others haven't been able to correct. In one shot, they diagnosed and corrected the problems without a callback. Like tattoos, good work ain't cheap and cheap work ain't good. Spend the money on them and get it done right, the first time
Walter W.
Just wanted to give a shout out to Zeek Plumbing! Our hot water heater went Monday afternoon and they were at our house by 8am Tuesday to fix it. Ryan was super easy and nice to work with and made sure that all of my questions were answered and I understood the next steps.The technicians that came to install the water heater were great! They were neat, friendly, quick and efficient. I would highly recommend Zeek Plumbing!
Scerbo F.
We had a leak in our baseboard heat. Called Zeek at 8 am with a non-emergency and the team was at our house by 1 pm. Rich and Oliver were great, knowledgeable, and worked quickly and clean. I knew enough to DIY the fix, but didn't want to risk it and I will say it isn't often that a professional puts in as much care as the homeowner, but they very much did - even taking the time to answer my questions around the specific tools they used. I will absolutely make Zeek my first call for the next plumbing fix.
Jason K
Zeek Plumbing is the best! I called and they said someone would arrive within the hour and someone actually arrived within the hour. We had a dripping pipe in the basement and the issue was resolved quickly and efficiently. I very highly recommend Zeek Plumbing!!
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