Welcome to Coastal Mechanical - Hot Water Heater Installation
Hot water is one of those household creature comforts that's taken for granted. And as is the case with most creature comforts, you don't truly come to appreciate it for what it is until you don't have it any longer. That's one of the setbacks when it comes to hot water heaters - they're often short-lived household appliances, usually only lasting an average of 8 to 12 years before replacement becomes necessary. And when replacement does become necessary, you want to be sure you're working with the right plumbing partner so a new tank can be installed quickly to restore hot water to your home. That's where we at Coastal Mechanical can help.
Hot Water Tank Installation
Whether you're looking for a new conventional hot water tank or a space-saving and energy efficient tankless heater, count on us for your installation services. Each type of tank has their share of pros and cons. Here's a closer look:
- Conventional: These tanks tend to be more affordable and are the more common type of hot water heater. They're also easier and more affordable to install.
- Tankless: These systems save space and provide hot water on-demand, which makes them a more sustainable and efficient choice than conventional storage tank models.
They also typically last longer than conventional tanks. However, they cost more, installation may be more tedious and the energy savings may take time to recoup.
There's no real right or wrong answer when it comes to the type of hot water tank you have installed, and we're happy to discuss your personal preference along with other factors to help you decide what type of tank is best suited for your home.
Hot Water Systems Repairs
The best way to extend the life of your hot water tank is to have it regularly serviced. Just as a tune-up on your car can make necessary adjustments and resolve small problems before they become big ones, annual maintenance on your hot water system can enhance the lifetime of your tank up to several years. When you contact Coastal Mechanical for hot water tank repairs or service, we'll often recommend flushing the tank to remove any sediment or debris that has accumulated at the bottom. Over time, this debris can cause the tank to rust out form the bottom, meaning that in addition to needing a new tank, you may also have some significant water damage to clean up.
- Some other common repairs we see with hot water tanks include:
- Issues with external venting on gas hot water tanks.
- Pilot lights that won't stay lit.
- Leaking or faulty valves, especially the temperature relief valve.
- Corroded anode rods.
Contact Us Today
For more information on our hot water heater installation and repair services, contact Coastal Mechanical today. With experience working with conventional, hybrid and tankless water heaters, we have the know-how and experience to make any necessary repairs or perform new installation in a fast and efficient manner. Contact us today for more information.