Water Heater Replacement & Installation Service

Water Heater Replacement & Installation

Bringing You Reliable Water Heater Replacement & Installation for Gas, Electric, and Tankless Water Heaters

When it’s time to upgrade your water heater and install a new one, Mesquite Plumbing Inc is your trusted partner. We’re here to help you select the perfect water heater that aligns with your specific needs and budget. From gas line installation to adding an expansion tank, we pay attention to every detail, ensuring your new water heater operates flawlessly. Whether you prefer a conventional tank water heater or a more modern option, our skilled technicians will expertly install your unit.

Variety Of Water Heaters

Water heaters come in various types, including:

  • Electric units
  • On-demand units
  • Conventional units
  • Storage tank units
  • Gas units
  • Tankless units
  • High-efficiency units

Gas Water Heaters

While gas water heaters may involve higher upfront costs than electric ones, they offer long-term savings due to the affordability of natural gas. Opting for a gas heater means it’s essential to regularly inspect your gas line, gas valve, and water tank to prevent leaks and sediment buildup. This practice not only prolongs your water heater’s lifespan but also ensures optimal performance, safeguarding your home and family from potential hazards.

Electric Water Heaters

Electric water heaters typically have lower initial costs, but they may result in higher monthly utility bills compared to gas heaters. However, because electric water heaters are powered by the electric grid, they are a more environmentally friendly choice, especially when the local electricity comes from renewable sources.

Natural Gas & Propane Heaters

Propane, derived from raw natural gas, is processed and refined at natural gas facilities. Natural gas, on the other hand, is a mixture of propane, butane, ethane, and methane. Propane water heaters offer the advantage of heating water quickly while using less gas per hour. This makes propane water heaters more energy-efficient than their natural gas counterparts. However, it’s important to note that propane tanks require manual refueling.

Signs You Need a Water Heater Replacement

Several indicators suggest it’s time to replace your water heater:

  • Water Pooling or Wet Carpet:If you notice water pooling around the base of your water heater, it may be a sign of an internal structural issue causing a slow leak. The cause could be sediment buildup, a crack in the steel liner, excessive rust, a faulty drain valve, or a defective temperature & pressure relief valve. In such cases, replacing the water heater promptly is crucial to prevent further water damage and mold growth.
  • High Water Bills:A water heater backed up with sediment, old age, corrosion, neglect, or set at an excessively high temperature can lead to significantly increased water and electric bills, often due to a leak. Regularly checking for damp conditions and signs of leakage can help you catch problems before they escalate.
  • Takes a Long Time for Hot Water:Ideally, your water heater should be located as close as possible to your water fixtures to ensure fast delivery of hot water. Tankless water heaters provide an excellent solution, offering continuous flow of hot water and flexibility in placement. Another solution is installing a hot water recirculation system that returns unused hot water to the water heater, eliminating the need to run the faucet for extended periods.
  • Gas Unit Constantly Needs Relighting:Frequent pilot light issues are often caused by a malfunctioning thermocouple, which regulates the flow of gas within your water heater. If its wires get disconnected or its sensors become dirty, the thermocouple can malfunction, causing the pilot light to go out when it shouldn’t.
  • Repair or Replace:When to Make the Decision

Consider a new water heater if:

  • Your current unit doesn’t provide sufficient hot water.
  • It frequently requires costly repairs.
  • Your water heater is over 10 years old, showing signs of wear and decreasing efficiency.
  • You notice leaks or rust due to water mineral deposits.

While simple repairs, such as fixing a pilot light or replacing a valve, are often cost-effective, recurrent issues with an older water heater warrant consideration of a replacement. New models are up to 20% more efficient, resulting in substantial energy cost savings over the unit’s lifetime.

Water Heater Lifespan

The typical lifespan of a conventional storage-tank water heater is approximately 8 to 10 years before age-related problems begin to occur. Electric tanks generally last between 8 to 12 years, depending on design and usage frequency. In contrast, tankless and solar water heaters are the most durable, with lifespans reaching up to 20 years. Regular maintenance, water softener installation, and sediment draining can extend the life of any water heater.

Water Heater Replacement & Installation Costs

The cost of a water heater can vary based on several factors, including:

  • Unit size
  • Installation complexity
  • Required materials
  • Removal of the old unit
  • Labor involved
  • Permits or retrofitting the space to meet building codes
  • Technological features (hybrid or solar water heaters, for instance, may require special considerations)

Why Choose Mesquite Plumbing Inc Over Big Box Stores

Choosing quality is paramount when it comes to water heaters. Many big box stores may offer lower-cost products that lack professional-grade components. What appears to be a great deal may turn out differently when problems arise.

At Mesquite Plumbing Inc, we prioritize quality. Our technicians have the experience and expertise that generic contractors may lack. They are licensed, trained, and qualified to handle complex plumbing tasks, ensuring the job is done correctly.

Our Satisfied Customers

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Benefits of a New Water Heater

A new water heater offers numerous advantages, including:

  • Consistent hot water supply to meet all your needs
  • Improved energy efficiency
  • Reduced likelihood of emergency breakdowns
  • Space-saving design
  • Quieter operation

Efficiency and Cost Savings

New water heaters are energy-efficient and cost-effective compared to older units, benefiting both the environment and your finances. Tankless systems, electric heat pumps, and solar water heaters offer even greater savings on utility bills. Some eco-friendly options may even qualify for federal tax credits.

Hot Water Recovery Rate

One of the primary reasons for water heater replacements is to increase the volume of hot water available. By upgrading to a tankless system or a larger tank, you can ensure your household has an ample supply of hot water for showers, dishwashing, laundry, and other tasks. Our team can assist you in selecting the right model and size to meet your specific needs.

Space Savings

Tankless water heaters are incredibly compact, taking up only a fraction of the space required by conventional storage tank heaters. They can be as small as a briefcase and are easily mounted on a wall or outside, making efficient use of space. In contrast, storage tank water heaters require dedicated areas and can waste valuable space.

Reduced Environmental Impact

Every year, millions of traditional tank-based water heaters are disposed of in landfills in the United States. Tankless water heaters are more durable, featuring reusable and recyclable components, and generate significantly less waste. They also substantially reduce energy consumption, with potential annual savings across North America, including:

  • 290 million gallons of fuel oil
  • 164 million gallons of propane
  • 6 billion hours of kilowatt electricity