When you purchase your water heater from Eyman Plumbing, you can expect:
- It meets all federal requirements
- Comes with a six-year warranty
- There is a one-year warranty on Eyman’s labor
- And six years protection against tank leakage and parts from the manufacturer
What’s the most important thing to know when buying a water heater?
The biggest thing is purchasing a water heater that suits your personal needs. Every three bedroom, two bathroom home has people who use hot water but how they use it differs. Consider a family of five with three small kids versus a family of five with three teenagers. The water usage of each family will be decidedly different.
Don’t make the mistake of downsizing your water heater even if you don’t use as much hot water as you could. Why? The simple answer is resale value.
Unless you’re going to be in your home for the life of the water heater, you don’t want to downsize, as this may be a detracting factor to potential buyers.
These days though, your water heater has a much shorter life span than it used to. In the past, water heaters lasted 30 years and came with a five-year warranty. Now you get a six-year warranty on a water heater that will last about seven years.
Most common problem with tanked water heaters
When tanked water heaters get older, eventually you will run out of hot water. That happens when lime deposits build up on the bottom of the water heater so it doesn’t store as many gallons of hot water.
Tankless water heaters
These are best installed when you are building a home from the ground up. That’s because it is difficult to retrofit a home to install a tankless water heater. They use four to five times more gas than a tanked water heater and involve upgrading and upsizing your gas pipes going into the house.
Retrofitting your home with a tankless water heater is an expensive proposition and you may never recoup the costs you spend to upgrade.
Most common problem with tankless water heaters
They just quit. Sometimes people try installing it themselves but end up buying one that is too small. The tankless water heater is based on gallons per minute flow. So if it only puts out three gallons a minute, you can only use one thing at a time. You can’t shower and wash clothes at the same time. If you run more gallons per minute through the heater than it can take, you won’t have any hot water at all.
Water heater installation
When a customer calls Eyman and says they need a new water heater, technicians go to the customer’s home. Eyman will usually replace their old water heater with a new one that has the same water capacity. If they are running out of hot water on a regular basis, Eyman will install a larger water heater.
Installation takes about two and a half hours on average. That’s to remove an old one and put in a new one.
Getting the cold shoulder in your shower? Call us today at (402) 731-2727. We can help you.