Water Heater Repairs And Replacement FAQ

Griffin Heating and Plumbing has proudly served the North Reading and the Greater Boston area for more than 30 years. We are highly committed to our work and strive to provide high- quality products and services to our clients, which they highly rate online at 4.9 out of five stars. We deliver peace of mind, so here’s why we’re leaders for water heater repairs and replacement.

Water Heater Repair And Replacement Services We Proudly Offer:

  • Boiler Installations
  • Installation of Water Heaters
  • Replacement of Water Heaters
  • Installation of Gas Boiler or Radiator Heating Systems

When Should You Call J. Griffin Heating And Plumbing?

As a homeowner, you likely wonder when a plumbing issue is a DIY type of job or when it’s time to call us to handle the task. While some plumbing issues like a stopped up toilet or water line can easily be unclogged with a handy plunger, water heaters are very dangerous if handled improperly. This is not the type of do-it-yourself friendly repair an untrained homeowner should take on alone. Temporarily fixes of a water heater can also potentially create a greater hazard and lead to long term repairs and eventual replacement. Knowing when to call a professional is imperative as a homeowner and here are a few plumbing issues we suggest you call us to handle.

  • Abnormal Noises

Unusual noises from your water heater can be indicative of a broken unit. One should start by checking the heating element! Abnormal noises like hissing, popping, crackling, or knocking may also likely be the result of mineral deposits in an aging water heater.

  • Water Is Too Hot Or Not Heating At All

This type of issue is likely a problem with the heating element, but it could also be the thermostat control. Having an inspection to locate the cause and a needed solution will ultimately save a home or business owner time and money in the long run!

  • Leaking Water

Leaks from your water heater can potentially have several causes such as overheating or excessive pressure within the tank. With a thorough inspection, our professionals will diagnose the issue and recommend a water heater repair or replacement.

When Do I Need A Water Heater Replacement?

Many homeowners are unsure of exactly when a repair or a water heater replacement is required. There are also times when Google recommends, a ‘water heater repair and replacement company near me’ that isn’t qualified for the job. It’s also beneficial to have a company specialist who knows and can explain the different types of water heaters as well as the benefits.

Difference Between Tank, Tankless, Hybrid, Gas, Or Electric Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters provide an endless supply of hot water. This is usually the best option for larger families or for multi-family housing units since it heats water on demand. It is also smaller and repairs less costly. These water heaters also typically come with a six-to-ten year warranty!

Hybrid water heaters are similar to storage tank water heaters however they rely on a heat pump to heat the water. This is by far the most energy-efficient option available as it uses the air from its surrounding areas. Water heaters with tanks store 30 to 50 gallons and supply when needed.

Water heaters with storage tanks require a fuel source, either gas or electric, to produce hot water. Gas water heaters typically use 50% less energy than electric heaters and cost less to operate, however, initial investments can be much more costly when compared to electric units.

What Is The Cost Of A Water Heater?

Depending on whether you buy a hybrid, tankless, gas, or electric water heater, the cost in 2019 is between $320 and $11,000, although the average purchase and install is about $770 to $1450.

As an industry leader, our water heater repair and replacement knowledge and experience are long-standing. To learn more, call us at (781) 521-2188 or contact us via our Facebook page.