Water Heater Installation in Arlington Heights

Water Heater Installation

Is It Time You Replaced Your Water Heater?

Imagine life today without the luxury of instant hot water to bathe with, do laundry with, or wash dishes in. It’d be pretty tough, which is why when your water heater starts to go, it’s important to get a new one installed in its place pretty quickly.

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t often think about your water heater. You just use the taps and expect it to be hot. But, did you know that you will generally need to replace your water heater every 8-12 years? Now, if you can’t remember when your current system was installed, it’s probably time for a replacement.

Common Water Heater Problems

We often see three primary things that cause water heaters to break down. Those are:

  • Storage tank issues
  • Faulty thermostats
  • Water supply blockage

Most of these are caused by lack of maintenance or longevity. If your water heater is over 8 years old, you might be experiencing some of these issues already. But, if you’re not, that doesn’t mean you’re necessarily in the clear. Having a professional come out and perform a thorough inspection is the best way to determine whether or not you need a new unit!

Water Heater Installation with Lake Cook Plumbing

Once you are confident that a water heater replacement is your best option, here’s what you can expect:

  1. Picking a size: The first thing our plumbers will do is determine your water usage. Because it’s probably changed over the years, we want to make sure we get one that’s just right. Water heaters range in size from 40 to 120 gallons.
  2. Choosing the type of water heater: Depending on the hookups you have in your home will determine which type of water heater you need – natural gas or electric. Tankless water heaters are also an option. Energy efficiency ratings vary as well, and if your head is spinning don’t worry! A Lake Cook Plumbing expert will help you narrow down the choices.
  3. Determine your budget: Need a quick fix for low cost, or are you looking to significantly upgrade? That’s all up to you! We can make suggestions all day long, but since water heaters range in cost from hundreds to thousands, you need to decide what will work best with your budget and we can find something within that.
  4. The installation: It will normally take our team anywhere from two to six hours. We always comply to local plumbing codes and standards, and won’t leave until everything is working properly. Keep in mind: The water in your home has to be turned off during this time!

For more information on water heater installations in the Lake or Cook County areas, or to schedule an appointment, give Lake Cook Plumbing a call today! (847) 550-3801