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Renton Water Heater Replacement

New Water Heater Installation in the Seattle Area

Our plumbers at The Plumbing Joint are water heater replacement experts. Over our 45+ years of providing plumbing services throughout Renton and the surrounding areas, we have replaced thousands of water heaters. But, how do you know when it is time to replace your water heater or just get it repaired?

Call The Plumbing Joint at (425) 279-7029 or fill out our online form to schedule your water heater replacement in Renton, Bellevue, or nearby.

Should I Have My Water Heater Replaced or Repaired?

The typical water heater life expectancy is between 8 and 12 years. This will vary depending on the manufacturer, water heater design, water quality, quality of installation, and if the regularly scheduled maintenance has been performed.

If your water heater is older than the typical life expectancy and it has stopped working or you are seeing leakage, it is probably time to replace. Replacement will not only help to ensure a continuous flow of hot water for years to come, newer water heaters are also more energy-efficient than those being manufactured ten or more years ago. Replacing your old water heater with a new one will also help cut energy costs.

However, replacement is not always necessary. Sometimes you just need to replace a component. If you are having troubles with your water heater, call on The Plumbing Joint and one of our trained plumbers can evaluate the situation and help you decide if you should repair or replace your water heater.

Troubleshooting Common Water Heater Problems

Besides leakage, which may require the repair or replacement of water heater components, the most common problem is that the water coming from the heater isn’t hot enough. Usually, the problem is a faulty heating element or thermostat.

You can check the following tips to troubleshoot these issues:

Electric water heater:

  • Remove sediment from the tank by flushing the heater
  • Insulate the pipes
  • Reset the thermostat and/or make sure the power is connected
  • Replace the heating element or thermostat
  • Raise the temperature setting

Gas water heater:

  • Remove sediment from the tank by flushing the heater
  • Make sure that the gas is connected and that the pilot light is lit
  • Insulate the water pipes
  • Raise the temperature setting
  • Replace the thermocoupler or clean the gas burner

Water Heater Installation: Choosing the Right Type

In the market for a new water heater? It may be daunting to have to choose one with so many available options, but with the help of a trusted Renton water heater installation professional, you can feel confident that you'll be matched with the best fit for your needs. The Plumbing Joint is proud to offer a variety of tank-style and tankless water heaters in both gas and electric models. We'll take a number of factors into consideration when helping you choose your new water heater, including the size of your household, your energy efficiency goals, your current water heater fueling source, and your budget.

Don’t hesitate to call The Plumbing Joint at (425) 279-7029 with any questions you have! Our Renton water heater installation plumbers are proud to serve King, Pierce, and Snohomish Counties.

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