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The life expectancy of most water heaters is between 8-12 years and they require very little maintenance. It can be easy to forget about your water heater as long as it’s working. Like most things, they work great until they don’t. It only takes one cold shower or a puddle of water in your garage to let you know that it’s time to replace your water heater. 

Routine maintenance and repairs can help extend the life of your water heater, but a leaking water heater or one that is over 12 years old may just need to be replaced entirely. Luckily, there are plenty of affordable water heaters on the market that offer a variety of heating methods that can also help lower your energy bill. Let’s learn a little bit more about how and when to maintain, repair, and replace your water heater!

Maintenance

Did you know you should have your water heater serviced once a year? Many homeowners don’t know that you should have your water heater flushed annually, as well as have your anode rod checked to help minimize the risk of tank corrosion and irreversible damage. Having your water systems checked and serviced regularly can save you a lot of blood, sweat, tears, and money later on! 

Regular maintenance is the key to ensure the longevity of your unit’s lifespan. With Active Plumbing and Air Conditioning, inspections are a convenient way to gauge what maintenance your water heater may need, so you have nothing to lose by calling our experts today to schedule a consultation. If you suspect that your water heater is leaking or just it’s just that time of year again, give us a call.

Repair

Regular maintenance can help discover parts of your water heater that may need repair. Catching these things early on can help to avoid them becoming major issues in the future. By having a professional from Active Plumbing and Air Conditioning perform maintenance consistently, you are trusting the experts, who will be able to fix any issues as they find them. 

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Replacement

Water heaters come in many different shapes and sizes. The kind you select plays a huge role in your experience. For instance, yours may be operated via electrical energy, solar power or fossil fuels, such as natural gas. Your heater might be a relatively simple affair or include advanced energy-saving functionality. It can also vary in terms of essential factors like how it stores and delivers water. Let’s take a closer look at your options and how we can help with installation

Gas

A majority of homes in Las Vegas are gas-powered. We offer service on a large selection and best pricing on gas-powered water heaters. The most common sizes are 40 gallon and 50 gallon. We also have the expertise and tools to service, maintain, and replace direct vent and power vent units.

Electric

For those houses that are not gas-powered, and instead have an electric water heater, don’t worry! If your home isn’t equipped with a gas water heater, we can service, repair, replace any electric unit as well. Electric water heaters use elements to heat the water, and sometimes malfunction. We offer convenient inspections to determine whether yours may need repair or replacement.

Tankless

Don’t you hate it when you run out of hot water in the middle of a soothing shower? Or how about having to wait endlessly for your shower to heat up at all? Tankless Water Heaters provide instant and endless hot water supply for your home. The good news for you is, most homes can be upgraded to a tankless system, easily and affordably. 

Whatever decision you make in regard to replacing your water heater, our team of experts can help. Contact us today