Water Heater Installation, Repair, Replacement, & Maintenance
A home water heater is one of the things we rely on using every day, but we typically rarely think of it.
That is, until it stops providing heated water, starts making a noise, or starts leaking. Then, it can become a top priority to get it fixed or replaced...and quickly.
We realize that you count on your water heater to provide your home with warm and hot water for everyday tasks from washing dishes, to bathing, and to doing laundry.
Be confident in also relying on water heater contractor Be in Comfort to handle your home hot water heater problems.
That's because we've been repairing and replacing water heaters for years. You can also rely on us to provide you with 5-Star service - which is both timely and easy on the wallet.
Our Water Heater Services
Water Heater Installation and Replacement
Water Heater Repair and Maintenance
Tankless Water Heater Installation
Telltale Signs Of Water Heater Problems
How do you know when your home hot water heater needs to be inspected, repaired, or replaced? The following are signs that your water heater may be in trouble:
Water heater not working / not heating / not getting hot enough
Water heater leaking
Water heater not lighting
Water heater keeps tripping breaker / blowing fuses
Water heater making noise
Bubbling, high pitched squeal, hissing, humming, knocking, popping, rumbling, running water sound, thumping, vibrating, whistling, etc.
Water heater not filling up
These are all signs that you may need professional water heater inspection. Our technicians have years of experience and are able to diagnose the problem and provide honest solutions. They can also perform prompt repairs and provide 5-Star service.
Water Heater Brands
Be In Comfort has years of experience installing, repairing, replacing, and maintaining all major brands of water heaters. We typically see one of the following brands during our service visits:
Should You Replace Your Water Heater?
According to the manufacturer's recommended service life, a water heater can last from 8-12 years. Naturally, this depends on the quality of the installation and the location of the unit.
When your heater is more than 10 years old and has problems, it's probably a good time to consider replacing it for a modern, more energy efficient water heater - that can also reduce your monthly energy costs.
A simple repair may be all that's needed to get hot water flowing again in your home. Be In Comfort will conduct a comprehensive diagnostic inspection and share our findings with you.
Our no-nonsense recommendations will be exactly what you require. We can do some calculations so you can determine what is most appropriate for your situation.
7 Advantages Of Having A New Water Heater
Less Hassle - A new water heater should have you not even having to think about your water heater for 8+ years to come.
Energy Efficient - Modern water heaters use less energy than older models.
Lower Energy Bills - Lower energy use means a lower energy bill.
Environment-Friendly - Since new units are not using as much energy, you're lowering your carbon footprint.
Enough Hot Water For Your Shower - If you tend to run out of hot water during your shower, then that will be a thing of the past.
Enough Hot Water For Other Family Members - A new heating unit will likely have capacity for one or more additional family member showers, too. Plus, it will heat water more quickly.
It's Quieter - A new unit will not be suffering from any of the loud noises being made by older hot water heaters.
We're Here To Support You Whatever Your Choice
There are options available to you when you're looking for a new water heating system that will work in your home. The options include gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and on-demand tankless water heaters.
The experienced Be in Comfort team will help you select the right unit for your home and budget.
Water Heater Safety Tip
Especially important in Northern California, water heaters that are not properly secured can often tip over and cause gas and water connections to be ruptured. Your water heater is not properly secured if it's missing two straps that completely wrap around its circumference and are attached to the wall studs or masonry.
5 Water Heater Maintenance Tips
Modern water heaters are designed to be easy-to-maintenance. However, these tips can help prolong the life of your heater.
Murky Water, Sediment & Corrosion - To remove any sediment or corrosion, drain the water heater at least twice per year. This will also increase efficiency.
Test Pressure Relief Valve - You can test the pressure relief valve by raising the handle of the valve and letting it retract. The overflow drainpipe should then burst with water. Install a new valve if it does not.
Adjust The Thermostat - The preferred temperature setting for a home water heater is 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Overheating can cause damage to the tank. Note that the default temperature setting for a water heater is typically 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
Insulate The Water Heater - Modern water heaters are insulated pretty well. But, you can make them more so by wrapping them in a water heater blanket.
Insulate The Pipes - Insulating the hot-water pipe will prevent heat from escaping to the air at all times of the year. Condensation in summer is prevented by insulation of the cold water pipe.