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Denver Water Heater Repair Expert Tips on When to Buy and When to Repair

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Deciding to buy a water heater or repair a water heater in Denver can be tricky. Sunshine Plumbing, Heating and Air gives tips on the best time to repair or to replace a water heater.

July 31, 2014

Denver, CO , USA – /PressCable/Sunshine Plumbing Heating & Air of Denver CO has seen their share of water heater issues. According to founder William Frew, “We see many people who want to replace a water heater when it could be fixed and others who want to fix the water heater when it should be replaced.” Water heater service can be notoriously tricky for home owners because there is a lack of knowledge about water heaters and their function. There are some basic tips which will help water heaters run at full efficiency and can lengthen the useful life of a home’s water heater, meaning no repairs or replacements at all (or lengthen the useful life of a failing unit).Use Low Flow Showers and Faucets – By using low flow showers and faucets, the amount of water actually needing to be heated is reduced which can be good for the power bill as well as the environment. Occasionally Drain Some Water – Draining a bit of water, a quart or so, can help get rid of sediment in the tank and keep the water heater running at optimum efficiency.Lower the Temperature – If the water heater’s temperature is lowered, the water heater won’t have to get the water at scalding levels. Functionally, all it will mean is the ratio of hot and cold will change, but the family will still be able to take hot showers just like today.Have the Water Heater Serviced – Sunshine Plumbing offers a yearly maintenance plan that includes looking after water heaters. Just like a car getting oil changes, routine maintenance is a good idea to get maximum life out of the water heater.This is how to maintain a water heater for years to come, and generally these maintenance tips make sense if the water heater is under 10 years old or there isn’t a huge issue currently. When the water heaters are older, then it commonly makes more sense to replace the unit rather than repair due to power efficiency and the liklihood of future problems.Get a Quote Before Investing in a Repair: Understanding costs is a key to making a good decision. For a minor amount of money, individuals can get a quote on the repair, and most plumbers will apply this cost to the bill if choosing their service for purchase and installation of the water heater.What to look for when purchasing a water heater:Fair Installation Pricing – Fair pricing does not mean the cheapest. According to Frew, “It is sad when you see a good person who paid good money to have a water heater installed only to find out it was done improperly or using shortcuts and then there is a minor flood in the home costing thousands of dollars in damage. Making sure the company is rated well and insured is critical.”Know the Intent – Someone wanting to sell their home does not need a state of the art system. For this type of client, options exist that are much more economical. For those planning to stay in their home long term, it may make more sense to get the tricked out system.Don’t Rush – Generally, the decision to replace or repair a water heater happens after it is needed. Take an extra hour or two to make sure the right decision is being made.Tankless Water Heaters – Not only are they smaller and reduce energy usage substantially, a tankless water heater is much more eco friendly as huge parts of the system don’t end up in landfills. Generally a tankless heater can last twice as long as a traditional water heater.Sunshine Plumbing Heating & Air of Denver, CO is a full service plumbing contractor who can help business and residental clients get the best deal on water heater purchasing, installation and Repair. Call Sunshine for a quote on their services or call (303) 459-5469

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Name: Susan Roberts
Organization: Sunshine Plumbing Heating & Air
Phone: (303) 459-5469
Address: 3700 Quebec St Denver, CO 80207

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