Water Heater Services in Birmingham, Alabama
The water heater in your Birmingham home is essential to your day-to-day life. The system needs to be installed with care and according to your family’s unique needs; it must be maintained and repaired with precision. Whether you’re looking for a replacement water heater or experts that provide comprehensive service for all types of water heaters, you’ll find what you need with the leading plumbers at Aux Home Services.
Aux Home Services has been providing superior plumbing services and other home services in Jefferson and Shelby counties since 1987. In our 30-plus years of service, we’re proud to say we’ve always focused on providing clients with professional care, fair and honest pricing, and customized solutions.
Our water heater services include:
- Water heater installation
- Water heater replacement
- Water heater repair
- Water heater maintenance
Water Heater Installation & Replacement in Birmingham
When it comes to water heater installation, you can’t just toss in any system and hope for the best. To avoid supply complications, low efficiency, and poor performance, a professional needs to install a water heater with your home and particular needs in mind. At Aux Home Services, we take pride in our ability to help homeowners select the ideal new water heater.
Our team carries the aptitude and training needed to install:
- Gas storage water heaters
- Electric storage water heaters
- Gas tankless water heaters
- Electric tankless water heaters
- Hybrid water heaters
When you need water heater replacement, trust Aux Home Services to get the job done right. Contact us now to schedule a consultation!
Water Heater Repair in Birmingham
If your water heater goes down, no matter the reason, your plans for the day go right out the window. You can’t cook, you can’t clean, and showering is out of the question. Our team understands how important having a functioning water heater is. We will do everything within our power to ensure your water heater’s functionality is restored in a timely manner. The repair teams at Aux Home Services are extensively trained and utilize cutting-edge diagnostic skills and tools to locate the problem and provide a solution as soon as possible.
Water Heater Maintenance Services
Ensuring your water heater gets consistent cleaning and care will go a very long way in ensuring you retain dependable access to hot water. Our Birmingham plumbers offer flush and fill services, as well as complete water heater assessments, inspections, and performance evaluations so that you can enjoy the benefit of your plumbing investment for years to come.
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When To Repair Or Replace Your Water Heater
If your water heater is making strange noises, leaking, or the water is discolored, you need to have it looked at by a professional. On average, the lifespan of a traditional water heater is 8-12 years while a tankless model can last up to 20 years.
There are a few warning signs that your water heater at least needs a maintenance check to determine if a repair can fix it, or a replacement is needed.
Cloudy or rusty-colored water is a sign of built-up sediment or in some cases corrosion due to rusting of the tank. Simple maintenance checks can be made to see if removing any sediment can fix this issue. However, if there is substantial build-up, or extreme rusting, a replacement will be needed.
Leaky tanks are a sign that your water heater is in need of a replacement. Water heater tanks leak over time because of the repeated expansion of the metal tank during the heating process. Towards the end of the tank’s life cycle, it will begin to fracture causing water leaks, usually near the bottom of the tank.
How To Choose A New Water Heater
When choosing a new water heater there are a few things you need to consider:
- Fuel Type: Determining which fuel type depends on its availability in your area and the cost you are willing to pay. The different fuel types are electricity, fuel oil, geothermal energy, natural gas, propane & solar energy.
- Size: This will vary by home, but it’s necessary to make sure you choose a water heater that will be able to perform for the needs of your family.
- Efficiency: Maximizing the energy efficiency of your new water heater will help you keep costs down on your monthly bills.
Water Heater FAQs
How do I know whether to repair or replace?
When answering this question, you’ll need to consider your water heater’s age, how often you’ve needed repairs, how often you expect to need repairs in the future, if you’ll save money with newer water heater technology, and if there are any new features or changes you’re interested in. If your unit is in good shape and meeting your needs, repairs make sense. If not, replace it.
What can I do to avoid needing repairs?
Regular professional maintenance of your water heater will keep your repair costs down, maximize the life span of your water heater, and greatly reduce the risk of unexpected outages and the need for emergency repairs. A professional will detect minor problems early before they can grow into big problems, and that’s going to save you time, money, and comfort.
Is there any maintenance I can do myself?
If you’re comfortable with a bit of DIY, you might be able to drain your water heater and descale it regularly, according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. If not, you can leave this to the professionals and have it done with the rest of your maintenance and tuning, as it doesn’t need to be done particularly often.
What’s the difference between storage and tankless water heaters?
A normal storage water heater holds water in a tank and heats it, keeping it hot until you use it. A tankless water heater is a coil of pipes and heating elements that heat the water as it passes through, so you don’t waste fuel keeping water hot. This means a tankless water heater can give endless hot water, but only if it has enough capacity to keep up with all the hot water taps you’re running at the same time.
Can I repair my own water heater?
As a rule of thumb, if you have to ask, you probably shouldn’t be tackling water heater repair on your own. If something goes wrong, it can be quite serious—and even if your DIY repair doesn’t go wrong and put you in danger, you could still end up causing an expensive problem that will leave you with an entire tank’s worth of water somewhere you don’t want it. If flipping the breaker, resetting your electric heater’s internal breaker, or relighting a gas water heater’s pilot doesn’t do it, it’s probably best left to a pro.
Our team wears clean uniforms and will keep your home tidy by
wearing boot covers and using mats to cover work areas, plus we'll always tidy up before we leave.