Water Heater Repair & Installation

Hot Water Heater Repair and Installation Services in NH and MA

Get expert hot water heater repair service or a new, more efficient water heater installation

Hot Water Heaters repair & installation. Heritage NH plumbers serve the Concord, Portsmouth, Derry, Manchester areas.A broken water heater can make life miserable. Fortunately, our 5-star technicians can get your hot water flowing again quickly, usually the same day you call. We have years of experience servicing water heaters that stop working or start leaking. If you need a new water heater installation, we’ll conduct a thorough assessment and make recommendations to help you decide on the perfect water heater system for you and your household.

We can also help you extend the life and efficiency of your current system with yearly water heater maintenance. We’ve been fixing and installing hot water heaters for our neighbors in New Hampshire and Massachusetts for many years, and we’re proud of our reputation for prompt attention and the highest-quality service.

Common Hot Water Heater Problems

Problem: No hot water
Potential Causes/Solutions: First things first, make sure your heater has fuel (for a gas water heater) or power (for an electric model). Next, gas water heater owners may wish to check to see if the pilot light has gone out and, if it has, try to relight it by following the directions on the water heater label. Electric heater owners can check the circuit breaker panel to see if it has tripped; if it has, this usually signals a bigger issue that is probably best handled by a professional.

Problem: Leaking hot water heater
Potential Causes/Solutions: Finding a puddle near your hot water heater generally means there’s a leak in the water heater itself or one of its components. Some components may be replaced, but if the tank itself is leaking the only option is to replace the water heater. For homeowners who’ve suffered basement damage from a water leak and don’t want to get burned again, there are now leak detection alarm systems that alert you immediately and shut off the water supply to help protect you from damage.

Problem: I’m getting insufficient hot water
Potential Causes/Solutions: This could signal a problem with a heating element in your hot water heater. Most electric water heaters have two heating elements, and insufficient hot water often means a problem with the lower element or thermostat. However, sometimes the problem may be that your household is using more hot water than it has in the past. A thorough assessment by a trained technician can help you determine whether your system is suitably sized for your needs or if there is a mechanical problem causing insufficient hot water.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a tankless water heater and what are the benefits of having one?
A: Unlike traditional water heater systems that heat and store hot water around the clock, tankless water heaters save considerable energy by only heating your water as it is needed, without the use of a storage tank. The U.S. Department of Energy reports that, for homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, tankless water heaters can be 24%-34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters. Homeowners should be aware that gas-fired tankless water heaters produce higher flow rates than electric ones.  Additional details surrounding the advantage of tankless water heaters can be found at Household Water Systems.

Q: I’m going away for summer vacation — should I turn my water heater off?
A: For electric water heaters, you’ll save energy during your vacation if you turn the temperature dial down or turn the system off at the circuit breaker panel. For homeowners with gas water heaters, there is often a vacation mode setting on the gas control valve. The U.S. Department of Energy offers additional energy-saving tips for water heaters.

Q: How important is it to get annual water heater maintenance?
A: Annual water heater service is recommended both by water heater manufacturers and by our team of 5-star technicians. Our 10-point inspection starts with flushing your tank of accumulated sediment that decreases efficiency and can cause reduced pressure over time, as well as checking the condition of anode rods that protect your tank and components from rust and corrosion. This infographic goes into greater detail about our annual water heater maintenance options.

Q: Are there things I can do at home to help reduce hot water heater energy costs?
A: Yes. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy offers helpful information about some simple do-it-yourself projects (such as insulating hot water pipes and lowering your water heating temperature) that can help you save energy and money.

Q: If I need a new water heater installation, how long does the job typically take?
A: We can often get to your home the same day yHot Water Heaterou call. We’ll conduct a thorough analysis and, if a new water heater is needed, we’ll be upfront about your options and the pricing. Installation of a new water heater can usually be accomplished in half a day.

We offer home water heater installation and repair services for New Hampshire and Northern Massachusetts. Contact us to schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you.

New Hampshire Office
28 Commercial Ct, Auburn, NH 03032
NH LIC #2490C - NH ELC 0316C

Massachusetts Office
2550 Main St, Tewksbury, MA 01876
MA LIC #15719 - MA ELC 1190 - MA SM LIC #524

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