Water Heater Installation, Service and Repair
Serving Spring Lake, Holland, Muskegon & Beyond
Outside of traditional furnace and air conditioning services, we also specialize in installing and maintaining hot water heaters. We understand the importance of having access to hot water in your home. We also understand the importance of having trustworthy and experienced technicians available at any time to keep your home safe for you and your family. Along with quality service, we can guarantee that your water heater is installed, serviced, and repaired properly and in a timely manner.
Aire Serv has technicians trained to repair and service any type of water heater, whether it be gas, electric, high efficiency, or tankless. No matter the problem or the time, our experts are sure to repair the issue quickly and correctly. Call for the service you need in Ferrysburg, Grand Haven or surrounding cities!
COMMON WATER HEATER PROBLEMS
- No hot water – This is the most obvious sign that a water heater is not working. There could be many reasons your water heater isn’t producing hot water, but you might want to check out a few of the simple solutions first before you give your water heater technician a call. Make sure you check that the pilot light is on, and then make sure the thermometer is turned up to the desired temperature. If both of these things seem to be working, yet you are still without hot water, it’s time to call a professional.
- Not enough hot water – The common culprit on this one is your thermostat. Check to see if it is turned up, and compare the temperature it reads to the actual temperature of the water. You may have to get a new thermostat, or alternatively, you could have a clogged flue or vent preventing the hot water from getting through.
- Water is too hot – Just like the previous two examples, this is most likely a thermostat malfunction. If your thermostat is set at a normal temperature and is still producing scalding water, you’ll want to get that replaced.
- Smelly water – An overwhelmingly bad smell coming out of your faucet is generally a sign that you’ve got a bacterial or fungal infection in your water heater. We always recommend you get the system flushed about once a year, but the cure to this one is to drain the tank, fill it with 2 pints of 3% hydrogen peroxide, and allow the mixture to sit for about two hours before refilling the tank with clean water. If the problem continues, it’s in your best interest to call a technician.
- Rumbling or making popping noises – Believe it or not, weird popping noises coming from your water heater are not actually that uncommon. Generally, it’s a sign that some sort of sediment or debris has built up within the tank, and is causing the water to reach a boiling point. A good flushing and scrubbing should easily remedy this problem, and we recommend you remember to flush your water heater tank on a yearly basis to keep the issue at bay.
WATER HEATER REPLACEMENT AND INSTALLATION
Has your water heater seen its last days? Are you looking to install a different type of water heater? Let our experienced technicians help you replace or install your water heater. We’ll let you know what options are available to you, and make sure your new installation works properly and efficiently.
REPAIR OR REPLACE?
It’s hard to know when you should bite the bullet and just get a new water heater. The upfront costs, installation fee, and dilemma of choosing the right unit are all reasons to avoid replacing your old one. But when your old water heater is costing you more in service fees and energy than the cost of buying a new one, it might be time to rethink. How do you know when replacing a water heater will cost less money than keeping the old one? There are a few different points to consider:
- Age – While warranties and lifetimes vary on different types of water heaters, as a general rule, if your water heater is more than 10 years old, and the warranty has run out, it’s probably smart to replace it. At this point, many of the repairs you’ll have to face will cost more than just buying a new water heater.
- Investment cost – Sure, it’ll cost more upfront for you to buy a new water heater, but you’ll also want to consider the money you will save with the new one. The long term investment of keeping that old water heater up and running might cost you more in the end. You can always consult with a professional to determine what your return on investment would be with a new, energy-efficient water heater.
- Utility Rates – Your utility bill is one of the biggest ways you’ll save with a new water heater, especially with one that is energy-efficient. You can easily calculate how much you would potentially spend this year with your old water heater, and compare that to the projected utility costs of the water heater you’re considering as a replacement.
ENERGY EFFICIENT WATER HEATER UPGRADES
If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your water heater, you will now be faced with the task of choosing a new one. More and more often, people are choosing to upgrade to an energy-efficient water heater to save on costly bills and conserve water. If you’re considering switching to an energy-efficient water heater, feel free to consult with one of the experts at Aire Serv.
WHAT TYPES OF WATER HEATERS ARE AVAILABLE TO ME?
As water heating technology continues to improve, different types of water heaters are becoming available. The difficulty is choosing between the different technologies, and deciding which type of water heater is right for you. We’ve compiled some information on a few popular types of water heaters to help you pick. You might also want to check out this handy Buyer’s Guide for more information.
- Conventional Storage Water Heaters – This type of water heater stores heated water in an insulated tank that generally holds about 40 to 50 gallons of water at a time. These can be either by gas or electric, and are probably the most popular option for water heaters.
- Tankless Water Heaters – A great option for the family who’s looking to save on the energy bill or conserve water for the environment, a tankless water heater heats water exactly when you need it. While they are more energy-efficient, most models only allow for about 3.5 gallons of hot water per minute, so you’ll want to think twice about running the dishwasher while someone is in the shower.
- Heat Pump Water Heaters – Also known as hybrid water heaters, these heaters draw on the heat from the air around them to warm the water. While they do save about 60 percent on energy compared to a normal water heater, they rely heavily on the environment, and need to be kept in an area between 40 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit all year round.
- Solar Water Heaters – As the name implies, these heaters are generally placed on the roof and use solar power to heat the water. Great for sunny and warm locations, you do risk losing hot water if it is cloudy or chilly out, so many employ a back-up heater for these situations. An expensive choice, this heater can take about 10 to 30 years to pay for itself in energy saved.
TANKLESS WATER HEATERS
A new, more convenient and energy efficient option for water heaters, Aire Serv® is now offering tankless water heater service, repair, installation, and maintenance. A tankless water heater provides many benefits, such as a reduction in energy use, water conservation, more space in your home, and as much hot water as you want, when you want it. Let our experienced technicians help you decide if this type of water heater is right for you.
BENEFITS OF A TANKLESS WATER HEATER
- Convenience – You get as much hot water as you want, exactly when you want it.
- Water conservation – Since there’s no need to store that extra 40-50 gallons of heated water, you’re conserving water.
- Save money – You’ll save up to 40% on your energy bill with a tankless water heater.
- Go green – Tankless water heaters are considered “green” as they sort 30% more efficiency than a traditional 50 gallon water heater.
- Longer lifespan – Most tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years, and some are under warranty for 12 of those, providing you with excellent service and care for the lifetime of the product.
- Precise temperature – Most tankless water heaters are equipped with a very precise digital thermostat, ensuring that your water is always at the exact temperature you want.
- Safety – Since your water doesn’t have to sit around in a tank until you decide to use it, it won’t be exposed to any of the potential rust and scale that would build up in a tank, guaranteeing you safe, clean water, exactly when you’re ready for it.
WATER HEATER MAINTENANCE
Just like any other integral part of your home, your water heater needs regular maintenance to keep it running at its best. While Aire Serv professionals are available 24/7 for any emergency, you can avoid these emergencies by scheduling regular maintenance, and making sure you’re doing everything you can to treat your water heater right. Confront potential issues now to steer clear of emergencies in the future. For more information, or if you have questions on how to best maintain your water heater, contact an Aire Serv professional today.