After toilets that won’t flush, hot water – or the lack of it – tops the list of plumbing complaints in NYC. As Manhattan plumbers, we’ve encountered homeowners with all of the following problems:
No Hot Water
Not enough Hot Water
Intermittent Hot Water – Goes from Hot to Cold quickly
Strange Noises from the Water Heater
Water Heater Leaking
High Power Bills Caused By Water Heater
Water Heater Causing High Water Bill
Water Heater Repair in Manhattan
The expected useful life of a water heater varies based on how much it’s used, how it’s stored, and how it was initially installed. That being said, you can expect roughly 10-15 years out of your water heater.
Here are some signs your water heater may be in trouble. A lack of hot water is the first sign. If you have power and water, but no hot water, the water heater can be the issue. The same is true if you have hot water only sometimes. For example, if you have hot water at the beginning of your shower but it’s ice cold just a moment later, your water heater could be the issue.
If the issue with your water heater is the controls or thermostat, your Manhattan plumber may be able to repair it. However, in cases where the heating element is burned out or the tank is compromised, water heater replacement is often the only option.
How Much Does Water Heater Replacement Cost?
Water heater replacement costs depend on two factors. The first is the cost of the water heater. Many people ask us how much a water heater costs. That depends on the size of the water heater you select. Obviously, if you’re choosing a water heater that wills serve several apartments, or you have a large family that uses a lot of hot water, you’ll need a larger water heater. Tankless water heaters can be an affordable option and help save space.