At Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters, we know reliable access to hot water is key for your comfort. That’s why we’re proud to offer comprehensive water heater installation and replacement for Livermore residents.
Whether you need a water heater for a new build or are ready to update your unit, our team provides high-quality products and an unparalleled level of expertise. For both traditional and tankless options, trust the Tri-Valley residential water heater specialists.
Call 925-872-0805 today to schedule your water heater installation or replacement.
Common Reasons To Replace Your Water Heater
Most water heaters should be replaced after 10 years. However, there are also signs that your system is failing and should be replaced. These include:
- Leaks: If you see water around your tank or on the floor, you may have a leak due to years of constant expansion and contraction of the metal. If left unaddressed, these water heater leaks can lead to serious water damage in your home.
- Rust: Water constantly running through your pipes can eventually create rust. Though rust in your water isn’t dangerous for your health, it’s a sign that your system is no longer functioning properly.
- Cold water: If you run the hot tap for a long period of time and still don’t get any hot water, you may have a broken heating element. This can also be a sign that your tank is too small for your house size and your hot water demand.
- Strange noises: From rumbling to knocking, odd noises can indicate sediment buildup. This hard sediment can move around your tank and create serious wear and tear.
What’s the Difference Between Traditional & Tankless Water Heaters?
When it comes to selecting a new water heater, you’ll need to decide whether to purchase a traditional heater or a tankless model.
While a conventional water heater is cheaper, a tankless model offers many great benefits, including:
- Increased energy efficiency
- Lower operating costs
- Less space required for the unit
- Unlimited hot water on demand
- Longer life spans
Unsure which option is best for your family and home? Trust our experts to help you select the right water heater for your needs.
How Do I Choose a New Water Heater?
The appropriate size largely depends on the number of people in your household and your peak hot water demand. The best way to determine this is to consider the time of day when you use the most hot water.
For many families, this is in the morning when people are showering and getting ready. This Energy Saver worksheet can help you determine the best water heater size for your needs.
Other considerations include:
- Length of warranty
- Anti-scale devices that reduce mineral scale
- Brass drain valves that are more durable than plastic
- Glass-lined tanks to reduce corrosion
Install a New Bradford White Water Heater
We believe in providing our customers with the highest quality products. That’s why we install Bradford White water heaters, which offer the best balance of reliable performance, long life spans, and generous warranties.
These top-of-the-line units offer superior features, including:
- Steel water heater straps & bracing
- High-density water heater pan
- All-brass, quarter-turn, cold water shutoff
- T&P run to exterior wall (includes first 5′)
- Quarter-turn gas shut-off valve
- Stainless steel flexible water heater supply lines
- Flexible gas supply line
- Thermal expansion tank
Choose Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters for Water Heater Installation & Replacement
When you need superior water heater installation or replacement, trust Barnett Plumbing & Water Heaters.
We offer our customers peace of mind with our high-quality services and products, and with our fully stocked trucks and knowledgeable experts, we’ll get the job done efficiently to get your hot water running fast.
Schedule water heater installation or replacement online today or call 925-872-0805 to speak with our team.
How long do water heaters last?
This depends on the type of water heater you have. A traditional tank water heater may last 10 to 15 years while a tankless option can last 15 to 20.
How can I keep my water heater running as long as possible?
To help extend the life span of your unit, schedule professional maintenance regularly and call immediately if you notice issues to get help and repairs before a minor problem becomes a serious issue.