Water Heater Replacement


An experience we hope you never have to face is a water heater replacement. Even if your current unit is still running smoothly, it’s crucial to think about what you would do in an emergency or inconvenience that requires a new heater. 

If the current location of your heater is not convenient for its use, replacing it with one that meets your needs inside or out can be an easy fix. You have to decide whether you want one that uses natural gas or electricity. Just keep in mind that an outdoor electric unit may require professional installation since they’re more complex than their counterparts.

A blown T&P, also known as temperature and pressure relief valve, is one of the most common reasons people need to replace their heaters before their time is up, so you should expect to replace them at least once during their lifetime.

Are you looking for a replacement water heater? Do you want to upgrade your current one? If your current water heater is not delivering its full performance or you are looking to upgrade to an energy-efficient option, North Peachtree Plumbing Co. has what you need.

We offer expert water heater replacements in Atlanta, GA, and nearby areas using professional techniques and high-quality parts. Our goal is to provide you with the best service possible for a reasonable price, so you can enjoy your home without the hassle.

What Do We Offer?

At North Peachtree, we believe in customer service and quality work. With over 25 years of experience in the plumbing industry, we can help make your home as efficient as possible. We offer many options for services and water heaters.

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    Heaters and Services

    If you are thinking of replacing your water heater, we have options for you. North Peachtree Plumbing Co. can help with your water heater replacement needs, from start to finish. We will remove your old conventional or tankless water heater without any damage to your home and take it away, then install your new one right away. Whether you choose a conventional heater or a tankless one, we can get you set up the right way so you can enjoy your new water heater for many years to come.

    Don’t wait until it’s too late; schedule a water heater inspection or upgrade yours today. If you have any questions about our products or services, feel free to call us at 678-234-8385, send us an email at tom@north-peachtree-plumbing.com, or use our online contact form to get in touch. We can’t wait to hear from you!

    Tankless Water Heaters

    The most important thing you should consider when replacing your water heater is what energy source is available in your home. Tankless water heaters work best with natural gas, while some people prefer electric heaters because they’re cheaper to run and more convenient. So, if natural gas isn’t readily available in your area, it might be a better idea to install an electric unit or tankless unit that can draw from a propane source if need be.

    When you are looking for a new water heater, we recommend a tankless option. Tankless water heaters are compact and efficient systems that heat water on demand, so you don’t waste energy. When you turn the faucet off, the heater also turns off, so you have no standby heat loss.
    While tankless water heaters can cost slightly more upfront, they are designed to save you energy and money in the long run. When compared to a conventional 50-gallon electric heater, a gas-fired tankless heater can reduce your energy cost by over 60%. We recommend these heaters for anyone who is looking to replace their current water heater.

    A traditional water heater will keep a reserve of hot water on hand when a faucet needs opening somewhere in the house. They also require electricity to maintain their temperature, so an outdoor model must have access to power at all times. A backup power system for a traditional tank-style heater must be installed in the home to run during power outages.

    Electric water heaters can use heating elements powered by electricity or gas. However, tanks that employ electric elements still require a connection to the household’s wiring and will lose hot water when power is cut. If you want an all-electric unit, you’ll have to install a second electrical circuit in your breaker box so it will have power when other circuits go dark after storms and brownouts.

    Gas Tankless Water Heater Pros:

    • Have a higher capacity
    • Lower operating cost
    • Lasts up to 20 years

    Electric Tankless Water Heater Pros:

    • Low initial investment
    • Little maintenance needed
    • Easy Installation

    Conventional Water Heaters

    Conventional storage tanks are the most popular type of water heater for residences. A conventional water heater holds a hot water store in a steel tank surrounded by insulation, which is vented to the outside.

    The most common type of water heater available in the conventional water heater. This type of heater has an insulated tank used to heat and store water, which is distributed throughout your house. A conventional water heater can last up to 12 years but requires an annual maintenance check if anything happens to it.
    There are times when a conventional water heater can undergo damage. Even a well-maintained heater may suffer from wear.

    Common Signs of Wear

    • Corrosion
    • Sediment buildup
    • Leaks

    Electric models have either one or two heating elements that you can adjust using an electric thermostat control. As with all types of heaters, temperature and safety controls vary among manufacturers and models, so read your owner’s manual carefully before attempting to work on any system. There are usually two 30-amp breakers in your main service panel supplying power to the water heater.

    A typical electric storage-type water heater comprises an outer steel shell, insulation, a burner or heating element, and an inner tank (Figure 1). The burners are either built into the bottom of the tank or connected to it by heavy metal straps; they get boiling during operation. 

    Gas-fired models have more components than electric units because there must be venting for combustion gasses, allowing room for fuel storage. They provide more hot water faster than their electric counterparts do but cost slightly more to operate because gas prices are higher than electric rates. A gas supply line must extend from your service panel to your unit so you can turn on the pilot light when you need heat. Manufacturers usually recommend installing the gas line during equipment installation. Gas units are much more efficient than electric water heaters because the fuel is burned in an exterior combustion chamber that sends heat to the water inside the tank via steel piping.

    Emergency Water Heater Repair

    When you have an emergency, timeliness is crucial. For example, if your conventional water heater breaks in the middle of the night and begins to flood your apartment, you don’t want to wait until the next morning. That’s why we offer 24/hour emergency water heater repair.
    By using our emergency services instead of waiting, you can save money long-term. Flooding and other types of water damage can cause severe issues for your home’s foundation, as well as further property damage. The necessary repairs can be extremely costly if not dealt with immediately. Let us help you save time and money with our professional services. When you need us most, we’ll be there!

    If you find that your gas water heater is malfunctioning, then shutting off the gas line to the appliance is essential for safety reasons. Shut off the main gas supply valve located outside your home. Also, please turn off any valves connecting to appliances in the home powered by gas so they don’t continue feeding fuel into an already dangerous situation. Next, shut down the power switch on the unit’s control panel and finally detach any electrical connections powering lights or other indicators on or within your water heater.

    Heat Pump (Hybrid) Water Heater

    A heat pump is a hybrid water heater, meaning it uses an electric resistance heating element and a heat pump to transfer heat into the water stored in the tank. Heat pumps are more efficient than standard storage-tank water heaters but slightly less efficient than demand-type or instantaneous units. They cost a little more to install, but they offer a lower yearly operating expense.

    Heat Pump Water Heaters offer a hybrid experience between tankless and conventional options. These heaters are more energy-efficient than conventional water heaters, with about 60% less energy usage. Over time, they save owners money and energy, making them a viable choice for long-term homeowners.
    Heat Pump Water Heaters, however, struggle in cold areas and tend to work best in places that stay between 40-90°F. Because the heat pump is mounted on top of the heater, they require up to 7 feet of clearance and may need to be placed in a different location than the original heater. They also require up to 1,000 cubic feet of warm space to capture enough heat from the air and a drain to dispense the condensation that builds up inside.

    Why Water Heater Replacement is Important

    Water heater replacement is essential because it is most likely to fail when your water heater is old and probably worn out. And you don’t want that problem on your hands. Over time, sediment builds up in the tank and can clog or corrode pipes and decrease heating efficiency. If you have a gas-powered unit, the burners may become corroded from sediment as well. In either case, you should replace your current water heater for safety reasons and improved performance from a new water heater.

    Benefits of Water Heater Replacement

    • System Energy Savings
      • Average savings of 10% with a gas-fired tankless hot water system compared to a 50-gallon storage type electric resistance heater.
    • Reduced Greenhouse Gases
      • More efficient gas-fired units results in reduced greenhouse gasses.
    • Improved Performance
      • Tankless units are more powerful, providing you with endless hot water even at peak times.
    • Higher Energy Efficiency
      • An average of 89% thermal efficiency for a propane tankless water heater compared to only 51% for electric storage heaters.

    Contact Us

    North Peachtree Plumbing Co. is experienced, with over 25 years in the plumbing industry in Atlanta. We understand that every house is unique and strive to provide every customer with a customized approach for his or her home. Regardless of your plumbing problem, we are confident that we can help you find the solution you need, from water heater replacement to emergency plumbing repairs and more.
    North Peachtree knows that your home deserves the best in water heating solutions. If you are looking for a replacement water heater, look no further than our team of highly-trained professionals to get the job done. Give us a call at 678-234-8385, send us an email at tom@north-peachtree-plumbing.com, or use our online contact form to get in touch. Connect with us on Facebook, Pinterest, or Linkedin to keep up with company news or just to say hello!  We look forward to hearing from you.

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