Water Heater Replacement in Oklahoma City, from Schuler Plumbing

Water Heater and Plumbing Services Designed to Last

The Best Water Heater Replacement Specialists in Oklahoma

Why Finding the Right Plumber for Your Replacement Matters!

Schuler Plumbing is an Oklahoma City-based plumbing company specializing in water heater replacement. We have served this community since 1978. With our 45 years of experience and expertise, we can provide comprehensive solutions that can not only flawlessly replace old water heaters but also advise you through the process of finding the perfect replacement. So whether you need a first-time installation or want to switch from a traditional tank to a tankless water heater, we have the skills to finish the job on time and at a fair price.

We understand that water heaters are a crucial part of home life and must be reliable. At Schuler Plumbing, our water heater replacement professionals have extensive certifications, are fully licensed, and have an in-depth knowledge of water heaters that make them the best at what they do. With our services, you never have to worry about improper installation or buying the wrong size because we take extra care to ensure it functions properly.

Replacing your old water heater is a considerable investment. Still, in most cases, it is a good one. Replacing an appliance before it fully gives out gives you time to find the right machine and company to install it. It also saves you money on emergency repairs and inflated energy bills. Finding a place to start is always the most challenging part, but for residents of Oklahoma City, it does not have to be. Schuler Plumbing is ready and willing to walk you through the water heater replacement process from start to finish. Contact us today so that we can get started!

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Warning Signs of a Bad Water Heater

How to Know When You Need Water Heater Replacement

As a homeowner, it is critical that you stay vigilant for signs that your water heater may be approaching its end. Premature water heater replacement is expensive, but waiting too long can turn catastrophic. So when you spot warning signs, you should look closely. Knowing how to spot symptoms of failure will ease the burden of stressful situations in the future. Find below five warning signs that indicate it is time for a replacement.

  • Leak causes are hard to identify, but we often overlook our water heaters. Pooling around the unit may mean the integrity of your tank is compromised. It will not be long before it needs a replacement.
  • Unclear or rust-colored water is a problem and shouldn’t be ignored. It indicates a buildup of rust and corrosion inside the unit and will result in cracking if not carefully watched.
  • Sporadically hot water or water taking too long to heat up could indicate sediment buildup or electrical problems around the burner. These are red flags that it is time for water heater replacement; however, it is often avoidable with regular and preventative maintenance.
  • Popping and rumbling noises coming from your water tank are unfortunate signs of sediment buildup. These sounds will get louder as the system ages and mineral formations harden inside the tank. This problem cannot be left alone. It will destroy your water heater and your entire plumbing system.
  • Watch your energy bills carefully. When it is time to replace your water heater, you will notice your bills spiking. While variation is normal from season to season, you should spend relatively the same from summer to summer, for example.

Plenty of red flags tell you that failure is on the horizon if you know where to look. Water heater replacement is a big step, but rest assured, Schuler Plumbing will guide you every step of the way.

How Long Should A Water Heater Last?

What You Can Expect Out of A Water Heater Before It Needs Replacing

The life expectancy of your water heater depends heavily on what type it is and how well it is maintained. Traditional tank models have an average span of 15 years, while tankless models last around 20. The biggest threat facing any water heater is sediment and mineral buildup. It can reduce its life span dramatically if not managed. Flushing twice a year ensures your unit lasts its complete term and operates efficiently throughout life.

There is an oft-forgotten maintenance task that you should regularly complete to aid your water heater in surpassing its expected lifespan: replacing the anode rod. This essential component attracts rust from the tank walls, so they do not corrode but, by default, become corroded quickly. Keeping your tank stalked with new anode rods means you’re doing everything possible to prevent water heater replacement.

Without proper care, your water heater will not be able to maintain efficiency and may become a costly drag. Let Schuler Plumbing help ensure your water heater reaches the finish line– with something left to give.

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Sorting Through Different Types of Water Heaters, So You Don’t Have To

Finding a System That Fits Your Water Heater Replacement Needs Best

With so many water heaters on the market, finding one that fits your needs is daunting. However, with careful consideration and our help, we know you will make an excellent choice! Keep in mind that how much water and which fuel source you use will play a significant role in what model you need. Water heater replacement is a headache, but we promise to make this easy.

Traditional tank-model water heaters are used most commonly in the United States. They get their names from storing hot water in a tank for when you need it. This appliance is not likely to freeze when temperatures drop; however, once your reserve tank is empty, you must wait for it to refill before you can have more hot water.

Unlike their counterparts, tankless water heaters do not store water in reserves. Instead, they work more like hot air handlers, pushing cold water over heat exchangers that warm the water as it flows toward its destination. As a result, you do not have to worry about running out of hot water with tankless units; however, they can become overwhelmed if too many areas need hot water at once.

Heat pumps are the less common and newer option if you want to go more modern. These guys are the masters of efficiency, operating on as little as 40% of the energy traditional models use. They do this by pulling heat out of the air and using it to warm the water. Still, they, too, have their disadvantages. Heat pumps do not like extreme weather. They are less bothered by excessive heat but do not operate well in the cold and may freeze if left for too long.

Finally, condensing water heaters make great replacements for households that need a reserve capacity greater than 55 gallons. These units also operate more efficiently than others because they recycle and reuse old heat that other models would vent out in the exhaust.

Additional Criteria to Consider

To better select a water heater replacement, consider these additional factors:

  • Fuel type significantly impacts the size you need and your operating costs.
  • Enough hot water and a heater that works optimally are only possible if you have the correct size. Knowing roughly how much water your family uses will be a big help in finding a suitable unit.
  • Look for the appliances that extend the longest warranties. Of course, they have more protection; however, most people do not realize that warranties, like people, are only confident when they know they are right– meaning, appliances with extended warranties will have more durability and strength.
  • EnergyStar ratings will tell you everything about that appliance’s efficiency score. The higher the rating, the more you will save in the long run–and spend in the short run.

Many factors play into what makes the right water heater. Before you start looking, consider consulting with a Schuler Plumbing team member.

Oklahoma City’s Most Reliable Home Comfort Specialists

We Put the Comfort in Home Comfort, Schuler Plumbing

As trusted leaders in the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, plumbing community for over forty years, Schuler Plumbing is committed to exceeding your expectations– especially regarding water heater replacement. Our team has vast depths of knowledge and experience in the industry that we pull from for all of our projects– big or small. We have seen everything and will apply that expertise to every project. When partnering with us, you will have confidence that each job receives our best in every aspect– best work, best price, best attitude, you name it.

In these times, you want to be sure your plumber knows what they are doing. If you desire peace of mind throughout your water heater replacement, you want Schuler.

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