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Trusted Water Heater Installation & Replacement In Tulsa, OK

Your water heater is one of the most important and most-used appliances in your home. At Wooten Plumbing, we're here to handle all of your water heating needs, from water heater installation and replacement to repairs and maintenance. Our plumbers will work closely with you and guide you to the most cost-effective solution. Whether you're in the market for a new water heater or you're concerned about unusual noises coming from your system, we've got you covered.

We offer best-in-class competitive warranties on water heater installations to ensure that you enjoy the peace of mind you deserve. Call 918-241-3900 today to request an estimate for water heater installation or replacement, or to schedule immediate repair for your Tulsa, OK home.

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How long does a water heater last?

While tankless units can last up to 20 years, traditional tank water heaters usually last 10 to 15 years. Longevity is aided by routine maintenance, such as cleaning the tank and inspecting the anode rod. Longevity is also influenced by usage habits and water quality. Indications of needing replacement include diminished efficiency, rust-colored water, and strange noises. Assessing the specific condition and determining when a replacement is required can be aided by seeking professional advice and according to manufacturer requirements for maintenance and inspections.

How much does it cost to replace a water heater?

On average, a standard tank water heater replacement may cost between $800 and $1,500, while tankless models range from $1,000 to $3,000 or more. Additional costs may include installation, permits, and any necessary upgrades. Consulting with plumbers and obtaining multiple quotes helps determine the specific cost for your situation.

Do you need a professional to install a water heater?

While some homeowners with plumbing skills may install a water heater, it's generally advisable to hire a professional. Professional plumbers ensure proper sizing, code compliance, and safety. Incorrect installation may lead to leaks, energy inefficiency, or even safety hazards. Professionals assess the specific requirements, provide expert advice, and handle any necessary adjustments to existing plumbing. Hiring a licensed plumber ensures that the installation is done correctly, minimizing the risk of issues and maximizing the efficiency and safety of your water heater.

What maintenance does a tank water heater need?

Tank water heaters require regular maintenance to ensure efficiency and longevity:

  • Flushing: Remove sediment buildup to prevent corrosion and improve heating efficiency.
  • Anode Rod Inspection: Check and replace the anode rod if corroded to protect the tank from rusting.
  • Temperature Adjustment: Set the temperature to prevent scalding and reduce energy consumption.
  • Insulation Check: Insulate pipes and the tank to conserve heat and prevent heat loss.
  • Periodic Inspection: Regularly inspect for leaks, unusual noises, and signs of corrosion to address issues promptly
What should I do if my water heater is leaking?

If you discover that your water heater is leaking, it's crucial to act promptly to mitigate potential damage.

  1. Begin by cutting off the power supply to electric water heaters at the breaker, or shutting off the gas supply for gas heaters.
  2. Next, turn off the water supply by closing the valve on the cold water line that feeds the heater.
  3. To drain the tank and reduce pressure, attach a hose to the drain valve located at the bottom.
  4. Assess the damage, identify the source and severity of the leak, and promptly contact a plumber to arrange for repairs or replacement.

What Are Signs My Water Heater Needs Repair?

There are several signs that your water heater may need to be repaired. If you notice any of the following, reach out to our professionals to have the problem diagnosed and fixed:

Lack of hot water: If your water heater is not producing any hot water, or if the water is not as hot as it used to be, this might be a sign that the heating element or thermostat is malfunctioning.

Strange noises: Are you hearing banging, clanging or popping noises? This could signal sediment buildup inside the tank, which can reduce the efficiency of your water heater and may cause it to break down. Flushing the tank can help resolve the issue.

Rusty water: Noticing discoloration in your hot water? There could be rust inside. Rust can cause your water heater tank to deteriorate and eventually lead to leaks.

Get your water heater concerns resolved safely and efficiently with a call to Wooten Plumbing - we'll have the problem inspected and taken care of without hassle.

When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

In some cases, repairing your water heater may not be the most cost-effective option.

The average lifespan of a water heater nowadays is 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is over 10 years old and experiencing recurring problems, it may be time to consider a replacement. Over time, the tank can deteriorate and become less efficient, leading to higher energy bills.

Rust on the bottom of an old water heater tank can potentially lead to a rupture and end up causing major water damage in your home. Don't wait to get rusted water heater tanks replaced - get a plumber to change it out as soon as possible to avoid an emergency.

Replacing your water heater is a major expense, but it's important to consider the long-term costs of keeping an older, less efficient water heater. By upgrading to a newer, more energy-efficient model, you can save on your energy bills and avoid the cost of frequent repairs over time.

Headache-Free & Hassle-Free Service You Can Trust

Our primary goal at Wooten Plumbing is to provide fast, efficient, quality service so you don't have to stress how your home's plumbing is doing. Since 2009, we've been hitting that goal. Whatever water heater service you need, we have you covered. Send us a message online or call 918-241-3900 today!

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