Hot Water Heater Replacement
When a water heater is not operating properly it will have to be diagnosed by one of our service technicians to determine the problem, in some cases the problem is minor, others require replacement parts and sometimes the water heater may need to be replaced.
A water heater leak could prove to be one of the most devastating appliance failures you may face as a homeowner. Carpeting can be soaked and ruined, belongings can be destroyed, and mold, which is costly to remove, can grow on walls, floors, and carpets. The lack of hot water will reduce your quality of life until the water heater is repaired or replaced. Although water heaters typically last between eight and ten years (six to eight years for gas-powered water heaters), you should be on the lookout for the following signs that your water heater needs to be looked at by a professional:
- corrosion and/or rusty water, pipes, and valves
- rumbling noises from the heater, often due to sediment buildup
- water around the heater from leaks in the tanks or fittings
- water does not get hot enough or as hot as it used to
- broken heating element
- you run out of hot water too soon for your family’s needs
We recommend that you start with our Free trip & diagnostic (with repairs or pay only $60 without repairs available between 8am – 4pm M-F).
This gets a technician to your house to determine the problem. Light commercial service available, call for rates.
After hours service 4pm – 8pm or weekends/holidays is available with a minimum $175.00 service charge plus parts and repairs.
Once the service tech determines the problem you will receive a flat rate quote for the repairs.
If you don’t want the repairs made you pay only the applicable trip & diagnostic fee.
Senior Citizen customers 65 and over can request a 10% discount on repair parts.
An annual water heater inspection is good insurance that problems will be caught before the entire heating system fails. Many problems are easily fixed for under $200 such as replacing temperature and pressure release valves, thermocouple replacement, pilot hole clean out, and drain valve replacement. The professionals at Rabbit Heating & Air in Denver, CO will test and evaluate the hot water heater and all pipes and valves, so you can decide if maintenance is more cost effective than replacing the heater, particularly if the hot water heater is not nearing the end of its expected lifespan.
Below are some flat rate prices for typical repairs to residential water heaters.
These prices are for residential standard parts and repairs. OEM, commercial and special order parts may cost more and sometimes require shipping charges. The service technician will provide you with a firm quote.
Standard residential water heaters generally are good for 8 to 10 years, around this age the tank will corrode and burst, older water heaters should be replaced as it may not be cost efficient to repair them. View our water heater replacement prices.
The residential repair examples below don’t include the applicable trip and diagnostic fee.
- Temperature/pressure release valve replacement $175.00
- Thermocouple replacement and burner/pilot orfice clean out $180.00
- Drain valve replacement $150.00
- Gas control module $475.00
- Plumbing leak repairs vary.
Our technicians are available during normal business hours and 24/7 for emergency services. We offer a free trip and diagnostic plus a flat rate quote for the job. If you need to install a new water heater, your technician will help you select the right one for your household size, budget, and other concerns. As families grow, the need for hot water increases, so usage is an important consideration in selecting a new unit.
At Rabbit Heating & Air, we are licensed and insured for all HVAC services in Denver, CO and surrounding areas. We offer special financing options and often run ongoing rebates and offers to provide you the best value for our service. Contact us today for all you water heater service needs and pricing information. We look forward to serving you.
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Manufactures recommend that you have your HVAC equipment installed by a quality professional and serviced annually to insure safe and proper operation.