Repair or Replace Your Water Heater
No more cold showers!
Have you ever stepped into a shower expecting it to be warm, and are met
with a blast of cold water? Does it feel like it takes forever for your
faucet to run hot water? If you have been running out of hot water while
bathing or if you have to plan your showers around laundry or washing
dishes, it may be time to consider replacing your hot water heater with
a new, energy-efficient water heater.
The lifespan of a heater can vary depending on usage and maintenance, but
on average the lifespan of a water heater is about 6-8 years. Having reliable
hot water is not just a luxury – it’s essential. Our Las Vegas
water heater specialists at Sierra LLC Air Conditioning & Heating
can fix your faulty water heater or replace it with a new one. Call us
today and stop running out of hot water!
THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING YOUR WATER HEATER
No one likes to be surprised when they step into the shower and the water
is ice cold! Water heaters are one of the most overlooked pieces of equipment
in your home - that is until your hot water heater stops working. Protect
your investment. Make sure your water heater remains a reliable source
of hot water and stays in factory-fresh condition by scheduling regular
An average water heater uses 13-15% of the household energy to run. If
your water heater has a valve clogged or is working harder to heat your
water, your utility bills will increase dramatically. On average, water
heaters last about 6-8 years in the Las Vegas Valley. However, with regular
maintenance, you can drastically extend the life of your equipment.
BENEFITS OF REGULAR MAINTENANCE
- Keeps your equipment warranty valid
- Ensures your water heater works efficiently - prevents clogs!
- Ensures you have a constant supply of hot water
- Extends the life of your equipment
- Saves you money on utility bills and expensive repairs or even replacement!
COMMON ISSUES WITH WATER HEATERS
An essential part of your water heater that may become a costly repair
if not checked and maintained is the anode. The anode is a metal rod,
usually made from magnesium, aluminum, or aluminum/zinc alloy, that runs
down the very center of your water heater.
Its purpose is to attract the corrosive elements (like the minerals) in
the water of your tank so that the anode itself becomes corroded rather
than the water heater tank. Here in Southern Nevada, you must replace
the anode more often than in other parts of the country due to our water
supply. We recommend that the anode is replaced every 1.5-2 years. By
simply getting your anode checked and replaced, you can extend the life
of your water heater.
With the huge amount of minerals that is in our water here in the Las Vegas
Valley, it’s easy for your water heater to collect sediment in the
tank. This may not seem like a big deal, but when the sediment builds
up, your water heater has to work twice as hard to heat the water. That
means that you are paying twice as much on your utility bill too.
Different Types of Heaters for Different Needs
- There are various heating options available to you and depending on the
needs and size of your home and family, one of the following may be ideal for you:
Conventional Heater: These conventional heaters are what are found in most homes. They provide
hot water on demand and leave a continuous well of water despite usage.
Tankless Water Heater: In these heaters, they can provide warm water whenever needed, but unlike
the conventional heater, they do not have a reservoir of warm water.
Heat Pump Heater: Las Vegas weather can be fluctuate significantly depending on the time
of year and heat pump water heaters may work for your home. These work
best in areas ranging from 40 to 90 degrees.
Solar Water Heater: Looking to harness the energy of the sun? Solar heaters can reduce your
overall utility bills and significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
Tankless Coil and Indirect Water Heater: You can integrate your water heater directly with your home heating system
by using a tankless coil.
Call our Las Vegas technicians today at (702) 830-7553 to schedule your
appointment with Sierra LLC Air Conditioning & Heating.