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Water Heater Repair & Replacement

Get in touch with atlas plumbing & heating for your water heater repair & replacement

Is your water heater malfunctioning? Are you sick of taking chilly showers? Restore the flow of hot water by getting same-day water heater repairs. Services for emergency water heaters are offered every day of the week, including holidays.

Water Heater Repair & Replacement

The typical lifespan of a water heater is 8 to 15 years. If they are properly maintained, newer models last even longer. Atlas Plumbing & Heating can assist if your water heater needs to be replaced, is leaking, or has stopped working. We are your go-to specialists for tankless and conventional water heater installation and repair.

Problems with your water heater, such as sediment buildup, not only make it less effective but also significantly shorten its lifespan. To prevent these issues, ensure proper installation and routine maintenance of your water heater. Understanding how a water heater functions and performing simple maintenance can ensure that it continues to provide hot water to all areas of your house for many years to come.

How Does A Water Heater Operate?

Tankless and conventional water heaters are the two different types. Here is a brief explanation of each operation.


More people use conventional water heaters. These are the sizable cylinders that are typical of basements. The hot water is kept in a sizable (10-100 gallon) tank until a faucet or appliance requests it. Cold water from your water main is poured into the bottom of the tank by a dip tube to produce the hot water. The water is heated by an electrical heating element or a gas burner that turns on. The heated water rises to the top of the tank, where it is ready for use. More cold water is added to the tank’s bottom as you use the hot water. When more heat is required to regenerate the supply, a thermostat continuously notifies the burner.


Tankless water heaters operate on demand. They lack a hot water storage tank. Instead, when hot water is required, a gas burner or electric coil turns on. On its way to the shower, faucet, or other appliance that requires hot water, cold water flows through the heater and is instantly heated. Due to the fact that they only turn on when necessary, tankless water heaters are also known as “on demand water heaters.”

Tankless models are more expensive up front, but they have a lifespan of more than 20 years and use less energy. Click to find out more about the advantages and disadvantages of tankless vs. conventional water heaters. Our plumbers can also assist you in selecting the ideal hot water heater for your residence.

How Come Your Water Heater Doesn’t Work?

The following are the most regular issues with conventional water heaters: 

Inadequate Hot Water

The main problem is a reduced hot water recovery rate or an undersized tank for the needs of your household.

Discolored Water

Always keep your water clear and sparkling. Rust in your pipes or water heater is indicated by discolored water which means it’s only a matter of time before signs of leakage show. A professional should be consulted if your water has an unusual color.

Tankless Water Heaters: Are They Repairable?

Tankless water heaters can be fixed so they function properly as long as the damage isn’t too severe.

The following are the tankless water heater issues that are most typical:

Faulty heating elements

Both gas and electricity-powered tankless water heaters have the potential for heating element failure. This needs to be fixed by a service technician, but once the problem is found, a repair is frequently not too difficult.

Mineral or Sediment Buildup

If you live in a home with hard water, your water heater is susceptible to sediment buildup and component corrosion. If you have problems with hard water, an expert can rule out this problem and fix it.

Ignition failure or flame failure

A specialist is required to troubleshoot both of these problems. Tankless water heaters powered by gas and electricity may experience difficulties turning on. Our service specialists are able to determine the root of the problem and make the necessary repairs.

When Should You Change Your Water Heater?

You can significantly reduce the cost of water heater repairs with maintenance programs. However, if your water heater is older than ten years, it probably needs to be replaced soon. The average lifespan of a conventional water heater is 8 to 12 years.

If your water heater is older than 10 years when we come to your home for repairs, we will undoubtedly give you options for the best, most affordable water heater replacement. We at Atlas Plumbing & Heating are concerned about your investments and will work with you to get the best return possible.

Expert 24 hour Water Heater Replacement & Repair services

Fast, dependable repair is a specialty of Atlas Plumbing & Heating, even during plumbing emergencies. When we get there, we will have everything we need to solve your problem there and then. On the same day, our technicians are equipped to accurately identify and fix issues with water heaters.

Call Atlas Plumbing & Heating at 516-881-5875 if you require immediate assistance with your water heater. No matter what kind of installation, replacement, or repair work you require, our dependable plumbers will make certain that the only hot water you use comes from your faucet.

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