Water Heater Services in Southeast Michigan

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Robin Aire offers maintenance, repair, and replacement services for tank and tankless water heaters. If you need to replace a water heater, you can choose from a traditional tank–style heater or an on–demand, tankless system. Storage tank water heaters store 40 to 120 gallons of water at a time and constantly reheat that water regardless of how much is actually demanded. A tankless water heater is also called an “on-demand” water heater because it only heats water when you turn on the hot water tap.

To learn more about Robin Aire’s water heater services or to schedule an appointment, call us at (866) 216-2565 or contact us online!

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Water Heater FAQs

How long will my water heater last?

Storage tank water heaters will typically last 10 to 12 years before replacement is necessary, depending on the frequency of maintenance and the quality of the water. With exceptional maintenance, some gas models and many electric water heaters can last 20 years, as long as the tank does not corrode and begin leaking. Tankless water heaters can often last 25 years or longer with proper maintenance.

Are tankless water heaters more efficient?

With conventional water heaters, energy is constantly used to keep the water in the storage tank warm and ready for use. Tankless or on-demand water heaters only heat the water when it is needed, eliminating those standby losses. This typically means that you will use significantly less energy and your utility bills will be lower, but with the virtually unlimited hot water that a tankless water heater can provide, it can be easy to take longer showers or to use more hot water, eliminating the savings.

How often should I service my water heater?

At Robin Aire, we recommend that you schedule water heater maintenance about once a year. Our experts will provide a full water heater inspection, checking for problems with the burners, flue, heating elements, thermostat, wiring, and plumbing. We will also test the pressure relief valve, drain the sediment from storage tank water heaters, or flush the heat exchanger on tankless water heaters. Every three years, we will replace the anode rod to prevent tank corrosion, and we also offer optional infrared imaging to spot corrosion early.

When should I replace my water heater?

Once your water heater starts to have problems and is over 10 years old for conventional models, or 20 years old for tankless models, it may be time to consider a replacement. At that age, tanks may start to rust through, heat exchangers may begin to leak, or parts like the heating elements, thermostat, or gas valve may fail. Our experts at Robin Aire can evaluate your water heater and help you determine whether repair or replacement is the most cost-effective option.

Do you have more questions about the water heater in your SE Michigan home? Call Robin Aire at (800) 361-0888 or contact us online to speak with our plumbing experts today.

Water Heater Installation and Replacement

When it’s time to replace your old water heater, turn to the skilled plumbers at Robin Aire for new water heater installation. SE Michigan homeowners are increasingly switching over to the latest tankless on-demand water heaters. Many residents, however, prefer to update their traditional storage tank model for their water heating needs.

No matter which model you prefer, we perform water heater replacement quickly and efficiently, so you can get on with your day. We’ll make sure you get the right water heater type and size for your needs, then install and test it according to the latest industry best practices.

Our professional plumbers always explain the features, operation, and warranty of your water heater. We’ll also answer any questions you may have—before leaving your home just as neat and clean as we found it.

Request an estimate on water heater installation in SE Michigan or call us at (800) 361-0888 to schedule service today!

Water Heater Repair

While proper maintenance will keep your water heater in great shape, it will still need occasional repairs. When your water heater goes out, fails to provide enough hot water, or develops any other problems, you can rely on the Robin Aire team.

We often repair issues like noisy water heaters, brown water from the water heater, smelly hot water, water tank leaks, and more. Even if your problem is more unusual, never fear—we can find the cause and repair your water heater.

While we can fix nearly any water heater issue, if we believe you’ll save money by replacing your unit, we’ll make that recommendation. We’ll never suggest a new unit just to make a sale, however. For us, the customer’s interests rise above all other considerations.

Count on Robin Aire – schedule water heater repair in Southeast Michigan or call (800) 361-0888 to book a service call today.

Water Heater Inspection & Maintenance

Water heater inspection and maintenance is often times overlooked by the average home owner, and yet the proper and ongoing function of the water heater is critical to a family’s comfort, cleanliness and even safety. The national organization of Plumber’s Success International recommends annual inspections and maintenance of your water heater, and replacing the water heater anode rod at least every three years.

The ideal way to inspect a water heater and to check for rusting and corrosion of the combustion chamber and heat exchanger is to use an infrared inspection camera. Robin Aire uses this infrared image to view corrosion within the water heater that cannot be seen with the human eye. It is not recommended that a simple (unaided) visual inspection with a flash light or mirror be used because that damaging corrosion can only be seen with an infrared camera. The infrared image is seen on a monitor screen as different shades of black and white, and can clearly define what areas of a heat exchanger are corroded.

The results our technicians receive from the infrared image enable the homeowner to make an educated decision as to whether to replace the water heater. Schedule a safety inspection with Robin Aire to prevent an unwanted and sometimes disastrous situation of a water heater rupture.

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Why Choose Robin Aire?

At family-owned Robin Aire, we’ve been installing water heaters across Southeast Michigan for more than 30 years. In all that time, our company hasn’t changed our core values of providing friendly, top-quality plumbing, electrical, and HVAC services.

We’re dedicated to superior customer service, and we want to be the company you trust to install and care for all the complex systems in your home!

Contact Robin Aire for expert water heater services in Southeast Michigan. Call (800) 361-0888 today!

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