Electric Water Heater Repair and Replacement

Some people have an electric water heater in their homes. Instead of using gas or propane, it uses electricity to fire the heating element at the bottom of the tank. This heats the water when you turn on the tap. The cold water enters the tank through a dip tube mechanism so that the electric heating element can heat it. The water rises to the top of the tank as it gets hotter and draws through the hot water outlet. Hot water is stored in the tank until you need it.

What Size Tank Should You Have?

Electric water heaters typically have a 50-gallon capacity. They are available in 10, 30, 50, or 80-gallon capacity options, so choosing the right size for your home is important. Like a gas-powered water heater, you need to consider how many people live there, how many bathrooms you have, and how much hot water you use. When in doubt, make an appointment for ABEND Services to come out. We’ll be able to recommend the best size for your house.

Can I Improve the Energy Efficiency?

You can do a few things to help your water heater function at its best. Start by insulating the water heater and the hot water pipes to reduce heat loss. Set the temperature on your water heater at about 120° F, and keep it there. This will help save energy costs as your water heater works more efficiently. Consider adding a timer so that your water heater runs more during peak times when you need it and less during slow times, Repair any leaks or drips right away. We’re able to help you with all these efficiency hacks as needed.

How Long Does an Electric Water Heater Last?

Electric water heaters typically last between 10 – 15 years. That’s if you keep it maintained and serviced. You may even be able to extend the life of it with regular maintenance. Like most appliances, neglect will cause it to start showing problems sooner rather than later.

Electric Water Heaters We Service

Electric Water Heater Service Area

  • Davidsonville, MD
  • Eastport, MD
  • Edgewater, MD
  • Gambrills, MD
  • Glen Burnie, MD
  • Hanover, MD

When Your Hot Water is Rusty or Discolored

The issue is probably in your electric water heater when your hot water looks discolored or rusty from the tap. This rust-colored hot water is usually an indicator of sediment buildup inside the water tank or a corroded heating element. Having your water heater flushed regularly will help you to avoid this issue. We recommend regular flushing of your water heater… ABEND can help!

Should You Turn Off Your Water Heater When You’re Away?

If you go on vacation or have to leave the house for an extended time, it is safe to turn off your electric water heater. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines, or check with us to ensure you use the proper shutdown and restart procedures.

What to Do When Your Water Heater is Leaking

When you spot a leak, immediately turn off the power supply and water source. Call us right away, as different problems can cause leaks. It could be anything, from a faulty temperature and relief valve, to corroded fittings, or a damaged tank. Let ABEND diagnose and repair the water heater for you!

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