Water Heater Installation for Homes and Businesses in Nassau County, Western Suffolk County, and Queens, NY
OSI Comfort Specialists give you comfort you can count on!
When your water heater starts giving you trouble, you need an equipment and plumbing services provider you know is up to the job for your water heater repair or replacement.
OSI Comfort Specialists is on the job! Our plumbers are licensed and insured, under the supervision of a master plumber. We provide expert installation, maintenance, and repair services for oil-fired, electric, and natural gas-fired water heaters. We sell only high-efficiency water heaters of outstanding quality from leading manufacturers such as John Wood, Bock, and Bradford White.
We also provide water heater maintenance, repair, and installation services of commercial water heaters for all kinds of businesses such as hospitals, nursing homes, apartment buildings, commercial laundries, hair salons, barber shops, hotels, and more.
Signs that your water heater may need to be replaced
Did you know that water heating accounts for about 20% of your home’s energy usage and costs? Depending on your business, that figure may be even higher in commercial settings.
A water heater that is older, or is starting to fail, can dramatically increase your energy costs. When a water heater reaches the age of ten years, that decrease of energy efficiency and performance begins to show in higher energy bills and not getting the hot water you should.
Not sure of your water heater’s age? Here’s how to find that out. Look at the manufacturer’s sticker on your water heater and find the serial number. The first letter in it corresponds to its month of production. The first two numbers are the year it was made. That means if the serial number on your water heater is D102738598, “D” is the fourth number in the alphabet and corresponds to April, the fourth month of the year. That means that your water heater was manufactured in April of 2010.
Other signs that it’s time to plan the replacement of your water heater are easier to find. They include:
- Wet spots on the floor, which indicate a leak in your tank
- Rusty hot water coming from your faucets, often a sign of corrosion inside your water heater tank
- Strange noises such as rumbling or banging, which likely mean that sediment has built up at the bottom of the tank and may have hardened
- The water never gets hot enough, frequently a sign that mineral deposits have created a barrier between the burner and the heater
Upgrading to a new, high-efficiency water heater will pay off from the day you install it with lower energy costs and increased comfort.