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Tank Water Heater Installation & Replacement Services

You may have seen videos showing homeowners DIY-ing their way through a water heater installation. While it may seem simple, building codes and regulations must be followed, and different homes may require unique solutions to stay within regulation. 

We strongly recommend that these installations be left to the professionals. Water heaters, especially those fueled by natural gas, should always be installed by an experienced plumber. Connecting gas lines requires a special certification to be installed safely, and you shouldn’t risk the safety of your family, pets, and household.

Apollo Home provides fast, reliable, and professional water heater installation services in the Cincinnati Tri-State area. Our highly skilled, certified plumbing technicians offer convenient appointment times and arrive with full-stocked trucks to get your home’s hot water up and running as quickly as possible. We also provide tankless water heater solutions for those with limited space or increased hot water needs. 

Tank Water Heater Repair Services

Are you not getting any hot water? Or does your hot water run out quickly? Something may be wrong with your water heater. Our licensed and trained plumbers will go through the following steps to inspect your water heater or install a new one:

  • Check the power supply is on
  • Make sure the water heater is lit and set properly
  • Tests for leaks
  • Check the thermostat, igniter, and other controls
  • Diagnose and inspect the rest of the water heater

After our thorough inspection, our plumbers will determine the problem and present you with options for repairing the issue.

Common Water Tank Heater Questions

When should I replace my tank water heater?

Most water heaters have a life expectancy of 8 to 12 years. Water heaters account for a significant amount of energy use in your home and can be as much as 25 percent of a home’s energy use. As they age, they become less efficient and increase utility bills. The older your water heater gets, the less efficient it is, and the more apt it is to fail. If your water heater is nearing the end of its serviceable life, it is time to start considering replacement options to increase efficiency and minimize downtime between water heaters. 

Why is my water heater leaking?

If you notice water surrounding your tank, you may have a crack in your internal tank. If this is the case, your water heater must be replaced. If the leak comes from the top, or you have a malfunctioning fitting or plumbing component, these can be quick repairs. 

Why is my water heater making strange noises?

If you hear odd or high-pitched sounds from your water heater, it’s likely due to high incoming water pressure. A plumber should check immediately to ensure your pressure relief safety valve works. If too much pressure builds up in your tank, it can lead to cracks or a burst tank (though rare). 

Why does my hot water run out so quickly?

The older your water tank gets, the less efficiently it operates. However, sediment buildup inside the tank is the most common culprit to a hot water shortage. The minerals in the water build up inside your tank and decrease how much water your tank can hold. We recommend draining and flushing your tank regularly (at least annually) to eliminate sediment buildup. 

How long does a water tank take to heat up fully?

The time varies from model to model, but it will typically take 45 minutes to an hour to fully heat the water inside.

Our goal is to always provide unmatched service and be completely transparent with water heater repairs and the associated costs. We value integrity and long-term relationships with our customers. That’s why we provide upfront pricing for all services before we get started, so you can be confident that there won’t be any surprise fees on your final bill. Contact us today to schedule your water heater repair.

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