Water Heaters

A day without hot water in your Clinton Township home is like a day without sunshine.

Great Dane Heating, Cooling, Electrical, & Plumbing wants to add a little extra warmth to your home by taking care of your water heater.

Water heating accounts for nearly 20 percent of your household budget. But more importantly, we rely on hot water to make our lives more comfortable. Whether taking a shower or running a load of laundry, we rely on our hot water tank.

Yet, most of us wait until our water heaters break before we replace them. By that time, you risk having to rush the installation of a new water heater. Or worse, you have a large pool of water from your old tank draining that you now need to mop up—and no hot water.

Don’t wait for these problems to occur. Schedule a water heater inspection today to ensure your home's comfort and safety.

Our Great Dane plumbers can inspect your water heater and other Plumbing equipment and provide practical, cost-saving solutions. We’re a family-owned business that has been serving homes and businesses throughout Macomb County and Metro Detroit since 1979, ensuring your comfort and safety.

To Repair or Replace Your Clinton Township Water Heater?

When properly maintained, most water heaters have a service life of 10 to 12 years. Once your water heater hits the 10-year mark, keep a close eye on it for leaks around the tank's base or the time it takes to heat water.

Our licensed and insured professionals provide you with some of the top plumbers closest to your Clinton Township, MI, home.

Schedule an appointment at your convenience to have your water heater inspected and flushed to remove any sediment inside the tank. Our plumbers can also replace the thermocouples or pressure-relief valves to ensure the best performance from your water heater.

If replacing your water heater makes sense, our plumbers can answer questions about capacity and efficiency. A new water heater is a worthwhile investment that will increase your comfort and lower your energy bills.

Types of Water Heaters

The most common type of water heater for your home is your conventional tank. If you are replacing your older tank model, be sure to measure the space for your new tank—especially if you are considering more capacity!

If the controls on your older tank were not easily accessible, ask your plumber about the possibility of turning the tank in a different direction.

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Another option, tankless or on-demand, does not store the water but rather heats it up as it passes through a series of coils inside the unit. Tankless models do not require as much space as conventional water heaters, and they typically use less energy. They also have a longer service lifespan.

A tankless unit has a limited flow rate, however. It can provide several gallons of heated water per minute but could struggle if multiple people use hot water at the same time for different purposes. If you have a large household and want to go tankless, installing two tankless units is a simple but effective solution.

Unlike conventional storage tanks, these types of tanks only use energy when you need hot water.

Water Heater Capacity

How well does your current model meet your demand for hot water? To choose your next water heater, consider the size of your family and your needs. Here are some standard industry recommendations for a gas water heater:

• A household with 1 or 2 people: 30-40 gallons
• A household with 2 or 4 people: 40-50 gallons
• A household with 5 or more people: 50 gallons and up

How often hot water is used in your home also plays a part in determining capacity.

Recovery Rate and First-Hour Rating

A First-Hour Rating (FHR) estimates how much hot water a tank can supply during its first hour of use. A water heater with a 90 FHR can supply 90 gallons of hot water in an hour.

The recovery rate is the amount of hot water your water heater can provide after it’s completely drained. Everyone in Michigan knows hot water is a must on a cold winter morning!

With all these choices in terms of capacity and ratings, it becomes even more important to find a knowledgeable plumber who can help calculate your household usage and ensure your new equipment integrates with existing components.

Water Heater Installation or Replacement

Our certified Great Dane technicians specialize in installing quality plumbing, electrical, and HVAC equipment. We understand that installing a new water heater can be a significant undertaking, but we promise to make the process as smooth and efficient as possible.

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Perhaps you want to retrofit your older home in Clinton Township, MI, and replace outdated equipment with upgraded models. Our professionals know how to integrate new equipment into older homes so you can enjoy the best of both worlds!

We offer competitive financing packages to help make it easier to purchase a new water heater.

Water Heater Repairs

Great Dane Heating, Cooling, Electrical, & Plumbing will expertly troubleshoot the issue to give you the best solutions. Here are some common water heater issues you might encounter:

  • No hot water
    This is an obvious sign to call your neighborhood plumbing pros! If you have a gas heater, check the pilot light first.
  • Leaking
    Leaks from the top of your water heater typically indicate loose pipes; a failing temperature and pressure (T&P) valve can cause a leak at the bottom of your tank.
  • Popping sounds
    Snap, crackle, and popping noises indicate a sediment buildup in the heater. Our team can flush your tank to remove the sediment.
  • Cloudy water
    Discolored water with a brownish or red tinge commonly indicates water heater corrosion. Check for leaks around your water heater and call us right away.

Enjoy the Benefit of a New Water Heater

Annual inspections, flushing your tanks, and taking other preventative maintenance steps help you get the best value from your water heater. We understand your desire to extend the life of all your hard-working appliances and promise to help you make an informed decision!

Here are some advantages of a new water heater:

  • You enjoy new equipment protected by a warranty.
  • As stated above, heating water in your Macomb County home is a significant expense! A new water heater can help lower those costs.
  • Planning ahead allows you to find the best deals. You might even consider switching to a tankless model!
  • You may qualify for a 30 percent federal tax credit up to $2,000 on the purchase of a heat pump water heater.

Call Your Macomb Water Heater Experts Today!

Great Dane Heating, Cooling, Electrical, & Plumbing installs and services water heaters for homes and businesses alike in Clinton Township, MI, and the surrounding communities. We value the trust you place in our businesses and promise to continue working hard! Call us at 586-799-0960 or request service online for a free consultation. No matter where you are in Macomb County or Metro Detroit, we're here to serve you!