Plumbing - Water Heater Repair & Replacement

Water Heater Repair

Having trouble with your water heater? Don't fret—Arctic Air Home Services is only a quick phone call away! We offer reliable same-day water heater repair in Sarasota County and Manatee County, including Sarasota, Parrish, Palmetto, Lakewood Ranch, North Port, Venice, Bradenton, and surrounding areas. Our plumbing technicians are courteous, knowledgeable professionals who are committed to our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. If you have no hot water or need help troubleshooting other symptoms of water heater malfunction, give us a call now for prompt service!

Like any other type of appliance, water heaters will need to be serviced from time to time to keep them running at peak performance. Whether you own a gas, electric, or hybrid water heater, there are several components of each system that present an opportunity for something to go wrong. Pilot light issues are common among gas models, while heating element failure is something that can happen with electric models. Regardless of what issue you're facing, our experienced technicians can provide an accurate diagnosis and a swift resolution.

Common Water Heater Problems We Can Help With

  • Strange noises from your water heater
  • Water heater leaks
  • Hot water runs out very quickly
  • Water doesn't get hot enough
  • No hot water at all
  • Frequent changes in water temperature
  • Fluctuating water pressure


Why Does My Water Heater Keep Turning Off?

A water heater that continually turns off can be a source of frustration. One of the most common reasons for this issue is the thermocouple, which is a device that senses whether or not the pilot light in your water heater is lit and controls the gas supply to it. If the thermocouple malfunctions, it will cause your water heater to shut off unexpectedly. Other potential causes include a faulty gas valve, dirty pilot light, incorrect settings on your thermostat, or electrical connection problems. In order to properly diagnose the specific cause behind your water heater turning off, it’s best to contact a professional right away. The Sarasota water heater repair team at Arctic Air Home Services will be able to inspect your system to determine the source of the breakdown and the necessary fix to restore your water heater to proper working order.

Additional Causes of Water Heater Repairs

  • Sediment buildup within the tank
  • Faulty heating element
  • Damaged temperature and pressure relief valve
  • Loose plumbing connections or crossed plumbing lines
  • Worn gaskets
  • Broken dip dupe
  • Blocked vent
  • Stuck drain valve

How Often Should You Flush Your Water Heater?

Water heaters are essential to many households, however it’s easy to forget that this system requires maintenance to perform at its best. One of the most crucial maintenance tasks involves draining and flushing the water heater to remove sediment buildup. It is typically recommended that you flush your water heater at least once a year, however, the frequency may vary depending on how often the system is used and if your home has hard water or other water quality issues. Neglecting this service may reduce your water heater's efficiency, shorten its lifespan, and even pose safety hazards. That's why it's imperative you have your water heater flushed regularly. At Arctic Air Home Services we offer reliable plumbing maintenance plans to our Sarasota customers, which includes cleaning and flushing water heaters. To find out more, give our team a call today.

Water Heater Replacement

Water heaters don't last forever; in fact, the average tank water heater typically only lasts about 8 to 10 years on average. No matter how well you take care of your hot water system, there will come a time when it makes more sense to replace it rather than continually paying for repairs.

If it seems like that time has come for you, it's time to call Arctic Air Home Services. Our experts can install a number of different water heater systems, including electric, gas, or hybrid water heaters. Our Sarasota water heater installation technicians use high-quality equipment to ensure your new system lasts as long as possible.

We'll help you select the right water heater for your needs based on:

  • The size of your household
  • The amount of room you have to install the water heater
  • Connections you currently have in place and whether you want to change the heating type
  • Whether you want a standard tank water heater or an on-demand tankless unit
If your water heater needs to be replaced, financing is available.

Signs You Need a New Water Heater

We know that most people are not keen to spend money on a replacement if their existing water heater can be repaired. However, there are many instances in which repairs are not possible, or they are simply not the most cost-effective option.

Q & A on Water Heaters

How Long Do Tankless Water Heaters Last?
While you may hesitate to go with a tankless water heater over a more traditional water heater because of the higher cost, you can expect it to last longer.
A tankless water heater usually has a lifespan of around 15 years while a traditional heater typically only lasts around 10 years.
Why Choose Us for Your Sewer Line Repair or Replacement Service?
Our team at Arctic Air Home Services has extensive experience with replacing drain and sewer lines for Florida homeowners.
We are familiar with the building codes in Sarasota and Manatee counties, understand the sloping needed for a drain to work properly, and will help you obtain any building permits that you might need for exterior excavation.
Once we’ve replaced your faulty drain with PVC pipes, we’ll dispose of your old drains and save you the inconvenience of dealing with them.
We’re confident in the skills of our certified plumbers, and we believe you will be satisfied with our performance. Because we want to ensure total customer satisfaction, we stand behind our work and offer a one-year warranty on all our drain and pipework services.
When are Water Heater Repairs Not Enough?
Some water heater problems will be beyond the scope of repairs, either because they are not cost-effective or because they simply aren't possible.
Only then will our technicians recommend water heater replacement as a solution.