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Most equipment in a home is going to break down or fail at some point, and a water heater is no exception. It’s no fun to wake up and find that you’re limited to a cold shower or, worse, there is rusty water leaking on your home’s floor.

When your water heater hits the skids, this is something that can put a definite damper on your plans. One of your first questions might be how long it’s going to take to install a new water heater and get your life back to normal.

When Does a Water Heater Need Replacement?

Not all water heater issues demand immediate replacement, but some do.  For example, when a tank is leaking, this is a sign that it’s time to get a new unit – fast.

One of the telltale signs of a leaky tank is slow drip underneath, which often shows up as a trail of rusty water. Ignore this long enough, and it could lead to catastrophic failure and damage to your home, not to mention the impact that the rust is having on your water quality.

Before You Install a New Water Heater

You’ll need to make a few decisions before you install your new water heater, which may or may not impact the length of the install. Since a majority of heating systems last up to 15 years, you may not be aware of the more energy-efficient systems available today.

Ranging from 50-gallon units to tankless water heaters, you’ll have more options than you did in the past. If you choose something different than your current unit, there may be a few additional adjustments involved, which can add to the installation time.

How Long Will Water Heater Installation Take?

The answer to this question is – it depends. However, any new water heater should be delivered and installed in your home in one day or less. If you are replacing your unit with the same “type” of unit that you had before, your new system should be up and working in about 2-3 hours.  This generally happens in three phases:

  • Removing your old water heater (45-60 minutes). This involves several steps, such as disconnecting the power source, draining the tank, disconnecting water supply lines, and removal of the tank from your home.
  • Positioning the new unit (up to 30 minutes). We will bring in the new tank, unbox it, and put it in place.
  • Connecting and testing the water heater (45-60 minutes). Once we’ve put the tank in place, it will be connected to the power and water sources. If it’s a gas unit, this could take a bit longer. The plumber will then test it and make any adjustments.

We Will Respect Your Busy Schedule

We understand that getting a new water heater is rarely planned. At Faster Water Heater company, we always respect your schedule by arriving on time and getting your job done as quickly and efficiently as possible. Contact us today for a free estimate and get your hot showers back within a day.