Water Heater Service When You Need It Most
When you need local water heater repair experts in Delaware and Pennsylvania, turn to the professional team at Gold Star. We offer a full range of water heater services and can maintain your unit, fix it, and replace it. Gold Star recommends annual service to maximize the life of your equipment and minimize your monthly energy consumption, and if a failure or malfunction does occur, replacement may not be the best option. We’ll perform a thorough inspection and advanced diagnostics in order to provide you with a professional and honest assessment that will allow you to make a confident decision.
Extending the Life of Your Water Heater with Regular Maintenance
The best way to stave off water heater repair is to have your unit professionally serviced each year. With the proper care, a modern water heating system can last for 15 years while still running at peak efficiency. When newer systems fail between six and 10 years, it often occurs because there was normal wear and tear that accumulated and was never corrected. Choose Gold Star each year for your water heater maintenance. Utilize one of our water heater maintenance plans to keep your system operating at peak performance. We’ll come to your home, inspect your water heater, clean it, calibrate it, discuss its state with you and what you can expect, and answer any questions that you may have.
Common Reasons for Water Heater Repair
Perhaps your water heater has stopped providing hot water and you need the Gold Star team right now. There are also many other reasons that you may need to schedule our water heater repair services, including temperature fluctuations, a slow drip, strange sounds, and a discolored water supply.
Water Temperature Problems
Cold water coming from your water heater may indicate that the heating element has failed. Water that is too hot or not hot enough may be a sign that the thermostat is calibrated incorrectly or failing, and temperature fluctuations may reflect problems with either the heating element or the thermostat.
Strange sounds coming from a water heater are typically due to sediment build-up. It is recommended that water heaters be flushed once a year. You can flush your water heater in response to the noise or have us do it, but if the accumulation is too great, then it may be necessary to replace the unit.
Substantial leaks are often due to the water tank itself having become compromised. But there are many other reasons that you may experience a slow drip or less substantial pooling of water, such as a bad T&P relief valve, improper water pressure, overheating, a bad gasket, or a stuck valve.
Water is Discolored
Rusty water is usually caused by corrosion of the tank’s inning lining, which is generally due to a bad anode rod. Muddy water is typically caused by sediment in the tank. Be mindful that not all water discoloration is due to your water heater. Check your cold water supply as well to make sure.
Types of Water Heaters We Repair
Gold Star provides water heater repair for the many different types of water heaters used in homes in Delaware and Pennsylvania. These include conventional electric and gas tank water heaters but also on-demand water heating systems and both standalone and integrated heat pump water heaters.
Conventional water heaters are available in electric and natural gas configurations. Tank sizes generally range from 20 to 80 gallons, but even bigger tanks are available. Electric units are more efficient and tend to cost less up front, but gas models are cheaper to run over the life of the equipment.
Tankless systems can run on electricity and natural gas as well. These units heat water as you need it, which means that they provide a practically endless supply of hot water. On-demand systems to do cost more up front but are highly efficient, last for 20 years or more, and cost less overall in the end.
Gold Star handles heat pump water heater systems, and these systems are a highly efficient option that often provides a faster return on investment compared to other solutions. Heat pump water heaters are able to be installed as a standalone unit or integrated into a home’s HVAC system.
Gold Star Also Performs Water Heater Replacements
You can count on Gold Star to recommend water heater repair when it is the best option not just in the short term but over the long term. Sometimes, however, that may not be the case. If you have an older water heater or the repair is going to be particularly expensive, then a water heater replacement may provide you greater value over the next 15 years. If you do choose to move forward with replacement, we’ll assess your household usage with you, explore the many options available with a focus on the styles that interest you, and help you make the best choice for you and your home. Our team will then install that unit quickly and precisely, and you can count on Gold Star to be here to stand behind that work.
Reliable Water Heater Repair from The Professionals at Gold Star
Gold Star can handle all water heater repair tasks whether it is something simple like recalibrating the thermostat or a more involved job, such as replacing the heating element. The customer service and care we provide is unparalleled, and we look forward to making you our next loyal customer. If you want to schedule a repair appointment or have any questions, call us at 1-302-485-1649 or contact us online today.