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Reimer’s annual water heater maintenance is highly recommended

Our annual water heater maintenance by our master plumbers is certain to extend the life of your residential water heater. At the very least, the tank must be flushed to eliminate any sediment building up at the bottom of the tank.

Electric water heaters have upper & lower thermostats & elements that should be checked during maintenance as well. Having no hot water can be very frustrating, which is why we make it a priority to get hot water restored as soon as possible.

To keep your water heater in good working order:

  • the exhaust should be checked for proper draft
  • the water lines should be checked for any leaks
  • the valves should be tested for proper function
  • the air intake on the heater should be cleaned to maximize airflow
  • the sacrificial anode should be checked 

Water heaters have many parts and functions that need to be inspected: 

  • Electric elements
  • Thermostat
  • Gas valve
  • Gas pressure
  • Thermal expansion tank 
  • Temperature and pressure relief valve 
  • Igniter or flame sensor in need of cleaning 
  • Flammable vapor sensor 
  • Thermocouple 
  • Fan motor 
  • Intake or exhaust piping 
  • Tank rupture
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    Maintenance Plans

    Since 1921, our team of Western NY’s top notch service specialists have been serving the area and caring for thousands of customers. At Reimer, we do everything in our power to ensure that your home comfort system works efficiently and effectively every time you turn it on.

    • Multi-Point System Inspection
    • Calibrate System for Efficiency
    • Ensure Proper Airflow
    • Maintain System Warranties
    • Reduces Unexpected Breakdowns
    • Evaluate Filtration & Indoor Air Quality
    • Routine Maintenance Leads to Reduced Utility Bills and Extends the Life of your System(s)

    Regular maintenance for your water heater keeps you in hot water!

    The days of tank-type water heaters lasting 20 or more years are over; however, there are ways to ensure your water heater will operate efficiently for as long as possible in your Albany, Schenectady, Glenville, Ballston Lake, or Saratoga home. Consumer reports suggest that today’s tanks should last approximately six years on average, which, coincidentally, is exactly what the factory warranty is on most water heater tanks. Any local plumber will tell you the reasons for the decreased life expectancy of many types of tank water heaters, are insufficient servicing of the parts and their functionality.

    Schenectady and Saratoga plumbing codes require tank-type heaters to be installed in a way to protect the customer, their home, and their investment. Galvanized steel exhaust vents must be sized according to the BTU load of the tank water heater used. In most cases, a water heater installed with the traditional 3” steel vent, will have to be updated to a 4” vent to meet code requirements and the needs of the heater. The gas line to the gas valve of the heater must be installed to code with the proper emergency gas shut-off valve as well as a sediment trap to pick up any debris and protect the gas valve.

    Our plumbers are not only your neighbors, but native to the Schenectady and Saratoga area, so we understand the codes and common issues of the region.

    Benefits of Reimer’s Water Heater Services: Ensuring Efficiency and Peace of Mind

    At Reimer Home Services, we take pride in offering the best water heater services that guarantee numerous benefits for homeowners. Whether you require water heater services for repair, installation, or replacement, our expert team is here to cater your water heater services to your needs and provide you with the following advantages:

    • Enhanced Water Heater Efficiency: Our skilled technicians possess the knowledge and expertise to optimize your water heater’s performance, ensuring it operates efficiently. By diagnosing and resolving any issues, we can restore your water heater’s energy efficiency, saving you money on utility bills in the long run.
    • Reliable Water Heater Repairs: If your water heater is experiencing problems, our technicians are well-equipped to handle a wide range of repair issues. From fixing leaks and addressing temperature inconsistencies to resolving sediment buildup, we’ll restore your water heater’s functionality promptly and efficiently.
    • Quality Water Heater Installation: When it comes to installing a new water heater, trust our professionals to get the job done right. We’ll ensure proper sizing, appropriate connections, and adherence to safety standards, maximizing the lifespan and efficiency of your new unit.
    • Seamless Water Heater Replacement: When your water heater reaches the end of its lifespan, our team can seamlessly replace it with a high-quality, energy-efficient model. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a reliable and durable water heater, knowing that you won’t have to worry about unexpected breakdowns.

    Water Heater Repair Services with Reimer

    When it comes to water heater repair services, Reimer Home Services is your trusted partner. Our team of experienced technicians specializes in repairing various types of hot water heaters throughout, including electric water heaters, ensuring that you never run out of hot water. Whether you’re dealing with leaks, faulty components, temperature inconsistencies, or sediment buildup, we have the expertise to address these issues promptly and efficiently. With our reliable repairs, you can rest assured that your hot water heater will be restored to optimal functionality, providing you with a consistent supply of hot water for your everyday needs. Choose Reimer Home Services for top-quality water heater repairs and enjoy uninterrupted hot water whenever you need it.

    Water Heater Installation and Hot Water Heater Replacement Services

    Reimer Home Services offers professional water heater installation and replacement services to meet your specific needs. Whether you’re looking to install a new electric or gas water heater, or replace an old unit, our expert team is here to help. We specialize in installing energy-efficient water heaters that can provide substantial energy savings, whether you choose electric or natural gas options. Our skilled technicians will ensure a seamless installation, from proper sizing and connections to adherence to safety standards. Trust us to provide you with a reliable and efficient water heater that will meet your hot water needs while maximizing energy efficiency.

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    Since 1921

    Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing Repair in Buffalo, New York.

    For decades, local homeowners have trusted the team at Reimer Home Services with all their home service needs. We’re your HVAC company in Buffalo. We’re your plumbers here in Western New York. Above all else, we’re here for you and your home.

    You can count on our team to be there when you need us. In fact, we’re available Day or Night. Your home’s problems can’t wait, and neither should you. Call us and let us know how our plumbers and techs can help.

    We’re your local home services team…

    Chris Reimer was at my home and did a great job was very nice guy to have work in my home and gave me no run arounds. I would for sure use again thank you very much!!

    – Matthew Dillon

    Chris L. Is a wonderful man. Put my mind at ease immediately when he looked at the problems which turned out not to be as bad as we thought. I will definitely use them again. Great service!

    – Janice Kaled

    Chris and Kevin were excellent! The issue involved plumbing. Accomplished all that was needed at the time. They are returning for additional work as well. The annual contract has great value , and gives homeowner piece of mind when problems arise! I just signed up for mine!

    – Kitty Testa

    Common Hot Water Heater FAQs

    How often should I flush my hot water heater?
    Why is my hot water heater leaking?
    How long does a hot water heater last?
    Why is my hot water not getting hot enough?
    How can I improve the energy efficiency of my hot water heater?

    How often should I flush my hot water heater?

    It is generally recommended to flush your hot water heater annually to remove sediment buildup and maintain its efficiency.

    Why is my hot water heater leaking?

    A leaking hot water heater can be caused by various issues, such as a faulty pressure relief valve, a damaged tank, or loose connections. It’s essential to have a professional inspect and repair the source of the leak.

    How long does a hot water heater last?

    The average lifespan of a hot water heater is around 6 to 10 years. Regular maintenance and prompt repairs can help extend its lifespan.

    Why is my hot water not getting hot enough?

    Several factors can contribute to insufficient hot water, including a malfunctioning heating element, a faulty thermostat, or sediment accumulation. A professional inspection can determine the underlying cause and provide the necessary repairs.

    How can I improve the energy efficiency of my hot water heater?

    You can enhance the energy efficiency of your hot water heater by insulating the tank, setting the temperature to an appropriate level (around 120°F), and scheduling regular maintenance to ensure proper operation.

    Factory Authorized Trane System Dealer

    Reimer is proud to be a Factory Authorized Trane System Dealer and offer a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. We are so confident that you will be comfortable – not only with your Trane System heating and cooling products but with us as a Factory Authorized Trane System Dealer – that we back it up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. This guarantee applies If, you are dissatisfied with your Trane System equipment within one year, for any reason.