Water Heater Replacement

New Water Heater Installation Services in Columbus

If your existing water heater isn’t providing adequate hot water, high fuel prices mean it is costing too much to operate your natural gas water heater, electric water heater, or propane water heater, or your old water heater isn’t as energy efficient as it used to be when heating water, water heater repair may not be the solution to your problems and you need to replace a water heater instead.

Depending on your needs, you can choose from either conventional water heaters (more commonly known as tank water heaters) or a tankless unit. There are electric water heaters and natural gas water heaters available in each type of water heater. The right new water heater depends on your household’s hot water needs and preferences. If you want energy efficient models that take up less space, go with tankless water heaters. If you need a model where water heats in advance and is readily available to flow through your hot water lines, choose a tank water heater.

Let the experts at Buckeye Heating, Cooling & Plumbing help you make the best water heater replacement decision for your Columbus area home. Our licensed Columbus plumbers will help you understand the pros and cons of each water heater type before you make your purchase and install a water heater that’s brand new for your household. We will also give you a quote for tank style and tankless water heater costs, including installation costs, labor costs, and additional cost factors so you know exactly how much you’ll pay and don’t have to rely on average costs for water heater replacement costs.

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Professional Services When Replacing a Water Heater in Columbus

Are you in need of a new water heater? If you want to install a water heater tank model electric water heater, natural gas water heater, or propane water heater, Buckeye Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help. We’re the experts our neighbors trust when it comes to water heater installation in the Columbus area, and we’re always here to answer any questions you may have.

Don’t wait until your old water heater breaks down to start thinking about water heater replacement. Regular maintenance and servicing, including flushing the tank with a garden hose to remove sediment, can be helpful if you want to get a longer lifespan from your tank water heater. Despite your best efforts, eventually all water heaters will need to be replaced. Upgrading to newer, more energy efficient models can save you money in the long run, in spite of high fuel prices.

Are you interested in learning more about our tank style water heater replacement services? If so, contact us today!

Water Heater Replacement Services for Tankless Water Heaters in Columbus

Do you wish to replace your conventional water heater with a tankless hot water heater? If that’s the case, call Buckeye Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. We’ll help you choose a tankless water heater that meets your home’s unique hot water demands while keeping within your project plan for installation costs. Choose from a range of tankless natural gas or electric water heaters, each with its own set of features! We can help you pinpoint great tankless water heaters that run on any fuel source!

When you hire our team to install a tankless water heater in your Columbus area home, you can rest assured that it has been installed correctly and will function at the energy output that you wanted. If you need to replace a water heater with tankless energy efficient models, contact us today!

Examining Tank Water Heaters and Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless heaters and conventional water heaters work differently when it comes to the way they heat water.

  • In a tankless heater, hot water is supplied as soon as the need arises rather than being stored in a tank for later use. A tankless heater works using either an electric element for electric models or a gas burner with an installed heating element for gas units. Because these units don’t rely on holding quantities of heated water, they’re able to produce limitless amounts of hot water and send it through the water lines without running out. But this unlimited capability means you need to make sure your chosen product has a sufficient flow rate, as this determines how much hot water can be produced at one time.
  • Conventional hot water heater units have the ability to store limited amounts of heated water within their tank. Natural gas water heaters do so using a gas burner and heating element, while the electric model uses an electric element and no gas components like the gas water heater model. However, once the tanks fill up and run out, users will have to wait before they can experience warm water coming through again from their water lines. When you buy a new water heater, it’s important to get one with a tank size large enough to hold all the hot water your household may need for a period of time.

Average Lifespan of Water Heaters

You might think that tank style heaters are still working just fine after a decade of use, but they can be more problematic than you might realize. In fact, the average lifespan for tank water heaters is only 8 to 12 years. If your water heater hasn’t been regularly maintained over its years of use, water heater replacement may be needed even sooner than that.

Tankless heaters do typically offer many more years of use than conventional models. A tankless water heater has an average service life of 20 to 30 years. Like water heats with tanks, they also need regular maintenance to prolong their working life.

Which Unit to Select When Replacing a Water Heater?

When deciding which one type of water heater to select for your water heater replacement, there are many factors that need to be considered. When considering what will work best for you in terms of space and budget, it may be wise to take a close look at your needs when deciding which type would suit you better.

  • If you need space in your home, it might be hard to find a place for a large water heater installation with a tank. However, if you opt for a tankless model, then there will be plenty of room left over because these do not store the hot water and don’t have a tank. Plus, with these types of water heaters being so small – it makes them easier to install wherever there is room.
  • Is fuel type a concern to you? When fuel prices increase, many homeowners began switching over to another fuel type, such as natural gas. This is fairly easy when gas lines are already installed in the home. However, if there is no existing gas line, new gas lines and a gas control valve can be put into place to facilitate a water heater installation that operates using natural gas.
  • Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient than traditional tank style water heater units. A general rule of thumb is electric water heaters being more efficient than gas models, but don’t forget to consider how long it takes for your hot water to arrive when choosing which type you want – some take only seconds while others take minutes!
  • If you’re installing a new system then expect installation prices to vary depending on whether you’re going for a tankless or traditional option since converting could potentially be complicated and require higher labor costs.

Water Heater Replacement Costs

You might be wondering about the water heater replacement costs- what fees are included? Does a conventional water heater cost more or less than a tankless water heater? Will I save money on water heater costs if I replace a water heater on a schedule or is it more cost effective to let the old water heater break down entirely before installing a water heater replacement?


Replacing one water heater with another type isn’t always cheap. A traditional vs. tankless model may vary but even the differences between an electric and natural gas models see varying prices. Typically, installation costs are higher with tankless models and water heater units powered by gas, while tank models and electric appliances are more affordable. Higher energy efficiency water heaters are more expensive than a new hot water heater with minimum energy efficiency.

There may also be additional cost factors included in your total water heater costs. These may include fees for updating your plumbing system (running cold water lines to and hot water lines from) if there isn’t a place to hook up available where you want to install a water heater. If you’re switching to a gas model, you may need to have a gas line installed or ran to the installation location to power the appliance.

Check with your licensed plumber up front when replacing your old unit so you know how much financial commitment you’re making now as well as how long this expense would take place – such information can help lead you towards buying plans upfront or taking cash out loans if needed.

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