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Water Heater Replacement and Installation Services in the Tampa Bay Area

Reliable access to hot water in your home is essential. It’s what you depend on to clean, cook, bathe, and do other necessary chores. So, when your water heater can’t keep up or it breaks down completely, you need an experienced local plumber to help with water heater replacement and restore your access to hot water — you need an expert at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Tampa!

For more than 30 years, our trusted team of master plumbers has been providing top-quality water heater services to homeowners in and around the Tampa Bay area. Whether you’re proactively replacing an aging water heater or it’s time to remove and replace a broken one, don’t hesitate to contact our team! We’re ready to help get your new water heater installed.

Need advice on which new water heater is best for your Tampa, FL home’s needs? Our experts are standing by to answer all of your questions – call (813) 536-4515 or contact us online today!

4 Signs You Need Water Heater Replacement Services for Your Tampa Home

When you’re not a water heater expert, it can be easy to overlook the signs that your system is on its way out. To help you recognize when it’s time for water heater replacement service, here are the most common signs to keep an eye out for:

  1. Your water heater can’t keep up with your hot water needs.
  2. Your water looks rusty or emits an odor.
  3. Your water heater rumbles, pops, or whines.
  4. You see water leaking from the base of your water heater.

If you notice these red flags, it’s extremely likely that you need water heater repairs or replacement service.

If your water heater is showing signs of breaking down, call the highly skilled technicians at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today at (813) 536-4515 or contact us online to schedule your water heater replacement!

Do I Need Water Heater Replacement Service? Find Out With Our Water Heater Health Check!

Florida water is HARD. It deposits mineral gunk at the bottom of your water heater, and this gunk slowly builds up over time, leaving less and less room in your tank for hot water! When enough of it builds up, some of that sediment comes through your hot water taps.

With our exclusive Water Heater Health Check service, we can clean out the gunk and/or repair corroded parts in your water heater, saving you several thousand dollars and possibly adding 5 to 10 years to your system’s life. Schedule your FREE Water Heater Health Check now!

Types of Replacement Water Heaters for Tampa, FL Homes

When it’s time to replace your water heater, you’ll have a lot of options. Choosing the right one is essential to ensuring that your new water heater fully and efficiently supports your needs — and that it will fit your space and last for as long as possible. Here’s a look at some of the most popular types of water heaters in Tampa-area homes. We’ll help you with your water heater installation needs, too!

Traditional Tank Water Heaters

With an average life span of 8 to 12 years, tank water heaters are:

  • Powered by electricity or natural gas
  • Typically the most inexpensive water heater you can buy
  • Equipped with tanks that can range in capacity from 20 to 100 gallons
  • Generally less energy- and water-efficient than other varieties

Hybrid Water Heaters

Also lasting an average of 8 to 12 years, hybrid water heaters can:

  • Provide twice as much hot water as a tank water heater
  • Maximize the efficiencies of tank and tankless water heaters
  • Cost a little less than tankless water heaters
  • Cost more than traditional tank options

Tankless Water Heaters

As the name suggests, a tankless water heater is a system capable of heating the water in your home without having to prefill a tank. More specific, water is heated instantaneously as it goes through the system. Since water is heated right away without having to wait for a tank to fill and then be heated, owning a tankless water heater means you will never run out of hot water again!

As an additional benefit these systems are much smaller, which can save space in your home or garage. If you would like to never run out of hot water again, speak to our team about tankless water heaters today! With an average life span of 10 to 15 years, tankless water heaters are:

  • An energy-efficient, green option, regardless of where you live in the Tampa Bay area
  • Energy-efficient, only heating water as you need it
  • Effective at reducing wastewater
  • Pricier than traditional options, costing at least twice as much as the average tank water heater

Benjamin Franklin GoHot® tankless water heaters deliver endless hot water through a piece of equipment the size of a briefcase. Pair that with a state-of-the-art water softening system, and you can get optimal value from your new water heater, significantly extending its life span and ensuring peak performance!

Solar Water Heaters

Usually lasting for 8 to 12 years, solar water heaters are:

  • The most eco-friendly option on the market
  • Available in tank or tankless varieties, both of which require solar panels to operate
  • Usually the most expensive option
  • Able to heat your water at nearly zero cost, once they’ve been installed

Ready for a new water heater in your Tampa, FL area home? Call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing today at (813) 536-4515 or contact us online for water heater replacement and installation services.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heaters

The Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Tampa team has been servicing water heaters throughout Tampa and Tarpon Springs, FL for over three decades. We’ve seen and heard quite a bit about these common home appliances, which is why we’ve put together some of the most common water heater questions we receive from homeowners just like you.

Why Won’t My Pilot Light?

The most common reason for a pilot light that won’t stay lit is a bad thermocouple, which is a heat sensing probe located above the pilot’s flame. Fortunately, thermocouples are inexpensive and typically easy to replace. Scheduling a water heater health check is a great way to prevent small problems like this!

Why is My Water Heater Rumbling?

A rumbling noise coming from your water heater is an indication that your storage tank has sediment built up on the bottom. The water that gets trapped in the sediment boils, which is where the rumbling sound comes from. It’s important to drain your water tank annually to remove this sediment that ultimately results in a system inefficiency.

Why Does it Take so Long for My Water to Heat Up?

Water that is slow to heat up is a common water heater problem. The issue could range from sediment buildup in your tank to the length of your pipes. If several feet of pipe separate your faucet from your water heater, the water cools as it sits in the pipes unused. The longer the pipes, the more time it may take for your water to heat up.

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

The size of your water heater depends on your water consumption and comfort needs. For a family of four, you’ll likely be fine with a 50-60 gallon tank. If there are 5 or more people in your household, you’d benefit from a 60-80 gallon tank. Be sure to consider the benefits of a modern and much more efficient tankless water heater before making any final decisions!

Schedule Water Heater Replacement in Tampa Bay & the Surrounding Areas

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing is ready to help you choose your replacement water heater and get it up and running! You can trust our fully licensed and insured plumbers with your water heater replacement and installation needs. We’re proud to service throughout the Plant City, Hillsborough County, and Brandon areas as well.

Our team offers straightforward, flat-rate pricing in which we charge by the job, not the hour. We live by “if there’s a delay, it’s you we pay,” meaning we’ll pay you $5 for every minute we’re late, up to $300! We’re dedicated to delivering punctual, high-quality service in your Tampa home!

If you need a quote for a new water heater or you’re ready to schedule replacement services, call us at (813) 536-4515 or contact us online! Whenever you call for a Punctual Plumber, here’s what will happen next.

If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay!®
  • Repairs on the Spot
    Our trucks are fully stocked so we can fix most plumbing issues on the spot without a follow up visit. That's less time & money spent!
  • The Punctual Plumber
    When you don’t have time to wait around, you can count on us to be punctual plumbing professionals. For every minute we’re late, we pay YOU!*
  • Straightforward Pricing Guide
    Before we get to work, we discuss your available options to let you decide which pricing works best for you. No hidden costs or technical jargon!

No Job Is Too Big or Too Small!

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