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Water Heater Replacements

Water Heater Replacements for the Sacramento, Rancho Cordova and Surrounding Areas

If you’re no longer getting  the hot water performance your family requires, it may be time for a new water heater.  Fox Family Heating & Air can assess your needs and recommend the right water heater for your home.  We’ll ensure that your new water heater is installed properly for reliable and consistent performance for years to come. 

We offer several cutting edge options for you: 

gas storage water heater
water heater replacements
tankless water heater installations

Gas Storage Tank Water Heaters 

The staple of water heating all around town.  Natural gas storage-tank water heaters use almost 50 percent less energy, costing less to operate, than the electric variety.  There are fewer moving parts than the types of water heaters which has made them extremely reliable over several decades.

Heat Pump Water Heaters 

These work like a refrigerator in reverse.  Reducing your carbon footprint, heat pump water heaters use a low wattage pump to move heat from one place to another. Therefore, they can be two to three times more energy efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters.

Tankless Water Heaters 

The main advantage is that they eliminate the extra cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank, so they waste the least amount of energy.  Even though these are considerably more expensive up front, they only use fuel when the family needs hot water. They also offer a continuous supply of hot water, which is ideal for a big family, a house with a big bathtub or a whirlpool.

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Sacramento’s Best Hot Water Heater Installation & Replacement Services Near You

With our courteous and expertly trained technicians and honest pricing, you can trust Fox Family for all your water heater installation and replacement service needs in the Sacramento region.

Questions & Answers

Answers to Common Questions From Our Customers

Although each installation is unique in their own way, you can expect to pay three to four times the cost of the equipment and the extras required to do the job.  Don’t forget, there is also a fee for the permit in your city or county which can be anywhere from $50.00 to $250.00 depending on where you live.   The costs included in your water heater replacement are:

  • The water heater
  • The extra parts (expansion tank, new hoses, copper, a stand, drain pan, condensate drain lines, flue pipe, gas piping, gas flex and safety shut-off)
  • The cost of the permit
  • The labor involved to remove and replace the equipment to today’s building code.

If the parts are available to repair your water heater, it’s repairable.  The only question for you at that point would be whether you still want to keep your aging water heater or update it to today’s standard of equipment.  Insulation values, efficiency and the technology of water heaters has evolved over the years.  Here are four questions to ask yourself when deciding whether to get a new water heater or to have it repaired:

  • Are the repair parts available?
  • Is the water heater worth saving to you?
  • Are you interested in upgrading your method of heating water for your home to today’s technology and design standards?
  • Are you looking for a more efficient method of heating water for your home

The water heater in your home may not be the right size for your home’s demand.  The more people in your home, the more capacity of the water heater you will need.  The standard for homes with 2 to 5 people is around 40 to 50 gallons.  Another consideration that can help you decide the correct size for your new water heater would be it’s ability to reheat the water as the family depletes it in that first hour.  For instance, mornings when everyone is taking a shower, or the middle of the day when dishwashers and laundry machines tend to run at the same time.  If you can’t fit a bigger water heater in your home, consider upgrading to a tankless water heater.  Some questions to ask yourself when considering the proper size water heater for your home are:

  • How many people live in the home?
  • Do several people use hot water within an hour of each other in the mornings or other times of the day?
  • Do I have enough room to install a bigger water heater?