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Water Heater Replacement in DC, MD & Northern VA

Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. You depend on it for daily tasks, including washing dishes, showering, and more. However, it’s also one of the most power-hungry appliances in your home. Failures can rack up expensive utility bills and lead to serious leaks that could damage your home’s interior. That’s not a situation to trifle with, so it’s crucial to seek out a repair in good time.

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Reasons Why Water Heaters Break Down

As with any appliance, water heaters are prone to wear and tear over the years. If your water heater breaks down, it may be due to:

  • Age
  • Mineral and sediment buildup
  • Loose parts
  • Loose electrical connections
  • A failing thermostat

A plumber should address all water heater failures as soon as possible to avoid extensive issues.

Water Heater Repair vs. Replacement

If your core water heater components fail, your appliance could be rendered irreparable. When your tank fails, you’ll need a replacement rather than a repair. Corrosive air can be just as destructive. Old age is another complicated problem to fix, so you can expect frequent, expensive breakdowns in your future. Too much internal pressure can quickly pass the point of no return. If you’ve noticed your water pressure has changed, it’s advisable to call a professional. If your appliance breaks down at the end of its service life, it rarely makes financial sense to repair it.

Are DIY Water Heater Replacements a Good Idea?

Water heaters are dangerous territory for homeowners. They have live, exposed wires and the potential to burst. A professional repair comes with all the right tools and parts, making it much more effective than a DIY repair. United Air Temp is a leading plumbing company in the DC, MD, and VA areas. As leaders in home comfort, we are committed to your satisfaction. In fact, we guarantee it. Save time and money when you depend on us for your water heater replacement needs.

Gas Water Heater Replacement

Gas water heaters are surprisingly economical to run. They’re efficient, quick and independent of the grid. Their high upfront prices are offset by their excellent running costs. If you’re considering a gas water heater, we’ll help you choose the right size and provide a flawless installation.

Electric Water Heater Replacement Service

If you love the convenience of electric appliances, this option is perfect for you. Electric water heaters are cheap to replace and use less energy than ever before. They’re also remarkably safe to operate.

Why Choose United Air Temp?

Since 1931, we’ve provided the unparalleled services DC residents trust. When you call us, we’ll be there to provide:

  • On-time scheduling
  • Friendly, licensed plumbers
  • Upfront pricing
  • Value-added services
  • And more!

We’re constantly improving our skills as new technologies emerge, allowing us to provide expert installations and repairs for even the latest equipment. Contact us to schedule water heater replacement in DC, MD, or Northern VA.


Water heaters have a life span of 12 to 15 years. Once you’ve reached the end of that period, it’s best to seek out a new water heater installation.

If your water heater runs out of hot water earlier than it once did, your thermostat might be to blame.

If you run out of hot water quickly or are experiencing inconsistent temperatures, you might have a leak.

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