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You never truly appreciate hot water until you've had to shower without it. When your water heater stops working, waiting for a water heater installation technician is simply not an option. Forget about doing DIY repairs. Just call Martinelli Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for efficient water heater services.

We strive to not only provide superior conventional and tankless water heater services, but also to help you make an informed purchasing decision. Contact us today to speak with a water heater installation specialist in Hainesport, NJ and South Jersey.

Conventional or tankless-which kind of water heater should you choose?

When deciding between a storage tank and a tankless water heater, there are a few important factors to consider:

Budget: A conventional water heater costs about three times less than a tankless water heater, but in the long run it might cost more to maintain.

Maintenance: A conventional water heater has an average life of 8-12 years, depending on the water quality and whether the unit is properly maintained. A tankless water heater doesn't require much maintenance.

Energy-efficiency: Tankless water heaters are more energy-efficient than conventional water heaters and can save you money in the long run.

Hot water consistency: Tankless water heaters provide a consistent flow of hot water. Conventional water heaters can run out.

Need help deciding? Our experts can walk you through your water heater installation options, providing insights on which type, size and brand of water heater to consider. That way, you can be sure that you're making the right choice for your household or workplace.

The water heater installation process

Once you've decided on a water heater, next comes the installation process. Installing a water heater is time-consuming and strenuous. An experienced water heater installation technician knows how to replace water heaters of various fuel types while abiding by local building requirements. Leave the hard work to the pros in Hainesport, NJ and South Jersey.

The experts at Martinelli Plumbing & Heating follow a three-step water heater installation process:

Preparation: We'll drain the water from your old water heater tank, then detach the gas and water lines before detaching the exhaust from the flue hat.

Placement: Once we fit your water heater in the proper location, we'll connect the heat trap fittings, along with the water and gas supply lines.

Testing: We'll test the gas line for leaks, light the pilot and set the control knob to "on."

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Water heater maintenance 101

Now that you've got a brand-new water heater, it's time learn how to prolong its service life.

Corrosion due to hard water is the most common reason why water heaters eventually stop working. Studies have shown that about 86% of U.S. homes have hard water that's high in minerals.

How do you guard against this? Follow these water heater maintenance tips:

Flush out your conventional water heater once a year. This helps prevent mineral build-up and damage from the sediment that accumulates at the bottom of the tank. The benefits of flushing your water heater include extending its life and saving energy.

Check the temperature and pressure valve every six months. These valves can tell you a lot about the condition of your water heater. It's always best to catch potential problems early to avoid a premature replacement.

Inspect the anode rod every 3-4 years. The anode rod is a steel core wire surrounded by aluminum, magnesium or zinc. The rod is screwed into the top of your water heater and protects your water heater from rusting. Corrosion around your anode rod is a warning sign that you need immediate water heater repair.


When you need to repair or replace your water heater, turn to your hometown plumbing company in Hainesport, NJ and South Jersey. Contact Martinelli Plumbing & Heating today for comprehensive water heater services.

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Water Heaters Installation For Your South New Jersey Home

You never truly appreciate hot water until you've had to shower without it. When your water heater stops working, and you need to repair it or replace it, waiting is simply not an option. But most of us really don't know much about water heaters, how they work, or what our options are for replacing the. At Martinelli Plumbing & Heating, Inc., we strive to not only provide the best installation service for your water heater or tankless water heater, but also to ensure that you make an informed decision that's right for you.

When deciding between installing a conventional water heater or a tankless water heater, there are a few major factors to consider:

Budget. Water heaters initially cost about three times less than a tankless water heater, but in the long run may cost you more to maintain its lifetime.

Maintenance. Traditional water heaters have an average life span of eight to 12 years depending on the type of water the facility uses and whether it is properly maintained. Tankless water heaters require far less maintenance.

Energy Efficiency. Tankless water heaters are more energy efficient than standard water heaters, which can save you money in the long run.

Size. Strong water heaters do not require as large of an energy supply as tankless water heaters.

Consistency. Tankless water heaters provide consistent hot water, whereas water heaters do run out.

There are definitely pros and cons to whichever option you choose. It depends on your family and household's personal needs, and is not a decision to be made lightly.

Water Heater Service Installation Process

Once you've weighed your options, if you land on a water heater being the right option for you, now comes the installation process. Installing a replacement traditional gas water heater can be time consuming, strenuous, and difficult. Proper installation depends on many factors, such as fuel type, climate, and local building code requirements. The installation process typically consists of 3 steps:

  1. Preparation. This step consists of draining the water in the prior water heater tank, detaching the gas lines, detaching the water lines, and detaching the exhaust from the flue hat.
  2. Placement. The new water heater is placed in the proper location, the heat trap fittings and water lines are put into place as well as the gas supply lines get connected.
  3. Testing. The final steps are to test the gas line for leaks, light the pilot, and set the control knob to "on".

Water Heater Maintenance

Now that your brand new traditional water heater is installed, the next step is learning how to properly care for it to prolong its life. Corrosion is the most common cause for water heaters to eventually stop working. Studies have shown that about 86% of U.S homes have hard water. Hard water is water with high mineral content due to water bleeding through limestone and chalk. How do you guard against this? Suggested maintenance for your water heater in South New Jersey include:

Having your traditional water heater flushed once a year. This helps prevent build up and damage from the sediment that accumulates on the bottom of the tank. The benefits of flushing your water heater is an extended heater life along with savings in energy use.

Checking the temperature and pressure valve. We recommend checking this every 6 months or so. It can tell you a lot about the health of your water heater. It's always best to catch potential problems early to avoid needing to completely replace your water heater.

Inspecting the anode rode. We recommend having the anode rode checked every three to four years. The anode rod is a steel core wire surrounded with one of three different metals: aluminum, magnesium, and zinc. The rod is screwed into the top of your water heater and protects your water heater from rusting. if you can catch a malfunctioning anode rod early, you might be able to extend the life of your water heater.

Need Help Deciding?

If you are still not sure what kind of heater is right for your home, our experts are happy to walk you through your options, providing insights on what type, size, and brands of water heater to consider, so that you can ensure you made the right choice for your home's needs.

Get Your Water Heater Service With Martinelli Plumbing & Heating, Inc.!