North Andover MA Hot Water Heating

Hot Water Heating North Andover

hot water tapThe good news for North Andover Homeowners is that water quality in North Andover is very good. The water comes from Lake Cochichewick. It is very soft.

According to the towns website:

North Andover’s water is very soft as we fall in the 20-30 ppm range, which is 1.2-1.8 grains per gallon.

A leading source of water heater failure is hard water. Homeowners in a city or town with hard water might expect to replace water heaters every 10-12 years. In locations with soft water, such as North Andover, water heating equipment may last 14-15 years.

We will address some of the symptoms of hot water heater failure as well as repair or replacement options but first we must give peace of mind to anyone reading this who is experiencing an emergency.

A lack of adequate hot water certainly indicates a problem. A certain sign that the water heater in your North Andover home is at the end of it’s useful life is moisture, puddles, or any evidence of leaking around the base. Especially if the water heater is more than 10 years old.

While its certainly inconvenient to be without hot water rest assured we at Absolute Precision Plumbing Heating & Cooling understand the urgency of the matter. We will do our utmost to replace your faulty hot water heater on the same day a North Andover homeowner requests service.

Get a prompt diagnosis and recommendation for your water heater problem

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Factors in Water Heater Failure

Generally new water heater will last, in our experience about 12 years. Some of the factors that determine length of service for your water heater are:

Is it tank or tankless

Our estimation of 12 years is based on a tank water heater. Tankless water heaters often last longer, perhaps 15-20 years.

Is it electric or gas

Gas water heaters last 10-12 years while electric often have a longer lifespan even 15 years.

Water quality

As stated above not only does North Andover have good water quality but the water in North Andover is soft.

This is good for your water heater because hard water causes sediment buildup. Sediment buildup at the bottom of a water tank affects the heating elements. Also the more sediment in a tank the less room for hot water. Which is often why you run out of hot water sooner as your tank is failing.

Sediment buildup is actually calcium deposits which harden and are the reason you might hear creaking or rumbling noises when the unit is in use.

Homeowners in a location with hard water might opt to do preventative maintenance by having a plumber flush the system to remove the sediment at perhaps 5 year intervals. But in North Andover, with soft water, that wouldn’t have been necessary. So by the time that sediment might be causing a problem the water heater is at the end of its useful life.

If Your Water Heater is Presenting Signs of Failure

A skilled licensed plumber from Absolute Precision can diagnose your hot water heating system and recommend solutions. It may be possible to make water heater repairs. Often though when the cost of repairs is weighed against replacement cost along with the benefits of greater energy efficiency in new water heaters. Also to be considered when faced with the repair or replace question is whether the size of your tank is adequate for your current needs or perhaps bigger than you actually need.

On energy efficiency:

Since April 2015 federal regulations require tank water heaters to become more energy efficient. Depending on the size of your tank and the technology used savings could add up to 25% to 50% of your utility bill, according to Consumer Reports.

Types of Water Heaters

Absolute Precision offers service, repair, and installation on all types of water heaters for your North Andover, MA home.

  • Tank Water Heaters
  • Tankless Water Heaters
  • Indirect Water Heating

Tank water heaters are standalone units usually powered by gas or electric and vented through the chimney.

Indirect water heating is energy efficient. Using the boiler or furnace of your home heating system to heat a fluid which circulates through a heat exchanger in the storage tank. The energy stored by the water tank allows the furnace to turn off and on less often, which saves energy.

Tankless water heaters may offer certain advantages to North Andover homeowners. If your water heater has failed, or if you’re proactively looking to upgrade to save money or reduce your carbon footprint you can’t do better than to contact the water heating specialists at Absolute Precision to determine if a tankless water heating system is right for you.

For North Andover residents interested in the 2021 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report it is here.

Learn more about tankless water heaters

Absolute Precision Offers Fast Reliable Water Heater Service to North Andover and throughout the North of Boston Area Including:

Andover, North Andover, Boxford, Topsfield, Middleton, Danvers, Beverly, Peabody, Lynnfield, North Reading, Reading, Wilmington, Tewksbury, Wakefield, Melrose, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester, Medford, Malden, and Saugus.


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