Water heaters are a fundamental component of any household, providing the comfort of hot water for daily activities. Whether you’re considering a new installation or replacing an old unit, understanding your options and the process involved is key. Friars Plumbing Heating and Air aims to simplify water heater installation and replacement, offering insights into the types of water heaters available, the installation process, when to consider a replacement and the advantages of professional installation services.

If you’re considering a water heater installation or replacement, give our team a call! We can assist you every step of the way, from finding the right system to installing it with care.

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters: Pros and Cons

When selecting a water heater, the primary decision is between tank and tankless models. While there are other options available on the market, these two are the most popular. Deciding between a tank or tankless water heater is a critical decision in the installation or replacement process. Here are a few things to consider:

Tank Water Heaters


  • Lower upfront cost compared to tankless models.
  • Simpler operation and easier maintenance.
  • Suitable for homes with simultaneous multiple uses of hot water.


  • Higher utility bills due to continuous heating.
  • Larger space requirement for the tank.
  • Shorter lifespan compared to tankless models.

Tankless Water Heaters:


  • Energy efficiency, as they heat water on demand, reducing utility bills.
  • Longer lifespan, typically outlasting tank models.
  • Space-saving due to their compact size.


  • Higher initial investment.
  • It can be overwhelmed by simultaneous, high-demand use.
  • More complex installation process.

Understanding these differences can help in making an informed decision that aligns with your household needs and preferences. For assistance in deciding which type of water heater is right for you, reach out to our team to schedule a consultation!

The Installation Process

Installing a water heater involves several key steps and considerations. Here’s a look at the installation process from Friars Plumbing Heating and Air:

1. Choosing the Right Model: Based on your household size, usage patterns, and space availability.

2. Removal of the Old Unit: Safely disconnecting and removing the existing water heater, if applicable.

3. Preparation of the Area: Ensuring the installation space meets safety standards and requirements.

4. Installation of the New Unit: This includes connecting water supply lines, ensuring proper venting (for gas heaters), and setting up electrical connections (for electric heaters).

5. Testing and Calibration: Ensuring the unit functions correctly and adjusting settings for optimal performance.

6. Safety Inspection: Checking for any potential issues, like gas leaks or electrical hazards.

It’s essential to understand that water heater installation is a complex task that requires professional skills and knowledge. Give us a call to schedule your water heater installation with our team of professional plumbers!

When to Replace Your Water Heater

Knowing when to replace your water heater is crucial for maintaining efficiency and safety. Look out for these signs:

  • Age of the Unit: If your water heater is older than 10-12 years, it may be time for a replacement.
  • Rust and Corrosion: Visible rust on the tank or in the water could indicate internal deterioration.
  • Inconsistent Water Temperature: Fluctuations in water temperature can signal a failing heating element.
  • Leaks Around the Unit: Any signs of leaking water should be addressed immediately.
  • Strange Noises: Rumbling or banging sounds can indicate a buildup of sediment, reducing efficiency and potentially leading to overheating.

Promptly addressing these signs can prevent costly damage and ensure continuous access to hot water. Our team can assess the situation and determine if repair or replacement is your best option.

The Benefits of Professional Installation by Friars Plumbing Heating and Air

Opting for professional installation services from Friars Plumbing Heating and Air offers several advantages:

  • Expertise and Experience: Our skilled technicians have the knowledge to install all types of water heaters safely and efficiently.
  • Safety Assurance: We ensure that all installations meet the necessary safety standards, reducing the risk of accidents and malfunctions.
  • Warranty and Service Guarantees: Professional installation often comes with service warranties, offering peace of mind and protection for your investment.
  • Time and Convenience: Save time and avoid the hassle of attempting a DIY installation. Our team ensures a swift and hassle-free installation process.
  • Customized Solutions: We offer tailored advice and solutions to meet the unique needs of your home.

By choosing Friars Plumbing Heating and Air for your water heater installation or replacement, you ensure a reliable and high-quality service that extends the life and efficiency of your water heater.

Schedule Your Water Heater Installation or Replacement Today!

Water heater installation and replacement are critical aspects of managing a comfortable and efficient home. Understanding the types of water heaters, recognizing the signs for replacement, and knowing the installation process can guide you in making informed decisions. With Friars Plumbing Heating and Air, you can trust that your water heater installation and replacement needs are handled professionally and efficiently, ensuring you have access to hot water whenever you need it. For expert guidance and top-notch service, contact Friars Plumbing Heating and Air – your partner in maintaining the perfect home environment.