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South Bend Water Heater Repair & Replacement

Serving The Michiana Region Since 1957

Your water heater is normally a quiet hero in your home. The plumbers at Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning are thoroughly trained to detect and resolve any issue that may arise with your water heater. Whether you require water heater repair or replacement in South Bend, you can count on us to deliver the highest caliber of professional service.

Call (574) 498-7556 or contact us online to schedule a free proposal on a replacement water heater. 

A Solution for Every Water Heater Problem

Even the best quality water heaters are prone to problems and will eventually give out. Our expert plumbers are here to keep your water heater in the best possible condition for the longest period of time.

We can help you overcome any type of water heater issue. Three of the most common problems we see include:

  • Buildup of sediment – Your location will largely determine how much sediment flows in with your water and settles in the tank. Unfortunately, in our area, a lot of homeowners have hard water that carries a lot of sediment/minerals. Signs that your water heater may be overburdened with sediment buildup include popping noises, slow warmup, and foul odors. This issue can result in reduced efficiency of your system and can even impact the taste and quality of your water. Our plumbers can resolve this problem by professionally flushing your water heater.
  • Incorrect water temperature – Everyone hates stepping into an icy shower. If there is no hot water flowing to your fixtures, your water heater’s heating element probably needs to be repaired. In some cases, it is simply a thermostat issue. Either way, our plumbers are here to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us now and we’ll restore your hot water supply in no time!
  • Leaks – Never underestimate the destructive powers of a leak! A tiny drip can eventually soak your floors, where it can’t evaporate, and cause rot and mold. Sometimes leaks are a symptom of a much larger issue. Since leaks don’t go away on their own, it is a good idea to call for help as soon as possible. Our plumbers can determine whether your system can be repaired, such as if the leak is coming from the drain valve, or needs to be replaced, like when the leak is coming from the tank.

If you are experiencing another problem with your water heater that is not listed above, call us today and we will help you resolve it.

Installing High-Quality Water Heaters

At some point, your current water heater will be beyond repair and will need to be replaced. When that time comes, our team of experienced plumbers can help you find and install a new water heater that is right for your needs and budget. We will ensure that your new unit is powerful enough to meet your hot water needs and is properly set up to function efficiently for years to come.

Can I Install a Water Heater Myself?

Although it is possible to install a water heater yourself, we highly recommend that you use the services of a qualified professional for the installation process. Professional plumbers have the experience and know-how to ensure that your water heater is installed correctly and safely. The plumbers at  Great Lakes Heating And Air Conditioning will also be able to provide advice on the best type of water heater for your needs. If you decide to install a water heater yourself, make sure that you follow all safety protocols and read up on any local codes or regulations before doing so. In addition, be aware that installing a water heater can require complicated electrical work, which may be best left to a professional. Ultimately, the decision lies with you as to whether or not to install your own water heater; just remember that in most cases, it is best to leave this task for a qualified professional.

Why Choose Us for Water Heater Services?

If you’re like most of the community, you want to feel comfortable around your contractor. Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning is well trusted around the Michiana area for many reasons.

Our customers keep coming back to us for water heater services because we are:

  • Bonded, licensed, and insured
  • A family founded and operated company since 1957
  • Courteous and friendly
  • Committed to customer satisfaction
  • Available as advertised, 24/7

We hope to hear from you soon so we can take care of all your South Bend water heater repair and replacement needs! Call Great Lakes Heating & Air Conditioning at (574) 498-7556 now.

Serving Michiana With Traditional Values

  • Honesty & Honor Code Ensures Safe & Worry-Free Environment
  • Free Estimates, Upfront Pricing & Deals
  • 24/7 Emergency Availability for Your Convenience
  • Factory-Trained NATE Certified Techs
  • Family Owned and Locally Operated Since 1957

Tips From Our Expert Team

  • How much is a new furnace or Air Conditioner?
    Every home is different and our systems are custom designed to match your home. Sounds expensive, right? Well with our years of experience and efficiency combined with our massive buying power we are able to provide you with a true custom system at a cookie cutter price. Is a new system cheap? Not when compared to say a blanket to keep warm but for what we provide we believe we are not only the best but also the cheapest in town! You will find our customers agree. Check out our reviews here.
  • What sets you apart and why should we choose you over a “comparable” competitor?
    While there are many reasons you should choose Great Lakes, we believe the best way to sum that up is with an honest challenge- Call our office and see if you can get the home phone number for our owner. Then call our competitors and do the same. You will find our entire team from the owner down are here to serve you and are dedicated to ensure your happiness!
  • We are having trouble getting cool air upstairs in our two story home, what can I do to make the upstairs more comfortable?
    A comfortable main floor and a warm second floor is a common complaint with central air conditioning systems. This temperature variation is caused by the fact that cool air is heavy. Heavy air requires more effort to move, especially upwards. Your furnace fan has to work much harder to get the air up two stories. Additionally, cool air, unlike warm air, tends to fall, so that once you actually manage to get the air upstairs, it will naturally fall back to the first floor. Don’t despair, there are some things that you can do. Make sure your furnace fan is on the highest possible setting. Most furnaces installed today will have a multi-speed, direct drive fan motor. Have your service contractor check to make sure that the highest speed is being used for air conditioning. If your fan motor has belts and pulleys, check with your contractor about installing a larger pulley. Adjust the balancing on your ductwork to force as much cool air upstairs as possible. If your ductwork is accessible from your basement, and has dampers installed in each of the supply air runs, make sure the dampers for the upper floor are fully open. You can also close any dampers for rooms on the first floor that do not get much use, or are very small. Some examples may be a powder room, formal living or dining room. You should keep the dampers fully open for the kitchen and the main living or family area. If the ductwork is not accessible, or doesn’t have any dampers, don’t despair. You can balance the air flow by opening and closing the dampers in the supply air registers. If you cannot get a register closed, we have been told that covering the register with a telephone book works well. Don’t forget to re-balance the ductwork system when you switch over to heating. During the heating system you want most of the warm air delivered to the first floor, it will rise on its own to the second floor. Use fans to help move cooler air. Placing a large fan at the top of the stairway can help to draw the cooler air up. A ceiling fan installed on the second floor can also be a big improvement. Check the return air grills. Make sure they are clean. Consider installing “High Wall” return air grills on the second floor. High wall return air grills are installed near the ceiling, not near the floor. This enables the furnace to draw the warmest air from the top of the house back into the system. Your service contractor can give you more information and let you know if it is possible to install high wall grills on your system.
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