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Professional Water Heater Replacement in Elkhart, IN

    Your water heater is an essential part of your Elkhart home. You need it to work each time you shower, wash clothes, or run the dishwasher. Even well-maintained water heaters age, break down, and need to be replaced.

    When it’s time to replace your water heater, rely on Church Plumbing, a local company with local workers. We treat you like neighbors because you are our neighbors. We offer upfront pricing and 24/7 emergency service, so you know you can count on us anytime you need us.

    Our friendly and NATE-certified technicians will explain the problem and help you determine the best action for your needs and budget. We also offer free estimates on replacements and a one-year warranty on every repair.

    When you need water heater services in Elkhart, trust Church Plumbing. Call us at 574-295-6844 or reach us online to schedule your service appointment today!

    Signs You Need a New Water Heater

    Knowing when your water heater needs replacing can be challenging. Here are some common signs that something needs to be repaired or replaced in your water heater.

    • Age. Typically, water heaters last for 10 years
    • Strange colors or odors in your water. This could be a sign there is corrosion within the tank
    • Leaking around the tank
    • Noises coming from the tank
    • Running out of hot water
    • Increased repair frequency

    If you’re experiencing any of these signs with your Elkhart water heater, it may be time to consider a full replacement.

    For a free consultation and diagnosis, contact the professionals at Church Plumbing. Call us at 574-295-6844 or reach us online.

    Benefits of Upgrading Your Water Heater

    It may be fine to continue repairing your old, inefficient water heater, but there are many benefits to upgrading your water heater too. When you upgrade your water heater with Church Plumbing, you can have:

    • More readily available hot water
    • More efficient operation
    • Lower energy costs
    • Fewer repairs and problems

    You can also change fuel types or even types of water heaters to better suit the needs and demands of your Elkhart family.

    Let your neighborhood water heater experts at Church Plumbing help determine if a water heater upgrade is right for you. Call us at 574-295-6844 or reach us online today!

    Types of Water Heaters and Which Is Right for You

    There are two main types of water heaters: traditional tank water heaters and tankless water heaters. Deciding which water heater is right for you depends on your family’s needs and the structure of your home. Here are some standard features of each type:

    Traditional Water Heaters

    • Lower installation costs
    • Easy to maintain and replace
    • Lower ventilation costs
    • Limited amount of hot water
    • Higher energy bills in the winter
    • Requires more space
    • Shorter life span

    Tankless Water Heaters

    • Longer life span
    • Increased energy savings
    • Less space needed
    • Less risk of explosions or burns
    • Higher installation costs
    • Longer wait time for hot water
    • No hot water during a power outage
    • Can create zones of different water pressure with multiple outlets

    Ultimately, working with an experienced professional from Church Plumbing is the best way to determine if a traditional or tankless water heater is right for your Elkhart home. Call us at 574-295-6844 or reach us online to schedule your appointment today!

    Why Choose Church Plumbing?

    If you need to repair or replace the water heater in your Elkhart home, choose Church Plumbing. Our courteous NATE-certified technicians will diagnose and explain the problem so you understand your options.

    Rest easy in your choice, knowing you chose Church Plumbing. The company is dedicated to giving you the customer service you expect from your neighbors. And like a company that cares, we’re there for you 24/7 for emergency repairs.

    We back every repair with a one-year warranty, and we use upfront pricing so you know what to expect during the project.

    Choose the company your neighbors trust. Choose Church Plumbing for all of your Elkhart water heater service needs! Call us at 574-295-6844 or reach us online to schedule your appointment today!


    Have questions about water heaters? We have answers. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:

    Should I choose a tankless or traditional water heater?

    Choosing between a tankless or traditional water heater depends on your priorities. If upfront cost and maintenance costs are important to you, a traditional water heater is a good choice. If you prioritize a constant supply of hot water and overall energy efficiency, a tankless water heater may be your best option.

    Are gas or electric water heaters better?

    Both gas and electric water heaters have pros and cons. An electric water heater is more efficient, but because of energy prices, the monthly cost of using an electric water heater may be higher. A gas water heater is less energy-efficient and does release some waste, but the cost may be lower because of the low price of natural gas. Gas heaters heat water more quickly and can often be used during power outages.

    Have other questions about water heaters? Call us at 574-295-6844 to talk to a professional today!

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As a local company, we understand the HVAC and plumbing needs of our community. Our professionals are committed to bringing our neighbors the top-rated services they deserve.

Upfront Pricing & Quotes
Upfront Pricing & Quotes

We will provide you with an honest and accurate quote on every job and free estimates on replacements, so you won’t have to worry about running the bill up no matter how long the job takes.

Enhanced Labor Coverage
Enhanced Labor Coverage

You can rest easy when you work with our team because we offer up to 5 years of enhanced labor coverage on repairs and up to 10 years on replacements.

24/7 Emergency Service
24/7 Emergency Service

Sometimes issues arise outside of regular business hours. We’ve got you covered no matter what time your breakdown occurs. Our technicians are on call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.

Friendly Technicians
Friendly Technicians

Church technicians are the best and brightest professionals around. We always provide service with a smile, and many of our technicians have received NATE certifications.

Nationally Recognized
Nationally Recognized

As an American Standard Dealer of The Year Winner, you can always count on the Church team to provide high-quality service and dependable solutions.

What Our Clients Are Saying

This was quite possible the best service call I’ve experienced. JD explained everything and worked with me so I could see how he worked through my radiator issue and we came to find a solution. He also listened and repaired my toilet so much better than the last person we had called out for the same issue. Church will be getting all my calls from now on. Thanks so much!

D. Dodwell

Kristi was top notch and provided A1 service. Very professional and pleasant. As always Church Plumbing was able to work around my schedule to accommodate me and complete my services.

T. Bay

I and my neighbors have used Church Plumbing & Heating for years and are totally loyal to this business because they deliver exactly as promised, efficiently and professionally, and at affordable prices. Recently, we had a seriously blocked kitchen sink, that one workman threw his hands up and said he couldn't fix it, and yet Church came out and fixed it in 30 minutes at a very affordable cost...

Q. Martin

Nick & JD were right on time, very nice guys & made quick work of relocating our kitchen gasoline (they had to do some ductwork too to get there!). I really appreciated how fast Church could respond to my appointment request & how easy communication was the entire project. Will be using again, will even try to request Nick & JD if possible. Thanks so much!

K. Peachey

Kristi was awesome! She drove an hour in a blizzard to come fix my furnace when I couldn't find anyone else to come help me so that we could have heat during this snowstorm. She was very nice and helpful as well!

M. Murray
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