No hot water? Looking to install a new hot water heater?
Look no further than Capital Care Plumbing in Katy, TX.
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Access to clean water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing is often taken for granted, and it is one of the most important aspects of any modern home. A water heater can be a costly investment, it’s true, but it is also one of the most important you will make for your home.
Today, the majority of water heaters are designed to be efficient, durable, and last a long time. In fact, the average lifespan of gas water heaters tends to be between 8 and 15 years, while electric water heaters are closer to 20 or 30 years.
However, if you do not take proper care of your water heater and ensure that it is properly maintained, the lifespan could be cut in half (or more).
In this guide, we look through tanked and tankless water heater repair as well as how to identify when your water heater is in need of a service. We will also take a closer look at some of the brands we at Capital Care Plumbing trust the most.
Table of Contents
- The Importance of Annual Maintenance
- Signs a Service May be Needed
- Why Avoid Home Depot When You’re Ready to Replace?
- Why Bradford White?
- Tankless Water Heater vs. Tanked Water Heater
- Get in Touch for Professional Water Heater Installation
The Importance of Annual Maintenance
As experts in the field, we strongly recommend having your tank water heater inspected and flushed every year. This annual inspection is an excellent way to help maintain your heater and ensure it is working in an efficient manner.
While it is true that this is a process you can carry out yourself if you are handy with DIY, calling the experts out is worth the additional cost. We are here to help prevent sediment buildup and are also pros at water heater replacement should your system need it.
Minerals and grime building up in your system are usually common causes for issues. This is because systems that use hard water contain sediments that father at the bottom of the system and can lead to rust as well as early deterioration. As a result, it can take anything from a few months to several years off the lifespan of your water heater.
When you give us a call at Capital Care Plumbing, we ensure that the system flush is performed properly and will also inspect your entire water heater to ensure it is working correctly. We also have supply for all parts and connections, which means any repairs can be made quickly in an effort to maintain its overall appearance and functionality.
Signs Servicing May be Needed:
If you’re worried that you might be in need of water heater repair or replacement, there are some signs you will want to look out for. These include:
- Your current water heater is over 8 years old.
- Your water heater is making strange sounds or underperforming.
- Your water pressure and/or the volume of hot water is low.
Why Avoid Home Depot When You’re Ready to Replace?
We understand that everyone wants to find the best deal possible so that they can save money. However, that’s exactly why we strongly discourage anyone from purchasing their water heater from a retail store. Why?
For starters, we have over 20 years of experience, immediately giving us the upper hand over big chain stores like Home Depot, who hire people with minimal experience to get the job done. We get it right the first time, and we always source the best products that are suited to the needs of our customers.
This is exactly why we use Bradford White Water Heater Systems. They are reliable, energy-efficient, and you know they were built to last. Quality is everything to us, and we make sure everything is installed correctly.
Why Bradford White?
We chose Bradford White because they are an Energy-Star Certified company that not only offers rebates but also has a fantastic extended warranty that customers can opt into.
We have used them since our company was founded, and we even use them in our own homes. They’re reliable and durable, and customers stand by the fact that they were built to last.
Tankless Water Heater vs. Tanked Water Heater
The majority of households in the USA have the classic tanked water heater. However, we have seen an increasing number of people start switching to the tankless alternative. Allow us to take you through the differences.
Tanked Water Heaters
Tanked water heaters are quite large and can hold anywhere from 40-120 gallons of water. While they take up quite a bit of space, they are highly reliable when needed to supply large quantities of hot water.
This is because it is constantly running cycles to maintain temperatures throughout the day, and it is the ideal option for those who need hot water from multiple fixtures. However, the energy costs associated with them are high because the water is being heated constantly.
When you turn the faucet on between heating cycles, it takes a few minutes for the water to reach the ideal temperature, and they have a shorter lifespan.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless heaters for water can easily be mounted on the wall to save space in your attic, but they will still require a basin to be placed underneath them, which can take up space.
The heating elements can be natural gas or electric, and while they don’t store water in the same quantities as their tanked counterparts, they remain highly efficient. These heaters are the best option for the average family home, and they are an excellent replacement for an old water heater that used a tanked system and was not as energy-efficient.
They only heat water up on demand, and they provide hot water right away. However, they struggle to keep up with demand if multiple fixtures use hot water at once. While the installation of tankless water heaters is more expensive, they do have a longer lifespan.
Get in Touch for Professional Water Heater Installation
Need a fully licensed and professional opinion from a Katy plumbing company that cares? Call us today to get free estimates for a tankless or tanked water heater repair from Capital Care Plumbing in Katy, TX.
We are here to talk you through the process so that we can determine what’s wrong and figure out the best solution for you and your family. We’ll get you back into that hot shower in no time at all.