When you Schrader Plumbing for Colleyville water heater repair or Colleyville water heater replacement, you can expect professional service from a licensed skilled plumber. Schrader Plumbing offers 24-hour emergency water heater service, so you will have hot water again as quickly as possible, Generally on the same day.
If a replacement water heater is necessary, a Schrader Plumbing water heater expert will help you determine which one is right for your home and budget, taking into consideration your water heating needs. Most any type or brand can be installed, including a tankless water heater.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why is the water in my house cold? This can be caused by many different things. If your water heater is gas, the thermostat may have gone out, the pilot may have blown out, and if it’s electric, there could be electrical issues. The best thing to do if you have no hot water in your house, is to give us a call, and let us come out and diagnose the situation.
- Why is my water heater leaking? Generally, when a water heater is leaking, it is due to a water heater body, or piping giving out. This is something that needs to be looked at immediately by a licensed plumber. Water could suddenly burst through the heater, and flood your home.
- Why is my water heater making popping noises? Popping noises from a water heater can be an indication of sediment or particles in a water heater. The problem with this, is it can build up, and lead to further problems. Water heaters can be flushed, if they have not gotten to bad in most cases.
- How do I turn off my water heater? This differs based on what type of water heater you have. An electric water heater can be shut off at the breaker box, and a gas water heater can be shut off at the gas shut off. We recommend you call us and let a licensed plumber come out and handle this for you.
Most of these are essentially steel cylinders fed by a cold-water inlet pipe (the dip tube) that protrudes into the tank (this line includes the shutoff valve). Water is heated in the tank, and hot water exits through a hot-water pipe atop the tank. Another pipe that emerges from the tank includes the temperature and pressure-relief valve, which opens if either exceeds a preset level. You’ll also find a drain valve near the tank bottom and a control unit outside for setting temperatures and, on gas models, controlling the pilot-light valve.
Gas is the fuel of choice if you already have natural-gas service or can run a gas line to your home economically. Gas models cost more than electrics. But on the basis of national-average fuel costs, a gas water heater will cost you about half as much to run as a comparable electric model. Thus, a gas heater might amortize the up-front difference in cost in as little as a year. While you’ll also find oil-fired storage heaters, they’re relatively expensive, because they include the tank and an oil burner. That’s why homes with oil heat typically use an electric water heater.
Tankless models (a.k.a. instantaneous water heaters) are suitcase-sized units that heat water only when needed by using an electric coil (typically for low demand) or natural gas (for high demand) to heat water passing through a heat exchanger inside. They eliminate the risk of tank failure and the energy lost by constantly reheating water, though their heat exchanger can clog or fail. What’s more, they’re expensive to buy and install, and include limitations on hot-water flow rates, a possible issue in large households. And cooler incoming water in winter typically means your hot water may not be as hot as you like.