Water Heater Installation in Flower Mound
When you call Schrader Plumbing for Water Heater Repair or replacement, you can expect professional service from a licensed plumber in Flower Mound. Schrader Plumbing fast water heater service, so you will have hot water again as quickly as possible.
Water Heater Problems
- Lack or loss of hot water in your home or business
- Moist or wet spots on top of or bottom of water heater
- Rusty looking water in your faucets
- Popping noises at water heater
- Temperature and Relief valve leaking outside or inside
If you notice any of these things in your home or business, you should have a licensed plumber come out and inspect your heater, chances are you are in need of a repair or replacement. Schrader Plumbing follows all state and city laws and codes, and in doing so pulls permits and schedules inspections from the City of Flower Mound Texas.
What If I Need A New Water Heater?
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, but we will go over your options, and discuss what is best for your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heater Repair and Installation in Flower Mound
- How long does it take to get a plumber for my water heater problem? While this may vary based on current workflow, we strive for fast efficient service. We will find out what your water heater issue over the phone, schedule one of our experienced friendly plumbers right then, and make sure we do our best to have all parts necessary when we get there.
- How much does a water heater installation cost? This depends greatly on what kind of water heater you are wanting, the placement of the water heater(s), and if you have anything that needs to be brought up to code, for the safety of your family, and your home. Once we have finished your water heater installation, you can rest assured, it has been done right, and to the best standards.
- How much does a water heater repair cost? This depends on what the problem is with your current water heater. If you are not getting any hot water to your home, it could be as simple as a thermostat replacement, or it could be a dip tube issue. Our water heater specialists will look at your water heater, and system, and determine what the problem is, and give you an upfront price on the repair.
- How long does a water heater installation take? While there are variable factors involved, we usually are able to install one or two new water heaters the same day. Once we determine what you are needing, based on what you tell us your needs are, we can give you options for replacement, and perform the water heater installation.
- Is my water heater under warranty? Sometimes, water heaters are under warranty when they start having problems. We can look up your model # and determine if your tank is under warranty, and go over options with you on replacemnt, and costs.
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 water heaters
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.
Here are four of the leading manufacturers of water heaters. Use them to compare water heaters by brand.
General Electric makes gas and electric water heaters. GE tank water heaters are available in multiple sizes, with energy-efficiency claims that vary by size and multiple levels of warranty coverage.
Kenmore makes gas and electric water heaters. Kenmore water heaters are available in multiple sizes, Power Miser, and Hydrosense electronic-temperature-control configurations.
Rheem manufactures and markets gas and electric water heaters. Rheem makes residential water heaters in tank, tankless, and point-of-use configurations and units that work with solar water-heater systems. Rheem water heaters are available in multiple sizes and with multiple warranties, with energy-efficiency claims that vary by size. Rheem tankless water heaters are available at Home Depot. Its tank water heaters are available online and through a network of dealers.
Whirlpool manufactures and markets gas and electric water heaters. Whirlpool tank water heaters are available in multiple sizes, and standard and power vent configurations.