Water Heater Repair in Grapevine
When you reach out to Schrader Plumbing for water heater repair or water heater replacement, you can expect professional service from a licensed skilled plumber. Schrader Plumbing offers 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 gas, electric, or even a tankless water heater.
Water Heater Leaking
If your water heater is visibly leaking around the seams, or around the pipes, you need to call a water heater specialist, and have your tank evaluated. A visible leak means bigger problems are not far off.
Lack of Hot Water
If you notice you are getting less hot water throughout your home or business, or no hot water at all, chances are good that you have a water heater issue. This can happen due to water heater parts going out, such as thermostats, elements, etc. or the water heater itself may just need to be replaced.
Permits and Inspections
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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, to replace 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. If you are interested in a tankless water heater, or need a tankless heater repair, call now.
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.