What To Expect
When you call Schrader Plumbing for Keller water heater repair or Keller 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, many times 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.
Are You Experiencing Any of These Issues?
Water Heater Leaking
If you notice a leaking water heater in your home, you should immediately turn off the water at the main supply. Water can be very destructive if left unchecked. If your water heater is leaking from bottom, eventually the whole bottom could give way flooding your home. If your water heater is leaking from top, chances are you have corroded connections, and they need to be replaced. Water heater leak repair is something we can help you with.
Electric water heater problems
Electric water heaters can have issues such as elements going out, electrical wiring issues, as well as tank issues. If you are having problems with your electric water heater in Keller, call Schrader Plumbing for a free consultation. If you believe there is a safety issue, you should be able to shut off the tank at the breaker box.
Gas water heater problems
Gas water heaters can present problems with the thermostat, burners, dip tubes, and overall tank issues. If you are experiencing a problem with the gas acting strangely, or not working as expected, you should call the plumbing professionals at Schrader Plumbing for a consultation. The gas should have a valve on the line right near the heater where you can shut it off safely.
Water heater ventilation insufficient
Gas water heaters require proper ventilation, as a matter of fact, it’s so important, that it is a state and federal code violation to not have proper ventilation on your gas water heater system. Lack of ventilation can cause the fire to not properly function, and can also cause carbon monoxide poisoning or worse.
Water heater T&P valve leaking or running
The T&P (temperature and pressure relief valve) on a water heater is essential for safety should your tank gain too much pressure or heat and become unsafe. The T&P is a relief valve that lets the pressure out very fast, to keep a tank from exploding or blowing apart. If you see any part of this device leaking, or acting strangely, including water running constantly from it outside of your home, where it terminates, call us immediately.
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 on top of 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 heater installation services are available from Schrader Plumbing. 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.
Gas water heater installation
We offer gas water heater installation in Keller, including gas lines, vents, and bringing your water heater and surrounding area up to city code.
Electric water heater installation
We service and install electric water heaters as well.
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.