Midlothian Texas Water Heater Specialists
Midlothian Water Heater Symptoms
if you are experiencing some of the following problems, you need a licensed plumber in Midlothian to inspect your water heater, and give you an analysis:
- Lack of hot water across your home
- Moist or wet areas at the top or bottom of your water heater tank
- Rusty looking hot water at your faucets
- Popping noises occasionally at the water heater
- Water running or dripping from your T&P valve
These issues can be a sign that it’s time to replace your water heater, or simply in need of a water heater repair. A licensed plumber can determine which it is. Remember, a water heater can be a dangerous appliance, holding a lot of pressure and hot water, it has the potential to flood your home, or worse.
Water Heater Repair Done Right
If you do need a water heater replacement, our plumbing technician will let you konw the cost upfront, and what work will be involved.
We work with gas water heaters, and electric water heaters. When you call our Midlothian water heater repair specialists, you get the benefit of our master plumber’s knowledge and our years of experience.
Call Us When You Need A Water Heater Replacement in Midlothian
Our plumbing technician can help give you all the facts to make an educated decision on which water heater is best for you and your home. We have the facts on cost, efficiency, and usage to help you with your ongoing water heater needs.
If you have a water heater problem in Midlothian, and need answers, call Schrader Plumbing today!
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.
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.