Professional Water Heater Services in Houston
When was the last time you thought about your water heater?
If you’re looking at this page you’re either very proactive and ready to schedule a water heater inspection…or…you need your water heater repaired or even replaced. Fortunately, the internet was kind enough to lead you to the experts in repair and replacement water heater services in Houston, Nick’s Plumbing Service.
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HOW DO I KNOW IF IT’S TIME TO REPLACE MY HOT WATER HEATER?
While it’s best to get the opinion of a licensed, experienced water heater service in Houston when evaluating whether it’s time for a new water heater, there are some signs and symptoms you can look for to help determine if your water heater needs some attention:
Is your water heater making a ‘clunking’ or ‘grinding’ noise?
As your water heater gets older, sediment from minerals in your water collects at the bottom of the storage tank. As that layer of sediment repeatedly heats and reheats, it gels together and becomes thicker, displacing more and more of the water you are trying to heat. The water in the tank is pushed up and away from the bottom of the tank, and as this sediment layer meets the metal tank, it causes the sound.
Does it take longer to get hot water at your tap, or have you noticed that your water is just not as hot as it used to be?
Decreasing efficiency is a sign that it’s time to replace your water heater. When water is not able to collect at the bottom of the tank because of excessive sediment build-up, it takes a lot more energy and time to heat the water in the tank.
If your showers are taking longer to heat up in the morning, or the hot water doesn’t last as long as it used to, it’s probably a good idea to call in the water heater in Houston experts, Nick’s Plumbing Service.
Is there water leaking from your water heater? Is there water on the floor around the base of your water heater?
This increased heating period means a longer time that the metal sides of the tank are expanding. The leak stops when the metal of the tank cools down and contracts. This can give a homeowner a false sense of security that the tank is not leaking.
If you notice water in the same spot around your tank MORE THAN ONCE, call on Nick’s Plumbing Service to diagnose your water heater needs, and explain exactly what you need to get everything flowing again…
WHAT KIND OF WATER HEATERS ARE AVAILABLE?
The current standard of course, is the tank-style water heater. It has been in existence since the late-1890’s. This type of unit relies on either an electric or gas powered element to heat a 35-70-gallon tank of water. A constant minimal temperature needs to be maintained so that hot water is always available.
Tank-style water heaters generally have a life expectancy of 8 – 12 years.
Tankless water heaters use gas powered or electric heating elements that incoming cold water passes over a series of. The water coming into your home is instantly heated and sent to your taps. There is no waiting for a large storage tank to fill up with hot water. This method allows tank-less heaters to provide a constant supply of hot water. These water heaters are often referred to as “on-demand” water heaters.
The one downside to a tankless water heater if you have a large house, or have more than one person showering in your home at once, or if you’re running the dishwasher and a hot bath at the same time, you may notice the water isn’t getting nearly as hot. This situation is easily remedied by adding an additional water heater to provide more hot water during peak demand times in your home.
Tankless water heaters generally has a life expectancy of 10 – 15 years.
If your hot water heater is making an awful grinding sound, is leaking, or you just want to have it inspected and evaluated by one of our water heater services in Houston experts give Nick’s Plumbing Service a call today. We’re on The Way.