How Long Should a Hot Water Heater Last?
A typical hot water heater can last from 10 to 20 years. Preventative hot water heater maintenance will help prolong the life of your hot water heater. If you’re facing frequent repairs, we’ll discuss a hot water heater replacement. We understand a new hot water heater is more expensive than most repairs, but you will save money on costly services over time.
Water Heater Replacement Types
Our plumbing professionals will determine if you need a hot water heater replacement and help you choose the best one for your needs. The most common water heater types include the following:
- Conventional Water Heater – A traditional hot water heater stores its water in a tank that is powered by gas or electrical energy. We offer various tank sizes, including high-efficiency models for energy savings.
- Hybrid Water Heater – A hybrid hot water heater uses a conventional tank with a heat pump to conserve energy. A hybrid hot water heater can save you up to 60 percent on water heating costs.
- Tankless Water Heater – A tankless hot water heater heats water on demand without a tank. It offers an unlimited supply of hot water and saves homeowners up to 30 percent on water heating bills.
Mr. Rooter Plumbing in Beaumont’s Maintenance Plan
The best way to stay ahead of water heater issues is to sign up for our Advantage Plan. We offer top-notch services to our members with routine plumbing maintenance. Our experts are committed to finding any problems with your water heater before they become a significant issue.
Why Choose Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Beaumont
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Beaumont provides fast and efficient plumbing services for customers in Beaumont, Lumberton, Port Arthur, and Bridge City, TX. We guarantee our work and our products for your peace of mind. Our plumbing technicians are all background-checked and extensively trained to serve you. We will determine if hot water heater repairs or a hot water heater replacement is in your best interest.
Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Beaumont
Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Beaumont offers 24/7 emergency plumbing services. Contact us as soon as you notice any signs of a hot water heater problem. We will arrive on time and offer the highest quality customer service. Contact us today to request a quote.
Comprehensive Water Heater FAQ
Whether you are running out of hot water far sooner than you should be or are new to the world of water heater replacement services, Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Beaumont is here to help. Allow us to alleviate your concerns and answer your questions to help you feel informed in your decision to work with our Beaumont, TX service professionals.
Why Is the Pipe on My Water Heater Leaking?
The pipe on your water heater is called the overflow pipe. It serves as a safety measure that regulates the pressure and temperature inside your water heater. If the overflow pipe occasionally leaks, you have nothing to worry about. However, if the leaks are excessive and reoccurring, contacting a service professional is important.
Why Does My Water Take So Long to Heat Up? How Do I Fix It?
When you’re experiencing prolonged water heating times, it’s likely due to an issue with your plumbing. Water exits your water heat and travels through your pipes to reach your faucet or shower. Larger homes have large plumbing systems, meaning longer heating times. Solutions to this problem may include:
A recirculation system may be the most effective solution if your water heating problem stems from owning a large home or extended plumbing pipes. These systems serve to heat the water continuously. As they conserve heated water, they provide nearly immediate hot water without prolonged wait times.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters are an excellent solution for securing immediate hot water. They are often installed beneath cabinets or near the fixture that requires their assistance. They do not include a storage tank, allowing them to expel hot water on-demand while providing exceptional energy efficiency for cost-savings.
How Can I Conserve Heated Water?
If you’re looking to conserve heated water and increase the energy efficiency and cost-savings of your home, there are several measures you may implement. Our service professionals recommend the following:
Lower the Pre-set Water Heater Temperature
Lower your water heater’s pre-set temperature from the standard 140 degrees to approximately 120 degrees to conserve heated water. This temperature offers comfortable water temperatures while helping you save money on energy and water costs. Furthermore, if you plan to be away, lower the temperature to about 110 degrees.
Replace Your Shower Heads
Your shower heads play a pivotal role in conserving water. We recommend replacing your current shower heads with low-flow shower heads. These modern additions boast sufficient water pressure while minimizing water consumption. You can take long, comfortable showers without sacrificing costs and water usage.
What Causes a Leaking Water Heater?
Several different factors can cause a leaking water heater. Even minor leaks need further investigation as they can develop into more complex issues. Observing your tank to detect damage, cracks, or loose pipes is important. You may also contact our team to schedule a water heater inspection.
How Do I Choose the Size of My Water Heater Replacement?
When determining the size of your replacement water heater, it’s important to consider several factors. We recommend reviewing your water supply demands and whether you plan on moving in the future to ensure you choose a model that brings value to your property. Our water heater replacement service professionals can guide you through this process.
How Do I Choose the Best Water Heater for My Home?
When determining which water heater is best for your home, it’s important to consider three key factors. First, your household's size and current and projected water consumption. Next, determine whether a gas, electric, or propane unit is best suited for your needs.
Speak With a Trusted Service Professional Today
To avoid running out of hot water and to make the most of your water heater replacement services, rely on the trusted team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Beaumont. Our service professionals have the knowledge and experience to help you determine the most suitable replacement for your home. Contact us today to discuss your needs and request an estimate.