Water Heater Repair & Replacement | FAQs
What Are The Signs Of A Water Heater Going Bad?
It's important to know when it's time to call in a professional plumber to access the condition of your water heater. Do you regularly check the condition of your water heater? Routine maintenance can increase the likelihood that it will only need minor repair rather than a full replacement.
Here are some telltale signs that it's time to get your water heater accessed by an expert:
- Low Water Pressure
- Water Heater Age (8 Years Or Older)
- Inconsistency In Water Temperature
- Sounds Coming From Water Heater
- Rusty Water Running From Faucets
- Running Out Of Hot Water Quickly
- Water Leaking From Heating Tank
- Frequent Repairs Since Ownership
How Much Does Water Heater Repair Cost?
There are few things worse than expecting a hot shower and finding the water ice cold. When your water heater breaks, you have a few options to consider. Option 1 - call in a licensed, insured, and New Braunfels water heater plumber to take a look. Whether you need water heater repair or the installation of a new unit, we can help.
Water heater repair costs depend on:
- Existing warranties, and
- The extent of repairs needed
Is Your Water Heater Covered by a Manufacturer or Home Warranty?
Your out-of-pocket expenses for repairing your water heater depend primarily on whether any existing warranties cover your unit. A younger water heater might still be covered by the manufacturer, which will save you quite a bit. However, warranties usually only last five to six years. If your water heater breaks outside of that time, you might be stuck with the bill.
If you purchased a home warranty covering your appliances, you will likely just need to pay the cost of a visit from your company’s chosen plumber. These insurance companies usually charge a flat-rate fee for each service visit, which makes your life a little easier.
The Extent of Needed Repairs
The cost of repairing your water heater will depend on what is causing the issue. For example, replacing an anode rod will be a little more expensive than replacing a blown fuse.
But when it comes to pricing, we:
- Never change overtime water heater repair charges
- Warranty our services for your peace of mind
- Discuss repair estimates with you before proceeding with any work
- Offer flat-rate, up-front pricing
Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heaters
Believe it or not, tankless water heaters have been around and available since the early 1900s. However, the technology wasn’t efficient enough to be considered worth bothering with until the 1970s.
Tankless water heaters are space-saving and water-saving, but they also have their disadvantages. Tankless models work by using electricity to heat the water immediately upon using it.
There is no hot water storage tank; rather, as soon as you turn on the hot water, the tankless water heater heats the liquid as it passes through the unit on the way to your faucet.
While immediate hot water seems like a fantastic idea, tankless water heaters tend to be less effective the more hot water you need. For example, if you have a large family all using the hot water simultaneously, it can put too much pressure on the water heater and create more tepid water.
Likewise, while tankless models are more efficient, they tend to cost more on installation and cost more on average to operate than natural gas tank models. Another consideration to make with tankless models is your space. Tankless water heaters need to vent to a garage or an outside air source. If your old water heater is in a confined space, you may not be able to make the change without incurring additional expenses.
If you want to discuss your options with a licensed plumbing professional, give our team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of New Braunfels a call.
Professional Water Heater Repair Near Me
Our team at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of New Braunfels is ready and willing to take your call. We’re extremely familiar with water heater repair, including traditional and tankless water heaters in New Braunfels, TX.
Our team has spent years both repairing and replacing water heaters. We also install brand-new water heaters if you’re dealing with new construction projects.
We can handle all the following and more:
- Traditional water heater replacement
- Traditional water heater repair
- Tankless water heater replacement
- Tankless water heater repair
- Water heater installation
- Water heater maintenance
Whatever issue you might be experiencing, we can help. Is your water bill getting more expensive? Or is your tank water heater just not cutting it anymore? No matter the issue - give our New Braunfels water heater plumbers a call.
Whether you need a simple repair or to replace your model completely, our team can help. We’re dedicated to providing top-notch service at an affordable price. Check out our reviews for more information about our team and our work ethic.
Contact us or request an estimate online for water heater repair in New Braunfels today!