Water Heater Repair in New Braunfels, TX
Water Heater Replacement & Repair Services
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, including calling in a licensed and insured New Braunfels plumber to take a look. Whether you need water heater repair or installation of a new unit, we can help.
Call our team at (830) 854-3121 or contact us online to request your water heater repair cost estimate.
Water Heater Services We Offer
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. Whether your water bill is getting more expensive, or your tank water heater isn’t cutting it anymore, give our team a call.
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. If you regularly check the condition of your water heater, the greater the likelihood that it will only need minor repair rather than 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
Should I Repair or Replace My Water Heater?
If your water heater is on the fritz, the first thing you need to think about is whether it’s worth repairing. Most water heaters have a life expectancy of around 8 to 13 years. This average varies depending on how large your house is and how frequently you use your water heater. Likewise, your unit is likely to last much longer if you get it routinely maintained, which includes removing the mineral sediment that tends to build up in your water heater over time.
When you’re deciding to repair or replace your unit, consider the following:
- Does the manufacturer’s warranty cover your repair or replacement?
- Is your repair or replacement covered by your home appliance warranty (if you have one)?
- Will the cost of repairing the unit be comparable to buying a brand-new unit?
Many new water heaters are not only more technologically advanced but also more energy and water efficient. If repairing your old water heater will cost just as much, if not more, out of pocket as buying a new water heater, you might want to consider purchasing a new model.
How Much Does Water Heater Repair Cost?
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.
However, if neither of these is an option, out-of-pocket expenses for repairing your heater can range from $55 to $650. The cost of repairing your water heater will depend on what is causing the issue. For example, if your water heater isn’t working because of accumulated mineral deposits, the cost of flushing the sediments can cost anywhere from $150 to $450.
The best way to determine your expected water heater repair cost is to request an estimate from our New Braunfels plumbers. Call us at (830) 854-3121 today!
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.
Contact Our Team for Water Heater Repair Today
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. 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.