Tyler Water Heater Services
Quality Installation, Repair & Maintenance in Smith County, TX
At Rudd Plumbing, we offer reliable plumbing services for residential and commercial water heaters in Tyler, TX and surrounding areas. Whether you have a minor problem that can be repaired or want to upgrade to a more energy-efficient model, our service will exceed your expectations. Our plumbers offer quality water heaters in traditional models, tankless, and hybrid water heaters to satisfy any preference and requirements.
If your water heater is nearing the end of its expected lifespan or damaged beyond repair, it may be time for a new water heater. Upgrading to a new hot water heater can increase your hot water supply and reduce your home energy costs. When it is time for a new hot water heater, our Tyler water heater replacement technicians can explain the options that are available and help you select an energy-efficient model that will meet your home’s hot water demand and fit your budget.
Your hot water heater may need to be replaced if the unit is:
If you notice any of these signs, it is better to replace the unit before it completely fails or leaks and causes damage to your flooring or furnishings. Our professional water heater installation technicians in Tyler will install your water heater properly for reliable performance. After the installation is complete, we continue to serve your needs with repair and maintenance of your water heater.
Often, a problem with a water heater can be repaired, allowing you to avoid the expense of a new water heater. Our expert Tyler water heater repair technicians are experienced with all types and brands of hot water heaters. We will inspect your water heater to identify the source of the problem and replace the damaged or malfunctioning components to restore your hot water equipment quickly.
Typical water heater repairs include:
- Faulty thermostat replacement
- Faulty thermocouple replacement
- Faulty burner or heating element replacement
- Water heater flush
- System reset
- Re-light pilot light
- Blown fuse replacement
- Dip tube replacement
Are you having trouble with your water heater in Tyler, Longview, or anywhere in East Texas? Call (903) 290-0851 for dependable, professional service.
“Within an hour after contacting Rudd Plumbing in Tyler and describing our needs, Stephen and Jake appeared, assessed our needs, assembled the required materials, and began work to solve our problems.”- Don and Virginia
“So glad we called Rudd Plumbing!”- Terri Thigpen
“His troubleshooting of my system was quick, evaluation & corrective options were good! I was totally impressed with the young man.”- John S. Edgin
A complete loss of hot water to your home could indicate a number of potential problems. If you have a gas water heater, you may have a failing gas valve or a gas leak. If you have an electric water, you may have a problem with a failed heating element or a tripped circuit breaker that has interrupted power to your unit. Other potential issues include faulty thermostats, tank leaks, or a water heater that is simply too small for the hot water needs of your household. A plumber can help you troubleshoot these common water heater problems and determine whether repair or replacement is the right call.
What’s the Most Energy Efficient Type of Water Heater?
There are currently five types of water heaters on the market: conventional tank water heaters, tankless water heaters, heat pump water heaters, solar water heaters, and condensing water heaters. Each comes with its own list of pros and cons, but in terms of energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, solar and condensing water heaters are the winners.
How Long Do Water Heaters Typically Last?
The average residential tank water heater can be expected to last around 8 to 10 years, give or take a few years depending on how well it is maintained. Tankless water heaters can last much longer, up to 20 years on average.
Is Upgrading to a Tankless Water Heater Worth It?
Tankless water heaters, while a higher initial investment than tank water heaters, are absolutely worth the cost due to their superior energy efficiency, compact size, and longer service life. Because they heat water on demand rather than storing a finite amount of hot water in a tank, they are also a convenient solution to the problem of running out of hot water – with tankless water heaters, you get a continuous supply of hot water. Tankless water heater upgrades are a great solution for many homes, but they may not be the right solution for every household. Your plumber can help you decide based on the size of your household, your water usage habits, and your budget.
Tankless (or on-demand) water heaters provide hot water more efficiently and at a lower cost than tank water heaters. How do they achieve this?
- A tankless water heater only heats water at the moment you need hot water (and it does it very quickly). A tank water heater stores water in a tank and continually heats that water over and over, which requires more energy.
Has this actually been put to the test? Yes. In tests performed by Consumer Reports, the results showed that tankless water heaters ran more efficiently than storage tank models of the same fuel type.
Tankless Water Heater UPFRONT COST AND LIFESPAN
One of the drawbacks to installing a tankless water heater is that it has a significantly higher upfront cost than a tank water heater. That being said, tankless water heaters are expected to last double the lifespan of the average tank water heater, while also costing you lower energy bills.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, electric or gas tank water heaters have a life expectancy of about 10 years, whereas tankless water heaters last more than 20 years. Keep in mind, a tankless water heater needs to be flushed periodically (similarly to a tank water heater) to get rid of limescale. That will ensure the highest efficiency and longest lifespan possible.
TANKLESS WATER HEATER LIMITATIONS
When considering sizing, rather than just looking at gallons, for a tankless water heater you must consider the flow rate (gallons per minute or GPM). If you intend to use a lot of water throughout your home simultaneously (ex. washing dishes, taking a shower, and running a load of laundry at the same time), a tankless water heater’s flow rate might not be able to keep up.
In this scenario, you have a couple of options. You can adjust your household activities to match your water heater’s capacity, or you can install more than one tankless water heater. Some homes have one water heater dedicated to appliances while the other is dedicated to sinks, showers, and baths.