The water heater in your home is probably the hardest working of all appliances. While the washing machine and dishwasher both work hard … intermittently … your water heater is working around the clock.
In fact, did you know that your water heater is working even when you are not using hot water? It even works when you are not home! If you have a standard tank water heater, which all homes had up until about 20 years ago when some new choices came on the scene, then you can guarantee that your water heater is working non-stop, 24-hours a day.
That means a lot of wear and tear, and while most water heaters have a manufacturer’s warranty of up to six years, water heaters can malfunction at any time. At Absolute Plumbing and Drain of Alamo, we know how hard your water heater works – and, we know what kinds of things can go wrong with it.
In fact, we specialize in the installation, repair, and maintenance of both standard tank and tankless water heating systems.
The Benefits of Professional Water Heater Service
Because your water heater works so hard, it is important that you only trust the repair, maintenance, and installation to professionals. After all, you count on your home having hot water at all hours of the day and night. And, that is why Absolute Plumbing and Drain of Alamo is available all hours of the day and night.
You won’t just get our answering machine either, we have a dedicated member of our team assigned to our 24-hour phone number at all times. We value your time and we want you to feel safe and assured when you contact us.
If you want maximum performance and energy-efficiency from your water heater, make sure to contact Absolute Plumbing and Drain of Alamo for all of your water heater repair, installation, and maintenance needs.
Signs that your Alamo residential water heater needs service
Being able to recognize the signs of an ailing water heater, and then contact our office is the best way to avoid a major water heater disaster.
While it might seem like plumbing issues come out of nowhere, your plumbing system does gives signs that something is wrong. And, if you know what to look for, you can contact the expert team of plumbers at Absolute Plumbing and Drain of Alamo for help before anything major happens.
Here are some of the signs that your water heater is in need of service:
- The setting on your water heater thermostat is 120 degrees, but the water never seems to get hot enough. When you turn the temperature up to test it, the water still does not get hot enough. This is a sure sign that your water heater needs professional service. It could be something to do with the thermostat or with the heating element.
- You notice that your power bill has suddenly gone up over the last couple of months. This is a sign that your hot water heater is having to work harder to heat the water. This could be a sign that the heating element is going out or, that there is a layer of sediment built up at the bottom of the tank that is preventing the heating element from effectively heating the water.
Energy-efficient Water Heating
If you are in the market for a new water heater and, you are curious about having a new tankless water heater installed, our team can help with that too! Not only do we repair, service, and install standard tank water heating systems but, we also provide care for all of your tankless water heating needs.
A standard tank water heater is built to hold a specific amount of water in the tank and keep that water heated at all times. This means that there is always a reserve of hot water on-hand for when you choose to turn the faucet on and use it.
The problem is, this hot water is kept hot all day long but, you don’t use hot water all day long. This means that – for a period of time – your hot water heater is working for no reason. The end result being more energy being used than necessary.
The tankless water heating system is a more energy-efficient option in that is only heats water as you need it. The tankless system is just as it sounds – it does not have a tank that holds the water. Instead, when you turn the hot water faucet on, the tankless system kicks in and heats the water as it is going through the pipes.
This means that only the exact amount of hot water needed is heated up. Making this system far more energy-efficient than the standard tank systems.
Absolute Plumbing and Drain of Alamo is your one-stop shop for all things water heater! You can count on us to provide you with outstanding customer care and superior service. We are an owner-operated business and we consider all of our clients to be our neighbors.
We conduct our business with integrity and honesty and work hard to find the best solution for each one of our clients.