Austin Water Heater Services
Call Plumb Masters, Inc. to Maintain Your Hot Water
Water heaters provide fast, convenient access to hot water. If your heater begins to leak or sustains damage, the results can be catastrophic. Keeping your water heater in good repair is an important part of keeping your home safe and your daily life running smoothly.
Signs your water heater may need repair or replacement include:
- Not enough hot water
- Water heating process is longer than usual
- Loud noises from tank
- Foul smells or leaks around water heater
- Rust in water
A water heater that isn’t properly maintained can lead to bigger problems than cold showers. If the water pressure is too high, the water heater can burst and flood your home. Water damage from leaks can cause mold or even compromise your home’s foundation.
Don’t wait for a problem to become a disaster. Contact the Austin plumbers at Plumb Masters, Inc. at (512) 957-0485 for water heater maintenance today.
Types of Water Heaters
There are many types of water heaters to consider, especially if you have an older unit. A tank-type heater is the most common and has been around for over a hundred years. They cost less upfront and are the easiest to install and replace. However, they can cost you more money in energy because the tanks are large and heavy. This means that over the life of the water heater you’re likely to spend more money.
A tankless water heater heats the water as it flows through special tubing inside the device. Because it heats water as you use it, you can never run out of hot water. This is very helpful for families or businesses that use a lot of hot water on a regular basis. These units require routine maintenance to keep sediment from building up. The higher upfront cost of a tankless system is offset by energy savings.
There are also hybrid systems that have both a tank and a heat pump. A hybrid water heater can save you money on energy costs and give you some of the benefits of a tankless water heater without as much cost up front. However, the lifetime cost of the unit will still be more than an entirely tankless system.
Whichever type of water heater you choose, call (512) 957-0485 today.