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Every home needs a hot water heater, but not every homeowner makes an effort to maintain their unit if a problem occurs. Our team at Half Moon Plumbing specializes in water heater support services. Whether you need to repair or replace your unit, or simply need to conduct a maintenance check, we can help.
What’s the Difference Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters?
Your water heater is either a traditional tank model or a tankless unit. A tank water heater, also called a storage water heater, is powered by gas, electricity, propane, solar energy, or heating oil. Unlike tankless water heaters, a tank unit uses energy at a slower rate, which allows it to store heat for future use. Tank water heaters usually last ten to twenty years.
Tankless water heaters—also known as continuous flow, on demand, or instant water heaters—heat water immediately as it flows through a heated coil. A tankless water heater has a continuous and plentiful flow of hot water, which is its greatest advantage over a traditional tank unit. Tankless water heaters last twenty-five years or more, which is significantly longer than the traditional tank unit.
What is the best water heater choice? There is no standard option. Your ideal water heater depends on your home and your family’s needs. Tankless water heaters are more suitable for smaller families, while traditional tank/storage water heaters are better for larger families. A gas storage water heater is the most common water heater used in the U.S. This heater features a pilot light, unlike the electric storage units.
Common Water Heater Problems
Water heaters require regular maintenance to run efficiently. If you suddenly experience a lack of hot water, your heater’s pilot light may have gone out or a part in your unit is malfunctioning. Our technicians can easily replace your thermocouple, which reads heat from the pilot light. We can also inspect your water heater to determine which part is malfunctioning and replace it for you.
If you have an electric water heater and you’re not receiving any hot water, there could be several issues causing the problem. Your breaker may have tripped, your thermostat has become faulty, or the upper electric heating element may need to be replaced.
The age of your unit will also affect your hot water supply. As your water heater ages, it will have significant sediment buildup in the tank, decreasing the amount of hot water your heater can produce. You will know if your unit has accumulated sediment and debris by the rumbling sounds created by the heater. An electric water heater will produce whining noises.
Water leaking from the bottom of a heater usually means there is a crack in the tank. Your unit will need to be replaced. Contact us for professional water heater installations. If you notice leaking at the top of your heater, a fitting or other part is malfunctioning. Overheating can also cause your pressure relief valve to release excess water. Contact our technicians for water heater leak repairs.
If you notice a rotten egg smell coming from your unit, there is most likely a bacterial infection inside the tank. If you are seeing rust-colored water coming from your taps, you may need to replace a failing anode rod. We can help you clear out your tank or replace failing parts without hassle.
Not sure why you’re not getting hot water? Is your water foul-smelling or rust-colored? Call us today for immediate water heater repairs or installations.