Did you know that on average a storage tank water heater will work for up to 15 years, while the (tankless) counterparts have a lifespan of 20 years or more? The water heaters that last the longest are regularly maintained by a professional water heater repair service. Water heaters, even meticulously cared for water heaters will begin to lose efficiency over time. If the water heater in your Universal City, TX home needs continual repairs it may be time to consider a new water heater installation.
Water heater repair is sometimes the best solution, if the general well-being of the unit is in good shape then It’s worth giving us a call to determine the best course of action to keep the water hot in your home.
If a water heater is older than a decade, there is a 90% chance that it needs to be replaced. That’s not plumber speak for giving us more money, it’s protecting you from paying needless, repetitive repair services that are simply for an expensive band-aid-style fix.
A water heater repair is suitable for appliances less than 10 years old. Broken fuses, thermostat issues, and tripped breakers. Any problem that consistently happens is a bad sign for the future of the water heater.
Despite the age of your unit, there are a few things you should consider before agreeing to a water heater repair or going ahead with a brand-new installation. First, how often has a professional from bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio been out to inspect and drain the water heater to keep sediment from forming in the tank? If the answer is anything besides every year, there’s a high probability that the tank has progressive problems and may need a replacement.
Have the needs of your Universal City, TX home changed? If your family has grown and the demands for hot water have increased, the current water heater may be struggling to accommodate you. The right size water heater makes all the difference when it comes to getting your hot water needs met. Plus, an appropriate appliance (that’s well-maintained) will prevent unnecessary water heater repair.
Do you know how well your water tank is insulated? The R-value on your water heater should give you an idea. The R-value of modern water heaters shouldn’t be less than 12.5. If it is, the unit could be wasting energy (and precious dollars) as the electricity used to heat the water is escaping outside the metal structure of the tank. If your water heater tank is hot to the touch, it’s time to call bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio for a water heater repair or replacement.
A New Installation Is More Affordable
Unless your machine is brand new, impeccably maintained, and you’re lucky, then all you will need is a water heater repair. However, if that doesn’t describe you or your water heater then you will be happy to hear the good news about a new water heater installation: new water heaters pay for themselves in efficiency and reliability.
Modern technology has created a fantastic solution for homes that use less than 41 gallons (0.16 m³) of hot water every day. Tankless water heaters provide hot water on demand, take up less physical space, and are typically well-insulated.
A new installation dramatically increases efficiency. A water tank holding less than 55 gallons (0.21 m³) has nearly 5% more energy efficiency. As for tanks holding more than that the energetic economy jumps up to 25 to 50% depending upon whether your unit uses a heat pump or condenser.
ENERGY STAR Savings
The savings don’t stop there. We fully support the United States ENERGY STAR program. We can recommend different ENERGY STAR models that are 8% more efficient than other storage units. Over the course of an energy-efficient water heater’s lifespan, it’s possible to save nearly $4000!
The Department of Energy states that a tankless water heater can reduce energy bills between 8-34%, but that depends on how much hot water you need. An ENERGY STAR tankless unit saves an additional 8% which roughly comes to about $100 in savings every year.
Scams and Water Heaters
Sadly, there are a lot of plumbers who aren’t honest about the work they’re doing and try to temporarily fix a permanent problem, and If a water heater repair is being conducted on a regular basis something is seriously wrong. It’s time to decide if your plumber is worth the money or if it’s time to go with bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio who will be honest and upfront with you from the start!
We wholeheartedly suggest you do your homework before hiring a plumber to inspect your water heater. Go online and check out their customer testimonials and see what real clients have to say. While you’re there go ahead and look at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio’s stunning track record. Most of our business is from the same circles in Universal City, TX. Our clients stay with us and recommend us to their friends and family. We love hearing about who referred us to them because we consider it a generous compliment!
A Spectacular Plumbing Service
Our insured and highly skilled team members are at the heart of everything we do at bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio. We provide a wide range of affordable plumbing services, including water heater repair. We’re available whenever a plumbing problem happens. We offer emergency callouts for those times when disaster strikes.
Our priority is to provide our community with the most competitive and skilled plumbing experts in San Antonio. All of our work comes with a money-back guarantee and we depend on our performance to speak for itself. You don’t have to wait until the hot water runs out to call us, give bluefrog Plumbing + Drain + HVAC of San Antonio a ring anytime!