Austin Water Heater Repair & Replacement
Broken Water Heater? Call S & D Plumbing at (512) 648-4663 Today!
Your home’s water heater plays a major role in your and your family’s overall comfort. Like any appliance, continuous use over time can lead to normal wear and tear, breakdowns, and malfunctioning water heaters. If you’re currently dealing with a broken water heater, you can rely on S & D Plumbing for fast, reliable water heater repair Austin.
Servicing Tankless Water Heaters & More
Our highly-trained technicians are capable of carrying out even the most difficult of repairs and can even fully replace your water heater if necessary. We service most major brands and all types of water heaters, including traditional tank-based systems, tankless water heaters, and more.
We offer same-day service for emergency water heater repairs in Austin. Call (512) 648-4663 to get started!
Signs You Need a New Water Heater
At S & D Plumbing, we’ve built our name on honesty and integrity. We’ll never recommend replacement if more affordable repairs are possible. That being said, sometimes a water heater is too old or too damaged to be properly repaired. In such instances, you will need to have the unit replaced.
Some common signs that your water heater needs to be replaced include:
- Your tank-based water heater is more than 15 years old
- Your tankless water heater is more than 20 years old
- Your water heater continues to break down even after service
- You notice a metallic smell or taste to your home’s hot water
- You see signs of leaks or obvious water damage around the unit
The plumbing repair experts at S & D Plumbing can help you determine if your water heater problem can be repaired or if a full replacement is necessary. We can help you find the most cost-effective solution to your current water heater problem, providing top-quality water heater services quickly and efficiently.
Is Your Water Heater Still Working Efficiently?
S & D Plumbing's general manager, Dan Dowdy, explains how your water heater loses efficiency over time and why it might be time for you to get a new unit.
Is Regular Water Heater Maintenance Necessary?
Many homeowners fail to have their water heaters regularly maintained; however, there are some benefits that routine service can provide.
Having a plumber inspect your water heater annually can:
- Help reduce the likelihood of serious problems as a professional will be able to notice and address minor issues before they worsen.
- Increase the lifespan of your unit.
- Save you money by preventing future issues.
- Reduce the need for future repairs.
Should You Go with a Storage or Tankless Water Heater?
Traditional Storage Water Heater
Storage water heaters are considered the standard for various individuals and businesses. The components of the storage water heater are very similar to the tankless water heaters, except for the case that the hot water is kept in a storage tank. Operationally, most storage water heaters manage a constant water temperature ranging between 105-140 degrees Fahrenheit in the tank. Therefore, the heating element or burner is turned on and off to manage the storage water’s hot temperature.
Some advantages of the storage water heater include:
- Lower inital cost
- Smaller power requirements
- It is easily adaptable to solar applications
Some disadvantages include:
- Limited hot water supply
- Energy is used all the time to keep the storage tank temperature steady
Tankless Water Heater
The tankless water heater consists of a box that is mounted on the wall. It houses a heating element or burner, internal piping, and various controls. When its in operation, the water heater is in use only when there is a need for the water. While the water is being demanded from the water heater, it has a flow sensor that activates the heating element or burner.
The advantages of the tankless water heater include:
- Unlimited water supply
- Hot water is always ready to go
- No possibility of having a ruptured tank accident
- Energy is used only when needed
The disadvantages include:
- Higher initial cost
- Limited water flow
- Recirculation appliances are not implemented easily
- It can waste more water
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
If you need water heater repair or replacement in Austin or the surrounding areas, or you would like to schedule a routine maintenance call with our team, contact S & D Plumbing today! We offer upfront pricing for every service we take on and our clean, uniformed technicians will arrive on time, ready to get to work. At S & D Plumbing, we care about our customers, which is why we proudly offer a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee.
Contact us at (512) 648-4663 to learn more about how we can help you with your water heater issue.