Water Heaters

Comprehensive water heater services

A faulty water heater cannot only cause a huge mess, but can also cause your utility bill to sky rocket! Trust our licensed, bonded, and insured plumbers to replace or repair your water heater and get your plumbing back on track!

A critical piece of any plumbing system is the water heater. Water heaters are what allow us to have hot water, on demand, whether in our sinks, dishwashers, or morning showers. Your water heater is used every day – the average family of four uses about 65 gallons of hot water a day! If it’s not working as efficiently as it should, your day to day comfort will immediately be impacted. That’s why Economy Plumbing Services LLC offers comprehensive water heater services, including Same Day Replacement and Installation 

Water Heater Repair, Replacement and Installation

Since they are such commonly used appliances, it is not uncommon for water heaters to need repairs as time goes on.

Some of the most common problems include:

  • Water Leaking From the Top of the Heater
  • Water Leaking From the Bottom of the Heater
  • No Hot Water
  • Not Enough Hot Water
  • Water is Too Hot
  • Water Takes Too Long to Reheat
  • Low Hot Water Pressure
  • Water Heater is Making Strange Noises
  • The hot water smells
  • And more…

Whatever the reason, if you are experiencing any problem with your water heater it’s time to get it looked at. The sooner the better as a small leak can be easily fixed but if left alone can lead to a catastrophic failure and need total replacement (if not more).

Water Heater Basics

Whether electric or gas, water heaters work in mostly the same way. There are water lines running to and from the tank, a heating element (traditionally either a gas burner, or electric heating element) inside the tank. Outside of the tank, there are thermostats, drain and T&P (temperature and pressure) valves to manage water inside the tank.

Cold water is brought into the storage tank from the water supply lines.The water is then heated either through a gas burner and chimney system or through electric heating elements. The water reaches the set temperature and then is stored, ready for use. Most tanks hold between 40 and 60 gallons of hot water. When a hot water faucet or tap is turned on, the hot water is carried from the tank through the heat out pipe to your fixtures.

There’s other components to it, but that is the basic function of a water heater.

Water Heater Options

Water heaters come in a variety of different options to suit your needs. 

Electric Water Heaters

Electric water heaters use electricity as fuel to heat the water inside of the tank.  The unit takes power from your electrical and powers an electric heating element inside of the tank, if you think of a metal coil you basically have it right. These elements are replaceable in case wear and tear does a number on them. Usually, electric water heaters are less expensive than other types of water heaters. They can range in size from mid 20s to 100+ gallons of storage and also have a number of different efficiency models, which is nice because they generally are less efficient than gas water heaters.

Gas Water Heaters

Gas water heaters use your home’s gas lines to heat the water. The unit has a gas line that leads to a burner and chimney system that runs usually right down the center of the unit (to provide uniform and efficient heating). The burner – well, burns, and the exhaust goes up the chimney and through a vent while the heat generated warms the metal chimney walls. Gas water heaters are more energy efficient than electric water heaters but come at other costs. They need air circulating around the unit to properly vent it, you definitely don’t want to store any combustible materials nearby, and the are generally more expensive to purchase than an electric model. They have a similar range of tank sizes from 30 gallons up to 100 gallons.

Hybrid Water Heaters

Hybrid water heaters work off a heat pump system to heat the water. Using either the heat in the ground or the air, it uses minimal electricity to transfer that heat energy to the water. It can be set up outside or indoors. Hybrid models are more expensive on the front end, being larger than standard water heaters and need more room to install but afterwards they are perhaps the most energy efficient kind of water heater out there. They have a smaller range in tank size, from 50 to 80 gallons.

Water Heater Life Expectancy

You can expect most water heaters to last between 8 and 12 years with regular maintenance and repair. If your water heater is pushing past 10 years and constantly needing repairs, it may be time for a complete replacement rather than two years of repair costs.

Over 27 Years of Excellent Service

Economy Plumbing Service LLC offers comprehensive plumbing services from plumbing repair to total repiping and everything in between. We know precisely how each piece of the plumbing system interacts and provide every client with exactly what their system needs.  Whether you need dependable commercial and residential water heater installation and repair services trust our family owned and operated business to take care of your water heater issues including:

Take care of your water heater issues

  • Water heater repair and replacement
  • Regular, preventative maintenance
  • Service and flushing of water heaters
  • Installation of on-demand electric or gas water heaters
  • …and more for electric, gas, and hybrid models

Our pros have got you covered

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If you’re not getting hot water from your water heater, we can diagnose and repair the problem to get your hot water flowing again. 

If Water Runs Through It or To It, We Do It!

Call 520-885-3510 today.

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“I strongly recommend using Bryan Foerster of Economy Plumbing Service and his crew for all your plumbing needs.”
– Marybeth Edelen-Martel