Expert Water Heater Services for Reliable Hot Water Supply

Advancements in plumbing systems have revolutionized modern homes, delivering convenient access to fresh water for various needs, thanks to plumbing networks that span the entire building. Today's water heaters have also evolved, efficiently providing hot water on demand. However, when these systems malfunction, it's essential to enlist professional plumbers for repair or replacement. Contact us today to ensure your hot water needs are met efficiently!

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Determining When to Replace Your Water Heater

Most water heaters have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. If your water heater has surpassed this age, it's typically more cost-effective to opt for professional water heater replacement rather than continuous repairs. Even if your current unit seems to be functioning fine, upgrading to a new one can prevent the inconvenience of sudden hot water shortages.

Reduced Hot Water Volume

If you've noticed a decrease in your hot water supply, especially during peak usage times like morning showers, it's a sign that your water heater may be on its last legs and it's time to consider a replacement.

Increased Energy Bills

As water heaters age, they become less energy-efficient, leading to higher utility bills. If you've observed a steady increase in your energy costs, consulting with Russell Plumbing & Air Conditioning in Fort Worth, TX, about installing a new water heater can lead to long-term savings.

Corrosion and Discolored Water

Corrosion typically occurs in older water heaters, and when it does, repairs may no longer be viable. If your hot water appears discolored, such as reddish-brown, it suggests rust inside the water heater tank, necessitating a replacement.

Frequent Repairs

If you find yourself frequently repairing your water heater throughout the year, it's a clear indicator that the unit is reaching the end of its useful life. While professionals can extend the lifespan through repairs, multiple repairs per year can make water heater replacement and installation a more cost-effective long-term solution.


Types of Water Heaters

Conventional Storage-Tank Water Heaters

These common water heaters feature a tank that stores and heats water. While they are the least expensive option, homeowners may experience wait times for hot water as the tank refills and reheats.

Tankless Water Heaters

These units do away with tanks and use hot coils to heat water on demand. They're ideal for large families needing continuous hot water. However, homeowners should choose the right size to match their gas supply and demand.

Heat Pump Water Heaters (Hybrid)

These systems utilize heat from the air and ground to warm water, making them highly efficient and potentially reducing electricity usage by up to 60%. They're larger units with specific space requirements and are not suitable for cold environments.

Solar-Powered Water Heaters

Utilizing roof-mounted solar panels, these water heaters are extremely energy-efficient, especially in sunny climates. However, they require a backup energy source for cloudy days.

Expert Water Heater Services

Each type of water heater has its advantages and considerations. Regular maintenance and professional assistance are crucial for their longevity and optimal performance. At Russell Plumbing & Air Conditioning, serving Tarrant and Parker County since 2010, our knowledgeable and courteous plumbers provide cost-effective solutions for residential and commercial plumbing needs. You can count on us for expert service and customer satisfaction. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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