The average water heater lasts about 15 years, and after that time, you can expect it to fail. If you’re not sure how old your water heater is or if you’re having issues with your system, call us for a water heater inspection in Tampa, FL and let us see if you need repair or replacement.
If you have slow drains and tried everything, check out our drain cleaning service for relief.
What Water Heater Failure Looks Like
As your water heater ages, it exhibits signs that it’s close to failing. Watch out for these signs and call a plumber for maintenance or replacement.
- Odd sounds like banging coming from inside the tank
- Cloudy or rusty water
- Water leaks
- Metallic tasting water
- Water doesn’t get hot enough
The key to preventing water heater failure is replacing an aging system before it dies. Call us to find out how we can help.
Tankless Water Heater Services
One time running out of hot water in the middle of a relaxing shower is one time too many. With a tankless water heater you never have to worry about running out of hot water again. Tankless water heaters have a longer lifespan than standard water heaters and are more energy efficient, meaning they can be better for the environment and better for your wallet. Upgrade to a tankless water heater for endless hot water for all your household needs. Call our friendly professionals at Titan Plumbing and Electric for your tankless water heater installation, repair, or maintenance needs in Tampa.
Water Heater Installation
Have you noticed rust around your old water heater? Or maybe it has started to leak and makes an odd banging noise in the tank? Replace your old water heater before it fails. Servicing Tampa, the knowledgeable and friendly professionals at Titan Plumbing and Electric have your water heater installation needs covered. Call Titan Plumbing and Electric to schedule your water heater installation today!
Hot Water Heater Repair
Hot water out again? Avoid emergencies and maintain your hot water heater yearly to keep it working great for years to come. Servicing Tampa, the knowledgeable and friendly professionals at Titan Plumbing and Electric have your water heater repair needs covered. For hot water heater repair or hot water heater maintenance, call Titan Plumbing and Electric today to get your hot showers back!
40/50/60 Gallon Water Heater
Tank water heaters usually come in 40/50/60 gallon sizes. Any of our professional Titan plumbers can help you choose what size is right for you since they all serve different size homes. Getting something too small will lead to you often running low on hot water, while getting something too big will lead to a waste of energy and money. The Titan Plumbing team has experience installing all water heaters in homes and commercial properties across Tampa, FL.
Comparing tank size alone isn’t enough to know which is more efficient or most suitable for your water heating needs. Sometimes the most eco-friendly option isn’t the 40 gallon tank because it takes a lot of energy to heat cold water. So heating a larger tank of water once can reduce the amount of times the full tank needs to be heated. It really depends on your general usage and quantity of hot water needed at a given time. A Titan plumber can help you decide which unit has the best combination of the heating element, the standby and cycling losses, and size that makes sense for your budget and needs.
How to Maintain Your Water Heater
Like any appliance, your water heater has a finite lifespan, but you can extend it to its maximum by conducting routine maintenance on your system. Here’s what to do to keep your water heater in tip-top shape. Flush the tank at least once a year to drain out the sediment. Sediment buildup causes premature water heater failure.
Check the anode rod and replace it if it’s corroded. Also, if you have an older water heater, insulate it to improve efficiency and extend its life. Turn down the water heater temperature a few degrees to reduce the stress on the system. Lastly, call a professional plumber for annual checkups and maintenance.
If you have persistent clogs, check out our hydro jetting service for expert drain cleaning.
Is It Better to Repair or Replace Your Water Heater?
It’s natural to want to save money on replacing expensive appliances like water heaters. However, sometimes, getting a new unit makes more economic sense. Here’s how to know when it’s time to invest in a new water heater.
- Need: Your family size and hot water usage and demand.
- Repair Frequency: If you’re repairing your system more frequently, you’re better off putting that money towards a new, more reliable water heater.
- Rising Water Bills: As your water heater ages, it becomes less efficient at heating the water, which causes your utility bill to go up. Getting a new water heater ensures you have the most efficient system.
If you still have questions about repairing versus replacing your water heater, call us for a consultation.