Water Heater Service in Atlanta
Whether you are in the market for a new gas hot water heater or electric water heater, need someone to install your new hot water tank, are curious about tankless water heaters, or want water heater maintenance or repair service, R.S. Andrews is the plumbing company to call!
Whenever you need service related to water heaters in Atlanta, R.S. Andrews has the plumbing contractor experts to help. Our plumbers have the experience and training to install, maintain, and service gas, electric, and tankless water heaters.
R.S. Andrews can help you with water heater installation, repair, maintenance, and much more. Call 770-913-6412 or contact us online today!
Water Heater Repair
After you have determined what kind of water heater you own, you can start to troubleshoot your water heater problem. Common water heater problems include:
- Not enough hot water
- No hot water
- Leaky pipes
- Leaking water storage tank
- Rusty water
- Discolored water
- Unusual noises coming from your water heater
There are a few things you can try to solve your water heater problem before you need to find a plumber for professional water heater repair service. Before you try any of these methods, make sure you turn off the power to your unit if you have an electric water heater. After that, you can try:
- Making sure your demand for hot water doesn’t exceed the capacity of your heater – If you need more hot water than it can produce, try changing your water usage habits. For example, if multiple people in your household shower in the morning, one or more of them should try showering at night instead. However, you may need to upgrade your hot water heater.
- Checking the thermostat settings – Normal settings should be between 110 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Tightening the heating element mounting bolt – Make sure not to overtighten this, though.
- Flushing the hot water heater
If these methods don’t work, just call the team at R.S. Andrews! You can reach us through our online contact form or by calling 770-913-6412 today!
Hot Water Heater Installation & Replacement
It’s important to make sure your hot water heater is installed by an expert. This will increase the life of your water heater and prevent unnecessary system malfunctions in the future. Do you know what kind of water heater is best for your home? Watch the following video to find out!
R.S. Andrews has delivered dependable, timely, expert service to countless Atlanta residents over the years. We hope your home is no different. Call 770-913-6412 or contact us online now to get started.
Conventional vs. Tankless Water Heaters
While tankless hot water heaters are generally more efficient than conventional water heaters, we can help you maintain your conventional water heater, or install a new conventional water heater, in a manner that will allow your conventional water heater to run just as efficiently as many tankless hot water heaters. A properly installed and insulated conventional water heater will save you money on your energy bills without requiring any modifications to your existing ventilation, power supply, or gas supply.
Let the team of experts at R.S. Andrews help you make the choice between an electric water heater and a tankless water heater. Call us at 770-913-6412 or contact our team online to speak to a representative.
Water Heater Maintenance and Inspections
With the new advances in water heater technology, a visit by an R.S. Andrews water heater expert can prevent future system failure and potentially save you money by checking your water heater settings and set up for maximum efficiency and telling you about any potential tax breaks that you qualify for if you need a new water heater.
Contact or call R.S. Andrews at 770-913-6412 and we will help you maintain the health and life span of your water heater today!
Contact R.S. Andrews for Hot Water Heater Service in Atlanta!
Are you ready to have your water heater installed, replaced, repair, or tuned up in Atlanta? The friendly and knowledgeable plumbing experts at R.S. Andrews are ready to help. We are dedicated to showing up on time to every job and performing such a degree of high-quality service that we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee. We have upfront pricing, and even a rewards program that can save you both time and money when you work with R.S. Andrews. Stop looking through water heater repair and service companies and choose R.S. Andrews today!
Get high-quality service at every job, guaranteed. Call 770-913-6412 or contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What size water heater do I need?
The size of the water heater required will depend on the number of people in your home and the typical water usage. In general, a 30-gallon water heater will work for 1 or 2 people, while a 40-gallon water heater is ideal for 3 or 4. If you have 5 or more people in your household, a 50-gallon water heater or greater is ideal.
Should I get an insta-heat water heater?
A tankless or “instant” water heater offers a longer life span, a smaller size, and significant energy savings when installed properly, as well as a nearly unlimited hot water supply. For many families, tankless water heaters work quite well, but they can also be more costly than standard water heaters, and they may require electrical or gas service upgrades.
Which is better, gas or electric?
Gas hot water heaters tend to be less expensive to operate, but because of their complex design, they require more maintenance. Electric water heaters are far more simple than gas water heaters, reducing their maintenance requirements and increasing their reliability. If you have a natural gas connection, a gas water heater may be the best option. If an electric water hater is your only choice, you may want to consider a hybrid or heat pump water heater, which offers better performance than models based on electric resistance coils.
What is the best water heater?
The best water heater for your needs will depend on the types of energy available at your home, your hot water demands, and your available budget. Conventional water heaters are less expensive than tankless models, but they last about half as long. Gas water heaters are cheaper to operate, but more complex than electric models. Hybrid or heat pump water heaters offer great performance with no gas required, but they are costly to install. For help choosing the best water heater for your home, talk to our plumbing experts at R.S. Andrews.
What type of maintenance is required for water heaters?
Once a year, sediment should be drained from tank-based water heaters. On tankless models, the heat exchanger should be flushed to remove mineral deposits, sediment, and debris. Thermostats and controls should be tested, electrical connections should be inspected, and all plumbing connections should be checked for leaks. On electric water heaters the resistance of the heating elements should be measured, and the burners, flue, and gas valve on gas models should be inspected annually.
How do I clean my water heater?
For storage tank water heaters, the drain valve should be opened once a year to drain the tank of sediment. Use a hose to route the water to a drain, or use a series of buckets to contain the water. If you have an electric model, be sure to shut of power beforehand to avoid damaging the heating elements, and do not restore power until the tank has been refilled. Cleaning the heat exchanger on tankless water heaters is best left to a professional.
How long do water heaters last?
Storage tank water heaters will last 7 to 10 years with proper maintenance, though some examples can last up to 20. Tankless water heaters generally last 20 to 25 years before a water heater replacement is necessary,
What are the signs of a failing water heater?
A few signs that your water heater is on the verge of failure include reduced hot water production, cool or lukewarm water, cloudy or rusty water, a leaking tank, or a leaking pressure relief valve. If you notice any of these symptoms, call our team at R.S. Andrews to discuss your water heater repair and replacement options.
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