Columbus Water Heater Repair
Expert Water Heater Replacements
Whether you realize it or not, you use your water heater every day. Hot water is important for chores like dishes – yes, even if you use the dishwasher! – and you’d surely miss it in your morning shower. Whether you prefer a tank or tankless system, it’s important to keep your hot water flowing smoothly. If you water heater needs repair in Columbus, count on the team at Evolved Plumbing! We've got the training and experience to provide you with prompt plumbing solutions, and will never upsell you on a replacement unless you truly need one. We also provide regular water heater maintenance to prevent cold showers and dirty dishes, let alone more serious problems like flooding and water damage.
Call Evolved Plumbing today at (614) 482-4433 to schedule a water heater repair in Columbus!
When to Repair Your Water Heater
How old is your water heater? Most storage tank units function properly for approximately 8-12 years before needing to be replaced. Others can last up to 20 years. If you own your home, it’s important to know the age of your water heater so you can maintain it properly and replace it when necessary. Hiring a professional to service your water heater will give you peace of mind knowing that the most practical and affordable options will be presented to keep your home running as it should. In the event your water heater stops working, our team offers prompt water heater repair in Columbus and the surrounding areas!
Common signs your water heater needs to be repaired
- Strange sounds
- Sudden spike in utility bill
- Lack of hot water
- Leak in storage tank
- Murky or rust-colored water
If you notice any of the above symptoms, call the team at Evolved Plumbing right away! If your system is more than ten years old or the cost of repair is more than half of the cost of replacement, it is time to consider water heater replacement instead. Our team will help guide you with the best solution for your particular situation.
Tankless Water Heater Installation in Columbus
While tank water heaters are more common, especially in older homes, tankless water heaters are growing in popularity. Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, do not store hot water until you need it; instead, the water is heated on its way to your faucet. Because the tankless water heater is not trying to keep water hot on the off chance that you need it, they have been found to be about 22% more energy-efficient than their storage tank counterparts. Tankless water heaters also last longer than tank units, up to 20 years versus around 12 years.
Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters
Storage tank water heaters are comprised of large, insulated tanks meant to heat and store 30-50 gallons of water. You usually have the option of choosing between a natural gas or electric tank water heater, which can affect the energy efficiency and also the cost of installation and operation. Natural gas water heaters in Ohio are about 50% more energy-efficient than their electric siblings and therefore cost less to operate; however, the upfront cost is often higher. Before recommending the right water heater for you, our plumbers will consider the size of your home, the number of people living in your home, and the types of appliances you use on a regular basis.
Advantages of a tankless water heater include:
- Saves you money over time
- Longer life than tank water heaters
- Hot water when you need it
- Smaller than tank water heaters
Advantages of a storage tank water heater include:
- Lower initial cost
- Simpler operation, meaning less costly maintenance
- Larger volume of water available at any given time
Depending on your lifestyle and household needs, either option might be best for you. Reach out to a licensed professional to discuss the benefits that a tank or tankless water heater might have for your specific situation. Our Columbus water heater repair team at Evolved Plumbing will take an objective look at your needs and help you make the right decision for you and your family.
Call us today or contact us online for water heater replacement in Columbus. We can also install a new tankless water heater for your home!