Water Heater Services in Topeka
Professional Water Heater Repair and Replacement
Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning provides home and business owners in Topeka and the surrounding area with expert water heater repair and water heater replacement services by skilled technicians. Should you not have any hot water, we offer emergency service that ensures our customers can have hot water again as quickly as possible.
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In many ways, the water heater is like an unsung hero, quietly making possible the modern conveniences that we’ve come to rely on, including taking hot showers, washing clothes, and washing dishes with dishwashers. Storage tanks, or conventional water heaters, are the most common type of water heater. These units are made up of an insulated tank in which water is heated and retained until it’s needed. Conventional tank-style water heaters can hold anywhere from 30 to 80 gallons of water and are powered by whatever service your home or business uses, like natural gas, propane, or electricity.
Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning can repair your water heater whenever it breaks down. If a replacement water heater is necessary, we can help you determine which one is right for your home and budget, taking into consideration your water heating needs and energy usage expectations.
Water Heater Service and Repair
Is your water heater leaking? Do you have low water pressure? Is your water heater making a clanging noise? Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning can fix and repair all water heater problems and we service most makes and models. Regardless of the issue, we will visit your home or business to inspect your water heater and give options for either repair and replacement based on the age and condition of your existing water heater.
Water Heater Replacement
Depending on the issue you’re experiencing, a water heater repair may not be the best option. If your water heater is more than 10 years old, has sprung a leak at the base of the unit, or if you have issues heating water (or have no hot water at all) in your home or business, replacing your old water heater may be the most effective solution.
Other Common Issues that May Affect Your Water Heater
- Noises. Hearing a clanging noise could mean that you have collected hard water buildup in the bottom of the hot water tank. In this situation, our water heater experts would flush your water heater tank to clear out the sediment.
- Leaking temperature and pressure relief valve. The T&P relief valve is an important safety device on a water heater it leaking could be an indication of other problems, including high water pressure or high water temperature inside the water heater. In this situation, we would need to immediately inspect the unit in order to evaluate the full extent of the problem.
- Leaking water supply pipes. In this situation, we would send an expert out with tools to professionally solder the joint to stop the leak for years to come.
Consider the Following Features when Selecting a New Water Heater
- Gallon capacity. The most common options are 40-gallon and 50-gallon water heaters
- Recovery rate. This represents the number of gallons the heater will heat in an hour
- Energy efficiency ratings. This is the estimated annual cost of operation for the water heater
A water heater expert from Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning can help you determine which unit is right for your home or business, as well as with the installation of your replacement water heater.
Professional Water Heater Maintenance
Maintaining your water heater can help to increase its efficiency and extend its life expectancy. However, if you are experiencing issues with your water heater unit and believe that water heater repair is needed, please call the professionals at Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. We are able to help with your needs, including a water heater check up, repair or replacement.
Some Helpful Tips to Assist You with Your Water Heater Maintenance
- Check the temperature and pressure relief valve. Both gas and electric water heaters have a T&P relief valve. To check, turn off the electricity or gas to the unit and turn off the cold-water inlet. Pull the handle tab on the safety valve briefly and release. If you don’t hear a small rush or see some water and vapor exit through the valve, it’s time to replace yours. Also, if the water comes out and then the seal doesn’t re-seal it should be replaced. The water heater experts at Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning are able to provide you with a complete evaluation.
- Flush the tank twice a year. It’s good practice to also flush your tank every time you check its T&P relief valve which is recommended yearly. To flush, turn off the electricity or gas to the unit and turn off the cold-water inlet. Be aware that the water draining from the tank will be hot and carefully fasten a hose to the tank’s drain valve. With the T&P relief valve open, open the drain valve to let the tank drain completely. Once drained, close the tank drain valve, disconnect the hose and close the T&P relief valve. Turn the water supply back on to refill the tank. Lastly, turn the water heater’s electricity or gas back on.
- Adjust the temperature. Make sure the water heater’s temperature is set to 120 degrees. This is to help prevent scolding in infants and the elderly. You can also expect to save up to 5 percent in energy costs for every 10 degrees the temperature on your unit is lowered. Plus, if you are going to be away from your home for a long period of time, be sure to either turn the water heater off or lower the thermostat down to the lowest setting for additional savings.
If you would prefer to let the experts handle your water heater check up and maintenance, call Pat Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning.