Electric Water Heaters
Electric water heaters come in a variety of capacities. When selecting a new electric hot water heater, choose the most energy-efficient model your budget will allow for. If you are unsure of the capacity your household requires, our Benjamin Franklin plumbers in Houston will be glad to assist you. We also offer dependable water heater repair and installation services to homeowners throughout the Houston area.
Gas Water Heaters
While gas water heaters typically cost more to purchase, the cost of operating a natural gas water heater is significantly less of their electric counterparts. Furthermore, they generally have a faster recovery time.
It is easy to overlook a water heater as long as it provides the piping hot water you need. Water heaters require maintenance, and when a problem occurs, it typically requires the services of the plumbers in Houston.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg can provide a professional installation, repair or replacement of your Houston gas water heater.
Houston Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters, also called on-demand water heaters can save your household energy and money. Tankless water heaters are extremely durable, lasting an average of 20 years. However, some models can go beyond this with the wide availability of replacement parts.
Tankless water heaters save you money by heating water only when it is needed. There is no tank of water to be heated repeatedly to maintain it at a set temperature. The tankless water heater begins to heat the hot water you need when you turn a hot water outlet on.
In addition, replacing a conventional water heater with a tankless model will free up valuable space, enabling you to use the extra space for something else.
The cost of energy savings is significant for a gas tankless water heater, up to 35% according to the EPA. The tankless water heater also may provide the benefit of a tax rebate or credit at federal, state or local levels, as well as with some utility providers. Currently, only the gas tankless water heater is Energy Star approved.
Tankless water heaters are also available as point-of-use water heaters. These are great options for hot water outlets too distant from the tank water heater to be efficient, such as distant bathrooms, outdoor kitchens, and workshops, for example.
Tankless water heaters are not a DIY installation, especially gas models. Proper installation, gas pressure, the installation of a gas line, ventilation and other factors are involved that should only be entrusted to a licensed plumber. Our plumbers in Houston can assist you in the selection of a tankless water heater that will serve your home’s hot water needs.
Water Heater Repair
Benjamin Franklin’s plumbers in Houston provides hot water heater repair for all types of water heaters. Our prompt plumbers will resolve your hot water heater issue in no time.
As a homeowner, one of the most important maintenance factors you can provide to your hot water heater is flushing it to remove sediment. Sediment is caused by hard water, containing a large number of mineral deposits. Over time it can build up in the bottom of the tank potentially causing problems.
Flushing is not difficult, and even if only provided once per year, it will extend the service life of the hot water heater. Ideally, after a thorough flush, the tank should be drained of 2-3 quarts every 2-3 months for the greatest benefit.
If you are uncomfortable with the idea, or unable to provide this service to the water heater yourself, our plumbers in Houston can provide it for you.
Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Houston provides plumbers in Houston with the expertise to handle all of your plumbing needs. We provide 24-hour emergency service, trucks that are stocked each day, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Thanks, for visiting Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® of Rosenberg.