Your water heater is an essential appliance in your residential or commercial property. When your water heater is not working at optimal performance, you will not have hot water for washing hands or dishes. This has a negative impact whether it happens at home or at your office. When your hot water heater fails, you need immediate help and at Brea Plumbing, we offer that help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Whether you need a major repair or a minor repair, we can help. Regardless of the problem, our highly trained specialists can help troubleshoot and find the source of the problem and immediately take steps to correct them. Once repaired, you may want to consider a maintenance plan on your water heater to make sure that you do not have future issues.
Whether you need a new water heater, maintenance or are in need of an emergency repair of your water heater in Brea, Fullerton, Placentia, Vila Park, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Roland Heights, La Habra, Anaheim, Orange Park, Santa Ana, and other Orange County areas call Brea Plumbing. We guarantee our work, and your satisfaction.
Importance of Maintenance
A water heater is one of those devices people install and then forget about it, until it stops working properly, giving you a cold shower. Basic water heater maintenance will be helpful in reducing the frequency of repairs and extending the service of your water heater, avoiding early replacement. Simple maintenance procedures will affect your water heater lifespan and eliminate unpleasant moments of cold showers. At Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning our plumbing experts will consult you on proper measures that should be taken when maintaining your water heater.
Mineral deposits that accumulate in the water heater will destroy it. People spend extra money to replace heating elements and entire tanks without realizing that little maintenance techniques would help avoid this expense and reduce electric bills. The following water heater maintenance tips will help you maintain your traditional, tank water heater.
- Check the Anode Rod – these rods avert rusting of your hot water tank and should be replaced when the steel wire is showing. Check them on a regular basis, calling a professional plumber to do the job once a year.
- Flush – every year you should flush water in your water heater, this simple procedure cleans sediment build-up in the tank, prolonging the service of both the tank and the heating element.
- Drain – Drain the tank entirely to prevent flooding when you are gone and turn your water heater off during winter. Make sure to refill it before turning the water heater back on!
- Check the Pipes – inspect the water piping for leaks or damage. Leaks are extremely important to be taken care of immediately, since they can damage more than just your water heater.
- Check the T&P Valve – make sure your temperature and pressure relief valve is still good, at least once in two years. This valve guards your water heater from extreme pressures and temperatures by discharging water and is installed on all tank style water heaters.
To help you do all the necessary maintenance procedures, contact Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning and we will gladly assist you in maintaining your water heater.
Exploring Water Heater Options by Fuel Type
When it comes to water heater selection, you will definitely have to consider fuel type and its availability in your residential area. This will consequently narrow your water heater options. Take into consideration the list of water heater options depending on fuel or energy source:
Fuel conventional storage, tankless or demand-type, and heat pump water heaters are electric mains operated and widely-spread in the United States.
- Fuel oil
Fuels mostly conventional storage water heaters and available in some areas of the USA.
- Geothermal energy
Those who have or plan to have a geothermal heat pump system installed in their homes for space heating and cooling will use this energy source.
- Natural gas and propane
Fuels conventional storage and demand (tankless or instantaneous) water heaters, as well as tankless coil and indirect water heaters.
- Solar energy
Solar energy is used for solar water heaters.
If you have any questions concerning water heater types, contact Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning and we will assist you in making the right choice the first time!
Selecting the right water heater
Before buying a new water heater for your home, consider its fuel type and energy source, as well as its availability and cost. Depending on the fuel used by a water heater, annual operation costs and energy efficiency will either increase or diminish.
The types of water heating systems in demand for home use are conventional storage water heaters.
A common storage water heater for one family has a ready reservoir (from 20 to 80 gallons) of hot water. After you turn the hot water tap on, hot water from the top of the tank starts running. Cold water enters the bottom of the tank continually to substitute that hot water for the tank to be always full.
Fuel sources for storage water heaters are electricity, natural gas, propane, and fuel oil. To find out more about fuel types and water heater options available, contact Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning.
When selecting the water heater, think about some less traditional storage water heaters such as heat pump water heaters and solar water heaters. These kinds of the water heaters will cost more, but they have lower annual operating costs in comparison with conventional storage systems.
Water Heater Repair
Your water heater is probably one of the most utilized appliances at your home. When it starts to wear out, sediment accumulation is the most common thing to blame. If you have a tank water heater, limescale and other minerals build up on the sides of the tank and the burner when water is being heated. These minerals can either be removed out of the water heater by method of water filtration or you might need a water heater replacement in case if there is an old and significant sediment barrier.
If you are in need of the water heater repair or replacement, get in touch with our water heater experts at Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning. We guarantee full and appropriate services for both tankless and conventional storage water heaters. In our 50 years of dedicated work we have been servicing different types of water heater systems. Our water heater specialists are licensed and educated in all areas of electric or gas water heater repair and replacement – from old conventional models to the most advanced equipment.
Contact us at Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning if your water heater has sprung a leak, rusted, or doesn’t heat water properly any more. Our commitment to the quality of our work and the level of customer service are unmatched in the plumbing industry.