Water Heater Repair And Installation
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Springfield Water Heater Care
Whether it is a water heater repair or a water heater installation that you may be in need of, SW Missouri Plumbing will help you keep your home project plans flowing. Water heaters are an essential part of your home, helping warm the water that you need for everyday tasks like bathing, doing laundry, and washing your dishes. When you need to repair your water heater or are considering replacing it with a new one, there are plenty of important details to consider. Our plumbing service has trained for years to be able to answer a lot of your questions about this essential home appliance. They deal with these devices nearly every day, and know all of the latest technology and how it will affect your day to day life.
Water Heater Repair
When it comes to hot water heater repair, there are many things to consider. First of all, there are many repairs that the home owner can do themselves. Such as solving the problem of low hot water pressure. Also, what you can do if you find that your drain valve is clogged. How you can relight your pilot light. Also, how you can check or replace your water heater relief valve. However, there are many repairs that we recommend you put in the hands of a Springfield plumbing professional if you don't consider yourself much of a handyman.
A good plumber will always recommend that you have your water heater inspected and maintained on an annual basis. By making sure that this happens, you insure that your water heater will always be up to code, and running at it's peak level of performance. Part of this annual maintenance is to replace your anode rod. The anode rod is a sacrificial component of the water heater system. It attracts the corrosive material that flows into your water heater tank, preventing the unit from becoming filled with harmful, corrosive build-up. If this rod is not replaced on a regular basis, corrosion will occur in the tank which will lead to leaks, then ruptures, and finally a failed tank which will need to be replaced, not to mention other potential property damage from having a leaking water tank. Additionally, Springfield's best plumbers will drain and flush your heater tank so as to remove the regular build-up of lime deposits and sediment. If your tank is not regularly flushed and drained, the water heater burner will not be able to heat your water effectively which will eventually lead to an increased use in energy, smelly water, and waiting longer for your hot water.
Water Heater Installation
When you are looking into buying a new water heater, it is important to know that there are now two major types of water heaters on the market now. The most recognizable and traditional is the standard model storage water tank heater, which uses a tank to keep a certain number of gallons of water hot at all times and ready to use right when you need it. As hot water leaves the top of the tank and comes through the faucet you are running, cold water is refilling through the bottom of the tank in order to be warmed up. Many customers love this model because it is reliable and fairly cost effective, storing water even if the power goes out. When considering a purchase of a storage water tank heater, it important to take into consideration the following:
Tankless Water Heater
The best water heater option for Springfield, MO and the other major type of hot water heater currently available on the market is the tankless water heater. This kind of water heater can produce hot water on command, only as you need it. This saves you on overall energy costs, as well as requiring much less room because you don’t need to make room for a large tank of water in your utility closet. These systems are so energy efficient that they are even used as a tax write-off. Although they are generally higher priced, they offer a lot of cutting edge features that can really improve your home over the long term. If you are nervous about the idea of buying such a large ticket item when you are uncertain about its pros and cons, why not speak with one of our plumbing experts to help you make the best possible water tank decision? We can help you balance initial cost, energy efficiency, and long term savings in order to come up with the best possible water heating option for your home.