Tampa Electric & Gas Water Heaters
Quality Service for Your Traditional Water Heater
Do you know what kind of water heater you have? Traditional water heaters are generally powered by electricity or gas. Depending on where your home is, you may have natural gas or propane available to you. No matter what type of water heater you have, you want to make sure you work with a professional water heater plumber that can work on both gas and electric water heaters. At My Plumber Inc., we make it our business to know everything there is to know about water heaters. We are natural gas and propane licensed, and we can work on any make or model of water heater.
Contact us today to speak to our skilled traditional water heater repair experts in Tampa.
Electric vs. Gas Water Heaters
One of the most common questions customers ask us is, "which is better, electric or gas." The answer isn't quite that straightforward. What it comes down to is your home's setup, your personal needs, and your budget. While most homes will accommodate an electric water heater, you may have limitations regarding the type of gas water heater you can have. It is often easiest to go with whatever kind of water heater you already have as your home is already set up. However, we recommend speaking with a professional water heater plumber, like ours, before making a decision.
When selecting a water heater, you should consider:
- Where you will likely install your water heater and how much space you have
- What type of water heater you already have
- The hot water needs of you and your family, including when your heavy usage periods are
- The impact your new system will have on your utility bills
- What type of fuel source you want to use, natural gas, propane, or electric
- Whether or not you need point-of-use instant hot water
- The lifespan of the models you are considering
- What you did and didn’t like about your previous water heater
You will also want to consider the start-up costs and the operating costs for different water heaters. If your budget and home setup allow it, a gas water heater may be initially more expensive, but the cost to run it may be less than an electric one. Additionally, if you need a large capacity water heater, it may also be worth purchasing a gas water heater as you will save money over time.
Repairing Water Heaters
At My Plumber Inc., we always work to repair your water heater before recommending a replacement. Replacements can be expensive, and if your water heater is still well within its expected lifespan, we want you to get the most out of it. Our Tampa electric and gas water heater technicians will inspect your water heater, identify the issue, and provide you with all of your repair options. When you call us, we will never press you to buy things you do not need, including new water heaters.
Signs I Need Water Heater Repair:
Irregular Water Temperatures -
Have you noticed that sometimes you hot water is scalding hot and other times it's ice cold? The most common cause of this is due to a mineral deposit build up on your heating elements that keeps your water from heating.
Discolored Water -
If water is coming out of your faucet any other color besides clear, you probably need water heater repair. Often times sediment build up or rust inside of the water heater can cause this hazardous health problem. Contact us today for expert Tampa water heater repair.
Odd Noises -
Water heaters will make some noise as it works on heating your water. But, if you are hearing loud bangs or pops, you may have a more serious issue. One cause may be a broken dip tube that is causing hot and cold water to mix, which would create the loud banging or pope noises.
Run Out of Hot Water -
Running out of hot water means that one of your two heating elements isn't working properly. In order to heat up the gallons and gallons of water in your hot water heater, having just one working heating element isn't going to provide your household with enough hot water. Contact us today for the help you need.
Signs of Corrosion -
If not taken care of quickly, corrosion on your water heater can lead to rust and when your water heater gets rusty it can contaminate your hot water as well as cause your water heater to leak. If you notice a pool of water around your water heater, call our professional Tampa water heater reapir team, immediately.
You may decide to replace your water heater before it has gone through its full lifespan if you want to switch from an electric water heater to a gas, or vice-versa. You may also want to upgrade your home to more energy-efficient systems, such as a tankless water heater, or you may just find your current water heater inadequate for your needs. No matter what, My Plumber Inc. has the solutions for you.
Are you considering upgrading your water heater? Contact My Plumber Inc. at (813) 303-1007 to discuss your options.
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