Water Heater Services in Platte City
Water Heater Repair & Replacement in The Northland
A water heater is an essential home appliance and provides hot water for showers, laundry, cooking, and cleaning. When the water heater breaks down, you need a professional plumber to get it working again.
Leary Plumbing provides repair and replacement services for water heaters in Platte City and the Northland. We are fully licensed and insured to provide quality services to ensure your complete satisfaction.
What Are Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair?
Many people assume that the water heater needs to be replaced when it isn’t working. This is not always the case. Many water heater issues can be fixed by replacing the damaged or malfunctioning parts.
Calling at the first sign of a problem can help prevent additional damage, which makes repair more likely to be possible.
Call for water heater repair when you notice:
- The water stays cold
- Your water isn’t hot enough
- There is water pooling around the unit
- The hot water is discolored
- You notice rust on the tank
- Your hot water has a strange odor
- The water heater is running constantly
In most situations, water heaters will show signs of a problem before it completely breaks down.
When you notice any of the above signs or another problem with your water heater, don’t wait to call for repair.
Your plumber will inspect the unit to find the cause of the problem and discuss the options for repairing the existing water heater or replacing it.
Water Heater Installation & Replacement
Replacement may be the better option in some situations. If the water heater is more than 10 years old, the tank is leaking, the unit is badly corroded, or keeps breaking down, your plumber will most likely recommend a replacement.
Is It More Cost-Effective To Repair or Replace a Malfunctioning Water Heater?
To decide whether it's more cost-effective to repair or replace a malfunctioning water heater, consider the following factors:
- Age: If it's under warranty and relatively new, repair might be cost-effective.
- Extent of the Problem: Minor issues are usually cheaper to repair than major ones.
- Cost Estimates: Compare repair and replacement costs for your specific situation.
- Energy Efficiency: Newer units are often more energy-efficient, reducing long-term operating costs.
- Frequency of Repairs: Frequent breakdowns may signal the need for replacement.
- Future Plans: Consider your long-term plans for the property.
- Environmental Impact: Newer units are often more environmentally friendly.
In summary, if the repair cost is low and your water heater is relatively new and efficient, repairing it may be cost-effective. For higher repair costs, older units, or inefficient models, replacing it could provide better long-term value. Consult a professional for personalized advice.
Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters
When it’s time for a new water heater, the main options are tank and tankless water heaters.
Tank water heaters are the most common and least expensive type of water heater. These have a storage tank to hold the heated water until it is needed. Tanks come in a variety of sizes, so it is important to choose a unit that has a large enough tank to meet your home’s hot water demand.
Tankless water heaters do not need a storage tank because the water is instantly heated when you turn on a faucet. Tankless models are smaller, so they take up less space in your home. In addition, they have better energy efficiency because energy is not wasted keeping the water hot in the tank. They are more expensive to install but last about twice as long as a tank water heater.
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Call When the Water Heater Fails
When your water heater isn’t working, call the pros at Leary Plumbing for fast, reliable service. We offer a full range of services for water heaters in Platte City and the Northland to solve your problem quickly and efficiently. Our team is available for same day appointments and 24 hour emergency service, 7 days a week to get your hot water restored right away.