Reliance Electric Water Heaters

Do You Need to Replace Your Water Heater?

You had a rude awakening this morning when you stepped into an arctic-cold shower. You checked the breaker, but it didn’t trip. You can’t remember the last time you serviced your tank. Does this mean it’s the end of the road for your current electric water heater?

Maybe not! We at Legacy Plumbing can repair and maintain any brand or model of electric or gas water heater in the city of Frisco and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area.

If your water heater is a decade old and your water is tepid at best, give us a call. It might only require a repair, and we are consistent in laying out personalized options that fit your budget and particular situation.

When You Can Repair Your Water Heater

Here are a few of the more frequent symptoms of an electric heater that needs repair:


What the problem could be: Check the thermostats and the heating elements. These could be your faulty parts. Also, your power may have tripped. Check the breaker panel to see if the breaker looks tripped. Try turning it off and on again. You can also buy an inexpensive non-contact voltage detector to safely see if power is making it to the water heater without having to disconnect anything.


What the problem could be: If your water heater is producing some heat but it runs cold too soon, you may have a water heater that isn’t big enough for your home’s hot-water demands. Or you could have faulty upper or lower heating elements, a broken or detached dip tube, wrong temperature setting, or sediment in the tank.

You may be able to fix these issues by replacing a few parts. Valves, thermostats, and heating elements are all frequent electric heater repairs. Our team can assist in figuring out if a repair will fix your problem.

When You Need to Have a New Electric Water Heater Installed

Here are some warning signs you may need a new electric water heater.


Your water heater could last 10-15 years with proper maintenance at least once a year. But if you can’t remember when you purchased your heater or the last time it was serviced, it’s time to think about a replacement — especially if the heater has been having issues.


One big red flag is if you are seeing a much higher monthly bill when you haven’t been putting a greater than normal demand on the system. There could be a leak on the water piping, or there could be an issue with the tank itself that will require replacement.


Although you may be able to fix a leaky valve or plumbing fixture, a leaky water heater tank must be replaced.


If your water is tinted a rust color when you turn the tap, this is an indication of a corroded tank. Chances are there are internal problems making the inner steel tank rust. If this is the case, you will need a new water heater.

We Install Energy Efficient Electric Water Heaters

  • Available in 40 and 50-gallon nominal capacity
  • Tall and Short models available
  • Dual 4500 Watt Heating Elements: Stainless Steel lower, Copper upper
  • High Flow Brass Drain Valve
  • Self-Cleaning Dip Tube helps reduce sediment build-up
    and maintain efficiency
  • Glass-lined tank with anode rod protects against corrosion
  • Factory-Installed temperature and pressure (T&P)
    relief valve

Legacy Plumbing is a Reliance Authorized Professional Contractor, which means we only install Reliance electric water heaters because they meet our high standards for safety, reliability, and efficiency.

The Reliance electric water heaters we offer are made with professional grade materials and are more reliable than those in a big box store. Additionally, they are constructed for longer tank life, high performance and lower operating cost.

Reliance’s electric water heater line is compliant with many electric utility incentive programs.

The Legacy team can analyze how much you can save by upgrading to a more efficient electric water heater. We are always primarily concerned with what works best for you and your situation during the electric water heater installation process.


– 9 year tank and parts limited warranty with Reliance –

– 4 year limited labor warranty with Legacy Plumbing –

Legacy is not like other companies. Other companies often give a warranty from one to three years, and sub out their warranties to third parties. At Legacy, we stand behind our installations and perform all required warranty service with parts readily available on our trucks.


We also have the option to upgrade our water heater with a kit that provides a 12-year tank-and-part warranty (from Reliance) with an upgraded 6-year labor warranty (from Legacy). This kit comes with an additional premium-grade magnesium anode rod which we install onsite that will extend the life of your water heater’s tank.


When Legacy Plumbing installs your electric water heater, we will automatically upgrade your system with:

  • New Water Supply Lines
  • New Water Shut Off Valve

PLUS: We’ll verify code upgrades with your city’s requirements and secure a permit for installation. We’ll also haul away your old water heater.

Legacy Plumbing is centrally located to provide fast service to North Dallas and surrounding suburbs. If you are looking for a North Dallas area plumber please call us today or complete our Online Request Form.

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