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.
Water Heater Age
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.
Bigger Electric Bill
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.
Moisture Underneath the Heater
Although you may be able to fix a leaky valve or plumbing fixture, a leaky water heater tank must be replaced.
Brown Tap Water
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.
Rheem Professional Classic Plus 50-Gallon Electric Water Heater
We Install Energy Efficient Electric Water Heaters
Legacy Plumbing is a Rheem Authorized Professional Contractor, which means we only install Rheem electric water heaters because they meet our high standards for safety, reliability, and efficiency.
The Rheem electric water heaters we offer are made with high-end materials and are more reliable than retail store offerings. Additionally, they are constructed for longer tank life, high performance and lower operating cost.
Rheem’s electric water heater line is compliant with many electric utility incentive programs. And if you choose a hybrid series electric water heater, you can expect even more savings — including a federal tax credit, nationwide rebates, and up to $480 per year in energy cost savings.
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.