Do You Need a New Gas Water Heater?
You woke up this morning to an ice-cold shower and a pilot light that won’t stay lit. You can’t remember the last time you had anyone out to maintain your tank. Is it over for your current gas water heater?
Not necessarily! Legacy Plumbing can repair and perform maintenance on any model of gas water heater in the Frisco and DFW metro areas.
So even if your gas water heater is getting on in years and your water is as cold as the arctic, give us a call. You may just need a repair or maintenance, and we will always give you an honest course of action that fits your budget and needs.
Signs You May Be Able to Repair Your Gas Water Heater
The most common gas water heater issues can be broken down into two categories:
No Hot Water
Check the pilot light first. If your pilot light is off, try to relight it by following the manufacturer’s instructions. If you can’t relight it or if it doesn’t stay lit, the problem is almost always a defective thermocouple or gas control valve.
Water is Not Getting Hot Enough
What the problem could be: There are a few different reasons this could be happening, including a water heater that is too small for your home’s demands, a faulty or disconnected dip tube inside the tank, erroneous temperature setting, or sediment in the bottom of the tank.
Fixing your gas water heater may be as simple as replacing a part or two. Valves, thermostats, thermocouples, igniters, and motors are all common gas water heater repairs. Our team can help you figure out if a repair makes sense for you.
Signs You Need to Replace Your Gas Water Heater
What’s that leak? Why is my water tinted? There are often more symptoms of a bad water heater than just “hot or cold”, “pilot or no pilot”. Here are some telltale signs you may need a new gas water heater.
Gas Water Heater Manufacture Date
On average, natural gas water heaters around the DFW area last about 10-12 years, and you should have it flushed at least once a year. If you can’t remember when you purchased your gas water heater or the last time it was serviced and it’s acting up, you may want to consider a replacement. Check the manufacturer tag on the tank and look up the serial number. That should tell you the date the tank was built.
Higher Utility Bill
Often, a sign of trouble is seeing a significantly larger bill when you haven’t used more water. There may be a leak somewhere or other inefficiencies, so it’s time to consider a new heater.
Water Around Base of Unit
If the gas water heater tank itself is leaking, that cannot be repaired. You must replace it.
If your water is red or brown tinted when you turn the faucet, this is an indication of a bad tank. Chances are there is internal corrosion causing the tank to rust.
We Install Energy Efficient Gas Water Heaters
We are a Rheem Authorized Professional Contractor. This means we only provide Rheem gas water heaters that we trust to be energy efficient and safe with an extremely low failure rate.
The Rheem gas water heaters we offer are manufactured with higher-grade components and are more trustworthy than water heaters available to you at big box stores. Additionally, Rheem products are engineered to heat more water at a lower annual energy cost.
8 year tank and parts warranty with Rheem
4 year 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.
The initial cost to install a new gas water heater may be more expensive than an electric tank, but over time your utility bills will show major savings.
Have an electric water heater but want to switch to gas? It’s definitely worth considering. If you have a natural gas furnace, a gas water heater is a smart investment that can lower your monthly bills here in the DFW area. The Legacy team can set you up with gas hookups for your new heater, and you can be certain we put your needs first throughout the gas water heater installation process.
LEGACY EXTENDED WARRANTY
We also have the option to upgrade our water heater with a kit that provides a 12-year tank-and-part warranty (from Rheem) 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.
LEGACY AUTOMATIC ADVANTAGE
When Legacy Plumbing installs your Rheem gas water heater, we will automatically upgrade your system with:
- New Water Supply Lines
- New Gas Supply Lines
- New Gas Sediment Trap
- 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.