Water Heater Services
We rely on water heaters for so many everyday activities, including bathing, doing dishes, and doing laundry. A problem with your water heater can put a stop to your daily routine. At Moffett Plumbing & Air, we’ve seen it all.
We’ve been serving the Orange, CA, area since 1969, so there is no problem too big or too small. Our highly skilled technicians offer a variety of water heater services.
Dependable, Local Repair Service
You work hard, and you deserve to have a house that’s functional and convenient. Your home should also afford you great ROI.
In other words, no one wants to start their day with a cold shower. If your water heater needs repair, we understand that time is of the essence and will work quickly to get you back up and running. We’ve repaired countless water heaters, and there’s no issue we can’t handle.
During a repair visit, we’ll thoroughly inspect your system to ensure that we make a proper diagnosis. Then, before completing repairs, we’ll walk you through the various options.
Knowing when your water heater is in need of repair is not always as obvious as a breakdown. Some signs indicate it is time to call in a professional.
Signs Your Water Heater Needs Repair
The most obvious sign that your water heater needs repair is a total lack of hot water. However, a breakdown isn’t the only time you should be calling for repair. Here are some others:
Your water heater should work consistently and predictably. If you notice that it is taking longer to heat up, isn’t heating up all of the time, or any other abnormality, this can be an indication of a problem.
Since inconsistent heating may not impact you every time you use the faucet, it can be tempting to put off repairs. However, letting these issues go too long can lead to bigger repair bills down the road.
Your water heater wasn’t designed to be totally silent, so there will always be some noise. However, unusually loud noises like banging or cracking are signs of an underlying problem. Loud noises can indicate serious mechanical issues and need to be addressed right away.
Water Leaks or Pooling
The area surrounding your water heater should be totally dry. If you notice water pooling around the base, that is a good indication of a leak. If you see water, you should call immediately, as even minor leaks can quickly turn into big leaks that can cause significant damage to your home.
If you notice any of these issues, or if something just isn’t right, call Moffett Plumbing & Air. We are standing by to help address any issues that need to be repaired.
How Do I Know My Water Heater Needs Replacing?
We work with leading industry manufacturers and are familiar with the pros and cons of various systems. We’ll work with you throughout the entire process to ensure you get what you truly need.
Water heaters are one of the most important appliances in your home, and replacing this device can be a significant investment. Our professionals can help you select a replacement unit before installation.
When it comes to installation, ensuring that your water heater is installed correctly is critical. That’s why we take extra care and double-check our work to guarantee the job is done the right way.
It can be tricky to know whether it is time for a new water heater or a repair. Here are a few signs that it’s time to consider a replacement.
The number one reason water heaters need to be replaced is their age. Unfortunately, appliances don’t last forever, and sometimes they just reach the end of their life. A good quality water heater will usually last about ten years.
Some systems can last longer if they are adequately maintained. If your water heater is approaching or over ten years old, it is a good idea to start thinking about a replacement.
You use your water heater a lot, so a repair now and then is expected. However, if you are calling for repair after repair, that is a good indication that a replacement is better.
Another good indication that it may be time for replacement is the cost of repairs. Routine repairs should not cost an arm and a leg. If you notice that your repair bills are unusually high, you are probably better off investing in a replacement. Continuing to invest your money in an old or malfunctioning water heater is not the best use of your money. While a replacement may be more expensive, a new system will save you from repair bills down the road and give you a more efficient system.
A serious warning sign that it is time for a water heater replacement is when the water coming out of the faucets is unclear. Murky water indicates severe underlying issues like mineral deposits and rusty pipes. These issues tend to worsen over time and may not be repairable. If you notice water discoloration, call us right away.
If you notice any of these issues listed above, it is time to call in the professionals and consider a water heater replacement. At Moffett Plumbing & Air, we’ll give you an honest opinion on whether you need repairs or a replacement.
Other local plumbers may recommend a replacement prematurely. We’ll do everything we can to repair your system as long as it makes sense to do so. We have your best interests in mind and can help you make an informed decision.
Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
If you are considering a water heater replacement, a great option can be upgrading to a tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters offer a variety of benefits, including more living space, energy efficiency, and an endless supply of hot water.
Old water heaters are pretty inefficient. Traditional systems fill up the water tank, then suck energy around the clock to make sure you have hot water on demand. Tankless water heaters heat on demand, which means they are as much as 25% more efficient than older models.
This energy efficiency is better for the environment and will be noticeable in your monthly energy bill.
Instant Hot Water
Traditional water heaters can take a while to get hot water to your faucet. Not only is this a waste of your time, but it is a big waste of water. A tankless water heater speeds up the process significantly. Once the cold water is moved from the pipe, you’ll instantly get hot water to the faucet.
One of the major benefits of tankless water heaters is their size. Traditional water heaters can hold as much as 80 gallons of water, which really limits how many places the system can safely be stored. Tankless water heaters are a fraction of the size, opening up many more options for storage. Many homeowners opt to put the heaters in their attics. Tankless water heaters are also an excellent option for small spaces.
Endless Hot Water
While tank water heaters run out of hot water when the tank is empty, tankless water heaters don’t have this limitation. They heat the water that flows into them, so as long as the water is coming into the system, it will continue to produce hot water.
Another reason tankless water heaters are so attractive is their long lifespans. The average high-quality water heater will only last about ten years. A tankless heater can last up to 20 years.
The lifespan is something to consider when balancing the initial replacement cost. While the upfront cost of a tankless heater is higher, keep in mind that it will last twice as long as traditional water heaters.
If you are ready to upgrade to a tankless water heater, trust Moffett Plumbing & Air. We are familiar with the leading manufacturers and can answer all of your questions about upgrading.
Trust Moffett Plumbing & Air
If you are in the Orange, CA, area, trust Moffett Plumbing & Air for all of your water heater needs. At Moffett Plumbing & Air, customer satisfaction is our number one priority.
We have decades of experience in the industry, and we’ve built a loyal customer base because of our quality and customer service. We are so confident in our service that we back it with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
While some plumbing companies focus on quantity, we focus on quality. When you contact us, we work with you to schedule an appointment around your day. Then, we’ll send a professional who can explain all of your repair and replacement options before any work starts.
In addition, we don’t just send anyone out to your home.
Our technicians are highly trained and drug-tested. They have also passed a rigorous background check and show up with a fully stocked truck to ensure they’re prepared to tackle any issue when they arrive. We are standing by to repair or replace any water heater system. Contact your professional, local plumbing technicians at Moffett Plumbing & Air today!