Fresno Water Heater Repair
No hot water your home? Is your water taking too long to heat up? Is your water heater making noises, or do you see rusty colored water in your home? If you have any of these issues, your water heater may need maintenance, repairs or even a replacement.
Types of Water Heaters
Conventional Water Heaters: In need of conventional water heater repairs? The professionals at Lee’s are more than happy to take on the task. Whether it runs on electricity or natural gas, we’ll get it up and running. You’ll be back to steamy bubble baths before you know it!
Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters: A combination of a conventional water tank storage with a heat pump, hybrid heat pump water heaters extract heat from the air to help heat the water. It uses a combination of electrical connections and existing water and can reduce your water heating costs by up to 60%.
Tankless Water Heaters: Tankless water heaters are one of the more energy-efficient options you can have in your home. They take up less space, and you can even have them installed hanging on a wall. Need more perks? How about a life expectancy of up to 15-20 years! Already have a tankless water heater, but need professional repairs? We’ve got you covered!
Solar Water Heater Systems: Solar water heating systems use the heat from the sun to warm up water for your home. These types of heaters come in two varieties: passive and active. Each variation has its perks, but both typically need a backup system for when water is in high demand or if you happen to have a few cloudy days in a row. If you need solar water heater repair or would like one installed, our plumbing experts have you covered.
What Would Cause a Water Heater to Stop Working?
Age of the Heating Unit: The average life of a water heater is about 8 to 12 years. Keeping up a proper maintenance schedule will help extend the life of your heater, but problems can still arise. If you are having issues with your heater and it is approaching or over ten years old, it may be time to retire the unit entirely. If you don’t know how old your heater is, your local plumber will be able to find out by reading the serial number on the tank.
Corrosion From Rust: Steel tanks all rust at some point. You’ll notice this is happening when rust starts coming out of the tap in your bath or sink. Rust and corrosion are not reversible and will eventually lead to leaks, which can cause expensive water damage to your home.
Sediment Buildup: If you don’t regularly flush out your water heater, collected sediments can clog your drain valve and wear down the bottom of your tank. These sediments are harmful because they form hard layers when heated over and over again. These layers make the tank use more energy to heat up, causing the unit to overheat and weaken.
Heater Size: If your unit is too small, it will not be able to heat water efficiently. And the harder your heater has to work, the more it will be exposed to high temperatures and make the tank brittle. It is better for your home and bank account to upsize your water heater if it is not currently meeting your needs.
Excess Pressure: A water heater that builds up too much internal pressure is at risk to leak, or worse, burst. High pressure in your tank is often caused when the water heater is set too high or when the exterior water supply comes in at an excessive pressure.Experienced Water
Bath time shouldn’t feel like the polar bear plunge! If you are in need of Fresno water heater repair, water heater maintenance, or water heater replacement call Lee’s today! We work with all types of water heaters. Our experienced plumbing professionals will fix your water heater quickly and affordably. A nice steamy bath is only one phone call away!
Water Heater Installation
Sometimes your water heater is beyond repair and it will be time to get a new one. A Lee’s Air representative will discuss with you the best options for your installation. We base our recommendations on several things including:
- The location the unit will be placed (for sizing requirements)
- The make, model and function of your last unit (for comparison)
- Tank vs. tankless
- Current legal codes and safety requirements at the time of installation
- Your hot water demand
We will work with you to get the information we need to find you the right water heater for you. Contact Lee’s Air to schedule your water heater appointment today.