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Atlanta, GA has long hot, humid summers and cool winters, therefore having a reliable hot water heater is essential. The last thing you want is to wake up in the morning and find that it is not working, you do not want to start the day with a cold shower.
Atlanta is a big city with hundreds of plumbers, but who do you turn to for your water heater repair? Most will claim to be the cheapest and the best, so what do you do next? Well, your best bet is to look for a water heater specialist with many five-star reviews. You want somebody who is available 24/7 in case of emergencies and charges fair prices. The solution is easy: you want Peach Plumbing & Drain in Atlanta, GA.
We have had many satisfied customers over the years who have been good enough to recommend us to others. If you need a water heater repair, get on the phone, and call the professionals at Peach Plumbing & Drain.
Get Your Water Heater Regularly Maintained
Peach Plumbing & Drain strongly recommends that you have your water heater regularly maintained. This will ensure that your unit is working safely and running as economically as possible. This will reduce your energy bills and decrease the risk of any unexpected and expensive water heater repair.
Your heater’s warranty may also be invalid if it is not regularly maintained on a routine basis. Given that the cost of an average repair can be quite costly, it makes good sense to have your water heater regularly maintained by one of Peach Plumbing’s expert technicians.
Types of Water Heaters
There are several types of water heater on the market but those with high Energy Star Ratings are usually the best value.
- Conventional or Tank Water Heater – these work by heating water in a large (hopefully) well-insulated metal tank. The water is stored and kept warm through constant heating so that there is a large volume of hot water available all the time. This type is usually cheaper to buy and install but has higher running costs as the tank needs to be constantly heated.
- Tankless Water Heater – these are more compact as they do away with the need for a large external tank. They produce hot water on demand and are more energy-efficient, not having to keep a large tank of water heated all the time. When you require hot water, the water is heated and sent where it is needed.
- Hybrid Tankless Water Heater – this type contains a small tank within the heater which can provide an instant supply of hot water. This is perfect if you use hot water in small quantities, like washing your hands a lot.
- Heat Pump Hybrid Water Heaters – these units are very energy efficient drawing heat from the surrounding air and using it to warm the water. But they are very expensive to initially install.
The tankless water heaters are more expensive to install than a conventional heater, for instance, if the heater were gas-powered, you would need expensive vents to supply fresh air for combustion.
But you will save on energy bills over time. A further disadvantage of tankless water heaters is that they can only heat so much water at a time. So, if there is high demand for hot water at the same time, you run the risk of not having enough hot water.
Pros and Cons of Different Appliances
Gas Water Heaters
Without a pilot light, a gas heater will not ignite. Firstly, there may be a problem with your mains gas supply. If that is working fine then there could be a problem with the gas valve not opening fully, or the ignition unit may have broken down. Whatever, the reason you need to call Peach Plumbing & Drain to book a water heater repair.
If you see the flame flickering and changing color, this could be due to air been trapped in the gas lines and so reducing the gas pressure reaching the heater. Bleeding the air from the system is a dangerous job and should only be attempted by a qualified technician from Peach Plumbing & Drain to perform this water heater repair.
Electric Water Heaters
If your electric heater is not producing hot water first check that there are no problems with your electrical supply. If the circuit breaker is fine or no fuses are blown there could be a problem with a faulty electric thermostat or electric heating element. These will need to be replaced and this is a job best left to the professionals at Peach Plumbing & Drain, the experts in a safe and speedy water heater repair.
If you live in a hard water area, you need to be aware of scale forming on the insides of water heaters and the electrical heating elements. This built-up of scale may be the cause of any high-pitched, whining noises you may hear.
We suggest that you descale your system regularly, so lessening the need for a water heater repair or even the complete replacement of the heater.
A common problem is that the water heater is overburdened. If you have too many water appliances on at the same time the water heater will not be able to cope with the demand and it may even shut down.
You could either decrease the number of appliances you have on at any one time or upgrade your water heater to cope with the extra demand. If you do nothing, you run the risk that the unit will require an expensive water heater repair.
Why Choose Peach Plumbing & Drain of Atlanta?
Peach Plumbing & Drain takes huge pride in delivering a top-quality plumbing service to our local Atlanta, GA community. You name it, we can fix it. Water heater repairs and installation are our specialties. We do recommend that you have your heater regularly maintained, but eventually it will need replacing.
There is a bewildering choice of water heater on the market, so it can be difficult to decide which one is best for you. Let the team of experts at Peach Plumbing & Drain help with selecting the best unit for you and your budget. Our prices are honest and transparent so that you are assured of a fair deal.
One is best for you. Let us at Peach Plumbing & Drain help with selecting the best unit for you and your budget. Our prices are honest and transparent so that you are assured of a fair deal.