Ruston Water Heater Services
Quality Service for Standard & Tankless Water Heaters
Water heaters are the home appliance that’s most likely to not even be thought about until a malfunction occurs. When the water heater runs out of hot water too quickly, permeates the house with a bad odor, or develops a leak, you need a plumber in Ruston, LA to handle the problem. The experts at Mark Johnson Plumbing can diagnose and service your water heater quickly and efficiently. Want to see how this service has gone for other Ruston residents? Read their testimonials here.
Common Water Heater Problems
Water heaters tend to experience more problems the older they get. There are two surefire signs that your heaters age is crippling it and that it’s time to think about replacing it.
These signs include:
- No hot water- The water heater may not be heating enough hot water or heating any water at all. Your thermostat may have been set at an incorrect temperature or perhaps has stopped working altogether. We can reset or replace the thermostat so that you can have the hot water you need for showers and other household chores.
- Bad smell- Often described as that of rotten eggs, this is a problem that can be avoided through simple maintenance. We’ll drain your water heater to flush out sediment that has built up over time and settled at the bottom of the tank. In fact, it’s a good idea to have annual maintenance done on your water heater to prevent this problem. We’ll be glad to check your water heater each year to ensure it’s working properly.
What is the Average Lifespan of a Water Heater?
Like all appliances, water heaters have a lifespan. A water heater’s lifespan depends on several variables, including whether it’s a gas or electric water heater and whether it’s a tank heater, the most common in the U.S., or one of the newer tankless models. Tankless heaters can last 20 to 30 years, according to experts, while tank heaters usually last between 10 to 13 years.
Why Should I Install a Tankless Unit?
Many people today are choosing to install tankless heaters for a number of very good reasons. Tankless water heaters don’t store water but instead heat water that moves through the plumbing system. When you turn on the hot water in your bathroom, for instance, cold water is heated by an electrical or gas element that is part of your home’s heating system. The hot water is then delivered to your bathroom. Since you aren’t storing hot water in a tank but are instead heating it as it’s needed, you don’t run out of hot water.
What are some the advantages I’ll see by using this type of unit?
- Cost- When your water heater doesn’t have to hold hot water in readiness for bathing or cleaning, your energy costs will decrease. In fact, you could see your monthly energy costs drop by as much as 40 percent when you install a tankless system. As previously mentioned, a tankless system can last up to 30 years, reducing replacement costs significantly.
- Convenient size- Space may be one of the issues you have in your home or apartment. A tankless water heater can help resolve some of those issues as it’s just a couple of feet high and less than a foot deep. It can be mounted on a wall or even outside, whereas a six-foot-tall water heater must be installed inside your home.
If you’re ready for our Ruston plumbers to come and help you switch to a tankless water heater, contact us at Mark Johnson Plumbing. We’ll be happy to explain the benefits of this new way to efficiently heat your water.
“We have been using Mark Johnson Plumbing for a number of years.”- James A.
“He was very professional & founds the two problems quickly!”- Marion W.
“Service was great, fast, friendly, and exactly what was agreed on. They were on time and did I mention friendly?”- Mark T.