Reliable Hot Water in Contra Costa County
You may be experiencing long wait times for hot water or waiting 20-30 minutes before being able to shower after a roommate. Don’t waste water waiting five to ten minutes for hot water to do the dishes or struggle through cold showers.
Pure Water Plumbing and Rooter Inc. can provide water heater repair and installation in Antioch that heat water in 15 to 20 seconds so you can stop waiting. We’ve served thousands of customers with same-day service as licensed and certified plumbers. Our high-quality water heater brands include Rheem, AO Smith, Broadford White, and Navien, with a 30-day warranty for installation you can trust.
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Your average water usage, the size of your home, and the members of your family are all important considerations when choosing a new water heater. Our expert technicians can help you decide what size and model are right for you.
Here is a short explanation of the pros and cons between gas and electric water heaters:
Gas heater pros:
- Low operating cost
- Works during power outages
- Shorter lifespan
- High installation cost
- Not as safe
Gas heaters have a lower operating cost than electrical heaters but may have a higher upfront cost if you don’t already have gas in your home. These models are not as safe because they may require occasional relighting but last approximately 12 years. However, during a power outage, you won’t lose hot water.
Electric heater pros:
- Lower initial cost
- Higher efficiency
- Higher monthly cost
- Won’t operate during power failure
Electric water heaters in Antioch are safer than gas because no pilot light may need to be relit. Every home has electricity, so these units often have a lower initial cost and an easier installation. However, they typically have a higher operational cost because electricity costs more than gas and requires more maintenance. If you experience frequent power failures, you’ll also lose hot water during those periods.
“We’ve called on two occasions to help with low pressure and a water heater that stopped working. The service was excellent both times.”- Editable Author
Maintenance is necessary for any appliance you own, especially your water heater. It would help if you flushed your water heater annually to remove sediment and improve efficiency. This is an easy process that takes about 30 minutes. Turn off your water heater and any electricity or gas going to it. Connect a garden hose to the drain outlet and run it to a floor drain or bucket. Drain the heater, and then wait until the water runs clear, so you know that you’ve removed most of the sediment.
Adjusting the water temperature is simple for a gas heater as they often have a thermostat on the tank. An electric heater will let you adjust the temperature after resetting the breaker, and for every ten degrees that you change can save up to 5% in energy costs. Insulating your heater with fiberglass can also improve efficiency if you have an older unit and your area experiences extreme temperatures. Maintaining your water heater is necessary to last its expected lifespan and should happen annually.
Let the experts at Pure Water Plumbing and Rooter Inc. help you decide which type of water heater works best for your home with our 25 years of experience.
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