Water Heater Installation and Repair
If you need a new water heater in the Cave Creek, AZ or Phoenix area, the first step is to determine how much hot water your family needs and what type of water heater is best for those needs: a tank or tankless water heater. Tank water heaters are traditionally used in most homes to preheat and hold water in a tank for future use. They are less expensive but they cost more to operate because they keep water heated at a steady temperature even when you don’t need hot water.
Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, are unique in that they only heat water when you need it. Small devices are installed before your fixture and use electrical elements to heat water when you turn on a hot water tap. Installation is more expensive, but they cost significantly less to operate over time.
Once you select a system that is right for your home, we can install the system for you quickly and ensure it works properly so you have reliable hot water for years to come.
Water heaters are designed to work continuously for up to 10 years at a time, but that doesn’t mean they won’t ever need repairs. If something happens and your water heater stops heating water properly or worse, if it starts leaking, call us immediately for service.
We are on call 24/7 for emergency services and can get your water heater back up and running fast. If you need a new system installed to replace your existing system we can do this as well.
The best way to ensure your water heater lasts as long as it is rated is to have it maintained on an annual basis. An annual inspection of your water heater ensures it is clean, there are no leaks, and that the connections are tight. Your contractor will clean any gas burners, check electrical elements and test the thermostat to make sure everything is working as intended.
If anything does go wrong with your water heater, and you end up needing water heater repair services, these annual inspections will likely catch any issues early, ensuring they can be resolved before they become more severe.
Expert Water Heater Service
Whatever your water heater needs, Desert Foothills Plumbing is here for you. Our technicians are on call 24/7 for repairs and can talk with you about your installation or maintenance needs.
Tank Water Heater Benefits
Tank water heaters have been used for decades and while the technology holding the water and heat inside the tank has evolved, the basic concept has not. A tank fills with cold water and is then heated, either by a gas burner beneath the tank or by electrical elements in the tank (learn more about gas vs. electric water heaters). When someone turns on a hot water tap in your home, hot water is removed from the tank and new cold water is added to it and heated.
So, you almost always have hot water when you need it, but you are heating a large volume of water on a constant basis that you may not always use.
Tankless Water Heater Benefits
A tankless water heater on the other hand is a bit different. Tankless water heaters are installed along the cold water supply just before your fixtures and only heat water when the hot water tap is turned on. They use electricity to heat, but the cost of operation is almost always lower because you only heat the water as you need it, instead of constantly like tank water heaters.