Do you need your water heater repair today? Are you located in Lago Vista, Tx?
We are too! So we respond faster. If you answered yes call now so we can fix it today!
At Can Do Plumbing our team of professional plumbers can diagnose and repair your water heater that is not heating or if your water heater is leaking.
First, we inspect your current water heater and share with you the reason your water heater is malfunctioning and provide a cost to repair.
Secondly, we evaluate the age and the amount of sediment in the tank before presenting water heater replacement options. The average age of a water heater is 8 to 12 years. Depending on the conditions your water heater may fail earlier. The conditions are based on water quality, usage and preventative maintenance.
Yes, we are IN Lago Vista!
Many plumbing companies claim to be in Lago Vista but they are not. We are located on Lohman Ford Road a mile past Boggy Ford Road on the right hand side.
Since we are in Lago Vista and mainly stay local for all of our work we are able to provide faster service. We mainly focus on plumbing service so we are able to provide the best service to our customer. Occasionally, we do utility work for the City of Lago Vista and new construction projects for homeowners in Lago Vista.
So why do others claim to be in local? I guess Lago Vista is just that great! Honestly, it is the way they think they need to advertise to get your call.
Tank type water heaters are the most common type of water heater. They can range in size from 10 gallons to 80 gallons for residential plumbing. We service all brands of water heaters.
Tank type water heaters usually last on average about 8 to 10 years but can hang in there up to 17 years. If you maintain the water heater properly you will see a longer life. They are not as efficient as tankless or hybrid water heaters.
A normal tank type water heater is the least expensive. It is also the most expensive to operate and doesn’t last as long. The regular maintenance would include flushing the tank and changing the anode rod.
At Can Do Plumbing we properly install your water heater so it is to code and lasts longer. Our typical water heater install includes an expansion tank, water heater pan, and proper venting.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. They don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save money. Tankless water heaters are 24% – 34% more energy efficient then tank type water heaters.
What brand of tankless water heater do we recommend?
We recommend tankless water heaters by Rinnai. After 20 years of personally seeing, repairing and installing different tankless water heater brands we believe Rinnai to be the best designed and highest quality units.
When do we recommend tankless water heaters?
For whole home water heating we only recommend gas tankless water heaters, not electric tankless water heaters. The only time we use electric tankless water heaters is at point of use, meaning under your kitchen sink or bathroom sink.
What model do I need for my home?
They are rated by how many GPM of water they will heat. To properly size a tank-less water heater you must count the bathrooms and expect them to all be used at the same time. We will calculate everything for you and provide the recommended model for your home and usage.
Is there maintenance required with a tankless water heater?
Proper installation of the tankless water heater will increase the lifetime. Proper venting is very important. Maintenance is also required. Descaling of the unit is recommended yearly. Build up on the lines can decrease the flow to the unit which can cause the unit to malfunction.
How long do tankless water heaters last?
A huge factor in how long the tankless water heater lasts is based on how it was installed and the maintenance. A tankless water heater can last more than 20 years.
Hybrid Water Heaters
Are you interested in a high efficiency water heater? A hybrid water heater, also called a heat pump water heater, is a great option.
Do you want tankless but you don’t have gas to your home?
We often recommend hybrid water heaters when only electric is available in the home. Many times our customers are looking into a tankless water heater not realizing that propane or natural gas is needed in their home.
So why are electric hybrid water heaters better then normal tank type water heaters?
First, they are more energy efficient. They can save up to $3000 in energy costs. Secondly, they perform better. They have a better recovery rating which means it heats the water faster.
What is a hybrid water heater? How does it work?
A hybrid water heater is a water heater that transfers the ambient heat from air to heat the water. It is basically a refrigerator in reverse. It captures heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to the storage tank to heat the water.
The warranty on a normal tank type water heater is usually 6 years. A hybrid water heater warranty is usually 10 years.
Hybrid water heaters feature a control pad that allows you to select the water temperature and switch between operation modes. Depending on how much water you expect to use, setting your unit to Auto, Economy/Hybrid or Vacation can minimize wasted energy.
Call Can Do Now to Schedule!
Give us a call to schedule. We answer the phone and schedule the same day or next day. We show up on time and call before we come. Our plumbers are professional and get the job done right.
Want more water heater information? Take a look at the info-graphic below from Energy.gov.