water heaters faq

How long will the water heater last?

This is quite variable. It depends on many factors. For example, the hardness of the water and the length of time the heater is used will affect how long it will last. Most likely, the water heater installed today will last about 8-12 years. This is incomparable with a water heater that was installed 25 years ago. Things don’t last as long as they used to.

How hot should the water be?

We do not recommend that the hot water is hotter than 120 degrees. Anything above this temperature can be dangerous for young children or the elderly.

What should I look for when buying a water heater?

Before purchasing a water heater, consider the type of power supply, the amount of water you need and the cost. If you are at a loss to choose, our experts will easily help you choose the best water heater.

How often should the water heater be flushed?

We recommend flushing the water heater at least once a year. This will help prevent potential problems that can cause sediment over time.

What are the signs of a water heater going bad?

  • The water temperature does not match the settings.
  • You don’t have enough hot water.
  • Water heater leaking.
  • You notice a decrease in water flow.
  • The water heater makes sounds that were not there before.
  • The water has a color or odor.

What is the most common problem with water heaters?

The most common and dangerous heater’s issue is a leak. It may be caused by too much pressure build up in the tank, a broken drain valve, corrosion, or rust. If you notice a leak, it’s best to call a professionals at Water Heaters Houston for immediate help.

What type of water heater is most energy efficient?

Tankless water heaters can be 24-34% more energy-efficient than conventional heaters for households that use 41 gallons or fewer of hot water daily. For households that use around 86 gallons daily energy-efficiency will be about 8-14% more.