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Water Heater Service in Fairfax

Helping You Choose the Make & Model that’s Right for Your Home

Water heaters create the types of problems that many homeowners react to with an out of sight out of mind philosophy. Even so, for those who are paying attention, a water heater will give signals that there is a problem. If you get right on it and call for a repair or a replacement, you can save yourself the discomfort of being out of hot water or worse. If you don’t fix a water heater before the problems get to their worst stages, you could end up with a crawl space or even a floor full of water. Your Fairfax water heater services need to be a priority when managing the comfort and safety of your home or office.

Your water heater, when it is losing efficiency, will develop characteristics that, if noticed, will clue you into problems that are developing. These characteristics may be hard to distinguish from the regular characteristics of a fully functioning stock plumbing system. If only water heaters blew out all at one time they’d be easy to diagnose. Instead, they usually go out a little at a time, or one element at a time, and can cause a lot of discomforts and increased utility bills in the process.

It’s when they blow out one element at a time that it gets hard to notice. A long run of pipe from the water heater to the fixture, whether it’s a faucet or a shower valve, will take a while to heat up. This is what causes people not to notice when the water heater starts acting up. However, the regular time that it takes to heat up needs to be compared to the way your water heater is acting now.

Symptoms to Watch For

Is the water only getting lukewarm as opposed to fully hot after a good wait? Or, is it getting plenty hot but running out way too fast? Is your hottest setting slowly getting cooler and cooler? These are all symptoms that tell of different problems with your hot water tank elements. Is your water coming out cloudy or rust colored? These are common clues to problems within the tank itself.

Gas water heaters can have different problems than electric ones. Bigger ones may have more electrical issues than smaller ones. The number of people using it usually determines the size you need. These problems can be daunting for a homeowner. That is why you need a professional plumber.

We are experts at finding the right replacement water heater for most homes and installing them to meet your needs, state requirements and pass all inspections. We can also do repairs on those water heaters that still have life in them and just need some TLC. Save yourself stress, discomfort, and money. Give us a call! Our veteran-owned and operated company is dedicated to providing you with the high quality service you need, when you need it.

Tankless Water Heaters

If you own a conventional water heater, then you are well-aware of the fact that the units have a large, 40 to 80-gallon storage tank that is most likely taking up valuable square footage in your utility room or basement. However, as long as your water heater is working, isn’t too noisy, and is able to deliver hot water when you need it, then why should you have to worry?

Maybe not everything with your conventional tanked unit has been fine, though. Have you been forced to having to take cold showers at night after the rest of your family has used up all of the hot water? Have you been shocked with the high costs of your latest utility bills? Or maybe you’re just tired of having what seems to be a fragile, energy-inefficient waste of space in your home!

You aren’t alone. That’s why so many Americans are upgrading to tankless water heating, and it’s why Home Service Doctors offers installation and maintenance of this new technology. Tankless water heaters are a far more advanced and efficient technology than your conventional tank type.

Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

If you switch to tankless from traditional water heating, you will immediately begin to enjoy the benefits of:

  • Endless hot water: Tankless units heat water whenever you need it, and there’s no stored water to waste heating on or need to refill.
  • Savings on your utility bills: By providing a 30-35% energy efficiency increase, tankless units typically save customers up to $300 each year.
  • More space: A tankless unit is about the size of a carry-on suitcase, so you won’t have to take up unnecessary space in your utility room or basement for it to fit. In fact, tankless water heats can be installed on practically any wall in your home.

No matter what type of water heater you have or are looking to install, our Fairfax water heater experts have the skill necessary to get the help you need. Call us today at (703) 997-1660 to get started!

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