My Professional Plumber | Should You Get a Tankless Water Heater? | Knoxville, TN

Do You Need a New Water Heater?


A tank/storage water heater lasts about 10-15 years. When it fails, it could cause a lot of water damage to your home. Avoid a potential catastrophe by taking our Water Heater Quiz to find out if you need a new water heater, or just some maintenance!

Is Your Electric Bill Climbing Without a Clear Cause?

An improperly maintained or failing water heater can cause your electricity usage to spike. If you’re seeing higher energy bills that you can’t attribute to seasonal heating and cooling changes or an increase in energy use by the people in your home, you may need a water heater inspection.

YOU SHOULD: Call us for an inspection. You may just need a tune-up, but if you do need a new water heater, we’ll help you find the best equipment for your family’s needs.

Is Your Water Heater Noisy?

A loud water heater can indicate a buildup of minerals and sediment. Since water is full of these “hard” minerals that are heavier than water, they will form a layer of sediment at the bottom of your tank. You can usually solve this problem by draining the water heater yourself, or calling a plumber to do it for you. It’s also a good idea to check and replace the sacrificial anode rod, which is used to prevent your tank from rusting and deteriorating.

YOU SHOULD: Drain the water heater yourself, or, if you’re not comfortable doing it, give us a call. We’ll be happy to give you an up-front, honest quote and come take care of your water heater maintenance.

Is Your Water Heater Tank Leaking?

Water pooling around the base of your water heater or visible rust on the tank itself is a clear sign that you need water heater repair. There are many reasons why water may be forming around your water heater, including loose connections, defective valves, and old age and deterioration.

YOU SHOULD: Give us a call. We may be able to get your water heater working efficiently with just a repair, but if you do need a new water heater, we’ll help you find the best equipment for your home.

Do You Have Discolored Water?

Poor water quality doesn’t necessarily mean you have a problem with your water heater, but it’s a good idea to find out. If the water is only discolored when the hot water is on, you probably need hot water maintenance. Even new models can release poor water quality to your taps. You may just need to drain your tank and replace the sacrificial anode rod.

YOU SHOULD: Call us for an inspection. You may just need a tune-up, but if you do need a new water heater, we’ll help you find the best equipment for your family’s needs.

Most of these problems can be solved by switching your tank water heater to a tankless model. Tankless water heaters cost more upfront, but can save you lots of money in the long run.
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