Water heaters are something we rarely think about when it comes to plumbing, until there is a problem. Whether your water heater is leaking, making noises or just stopped working, Boerne Joe' Plumbing can help you diagnose and repair the problem or if you're in need of a new water heater, our plumbing experts can help you install the right model for you.
If you're in the market for a new water heater, there are a variety of things to consider when selecting which unit is best for you. Gas and electric water heaters are about equally common, yet each offer their own set of advantages and disadvantages. One benefit of electric water heaters is they don't require venting of the combustion gases the way gas water heaters do.
However, electric water heaters can be more expensive to operate and often do not heat cold water as quickly as a gas water heater does. However, if you are doing a water heater replacement, your choices may be limited depending on what kind of unit you already own. Typically, the expense of changing from one energy source to another can be cost prohibitive.
Tankless or "On-Demand" water heaters on the other hand are a great alternative to traditional tank water heaters because they provide unlimited, continuous hot water. Additionally, using electricity, gas, or propane as a heat source, tankless water heaters, in some cases, can cut your water heating bill by 10 to 20 percent by eliminating the energy that gets wasted from warmed water sitting around unused in a tank. Tankless water heaters also require less space, less service and less energy than the older tank water heaters.
However, keep in mind that many water heater problems can be repaired by a qualified plumbing expert. In fact, all components on a water heater can be fixed or replaced except for the tank. Unfortunately, once the tank busts there is no way to repair it and replacement is the only solution. If you are in need of water heater repairs or if it's time to upgrade your current system, give our expert technicians a call. At Boerne Joe' Plumbing, we can repair all water heater models including the latest tankless water heaters. If you are in need of a unit replacement or installation, we also carry all the top water heater brands including: Rheem, AO Smith, Bradford White, and more.