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Water Heaters Garland Plumbing

Garland water heaters are generally very reliable, but occasionally, they do have problems. These problems can include:

  • No hot water
  • Inadequate hot water
  • Rust colored water
  • Rotten egg odor
  • Low rumbling or popping noise
  • Higher pitched whining
  • Water leaking around base of heater

Garland Plumbing Pro can help you with each and every hot water tank problem. Normally, a hot water tank is something that you want to leave to an Garland plumbing professional. While many issues can be fixed, if your tank is more than 10 years old, it may be time to consider your water heater alternatives in Garland, TX. One of the most exciting advances in hot water heating is the tankless water heater. Garland Plumbing Pro can answer all of your questions and help you determine the most cost effective water heating system.

Garland Plumbing Pro associates repair and install all types of water heaters: gas, electric, power vent, even tankless water heaters. Commercial or residential, Garland plumbing technicians will assess your water heating requirements and explain all options and prices for getting the hot water you need.

Two of the most important factors in selecting the correct water heater are:

Consider The First Hour Rating (FHR) - Although it is possible that you could figure in the size of the water tank into your decision, this is not as important as the FHR. The FHR measures how much hot water the heater can produce in one hour.

Determine Daily Water Consumption – This is important and should be based on your busiest day of the week. Things such as laundry, dishwashers, showers, etc. – calculate how much time you need hot water for each. Add these figures up, comparing your total to the FHR on the yellow energy label. If it is equal to or better than your number, then all is good.

Considering a Tankless Water Heater?

The most popular advantage of tankless water heaters is that you will never run out of hot water. This is because Garland tankless water heaters heat water on demand. That means no storage or shortage of hot water. Imagine the luxury of always having hot showers or filling up a Jacuzzi hot tub and still having an endless supply of hot water for the rest of your household needs. Is it time to consider a tankless water heater? We can help with you understand your options.

To learn more about how Garland Plumbing Pro can help ensure years of comfortable, worry free service, feel free to browse the information on this site or call us today. No matter how big or small the project, Garland Plumbing Pro is committed to your satisfaction. In addition to water heater repair our specialties include:

  • General Garland Plumbing Repair Services
  • Faucet Repair
  • HVAC Repair
  • Toilet Repair
  • Pipe Repair
  • Sewer Line Repair

You can always count on our professional Garland plumbing contractors to provide high-quality, affordable plumbing services. Garland Plumbing Pro associates will have your situation quickly evaluated and will gladly perform repairs and replacements as needed. Our services extend to a wide variety of problems for a wide array of applications.

Call us today at (972) 546-2979. We service Garland and all surrounding areas.

Sizing a Tankless Hot Water Heater

When purchasing a tankless water heater you should think of flow not capacity. A tankless water heater will never run out of hot water like a storage tank however, a tankless heater may not have the capacity or flow to properly provide hot water to all fixtures at the same time. Flow rates vary from about 1.2 to 6 GPM. Point-of-use models, such as those that provide hot water to a single bathroom sink, are rated 1.2 GPM. A 2.6-GPM tankless water heater will handle one shower at a time, a 4-GPM model one shower and one sink, and a 6-GPM two showers. When considering tankless, seek the help of a Garland plumbing company to help determine your needs.

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Recommended Garland Water Heater Maintenance

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  • Tanks should be flushed at least annually.
  • Pressure gauges and relief valves should be checked four times a year.
  • For glass-lined tanks, replace sacrificial anodes every 2-3 years.
  • Check combustion chamber and flue for rust and corrosion.
  • Limit hot water to maximum 140°F.
  • Install timers on electric water heaters to turn off during unoccupied periods.
  • Draining a bucket of water will remove sediment from the tank bottom that could corrode the unit and reduce its heating efficiency. Drain and refill hot-water heater once a year to keep it fully functional.
  • Check all the pipe connections and valves for leaks once a month. On gas models, be sure the vent pipe is properly installed and there are no obstructions.

"Standard" and "Super Efficient" Hot Water Heaters

Structurally, both tanks are the same. The difference is in the insulation, components used, and warranty options. A super efficient tank will generally have a much higher efficiency rating, better elements, and most likely a larger anode rod. The warranty will cover manufacturer's defects for a longer period of time. Many energy companies offer a mail in rebate if you buy a super efficient tank. Ask our of our Garland plumbers about the super efficient water heater.

Temperature & Pressure Relief Valve

The T&P valve is designed to protect your home and you from hot water tank failures. T&P relief valves used on residential water heaters are typically designed and manufactured to relieve on pressure at 150 psi and on temperature at 210°F. In normal operation of the water heater and T&P valve, no water should be discharged from the valve. A T&P valve that discharges is an indication of an abnormal condition in the system and by discharging, the T&P valve is meeting its designed safety purpose. The causes of discharge can be thermal expansion, excess system pressure, low temperature relief, too high a setting on the water heater, or something in the water heater causing excess temperatures in the heater. If you detect water from your T&P relief line, we recommend you contact your Garland plumbing professionals immediately.

Water Heater Thermocouple

If you have a gas water heater, you probably have a thermocouple in your unit. The pilot thermocouple sends an electrical current to the gas valve when the probe is heated to a certain temperature. This current tells the gas valve that the pilot is lit and it is ok to send gas to the burner if the thermostat calls for it. If the thermocouple fails, the water heater will not light. The most common problem with the thermocouple is deterioration at the tip of the unit. For help with all Garland water heater issues, give us a call today.

Water Heater Thermostats

The thermostat in your Dallas water heater controls the water temperature. Most tanks do not provide specific temperatures on the control, just hotter or colder. For specific temperatures you will need to check the water with a thermometer from the nearest tap. Water temperatures from the tank should not exceed 120°f to 140°f. If you suspect a defective thermostat, in a gas unit the entire gas valve will need to be replaced. In an electric tank, the thermostats are electric circuit breakers which are more easily replaced. We recommend you contact your trusted Dallas plumber to service water heater thermostats.

Water Heater Exhaust Flue

Right now is the time to check your Garland water heater exhaust flue. If your tank is in a closet begin there. Check to make sure the flue pipe is sitting properly on the tank. You should see no gaps or breaks in the pipe. Next move into the attic. Again, the flue line should continuously extend into the roof cap. Make sure all braces and supports are in place. If you have any concerns about your water heater exhaust, do not ignore it. Carbon Monoxide can be deadly.

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