Gas Water Heaters
Replacing a water heater is a big decision and you want to make sure that you have the correct knowledge before attempting to replace your unit. In an ideal situation you’d replace the old unit with one of the exact same size and make, and thereby avoid having to move any gas, water, or electrical lines. Gas Water Heaters operate on either propane or natural gas and are generally very economical to run. They do cost a bit more than electric heaters up front. Check with your local building department to find out if homeowners are allowed to install gas appliances in your municipality. If you choose to upgrade or downgrade in size, you’ll find that relocating the necessary lines can be a bit more in depth. Be aware that replacing an electric water heater with a gas-fueled model requires installing a vent and an approved combustion air source (and usually a permit). Tankless Water Heaters are becoming the new trend lately, because by installing a tankless model, you are eliminating the need to store 40-60 gallons of water in your attic, or garage. Tankless models are a bit more expensive initially, but will pay for themselves within around 5 years. The life of tankless water heaters is more then double those of a typical gas or electric tank heater. To learn more about tankless water heaters you can read our Tankless Water Heater article.
How to Remove a Water Heater (Gas Models)
King James Plumbing can assist you in your Water Heater Installation Spring TX repairs or replacements. It is a commonly held belief that a tank-style water heater should last around 7-10 years. The longevity depends on many factors, including initial quality, usage levels, maintenance diligence, and other miscellaneous factors such as hardness of water. While it is everyone’s goal to get as much use out of our major appliances as possible, it is also undeniable that the best time to replace a water heater is before it leaks and potentially floods your home with water. It’s a bit of a gamble, but once your old heater starts showing signs of wear and perhaps even acting up a bit, go ahead and make the change.
If your water heater does start leaking through the ceiling in the middle of the night, just know that you can call our plumbing team 24/7 for any plumbing emergency. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can rest assured that if you experience a problem at 3.a.m, that K.J.P will have a certified master plumber in route to you shortly after! Servicing the Woodlands, Spring, Conroe, Kingwood, and the greater Houston area. During King James Plumbing’s normal business hours, from 7 am – 7 pm, we charge a diagnostic fee of $79 to come out to your house or business and offer an estimate of cost for your unique situations repairs or improvements. This fee will be credited, in many cases, if your job is completed or booked at that time. Outside of King James Plumbing’s business hours, we gladly assist and charge a diagnostic fee of $125.00.
Water Heater Installation Spring TX
The fuel supply connection is the only part of installing an electric water heater that differs from installing a gas heater, except that electric heater do not require a vent. The branch circuit wires (240 volts) are twisted together with matching wires in the access panel located at the top of the unit. When installing an electrical water heater, it is good practice to shut the power to the heater off at the breaker box to avoid electrocution. Temperature adjustments on electric models are made by tightening or loosening a thermostat adjustment screw located near the heating element. Always shut off power to the unit before making any adjustments, as the power terminals are very close to the temperature adjustment screw.
Water Heater Installation Spring TX
If you are just interested in installing a new unit because the existing age, or just for preventative measures you can call King James Plumbing for a fair quote by an extremely experienced and trusted company! Perhaps you are currently trying to figure out what is causing your plumbing situation, or why this issue has occurred, again don’t hesitate to give our expert team a call. Our master plumber will help you diagnose the problem, walk you through what you are dealing with, and let you know your best options from a professional standpoint. Just give a brief description of your complications to one of our team members via phone or e-mail. Our goal is always to serve you in the best way possible!
So, choose King James Plumbing when you’re in need of Water Heater Installation Spring TX support. Our team of professionals understands that you may be dealing with an emergency, and will be ready to provide you with the professional assistance you deserve! Call us today at 713-322-5464, (713)-322-(KING) for more information or questions. We will be glad to walk you through the different services and countless options we have to offer our customers! You can also read our common Repairs and Installations page on our website, just keep in mind that these are just some common services. If you are curious about whether K.J.P can provide you with a non-listed service, feel free to call 713-322-5464, or email us. We look forward to assisting you in your quest for exceptional plumbing service!