Water Heater Installation and Maintenance in Kansas City, MO & KS
Over time, Kansas City water heaters accumulate rust and sediment that reduce their ability to heat water. Eventually, an unmaintained water heater will operate inefficiently and potentially be damaged beyond repair. This is especially true if you have hard water in your home.
To prevent the premature failure of your water heater, consider traditional, tankless or hybrid water heaters for your Kansas City, Kansas or Missouri home.
Our Kansas City Water Heater Services
A water heater is a key appliance in the home that’s easy to forget about — until you’re shivering in the shower with no access to hot water. By then, unfortunately, it’s too late for preventive maintenance.
In need of professional water heater services? Our plumbers will get to the bottom of every issue and take care of the repairs, and installation. Read real customer testimonials to see what other people think of our services.
Water Heater Installation
New water heater installation is a process that involves choosing the right brand and model, type of water heater, and scheduling installation. Typically, water heaters can be gas, electric, tankless, and even solar-powered.
The right one for you will depend on the following factors:
- The number of people living in the home (hot water demand)
- How well the old unit is meeting hot water demand
- Cost of unit as it relates to annual operating cost
- Fuel type, availability, and cost
- Maintenance and repair requirements
- Estimated energy efficiency of various models
- Length of warranty
- Local municipal code requirements
Having many options can be both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you’re more likely to get just the right water heater for your home. On the other hand, you’ll need to do serious research to learn about the pros and cons of each type of water heater. If you have questions, call Hamilton to learn more.
Our Water Heaters
Tankless Water Heaters: A tankless water heater heats water on demand. That means no storage or shortage of hot water. Tankless hot water heaters take up significantly less room than traditional water heaters. They can be mounted on a wall or installed outdoors or indoors.
Hybrid Water Heaters: Hybrid water heaters are a relatively new concept in the plumbing world however, our customers are absolutely loving them. We are one of the only licensed plumbers to be installing HTP hybrid water heaters in the Kansas City Metro.
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You should never ignore the telltale signs your water heater needs maintenance. By not addressing things in time, you
Water Heater Repair
If you’re unable to get hot water, or if the water seems discolored, you may need to schedule a professional water heater service. Discolored water may be caused by sediment build-up. In these cases, the water heater tank needs to be drained and flushed. Some homeowners have the skills to do this themselves, but we always recommend hiring a professional plumber in case you run into another issue during the process.
If you see any metal or rust in the tank’s water, call an expert immediately. These particles could indicate a problem with the anode rod. This plumbing component attracts corrosive chemicals in the water and keeps them from rusting the tank liner.
If the water heater liner starts corroding, the unit can start leaking. In addition, if the drain pan under the water heater is old or improperly installed, the results could be expensive water damage to the floors, ceilings, or wall.
Before doing any kind of water heater inspection, be sure to turn off the power at the circuit breaker or shut off the gas.
Water Heater Maintenance
Whether the water heater is powered by gas, electricity, or solar power, it works hard every day to heat water for showers, laundry, dish washing, and more. To keep the water heater working properly for as long as possible, keep an eye on how quickly you get hot water in the home and conduct regular water heater maintenance.
Also tankless water heaters in Kansas City are growing in popularity. Although they don’t have a tank, they have filters and lines that require regular maintenance to keep them working reliably.
Since tankless water heaters are more complex and are more easily damaged if not serviced correctly, we recommend having an experienced plumbing technician. If you start to notice inconsistent water temperature, you might just need a quick tune-up. Fortunately, our plumbing team is the best in Kansas City for water heater maintenance.
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Call Hamilton For Water Heater Services
If your Kansas City Home needs a water heater repair, much needed maintenance, or it is due for an upgrade our team can help. We back our service with practically unbeatable guarantees because we pride ourselves on getting the job done right the first time.
Read water safety tips and more about our products below. We offer a variety of plumbing services and are experts at what we do.
Water Heater Safety Tips
Keep your home and water heater safe by following the following safety tips:
- Keep your water heater away from any combustibles.
- If your water heater overheats or begins spewing steam, cut it off at the breaker box.
- Never attempt to stop it at the tank, never attempt to add cool water to the tank and never try to cool it by spraying it with a hose.
- If you smell gas, leave the house immediately and call the fire department.
- If your water heater is in the garage, elevate it at least 18 inches off of the ground to protect it from fumes.
- Even if the temperature and pressure valve look fine on the outside, have it inspected by a professional. The T & P Valve is an important safety feature but it has a service life of around 3 years.
About Our Products
Hybrid crossover water heaters combine electricity with gas and are considered to be the most energy efficient water heater on the market. Not only are they efficient, but they are also extremely affordable. They are Energy Star certified and combine the flow capacity of a 50-gallon tank with the continuous flow and functionality of a tankless. If you’re interested in learning more about how the HTP Crossover Water Heater can help save you money, give us a call.