Water Heater Repair in Hampton Roads
As homeowners, there are so many systems in our homes that we almost completely take for granted — until those systems stop working. One such item is the water heater, which we seldom think about or notice until it’s not working and there is a large (and often EXPENSIVE) problem! Our Master Plumbers are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to help you with water heater repairs, replacement and installation.
The Miller’s Services team is ready to take on your water heater services. What’s even better is that we are here to share tips on how you can better maintain your water heater to prevent the overwhelming need for repairs in the first place. Check out the tips below and feel confident that your water heater is taken care of. If it’s not up to par, have no fear, give the Miller’s Services team a call!
Miller's Services Are Your Water Heater Professionals
With Master Plumbers on staff, Miller’s Services is equipped to take care of your water heater. We are the leading provider of plumbing expertise in Gloucester and Mathews, Virginia, and we would love to show you why our customers keep coming back to us after all these years to help them with their plumbing needs!
Water Heater Repair
Sometimes water heater problems are better off being solved by a repair rather than a replacement; a repair can be far more cost-effective for a water heater that could easily have 5+ years of life left in it. If you experience any of the following issues, your water heater might need to be repaired or replaced: no hot water, inadequate supply of hot water, rusty or smelly water, strange noises from your water heater, or a water leak around the base of the heater. Millers can help you asses your water heater’s situation and provide the best plan of action to get your water heater functioning again!
WATER HEATER INSTALLATION AND REPLACEMENT
Sometimes replacing your water heater is your better option, and sometimes it is your only option—For example, if your A T&P valve and plumbing leaks can be repaired, but a leaky water heater tank cannot; the unit must be replaced as soon as possible.
With time appliances may become less efficient in their energy usage due to wear and tear. Your water heater may have to work harder and longer to produce the same results, causing your energy bill to skyrocket. For example, if you have noticed over time that you have to turn the shower dial further and further to get the same temperature water.
Replacing your water heater now may be the better option for your finances in the long-run. Millers can help you get started by assessing your situation, removing the old water heater, and installing the new water heater that is best suited to your needs!
TANKLESS WATER HEATERS
Tankless water heaters are the newer and more efficient take on a water heating system. If you are hoping to free up some space in your house, you are in luck because these water heaters are smaller in size than a tank-type water heater and can mount on a wall. There is no large tank, eliminating the extra cost of keeping 40 to 50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank. Tankless water heaters utilize a coil that heats the water only when it is needed; these units are powered either by electricity or natural gas.
The primary disadvantage of a Tankless Water Heater is the upfront cost. Depending on the water usage in your household, tankless water heaters can be more energy-efficient and cost-effective in the long-run, therefore, leveling out the large initial investment in the product.
Tankless water heaters typically come in smaller sizes; on average, they can provide 2-5 gallons of hot water per minute. If the members of your household often find themselves doing laundry, running the dishwasher, and taking a shower around the same time, then you will need more than one tankless water heater to meet your hot water needs or a larger unit that can handle the demands of the whole family.
The installation of a tankless water heater can be a bit tricky and dangerous to do on your own; these units have high-powered burners and special venting requirements (a dedicated, sealed vent system, which requires professional installation). Miller’s Services can help you best navigate, which tankless water heater will suit your needs based on your water usage, power source/usage, and your energy efficiency preferences. To learn more about tankless water heaters, click here.
WATER HEATERS—THE BOTTOM LINE
Whether it be a tank-type water heater or a tankless water heater, Miller’s Services is here to help! After all, this is not a do-it-yourself project unless you have pro-level skills. Give us a call today to learn more about our water heater services in Gloucester, Mathews, Williamsburg, Newport News, and surrounding counties