Let’s face it. Not everyone likes cold showers, especially when you don’t want them. Central Air will have your water heater in your Portland home all year round.
Different Types of Water Heaters
At Central Air, we offer repairs for all makes and models of water heaters, including conventional and newer tankless water heater options.
Conventional Tank Water Heaters
Conventional water heaters are most commonly used because of their affordability. They are equipped with an insulated tank that stores heated water until it is needed. Conventional tanks can also be both gas- and electric-powered.
Electric Tankless Water Heater
These water heaters are the most energy efficient because they heat water as needed instead of storing heated water. This great option saves you the most on your monthly electric bill.
Hybrid Water Heaters
It’s all in the name! Hybrid water heaters utilize both a storage tank and an electric-powered heating system. Although they have a storage tank, this type is still considered more energy-efficient than conventional water heaters.
Signs of Needing a Water Heater Repair or Replacement
We know that replacing your water heater is an investment – ideally, your current water heater will serve your home for its full lifespan. While we are experts at repairing all types and brands of water heaters, sometimes we will recommend a full replacement to avoid long-term damage to your home’s plumbing system.
Here are some signs you should look out for to know when it’s time to call Central Air for water heater services:
Water Isn’t As Hot: Sediment can build up in the bottom of the tank over time, causing slower heating in your water heater.
No Hot Water At All: This can be due to a leak, sediment build up, or something was disconnected within the water heater.
Sediment In the Water: Rust can form from sediment buildup, which settles at the bottom of the pipes. This can make your hot water look discolored and slow down water flow.
Weak Water Pressure: This can be due to a blockage in the system causing poor water pressure. There are multiple parts of your plumbing where a blockage could be located, which is why it’s best to call professionals for an accurate diagnosis.
Unusual Noises: If you hear banging, grinding, or knocking coming from your water heater, it is most likely coming from excess sediment buildup. However, the cause of the noises can vary in severity. Sometimes your system can be fixed with regular maintenance, but in other cases, the problem may require a water heater replacement.
Increase in Energy Bills: If you notice a spike in your energy and water bills, but water consumption has remained the same, then it’s time to contact Central Air to assess the issue.
Call Central Air For Portland Water Heater Services
Call Central Air Heating, Cooling, & Plumbing if you need your water heater repaired. We offer water heater service throughout the Portland region and have been serving the area since 2001. If you’re experiencing a plumbing emergency, we are available 24 hours a day, so you’ll always be able to reach us when you need an urgent water heater repair.
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