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Water Heater
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When it comes to water heater services, Wood’s Plumbing in Tucson is the only plumber you’ll ever need. We are a trusted name and highly recommended when it comes to American water heater sales, repair, replacement and installation. Moreover, we are also ACT hot water-certified.

Our expertise spans across kitchen plumbing, bathroom plumbing, shower valve repairs, and much more! Plumbing inspections are also available upon request. Contact us today to get started!

Hot Water Heaters

If you’re looking to install a new water heater in your home, then tankless water heaters are a good option.

Tankless water heaters do not have a water tank to store hot water. Rather, whenever there is a demand for hot water, the water flows into the water heater, triggering the heating elements or burner. As the water is heated by the burner, it flows to wherever the demand is located. When the demand is turned off, the heating system also turns off until you need hot water again.

Tankless water heater manufacturers state that tankless units use up to 30% to 50% less energy than tank type units. These energy savings of 30% to 50% apply to only 30% of the bill, not your total energy bill. This roughly converts to approximately $100 in annual savings for the average household.

If you still have a water heater with a tank, you should be aware of the most common problem associated with it. Water tank heaters are prone to a buildup of minerals in their tank. These deposits are left behind during the heating process. As the deposits build up, it becomes harder to heat the water. Because of this issue, your heater should be drained and flushed on an annual basis. When you contact us for water heater services, we’ll also check the temperature and water pressure relief valve, shut-off valve, and drain valve for proper operation.

Maintaining Your Hot Water Heater

If your water heater breaks down, it doesn’t always mean that you need to replace it. There are many possible reasons why your heater stops working. For example, it could be a bad thermal coupling issue or a defective gas regulator. Compared to the cost of a new heater, the cost to repair the water heater is relatively inexpensive.

When you’ve got a water heater problem on your hands, call Wood’s Plumbing. Let us check your heater to determine the cause of the problem. We can then discuss your options with you so you can make an informed decision about replacing or repairing your heater.

Common Issues That Require Water Heater Repair

Running out of hot water — A tankless heater seldom runs out of hot water, as it heats water on demand, but a small tank heater could lead to issues like running out of hot water, especially when it is being used for various household tasks simultaneously.

No hot water — A common issue is water not being heated. No hot water in the taps could be due to a tripped circuit, fuse blowout, or snuffed-out pilot light.

Unwanted sounds and noises — Sound can travel through the pipes and water. If you hear unwanted sounds or noises when the heater is on, it could mean there is some issue with the water heater.

Water Heater Expansion Tanks

A safety device known as a water heater expansion tank (sometimes called a thermal expansion tank) can help minimize the risk of pressure damage to the plumbing system. Thermal expansion causes water to expand on heating. To accommodate this expansion, the water heater produces extra water volume each time it heats water.

A water heater expansion tank is necessary when you run a closed water system. Keeping in mind the possibility of contamination, closed systems are good. However, there is a downside. A closed system does not allow for thermal expansion when the water is heated. The thermal expansion causes fluctuations in the water pressure within the home water supply system. It can also cause problems for water heaters, water piping, and fixtures in the home. Therefore, you would need an expansion tank to protect your system.

Hot Water Recirculation Pumps

Is the water in your faucet or shower slow to heat up? If so, then it could be the first sign of a problem with your recirculation pump. Even if it seems as if the problem is with your heater, the recirculation pump is the more likely culprit. If “almost instant hot water” sounds good to you, but your home doesn’t have a recirculation loop, all is not necessarily lost. Adding a recirculation loop to your existing plumbing is possible.

If the water piping in your home runs above the ceiling, and you have an attic for access to the system, then adding a recirculation loop is not too difficult or too expensive. If your water piping runs overhead, but you don’t have an attic, it’s still possible, but it will be more complicated and expensive. Finally, if your water piping runs underground, it’s still possible, but it will be very complicated and expensive. No matter how complex your plumbing system is, you can count on us to find a way to work around it to ensure that you have instant access to hot water.

Inspection List

  • Main sewer line
  • Water service entrance
  • Water softener loop or sediment filter
  • Evaporative coolers
  • Water heaters
  • Toilets
  • Lavatories and sinks
  • Whirlpool and garden tubs
  • Showers and tub / showers
  • Washer box
  • Hose bibs
  • Pool fill valve and irrigation supply

Contact Wood’s Plumbing Today

Don’t risk trying to install a water heater or repair it yourself. Wood’s Plumbing offers the best water heater repair services in Tucson, Marana, and the surrounding areas. Contact us for professional installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance of your water heaters. Whatever your plumbing needs may be, our experienced and qualified plumbers are always ready to provide you with professional plumbing services. You can always count on us for any emergency plumbing or water heater services.