COLUMBUS WATER HEATER SERVICES
For residential water heater installation and repair in Columbus, The Rooter Works is your local, trusted resource. Professional and experienced, we’re a family owned company built on the core values of integrity and quality.
Choosing the proper water heater for your home can be a daunting process. If you do not work with a reputable company, you could end up with an improperly fitted water heater, costing you unnecessary dollars and wasting energy. If you’re in need of water heater services at your Columbus home, our company is on call to answer any of your questions and offer no-cost estimates.
Expert Water Heater Installation and Repairs
A storage or tank water heater is the most popular type of water heating system. In these units, water is kept at the desired temperature at all times. A thermostat senses the temperature of the water inside the tank, and turns the fuel (electric or gas, usually) on or off as required to maintain a set temperature. The temperature is adjustable to suit the consumer.
Tip: We recommend setting the water heater thermostat to 120°F rather than the standard 140°F to reduce energy consumption and the risk of scalding.
These units have a safety feature called a Temperature and Pressure (T&P) Relief Valve. This valve opens to relieve pressure in the tank in case of a malfunction.
Most storage units have a metal rod, which is called a sacrificial anode. This metal rod is suspended in the tank. Minerals in the water react with this metal, and cause the rod to be eaten away, rather than eating away at the walls of the tank. Some heater models also feature a glass-lined tank designed to reduce corrosion. During manufacture, a coating is applied to the inside of the steel tank and heated to form a protective porcelain glass-like layer.
Manufacturers and plumbers alike recommend flushing heaters yearly. Water heating systems frequently feature a plastic drain valve to be used for performing this flush. The Rooter Works technicians recommend replacing this plastic valve with a brass ball valve. The ball valve is sturdier, with a larger opening. This facilitates a more thorough flushing of minerals, especially in cases where the minerals have clumped together.
Tankless Water Heaters
These units are highly valued for water and energy conservation, but their price tag is approximately four times the cost of a tank water heating system. For certain properties and for long-term cost and energy efficiency, consider tankless units. They are smaller, more energy-efficient, and can provide an endless stream of hot water.
Ask one of our friendly representatives for more information about the latest in water heater technology and see if tankless is the best option for your plumbing needs.