Water Heaters

Water Heater Repair & Replacement in Apple Valley

We Have Decades of Experience

Your water heater is vital to keep your home clean and comfortable. Without hot water, showers become uncomfortable, and cleaning becomes difficult. The professionals at Zeb’s Plumbing have decades of experience offering tank and tankless heaters that can meet the needs of your home. We complete high-quality work with transparent pricing, so you’re never surprised by hidden fees. Let our team provide expert water heater services in Apple Valley so you can have the reliable hot water you deserve.

Schedule your free estimate by calling us at (760) 764-4176 or filling out our online contact form so you can have on-demand hot water!

Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters 

If you’re ready to install a new water heater in your home, you’ll need to decide between a tank or tankless system. Tank water heaters are the traditional, time-tested model that has been around for decades. They provide a steady supply of hot water through storage tanks, which are continuously heated. These systems generally come at a lower purchase and installation cost than tankless models. They tend to last 8 – 10 years and operate at around 40% efficiency, depending on how well they are maintained. 

Tankless water heaters are a newer model of water heater, found to be far more efficient than traditional tank water heaters. Without the need for a storage tank, these systems only use energy to heat water when it is needed. This results in a 95% efficiency rate, which often qualifies homeowners for rebates. While these systems cost more than tank water heaters, they tend to last much longer (20+ years) and consume far less energy.  

Zeb’s Plumbing is here to help you determine which system is right for you. Give us a call to discuss your options and schedule an appointment with our service experts. 

Tankless Water Heater FAQ

Traditional tank heaters are a thing of the past, with tankless options that take up less space and are increasingly efficient. We’ve answered some frequently asked questions so you can decide if tankless heaters are suitable for you:

How can it heat water instantly?

 Tankless or on-demand water heaters can heat water in 25 seconds or less because they warm the water as it moves through your pipes instead of heating 30-50 gallons at a time, like with tank units. This helps you receive hot water within seconds instead of minutes. 

Can an on-demand heater reduce costs?

Yes, because these systems use less energy, you can save up to $100 a year and reduce your environmental impact. Some areas also offer a tax credit or rebate that can reduce the cost of installation.

Do tankless heaters prevent hard water?

Hard water is caused by the mineral build-up common in tank heaters. Depending on your needs, this can be managed by draining your heater on a bi-annual or annual basis. Though tankless heaters don’t eliminate these minerals, they prevent them from building up in your water heater because they don’t store water. Zeb’s Plumbing offers various water treatment solutions that pair well with any water heater you choose.

If you still have questions about if a tankless water heater will meet the needs of your home, don’t hesitate when we’re here to help. Our expert water heaters in Apple Valley are exactly what you need for reliable hot water in any space.

Why Zeb's Plumbing?

Sea Why We Are the Right Choice
  • Friendly and Pleasant We treat our customers like family, building relationships and connections that are ever-lasting.
  • Professional Service With over a decade of experience, you can rely on our experienced technicians to deliver exceptional service.
  • Fast and Reliable We do things the right way the first time, always keeping you and your family in mind.

Signs You Need a Water Heater Repair 

The key to avoiding water heater emergencies is to become familiar with the warning signs that something is wrong with your system and schedule an inspection right away. 

Here are some signs that you may need to repair your water heater:

  • No hot water
  • Low water pressure from taps 
  • Unusual noises from the unit 
  • Leaks around the tank or connecting tubes 
  • Discoloration in hot water 
  • Not enough hot water 

If you’re having problems with your water heater, Zeb’s Plumbing is here to provide a swift and reliable solution. Equipped with advanced tools and technologies, we’ll have your system back up and running in no time at all. 

How Long Do Water Heaters Last?

Water heaters can last different lengths of time depending on things like how well they're taken care of and how hard your water is. Generally, a traditional water heater with a tank can last between 8 to 12 years, but some may last up to 15 years if they're well-maintained. Tankless water heaters usually last longer, around 20 years or more, but they also need regular maintenance to work properly. It's important to keep an eye on your water heater for signs of wear and tear and have it checked by a professional plumber to help it last longer.

How Often Does My Water Heater Need to Be Serviced?

It is important to schedule regular maintenance for your water heater to maximize its performance and lifespan. We recommend having your system serviced one to two times per year to ensure it is running safely and efficiently. At Zeb’s Plumbing, we are known for our comprehensive and reliable maintenance services. During each visit, our technicians carefully inspect each component of your system, including heat exchangers, fittings, valves, and more. This allows us to identify any parts that are worn or in need of repair

Tank Heater Advantages

Though tankless water heaters offer various benefits, tank options also have advantages. If you’re looking for a more affordable option, tank heaters have a lower initial cost and require less maintenance. If you have a larger family, these units store gallons of hot water at a time, which can be beneficial with simultaneous use. If you already have a tank heater, they are simple to replace, where converting to a tankless unit may be difficult and require adaptations.

Traditional heaters are not as advanced as on-demand options, so their repairs and maintenance are significantly more affordable. Standard maintenance includes annual flushing, adjusting the temperature for higher efficiency, and testing valves. This ensures the long-term operation of your unit so it can be reliable throughout the year. If you struggle with hard water, consider flushing the unit biannually to reduce mineral buildup throughout your system.

Zeb’s Plumbing offers water heaters in Apple Valley that meet your hot water needs. If you’re unsure which heater best fits your home, our plumbing professionals are here to help. Don’t struggle with an outdated or worn-out unit when we offer long-term solutions.

When you need a new water heater, trust our team of licensed technicians. Call us today at (760) 764-4176 for a free quote!

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