Adding Water Heaters To Your Home Will Improve Your Quality Of Life.
At Lone Star Water Services, we understand that having a reliable water heater is essential for your family. That’s why we offer various tank or tankless heater systems to keep your family safe & comfortable from the cold all winter long.
These are available in various sizes & capacities, so you can find the perfect fit for your home. We also offer a variety of features that make our water heaters stand out from the competition.
Some of the features that make our units the best on the market include:
- Heavy-duty construction: Our units are built to last with heavy-duty construction that can withstand even the most extreme conditions.
- Energy-efficient: Our water heaters are energy-efficient, so you can save money on your energy bills.
- Safety features: They also have various safety features, including a pressure relief valve & a temperature control dial.
- Easy to use: They are easy to use, so you can get the most out of your investment.
The Best Quality Water Heaters Near You
Lone Star Water Services is your one-stop shop for all your water heater needs. From water heater installation to repairs & maintenance, we’ve got you covered. We pride ourselves on providing our customers with the highest quality water heaters & services, so you can rest assured that your family is comfortable this winter.
Water heater systems are essential to any home & choosing a reputable & experienced company to install & maintain your system is necessary. Lone Star Water Services has been in business for over 20 years & our team of experts is passionate about providing the best possible service to our customers.
We offer a variety of water heaters to suit any need & we’re always happy to answer any questions you may have about your specific situation.
Give us a call today & let us help you keep your family safe this winter.
Electric and Gas Water Heater Repair & Installation in TX
What Is A Water Heater?
A water heater is a household appliance that provides hot water for various purposes, such as bathing, cooking & washing dishes. They come in two main types: storage tank water heaters & tankless water heaters.
Storage tank heaters are the most common type & they heat water in a holding tank & then supply it to your home. On the other hand, tankless heaters heat water on demand & do not require a holding tank.
Water heater systems should be installed by a professional. Water heater installation is not a DIY project & choosing a reputable & experienced company to install your system is essential.
Lone Star Water Services is a leading water heater installation company & we’re passionate about providing the best possible service to our customers.
Water Heater Installation
We routinely perform water heater repairs and replacements. We are stocked and can take care of your water heater replacement needs, including water pressure-reducing valves, vacuum relief valves, gas sediment traps, expansion tanks, water shut-off valves, flood stops, and any other plumbing item related to the safe installation of your water heater.
Our basic Installation is defined as installing a new water heater in the place of an old one. The unit must be accessible for the plumber to uninstall and reinstall a new one.
Water Heater Installation and Repair
Did your home run out of hot water? Is your water taking a long time to heat up? Do you hear strange noises or notice rust-colored water coming from your water heater? If you are experiencing at least one of these issues, you may need to repair your water heater with the professional help of a skilled, licensed plumber in TX.
Basic Installation of a water heater includes:
- Shutting off your water, gas, or electricity and draining your old unit.
- Removing the old unit and putting the new water heater in its place.
- Connecting the new water heater to the existing code-approved utilities.
- Gas water heaters will be hooked to the existing flue and gas line.
- Electric water heaters are reconnected to the current electricity.
- Water pressure and thermal expansion will be checked.
- We will haul away the old water heater and any trash associated with the Installation.
There is a 1-year labor warranty on all water heater installations.
***Additional charges may apply if your current install is not up to current City or UPC requirements. We will do our best to quote these additional charges over the phone as we prequalify your installation. If you can email or text pictures of your current installation, we can almost always quote a firm price.
Top 5 Benefits Of Water Heater Systems
1. Reliable hot water:
These are energy-efficient, so you can save money on your energy bills.
3. Safety features:
They also have various safety features, including a pressure relief valve & a temperature control dial.
4. Easy to use:
These systems are easy to use, so you can get the most out of your investment.
These systems are built to last, so you can enjoy years of reliable hot water.
Water Heater Replacement
When selecting the capacity of a replacement water heater for your home, it should be based on the number of people living in your home and the peak demand that would be placed on the unit based on everyday routines.
The water heater would need to supply adequate hot water at those peak times of the day. Also, keep in mind the number of plumbing fixtures that require hot water in your home.
Oversized bathtubs and hot tubs will require additional hot water, which should always be factored in when making your selection.
Hot water heaters have a “first-hour rating.” The FHR will indicate the water heaters’ ability to heat the water back up as it is being used. This helps determine the size needed for your peak demand usage.
NUMBER OF OCCUPANTS-RECOMMENDED SIZE OF TANK
1 to 3 People 40 Gallon
4 – 6 People 50 Gallon
***Please note this is only a guide and does not guarantee continuous hot water.
Water Heater Warranty
Common storage tank-style water heater manufacturer warranties cover the tanks for 3, 6, 9, or 12 years. The labor portion of the contract covers the first year only. When considering your options regarding the tank warranty, the more extended the tank warranty, the better.
If you know you will reside in your current home for many years, it would be money well spent on going with the more extended warranty. Warranties are also transferable if you plan on selling the house shortly.
In some cases, the water heater with the more extended warranty is simply not possible due to the increased size of the unit, and your option would be limited to a lesser contract. This can all be determined in advance with some simple measurements of the existing unit you have in place.
Expansion Tanks & Pressure Reducing Valves
When installing your new water heater, our plumber will check your current water pressure going into the home. Water pressure should not exceed 80 psi (pounds per square inch), according to the 2009 Universal Plumbing Code.
If the pressure exceeds 80 psi, it can cause premature wear and tear on all plumbing fixtures throughout your home and, in many cases, void the manufacturer’s warranty on appliances. Pressure-reducing valves and expansion tanks play an essential role in regulating water pressure.
In addition to checking water pressure, our plumber will determine if a thermal expansion tank is required. When water is heated, it expands. Water is not compressible, and the added volume created by this expansion must go somewhere.
When water is not flowing in the system, pressure-reducing valves, backflow preventers, and other one-way valves create a closed system. This secure system eliminates a path for the expanded water to flow back into. This, in turn, creates pressure on the system.
Thermal expansion of water in a closed plumbing system can create several unnecessary and potentially dangerous problems. These include the build-up of unusually high pressure in a system, pressure surges, and the continuous dripping of a temperature and pressure (T&P) relief valve. Dripping faucets and leaking toilet tank ball cock fill valves can also indicate thermal expansion.
Thermal expansion can also create more serious problems if not addressed. When extreme pressures are built up in a water heater, internal parts may fail, such as the internal flues, fittings, or possibly water connections. If a flue collapses, it can release carbon monoxide into the home. Thermal expansion can also lead to a ruptured or distorted hot water heating tank, and this may void the manufacturer’s warranty.
There are plenty of repairs that are a waste of money if done right before a sale. On the other hand, some repairs have a high ROI (return on investment) because they can increase the desirability of your home and are often inexpensive.
The following things should be repaired before you sell your house:
- Minor kitchen repairs, such as painting new countertops and installing new fixtures
- Minor bathroom repairs, including replacing missing tiles, cleaning up or replacing grout, and adding a new coat of paint, might be necessary.
- Cleaning up the exterior & adding accents, like basic landscaping, increase curb appeal.
- Improved lighting to make the home a more inviting and spacious feeling.
- Painting the rooms that need it.
- Refinishing hardwood floors.
- Make sure everything works, like doorknobs and locks.
- Pre-sale inspections—to give you time to fix what the inspector finds.
Need a New Water Heater?
Lone Star Water Services is here to help if you need a new water heater. We offer a variety of water heaters to suit any need & our team of experts is passionate about providing the best possible service to our customers.