Most of us use hot water several times a day for cooking, cleaning, showering, and laundry. So when the water heater quits working or is having problems, it can be a big headache. But, if you live in the Wichita metro area, the experienced team at Reddi Plumbing can help. Whether it’s a tank storage or tankless model, we’ll get your gas or electric water heater repaired or replaced quickly.
Water Heater Repair
Obviously, if you’re no longer getting hot water or you notice leaks around your tank, your water heater needs to be fixed. And, if you notice discolored or foul-smelling hot water, it could indicate that your tank needs to be flushed and cleaned. But water heater repairs can be dangerous for the do-it-yourselfer. Reddi Plumbing’s technicians are experienced with fixing all types of issues, including replacing relief valves and installing thermocouplers. If the problem is beyond repair, we can help you choose a new water heater, and we’ll install it quickly and professionally.
Tankless Water Heaters
According to Consumer Reports, up to 30 percent of the average home’s energy budget goes toward heating water. With the rising costs of electricity and natural gas, many homeowners are looking for more energy-efficient solutions for hot water, such as tankless water heaters.
A tank storage heater is the kind of water heater you’re probably most familiar with. It uses either gas or electricity to heat several gallons of water, which is stored in the tank until it’s needed. The water in the tank cools over time, so the heating element has to keep firing back up to reheat the water. If a lot of hot water is used in a short time, it could run out, and you’d have to wait for more water to be heated.
Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, use gas or electricity to heat water directly as it’s being used. For this reason, they’re also referred to as on-demand heaters. With a tankless system, you never have to worry about running out of hot water, and you can save energy by only heating water as you need it. Although tankless water heaters have a higher initial cost than storage water heaters, the tankless versions typically last more than 20 years, compared to only 10-15 years for a storage unit.
Reddi Plumbing has several models of tankless water heaters to choose from, and we install and maintain all types.
New Water Heaters
If it’s time for a new gas or electric water heater, we can help. Reddi Plumbing carries several major brands of storage and tankless water heaters, including Bradford White and A.O. Smith. We’ll help you choose the most efficient model for your home’s hot water usage, and our expert installation will get your new heater up and running right away. Call Reddi Plumbing today to discuss your needs.