• Port Charlotte Water Heater Installation and Maintenance

    Tired of looking for the best water heater at the big box stores? TitanZ Plumbing is your one-stop shop for the best water heaters in Southwest Florida.

    Our service is unmatched when it comes to water heater maintenance and installation work. We will work with any type of water heater in the Port Charlotte and North Port area.

    Next to heating and cooling, water heaters are typically the largest energy user in the home. As homes have become more and more energy efficient throughout the last 20 years, the percentage of energy used for water heaters has steadily increased.

    There are numerous factors to consider when choosing a new water heater in the Southwest Florida area, including capacity, efficiency, brand, and cost. TitanZ Plumbing installs cost effective and efficient water heaters and tankless hot water heaters manufactured by Rheem and A.O. Smith.

    Is it Possible to Repair Your Water Heater?

    If your water heater is failing to deliver enough hot water, is leaking, or is not working at all, it’s time to take immediate action.
    While a replacement may be necessary, there are times when we can simply repair your current water heater.

    The average lifespan of a water heater is approximately 6 to 10 years in Southwest Florida. So, if yours breaks down before the 10-year mark, a repair may make more sense. This is particularly true if you have a relatively new water heater, such as one that’s only a few years old.

    Some of the most common issues that require professional assistance include:

    #1: No hot water
    #2: Not enough hot water
    #3: Hot water is too hot
    #4: Hot water is discolored
    #5: Hot water smells bad
    #6: Water heater makes noise, such as pops and bangs

    Depending on the problem, you may experience one or more of these concerns at the same time.

    Contact a Professional

    Replacing or repairing your water heater is not a DIY job. Not only does this have the potential to cost you a lot of time and money, but you could also make a mistake that causes additional damage to your home.

    When you contact the professionals at TitanZ Plumbing, you can rest easy knowing that you’re in good hands. We’ve installed and serviced thousands of water heaters over the years, so we have experience with every situation imaginable.

    Furthermore, we’re available to answer all your questions, address your concerns, and help you better maintain your water heater in the future.

    Questions about Water Heaters?

    It’s common to have a variety of questions about your water heater and the industry in general. This is particularly true if you’ve never had to replace or service one in the past. Common questions include:

    #1: Does it cost more to repair or replace a water heater?
    #2: How long does it take to replace a water heater?
    #3: What brand water heater is best?
    #4: Is there anything I can do to extend the life of my water heater?
    #5: What type of water heater makes the most sense for my home?

    For more on water heaters in Southwest Florida or any of our other products and services, please contact TitanZ Plumbing at 941-875-9669 or on our website.


     

    Additional Facts about Water Heaters

    Below we discuss five additional facts you might not know about water heaters.

    #1: Water Heater Replacement

    Your water heater is not something you think about often. Instead, as long as it’s working as intended, you assume that you’ll always be able to get as much hot water as you need.

    Unfortunately, water heaters don’t last forever. There could come a time when your water heater is in need of repair. And of course, there may come a time when you need to remove your old unit and replace it with a new one.

    If you’re having trouble with your water heater, don’t waste any time taking action. It’s important that you have access to hot water, as you use this for everything from bathing to washing your clothes (and that’s just the start).

    #2: The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

    As you can imagine, a water heater consumes quite a bit of energy. For this reason, you don’t want to skimp when it comes to maintenance. With a regular service schedule, you can be rest assured that your unit is running as efficiently as possible. Furthermore, proper maintenance can help extend the life of your water heater, thus saving you both time and money.

    #3: How Long Will My Water Heater Last?

    The first question are you on city water or well water? Even the highest quality water heaters only have a lifespan of 6 to 10 years in Southwest Florida. So, as your unit gets close to the 10 year mark, it’s important to pay close attention to any changes.

    Are you finding it difficult to get the amount of hot water you need or even once had? Is your unit rusting or showing any sign’s of leaking? While you can sit back and hope nothing goes wrong, this isn’t always the best idea. Here’s why: if your water heater fails, it could leave you in a bind. For example, you could find yourself without hot water until a new unit is installed. Even worse, your tank could burst open, thus causing damage to your home.

    #4: Consider a Tankless or Demand-Type Water Heater

    If it’s time to replace your water heater you may want to consider a couple options. You want to go back with a regular style water heater to keep things simple and get hot water back on as quickly as possible.

    But if you have time you could consider a Tankless Water Heater. When compared to a traditional style storage tank water heater, with a tankless you have access to an infinite amount of hot water. Even better, a tankless water heater takes up less space, as it simply mounts to your wall.

    Also a tankless water can reduce your electric bill because it only heats the water when you open a hot side on a fixture. With this option you will most like need an electrical upgrade of some sore of level, an electrician can give you an estimate for this portion and we can work together when it come to scheduling.

    For homes that use 41 gallons or less of hot water daily, demand water heaters can be 24%–34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters.

    Is your water heater in need of repair? Do you need to replace your unit entirely? If so, you’re in the right place. Once you contact us, you’ll feel better about finding a solution that works for you, your home, and your budget.

    #5: Considerations When Selecting a Water Heater:

    Water Heater Capacity: Don’t buy a water heater bigger than you need. Although some consumers base their purchase on the size of the storage tank, the peak hour demand (or first-hour rating, FHR) is actually more important.

    The FHR is the measure of how much hot water the heater will deliver in an hour and is required by law to appear on the Energy Guide label. Your TitanZ Plumbing Technician will perform a capacity test to determine the right size water heater for your home.

    Water Heater Efficiency: The energy efficiency of a storage water heater is indicated by its “Energy Factor” (EF). The higher the EF, the more efficient the water heater. Gas water heaters have an EF between 0.50 and 0.60, with some high-efficiency models around 0.80.

    Other features to look for are tanks with at least 1.5 inches of foam insulation and energy efficiency ratings shown on the Energy Guide labels.

    Water Heater Cost: It may be tempting to look for a water heater that is inexpensive and ignore the operating cost. This is a poor strategy. Often the least expensive water heaters are the most expensive to operate. A high-efficiency water heater may cost a little more initially, but reduced operating costs will more then make up for the higher outlay. Check the Energy Guide label to help choose an energy thrifty heater.

    Questions about Water Heaters?

    For more on water heaters in Southwest Florida or any of our other products and services, please contact TitanZ Plumbing at 941-875-9669 or on our website.


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    Titanz Plumbing has service trucks throughout the Southwest Florida area in order to reach you quickly and better serve your home or business.

    Give us a call (941) 875-9669 7:00am to midnight, every day 24-hour emergency service