Water Heater Installation
Water Heater Installation.
Just type in”Water Heater installation near me” to find us on the Web. We have an office near you. Are you in hot water? Is the age of your current tank water heater older than eight to ten years and producing lukewarm or cold water? Whether you are looking for a complete turnkey package deal on a new water heater installation, or if you would like to replace a water heater yourself, Houston Water Heaters is THE source for water heating solutions in the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area. We are a family owned and operated business, and all of our Plumbers are actual employees of ours and not subcontractors. We offer same day water heater installation service and have completed over ten thousand installs and retrofits of tank style and tankless water heaters. We are a Better Business Bureau A+ rated and accredited company, plus you can view photos of our completed water heater installs or read glowing reviews and testimonials from satisfied customers on Angie’s List, Facebook, Google, Nextdoor, and Yelp.
Need a Water Heater Installed?
Symptoms you need a Water Heater
Does your Water Heater Rumble? Does a rotten egg smell come from the hot water? Is it working but just doesn’t produce enough hot water? We see these problems ever day and we can advise you in the least expensive correction that is right for your water heater.
Water Heater Installation and replacement is all we do, and we are very good at it. Because we are good at it we are able to adjust our prices accordingly. Our men are factory trained experts in water heater installation and replacement. Call and ask Steve about cost, he is our Master Plumber and he loves to talk about Water Heaters. What ever your problem is you can be sure Steve has probably seen it before. We install water heaters. We are proud of our reputation for professionalism and we strive to maintain the highest standards. If your water heater fails, contact us, We make it so easy.
Choose the right Water Heater
When selecting a water heater for your home, choosing a 40 gallon hot water heater system that not only provides an ample amount of hot water for your home or business but one that also efficiently heats the water is of primary importance. The water heaters that we carry are the most energy efficient and reliable on the market which is not only good for the planet but ultimately saves you money. We offer conventional 50 gallon hot water heaters (storage tank) that are both electric or gas depending on the demands of your home. We also carry on-demand or tankless (instantaneous) water heaters.
Houston Water Heaters is a factory-recommended installer of Bradford White, Rheem, State, and A.O. Smith conventional hot water heaters. Call today for an immediate quote on water heater installation for your home or business. Read about attic temperatures effect on pilots.
Hot Water Heaters and different fuels.
We offer a wide range of Electric, Liquid Propane (LP), and Natural Gas powered traditional Tank and state of the art Tankless Water Heaters. We also carry Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters and the Lifetime Warranty Rheem Marathon model that was designed with a plastic tank and titanium elements to last years longer than the average lifespan of a regular metal water heater. We also carry Electric and Natural Gas Water Heaters that meet all manner of Kilowatt and BTU specifications. Accessories we offer include Isolation or Service Valve Kits for Tankless Water Heaters, Water Alarms that will alert you to a leaking water heater, and circulation pumps (sold only with installation) that will deliver hot water to your fixtures faster, eliminating wait time for hot water and reducing water waste.
The brands we install are Rheem tank style water heaters and Navien Tankless Water Heaters. We only repair water heaters we have installed. Businesses and consumers trust the quality products offered by Rheem and Navien for their water heating needs. We also have Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters available for purchase in our online store.
When shopping for a new water heater, due diligence is paramount. The first factor to consider is to determine your fuel source based on what is in your home. This typically depends on your current water heater being Natural Gas, Electric, Hybrid, or Propane (LP). Once the fuel source for your water heater has been determined, you are on your way to choosing which new water heater will fit your needs.
Electric Water Heaters have one or two replaceable heating elements, and there are a variety of high-efficiency options available. Sizes on Electric Tank Style Water Heaters can range anywhere from small Point of Use 6 Gallon Residential Tanks all the way up to 100+ Gallon Water Heaters.
Things to consider when buying a Hot Water Heater:
Natural Gas or Propane (LP) Water Heaters utilize a burner assembly to heat water. Burner assemblies require fresh air circulating within the firebox and in the attic for combustion which heats the water. Combustible materials should not be stored near these water heaters and there are certain clearances required by both the manufacturer and plumbing code to ensure safe operation of the water heater. Natural Gas water heaters and Propane (LP) water heaters are more energy efficient than electric water heaters. Residential models of Gas and Propane water heaters range from 30 Gallons to 75 Gallons. There are 100 Gallon Natural Gas and Propane Water Heaters available.
Heat Pump Water Heaters or Hybrid Water Heaters convert energy from the air to heat water at a more efficient rate than traditional tank style water heaters. Air can be directly vented to these water heaters from the outside or the air can be pulled in from the room that the water heater is located in. Hybrid and Heat Pump Water Heaters are heavier and larger than a typical conventional electric water heater which makes the installation more time consuming. While Heat Pump and Hybrid Water Heaters are more expensive up front, they will pay for themselves over time due to being more energy efficient and as a result they have a much lower yearly estimated operating cost.
Tankless Water Heater Installation
The second factor is to decide whether you would like to go with a tank style or tankless water heater. Tank style water heaters are the most common and have been available for over 100 years since the first automatic, storage tank-type gas water heater was invented by Edwin Ruud around 1889. These conventional water heaters have a tank where water is heated and stored until it is needed. These tanks are surrounded by insulation and encased in a metal jacket. Tankless or on demand water heaters do not store hot water, they quickly heat water as it passes through a heat exchanger. Since water is heated as needed these tankless water heaters have a much higher energy efficiency rating than a traditional tank style water heater. Tankless water heaters are also available in Electric, Natural Gas, or Propane (LP) just like storage tank water heaters are. Tankless water heaters are rated by Gallons Per Minute which is the flow rate at which they can supply hot water to a fixture. Tankless water heaters are more expensive than a conventional tank type water heater however with proper maintenance they will last two to three times longer.
Point of Use water heaters are small storage tank type electric water heaters designed to fit in small spaces and supply a limited amount of water to a single fixture that is not a shower such as a hand sink in a garage or shop.
We carry propane gas hot water heaters in both 40 gallon and 50 gallon sizes.
Tankless Hot Water Heater details
The third factor is calculating capacity requirements necessary for minimum flow rate with a tankless or the size of a standard tank needed to supply enough hot water for your family’s needs. Capacity depends on how many hot water fixtures there are and demand placed on the hot water heating system during peak times. Larger households require larger tank style hot water heaters or a tankless hot water heater with a higher gallon per minute flow rate. Sizing capacity properly is based on the average volume of hot water your home could use at any point in time. This is important to ensure the amount of heated water being supplied to the hot water fixtures in your home does not decrease when there is a greater demand placed on it such as during holidays or colder months.
The last factor to account for is available space. In 2015 NAECA Energy Factor criteria was adjusted and in response water heater manufacturers made changes to water heaters where they are now larger in diameter and sometimes taller than water heaters manufactured prior to 2015. These changes can affect replacement of your hot water heater and in certain cases the only option is to go tankless or conversion to a different fuel source. Due to these changes if a newer model water heater cannot fit then replacement alternatives have to be considered that will provide the same or higher level of water heating performance.
Hot Water Heater Height issues:
Lowboy or short water heaters are a more rare type of storage tank water heater typically shorter in height and larger in diameter which allow them to hold nearly the same amount of hot water as larger counterparts. Replacement or Installation of short and lowboy model water heaters is easier in limited headroom areas such as cabinets and crawl spaces.
Tall Water Heaters are the most common type of hot water heater installed. They are typically around five feet in height and are easier to maneuver in areas where a larger diameter water heater will not fit.