Water Heater Installation in Houston
Water heaters are critical to a typical Houston home, providing the hot water necessary for cleaning, laundry, dishes, and showers — and it can disrupt the entire household when the water heater fails.
When you need an experienced team for a water heater installation or replacement in the Houston area, turn to our experts at Horizon Air Solutions. We install and service standard and tankless water heaters, and we feature upfront pricing, great warranties, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all our services.
Do you have a broken water heater? Call our skilled team today for a fast, professional water heater replacement. Contact us to schedule your appointment anywhere in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, Bellaire, or the surrounding communities.
How To Know Your Water Heater Is Due for Replacement
Properly serviced water heaters can last for decades, but the average service life is 10 years for typical tank-style water heaters, while tankless models may last up to 25 years. Here are some of the most common signs that it may be time to replace your water heater:
- You run out of hot water too quickly
- The water never gets hot enough
- The temperature fluctuates widely
- The water heater is making tapping or knocking sounds
- The water is rusty, cloudy, or foul-smelling
- Repairs are needed too often
- The tank or heat exchanger is leaking
Some problems like uneven heating or temperature fluctuations can be fixed by cleaning the burners or gas water heaters, replacing heating elements on electric models, replacing the thermostat, or removing scale and sediment.
Water heater repairs make sense if the problem is simple, the water heater is in good condition otherwise, and it is less than 10 years old for standard models or less than 20 years old for tankless water heaters.
If your water heater is older, needs frequent repairs, or has major problems like extensive corrosion, a leaking tank, or a damaged heat exchanger, it will likely be best to replace it.
Call 713-679-9225 or contact our experts online to learn if water heater repairs or a water heater replacement is best for your Houston home.
Tank-Style Water Heaters vs. Tankless Water Heaters
Conventional tank-style water heaters keep a large volume of water at all times, so it is always ready for use. They can be powered by natural gas, propane, or electricity and are vulnerable to corrosion and leaks in the tank.
Tankless water heaters use large amounts of energy for short periods to heat water on demand, shortly after a hot water tap is opened. They are vulnerable to limescale and sediment accumulations in the heat exchanger, and both gas and electric models are available.
Tank-Style Water Heaters: Pros & Cons
Tank-style water heaters offer proven, cost-effective performance, and when they are sized properly for your home, they rarely run out of hot water. They are available nearly anywhere and are less expensive to buy and install than tankless water heaters. Repairs also tend to be less expensive.
Tank-style water heaters do have a limited water supply, the tank requires plenty of room, and it has about half the service life of a tankless water heater.
Tankless Water Heaters: Pros & Cons
Tankless water heaters offer a nearly unlimited supply of hot water when installed correctly, and because they don’t constantly heat water in a tank, they tend to be significantly more efficient. This can translate into lower utility costs, as long as you don’t use more hot water, thanks to the unlimited supply.
Tankless water heaters are also significantly smaller, increasing your installation options, and they last about twice as long as tank-style water heaters.
Tankless water heaters are significantly more expensive, however, and they may need costly upgrades to your electrical or gas service to function correctly. They are also not as easy to repair as conventional water heaters, and they are more vulnerable to hard water and other water quality issues.
Considering a tankless water heater installation for your Houston home? Call 713-679-9225 or contact us online to learn whether a tankless or standard water heater is best for your needs and budget.
Why Hire a Pro To Install Your Water Heater?
A standard or tankless water heater replacement takes plenty of skill and experience to complete safely, as it involves working with plumbing, natural gas, and electrical systems. It is not something a typical homeowner should try, plus many local codes require a licensed contractor to perform water heater replacement.
With a professional installation, you can be sure your water heater will perform properly, be energy-efficient, and last as long as possible.
Why Choose Horizon Air for Water Heater Services?
At Horizon Air Solutions, we offer unsurpassed quality and workmanship, and as a locally owned and operated company, you can count on us for fast, friendly service whenever you need it. Our skilled, certified professionals are here for all your heating, cooling, and water heater services, and our services are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
Call 713-679-9225 today or contact us online to schedule a standard or tankless water heater installation anywhere in the Greater Houston area.