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Heating your water in seconds flat isn't considered much of luxury in our day and age anymore. Having instantly hot water has become a necessity for most residents in the community, which is why nearly every home will have a water heater in it.

If you need water heater service or installation, be sure to call Hope Plumbing at (317) 900-4513.

How Your Water Heater Works

Most homes have historically used tank-type water heaters, which look like a big cylinder found in your basement or a utility closet. Knowing how your water heater works can potentially help you identify if it is time to repair or replace your unit.

Here's a simple guide on how your tank-type water heater works:

  • Tank is automatically filled with water
  • When you turn on your hot water at a faucet, the energy source kicks in to warm up your water
  • When the water in the tank has been used, you have to wait for it to refill for more hot water

These tank-type water heaters come in varying sizes. If your water heater is leaking or your water is not hot enough, it may be time to replace your unit. At Hope Plumbing, we install standard water heaters on a daily basis. The average size of a water heater at home ranges from 40 to 50 gallons, but our water heater specialists can also install as high as 120 gallons.

Do You Need Water Heater Repair?

If your water heater shows any signs of needing repairs, pay close attention. Those initial signs can quickly turn into a major problem.

Watch out for:

  • Temperature fluctuations in the water
  • The lack of hot water
  • Water leaking around the water heater
  • Rust in water (often visible as stains in clothing or buildup on faucets and shower heads)

A water heater's tank often produces unusual sounds, such as knocking. A buildup of sediment inside the tank is a sign of excessive sediment buildup, and if it is not flushed, the sediment and other minerals can cause the tank to corrode and leak. Get rid of any buildup in your water heater's tank by performing annual water heater maintenance.

A common issue is inconsistency in water temperature. The loss of heat may come gradually or suddenly. A specialist in water heater repair is needed if a water heater fails to deliver consistent hot water.

Do You Need a New Water Heater?

A number of factors must be considered by our water heater specialists in order to determine the type of water heater that will work best for you. Household size and peak usage times need to be considered. When you have a busy family of four, you will need a water heater that can keep up with the demand. This includes how much laundry is done on a regular basis, as well as how much water is used during baths and showers.

Here are some signs you might need an Indianapolis water heater replacement:

  • Rust in water - Especially if you have untreated hard water, sediment and abrasive minerals can accumulate in your water heater tank. While flushing the tank can reduce sediment, if the buildup has caused corrosion and the tank is leaking, repair is not an option. A complete replacement is a more cost-effective solution in this situation.
  • Unreliable water temperature - Does your water heater fail to provide hot water at its usual temperature? Is water temperature inconsistent? A heating element is likely to be at fault. Contact us immediately if there is no hot water at all.
  • Leaking water tank - If your water heater tank leaks, it is often difficult to repair and you may need to replace the entire unit. When a leaky tank is not addressed immediately, it can burst, causing greater water damage.

Choosing a Water Heater for Your Home / Business

When choosing a water heater, it is important to consider if the unit runs on electricity or gas. Our Indianapolis plumbers can install a new water heater and are qualified to run gas lines to supply new appliances if necessary.

Aside from the traditional tank-type water heaters, we can also install tankless water heaters for your home or business. Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular because they heat water instantly with copper heat exchangers without storing any water in the unit. They can also be more efficient, sustainable and have a significantly longer life.

Our company has many water heater technicians that are qualified to help you make the right decision for your home. We can advise you on which unit is best for your space and where to install this new water heater.

Let our plumbers help with your water heater installation in Indianapolis! Inquire at our office today when you call (317) 900-4513.

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