Water Heater Services in San Antonio

water heater in a San Antonio home

Expert Water Heating System Installation and Repairs.

A Storage System, or Tank Water Heater, is the most popular type of water heating systems. In these units, water is kept at the desired temperature at all times. A thermostat senses the temperature of the water inside the tank, and turns the fuel (electric or gas, usually) on and off as required to maintain a set temperature. The temperature is adjustable to suit the consumer.

These units have a safety feature called a Temperature and Pressure (T&P) Relief Valve. This valve opens to relieve pressure in the tank in case of a malfunction.

Most storage units have a metal rod, which is called a sacrificial anode. This metal rod is suspended in the tank. Minerals in the water react with this metal, and cause the rod to be eaten away, rather than eating away at the walls of the tank. Some heater models also feature a glass-lined tank designed to reduce corrosion. During manufacture, a coating is applied to the inside of the steel tank and heated to form a protective porcelain glass-like layer.

Manufacturers recommend flushing heaters yearly. Water heating systems frequently feature a plastic drain valve to be used for performing this flush. Texas Plumbing Diagnostics technicians recommend replacing this plastic valve with a brass ball valve. The ball valve is sturdier, with a larger opening. This facilitates a more thorough flushing of minerals, especially in cases where the minerals have clumped together.

Tankless Water Heaters

These units are highly valued for water and energy conservation, but their price tag is approximately four times the cost of a tank water heating system. For more information on our tankless water heaters click here.

Brands of Storage Tank Water Heaters

As a premier provider of water heaters in San Antonio, Texas Plumbing Diagnostics Plumbing provides some of the best brands including Bradford White, American Premiere Plus and Rheem as standard items. We have used these heaters for 9 years. But, we will provide any brand our customers in the San Antonio area prefer, including Energy Star rated heaters.

Manufacturers, including Bradford White, American and Rheem, typically provide a standard limited six year warranty on heaters. You may also purchase an extended warranty from Texas Plumbing Diagnostics Рwhich we highly recommend, to avoid labor fees, should your water heater have any problems. Call Texas Plumbing Diagnostics Today!