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Water Heater Repair & Installation

Kerrville & Fredericksburg TX

Commercial & Residential Water Heater Services

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Professional Water Heater Repair & Installation Services

Water heaters are a big investment for your home that you don’t want to replace more often than necessary.  Home and business owners should be able to rely on skilled plumbers to keep that investment working efficiently for as long as possible.  With proper installation and knowledgeable water heater repairs, you’ll be able to extend the life of your water heater whether you live in Kerrville, Fredericksburg or the remote parts of the Texas Hill Country in between.

If you need a new water heater installed, give us a call and we’ll perform the installation properly.  We’ll re-plumb if you want to relocate the unit or if the current pipes are corroded.  And we’ll make sure the unit is installed according to plumbing code and set properly for you needs.

When you need some repair work for you water heater, our plumbers can do that as well.  We’ll replace burned out elements, check electrical connections, evaluate the thermostat and a perform a full diagnostic evaluation on your unit to get it back to functioning efficiently.  If you need to schedule a water heater repair for Kerrville or Fredericksburg, TX give us a call.

Licensed plumbers available 24 hours a day

Kerrville and Fredericksburg, TX residents can rest easy knowing the Jilly Plumbing 24 hour plumbers will be available when they’re needed.  We serve both commercial and residential customers.

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Tips To Keep Your Water Heater In Good Repair

Making your water heater last as long as possible can be accomplished with in a few ways. 

  1. Install a water softener to reduce the effects of the minerals in the hard water prevalent in Kerrville, Fredericksburg, and the Texas Hill Country.
  2. Flush your tank water heater semi-annually to remove calcium buildup from the bottom of the tank.
  3. Perform other routine maintenance including changing the anode rod and exercising the relief valve as needed.
  4. Keep the temperature of the water set between 120-125. Setting the thermostat above 130 can result in severe burns.
  5. Schedule repairs for your water heater as quickly as possible with a licensed Kerrville or Fredericksburg plumber to prevent rusting or further damage to your unit.

How to Decide Between Repairing or Replacing your Water Heater

No one wants to spend money on what they don’t need.  That includes buying a new water heater before you need to.  So, how do you know what’s wrong with your water heater? And how do you decide if it’s time to purchase a new unit?  We have a few questions to help you walk through the decision process.

How old is your water heater?

The average useful life of a water heater in the Texas Hill Country is 8-12 years for a tank water heater or 20 years for a tankless water heater.  If you are nearing the end of the lifespan and the needed repair is extensive, it may be more cost effective to purchase a new unit.

How extensive is the repair needed?

If the cost of the repair is more than the prorated value for the rest of the water heater’s life, the repair would be a no-go.  You’ll always want to consider the comparison between the remaining useful life of your water heater and the cost of the repair.

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Has the water heater had problems multiple times?

If this is the first problem or problems are infrequent for the water heater, repairing the unit is probably the best choice. However, if you feel like you’re always having to get your unit worked on, it’s time for a new water heater.

How efficient is your unit?

If you can dramatically increase the efficiency of your water heater, you may be able to save enough in energy bills that it would make sense to move forward with installing a new, more efficient unit.

Types of Water Heaters Texans Install in Their Homes

As a Texas Hill Country resident, you have many options when it comes to heating water for your home.  You can choose from conventional tank or tankless water heaters.  Each type of unit comes in multiple sizes that can meet the demands for hot water in the home.  Tank units have varying recovery time for replenishing the hot water in the tank.  On-demand units vary in the gallons per minute of hot water they can produce.

Another important consideration is the option of either gas or electric powered units. Both conventional tank water heaters and tankless, on-demand units can be purchased to run on gas or electricity.  Home and business owners will need to decide on which type of power they want their units to utilize.

If you have questions about the type of water heaters available, our licensed plumbers can help walk you through the different options.  And we’ll provide you with professional installation for the water heater of your choice.

Choosing the Best Water Heater To Install In Your Home

Deciding on the best water heater for your family’s needs means taking into consideration  all the features available for tank and tankless water heaters.

Features to consider include:

  • Energy source: gas or electric
  • Warranty
  • Display on the unit
  • Built-in anti-scale devices
  • Size of the unit
  • Space needed for installation
  • Rate of Heating-Gallons Per Minute for a tankless water heater or recovery time of a tank unit
  • Insulative properties of the tank

Contact Jilly Plumbing For Water Heater Repair & Installation Services

Looking for a local plumbing company you can trust with your water heater needs?  Jilly plumbing is focused on the Texas Hill Country with plumbers in Kerrville and Fredericksburg to serve our clientele better.

To schedule your free estimate for water heater repair or for the installation of a new water heater, give our friendly staff a call.

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