Water Heaters

Hot Water Repair Services in Buford, GA

Unless you love cold showers, you value your well-functioning water heater. When that water heater is on the fritz, either leaking or not turning on, call Comfort Control Inc for the best quality and the best result.

There are numerous types of water heaters on the market, from giant tanks to heaters with no tank at all. We service many different types of water heaters, including:

  • Traditional Gas-Powered Tank Units
  • Traditional Electric-Powered Tank Units
  • Tankless Units
  • Heat Pump (Hybrid) Units
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How much does it cost to get a water heater fixed near Buford?

Water heater repair services typically cost between $220-$955, with most homeowners spending an average of $587. However, water heater repairs can cost as little as $95 or as high as $1,500. The reason for such a large range is because repair costs are dependent on several factors, including the type of water heater you have, what condition your water heater is in, what part of the water heater is damaged and which parts need replacing. 

To have your water heater repaired near Buford, give Comfort Control a call today.

How long do water heaters usually last near Buford?

Water heaters can have different lifespans depending on factors like what kind of water heater you have and how often you have it professionally serviced. Tank water heaters typically last between 8-12 years, but you may need to have yours replaced sooner if it starts to lose efficiency or breaks down frequently. Tankless water heaters can last up to 20 years with the proper care and maintenance.

Comfort Control can help your water heater to last longer and perform more efficiently. To get on our maintenance plan, contact us today.

What are the signs your hot water heater is going out near Buford?

Some signs your hot water heater is going out include:

  • Water takes a long time to heat up.
  • Rusty/discolored water.
  • Low water pressure.
  • Running out of hot water quickly.
  • Leaking water heater.
  • Noises coming from the water heater.

If your water heater is failing, call the experts at Comfort Control to have it replaced today.

What kind of maintenance does my water heater need?

Water heaters require regular maintenance to ensure efficiency and longevity. Tasks include:

  1. Flushing sediment buildup annually to maintain heating efficiency.
  2. Checking and replacing sacrificial anode rods every 2-5 years to prevent tank corrosion.
  3. Inspecting for leaks, rust, or corrosion on valves and connections.
  4. Testing the temperature-pressure relief valve for proper operation annually.
  5. Adjusting the thermostat to an optimal temperature (usually 120°F).
  6. Insulating exposed hot water pipes to conserve energy.
    Regular maintenance safeguards performance and extends the water heater's lifespan.
Do I need a tankless water heater?

Whether you need a tankless water heater depends on your household's hot water usage and preferences. Tankless heaters offer benefits like continuous hot water, energy efficiency, and space-saving design. They're ideal for households with low to moderate hot water demands. However, upfront costs and installation requirements may be higher. Traditional tank water heaters are more suitable for larger households with higher hot water needs. Consider factors like family size, usage patterns, and budget to determine if a tankless water heater is the right choice for you.

How Do You Know If You Need Hot Water Heater Repair?

There are several issues that can plague your water heater, leading to some nasty symptoms that make home life unpleasant. Some of the primary repairs needed on water heaters are:

  • No Hot Water - This could mean a malfunctioning pilot, gas control valve or a broken thermostat or heating element.
  • Strange Noises - While water heaters do make some noises, a rumbling or popping sound means the water in your heater is boiling, possibly caused by excess sediment.
  • Rusty or Odd-Smelling Water - This can be caused by a build-up of bacteria or pipe corrosion.
  • Leakage Around the Base - Water heater leakage can be caused by a broken temperature and pressure relief valve.

Granted, these are just a few of the things that can tip you off that something is up. That's why it's important to call in the professionals when you suspect a problem. Our team is capable of diagnosing and resolving issues promptly so you understand the true root cause of the problem. Then we can deliver swift and effective repairs thanks to our highly-trained and experienced technicians. If you notice these signs, don't leave things to chance - have your unit inspected today!

When The Time Comes, Enjoy Professional Water Heater Installation

The life of a water heater is finite. You can usually get about 10 years of life out of a traditional tank water heater, or up to 20 years from a tankless model. However, at some point in homeownership, you’ll need to replace your water heater. This is a complex process that requires an expert touch.

Our expert technicians will inspect your unit to determine if a newer unit is the best solution. Water heater issues like a reduction in temperature or water built up around the base of the heater can mean your unit should be replaced.

One of the key things to do when choosing a new water heater is a consultation and sizing for optimal unit selection for your home. Each situation is different; a water heater with too much capacity will just waste energy while one with too little won't provide the hot water you need. You also need to consider if you want to go with a traditional tanked water heater or a newer tankless model, and the additional work that may be needed to accommodate that.

When it's time, we perform a thorough and professional installation adhering to all safety protocols and taking every step necessary to minimize disruption to your home and routines. Once in place, there's a thorough post-installation inspection to make sure everything is working properly, all tools have been collected and every bit of mess is cleaned up. Our goal is that you'll barely know we were there.

The Importance Of Water Heater Maintenance

When a water heater is installed in your home, you can't just leave it as a "set it and forget it" sort of appliance. It will occasionally need a little bit of TLC to continue working it's best. That's why we recommend regular water heater maintenance - it gives you a chance to confirm your unit is in good shape, and us a chance to catch minor problems before they're capable of taking your unit out of commission.

Comfort Control can perform an expert water heater maintenance inspection that will check your setup from top to bottom to make sure everything's good to go. Our inspection typically includes:

  • Sediment buildup removal
  • Inspecting for leaks
  • Pressure relief valve safety check
  • Temperature settings adjustment
  • Anode rod inspection

With regular maintenance you can be sure your unit is operating at maximum efficiency, keeping your energy bills lower and making sure there aren't any surprise cold showers in your future.

Learn More About Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless waters are the latest in water heater technology, providing something of a Holy Grail - near limitless, on-demand hot water. They work by heating water as it passes through the unit, rather than holding water and heating it in a tank waiting for use. Depending on your home's situation, a tankless water heater might be an ideal option for you, but as with anything, they have their own pros and cons.

Advantages Of Tankless Water Heaters

  • Endless Hot Water Supply - Tankless water heaters provide on-demand hot water that is virtually limitless. Your entire family could take shower after shower and never run out of it.
  • Energy Efficiency - Since tankless water heaters don't have to keep water in a tank hot when it's not being used, they are far more energy efficient, which can help save on power bills.
  • Space-Saving Design - Tankless water heaters can easily be mounted on the floor or the wall and take up much less space than their tanked brethren.
  • Longer Lifespan - With fewer moving parts and no need to keep water held in a tank, tankless water heaters have nearly double the lifespan of a traditional hot water heater.

Disadvantages Of Tankless Water Heaters

  • Higher Initial Cost - Tankless water heaters tend to run more expensive up front than tanked water heaters, though they can also provide savings later on with their efficiency.
  • Installation Complexity - Additional plumbing or gas lines might be necessary to set up a tankless water heater.
  • Limited Flow Rate - While a tankless water heater can produce continual hot water, there is a limit to how many fixtures (sinks, bathtubs, dishwashers) can use it at once.

Call us today at (770) 203-1600 to learn more about Buford water heater services or Schedule An Appointment

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