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Reliable Residential and Commercial Water Heater Service Provider in Phoenix

Water HeatersAPI Plumbing, a family-owned and operated plumbing company, provides professional water heater services to home and business owners in the entire metro area of Phoenix, AZ. Whether you have a broken water heater or a faulty one that requires replacing, our qualified staff is ready to take care of your water heating concerns.

Our Range of Water Heater Services

Water Heater Repair

Hot water is essential for cleaning and cooking. If the water heating appliance in your house or office building is not working properly, we’re on the case. We’ll fix your water heater, so you can get hot water anytime. Reach out to us as soon as possible for repairs if you notice these red flags on your water heater:
  • Prolonged Heating Time – The appliance’s heating component is either worn out or malfunctioning. Another possibility is that the power supply is not reaching the heating element properly.
  • Leaks – Cracks in your water heater can result in water pooling at the base of the unit. This problem may permanently damage the heater if not fixed right away.
  • Unusual Noises – Water heating appliances typically produce noise when it starts and stops cycling. This is normal, as the sounds eventually fade into the background. Some noises, however, can indicate a problem within the water heater. Contact our repair technician if you hear sounds that are out of the ordinary, such as popping, hissing, and rumbling noises.
  • Water is Too Hot – If the water generated by your heating appliance is too hot, the thermostat may not be functioning correctly. Scalding hot water is dangerous, as it can lead to painful degree thermal burns. You should have your water heater repaired before it harms your family and your employees in the office.
  • Increasing Utility Bills – This is an indication that your water heater is working too hard to generate the right amount of heated water for your needs.

Water Heater Replacement

When repairs are no longer enough to restore the water heater of your home or business, we recommend replacing your unit and installing a long-lasting and energy-efficient appliance for your property. We’ll suggest installing a new heater if your existing appliance displays the following signs:
  • Aged Appliances – The life expectancy of a conventional water heating appliance is around eight to twelve years. If your water heater has exceeded its life expectancy and is now requiring frequent repairs, we’ll suggest replacing the unit with a more cost-efficient product.
  • Changes in Water Quality – When the water coming out of the heater has an unusual odor or metallic taste, don’t consume or use that in your home or office. The subpar water quality could indicate built-up limescale that has compromised the unit.
  • Poor Water Pressure – This is a serious appliance problem, as it could point to mineral accumulation within the heater. If you can’t get rid of the accumulated minerals inside the storage tank, you may need to get a new water heating system.

Water Heater Maintenance

Getting your water heating system checked and maintained every few years is important, as it allows the appliance to run efficiently, deliver hot water consistently, and extend the lifespan of your machine. Our water heater technicians are here to help you keep your unit in optimal condition. Some of the steps we take during maintenance are the following:
  • Flushing the water heater to keep the tank clear and prevent limescale from undermining the efficiency of the appliance
  • Inspecting and (if necessary) replacing the heating components to make sure that the unit will operate at peak performance
  • Replacing the anode rod (a long metal rod consisting of steel and other metals, such as zinc, aluminum, and magnesium) every two years
  • Making adjustments to the appliance’s electrical connections
  • Getting rid of the mineral buildup inside the unit

Servicing Various Types of Water Heaters

Our water heater technicians have the skills and tools necessary to repair, replace, and maintain water heaters in your home or office. Some of the water heater systems we service are the following:

Traditional Storage Tank Water Heater

This type of appliance comes with a tank that holds water for heating. The capacity of the container will determine the amount of hot water you could use. The tank has built-in insulation features. When you turn on the system, it heats the water and maintains the temperature until you need it. This common water heater option is readily available and easy to install.

Tankless Water Heater

This unit provides hot water on demand. Instead of a water storage tank, the system has superheated coils that heat large quantities of water at once. The major benefit of this water heater is that you’ll have hot water whenever you want.

Heat Pump Water Heater

This unique water heating system uses heat in the ground and the air to produce hot water. This appliance will save you money on your energy bills, as it consumes less electricity than other types of water heaters.

Gas or Condensing Water Heater

This type of appliance is ideal for property owners who want to use natural gas to produce hot water. The system funnels unused gas fumes at the bottom of the storage tank to increase the temperature of the water.

Solar-Powered Water Heater

This system harnesses the power of the sun to heat your water. This is suitable for people who use solar panels to power up their property. Individuals who reside in warm climates, such as residents of Arizona’s sunny cities, will save lots of money per month on electricity since the sun is doing most of the water heating work. The solar-powered water heater is also an environmentally friendly way to obtain hot water for your household or employees.

Commercial Water Heater

This type of heater is typically larger than a household water heating appliance. It’s ideal for businesses that use huge amounts of hot water for everyday operations. No matter what water heating system you have in your property, we’ll service it and leave you with a top-running appliance. If you need a new water heating appliance, our experts will determine the type of unit that makes the most sense for your home or business.

Frequently Asked Questions on Water Heaters

What is the average cost of your water heater repair and replacement services?

The cost associated with fixing or replacing your water heater would depend on the severity of the problem. You can, however, expect fair prices when you choose us as your service provider.

What is the best water heater for my home or business establishment?

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to this, as the ideal water heater would depend on various factors, such as:
  • The amount of water your property is using
  • The size of your property
  • How long you plan on staying on that property
  • Your future water demands
We recommend that you check your options and do your homework before committing to any type of water heater. If you need further assistance, our water heater technicians will be more than happy to respond to your inquiries.

What is the energy factor (EF) of a water heater?

The EF determines the appliance’s overall efficiency. You get this figure by looking at the amount of energy generated by your water heating appliance and your system’s total energy consumption per day. If you’re in the market for a water heater, you’ll want a unit that has a high EF. Systems with this EF are more energy-efficient, which translates to lower energy or operating costs. Although water heating appliances with high EF may be costly, they pay for themselves, as they help save you money and energy in the long run.

Is it a good idea to install straps on my water heater?

Yes. Straps help resist motions during an earthquake and keep your water heater from sustaining major structural damage. Take note that Arizona has earthquakes. Although they’re not as frequent as California, they do have the potential to damage your property — and this includes water heaters. If you’re unsure how to go about securing your water heating systems, feel free to ask one of our technicians for advice.

What’s the ideal temperature for my water heater

Many water heater manufacturers assign 120 degrees Fahrenheit as the default configuration. If the water heater in your property doesn’t have a feature that lets you assign a temperature, you could use the “medium” setting on the appliance’s thermostat. You should avoid cranking up the temperature of your water heater. Setting the temperature too high could unnecessarily jack up your energy bill.

Why Choose API Plumbing For Your Water Heater Service Needs

As a trusted water heater service provider, we deliver our services with a personalized touch. Our licensed, insured, and courteous technicians arrive at your property on schedule and get the job done right the first time. Another quality that sets us apart is our stellar reputation. We have thousands of satisfied customers who are delighted with the excellent service we deliver. What’s more, we have an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and an A rating with Angie’s List.

Enjoy the Hot Water You Deserve in Your Home or Office

Don’t settle for lukewarm or cold water. With our technicians, we’ll replace or fix your water heating system, so that you get hot water every time. Schedule an appointment with us today by 602-843-8474 or emailing info@apiplumbing.com.