Water Heaters

Water Heater Services in Ventura

Hot Water Heater Repair & Replacement

Nothing gives you greater appreciation for hot water than when you must take a cold shower or have a leak. When a water heating emergency arises, it’s good to know that there’s a trusted local technician you can call, that knows how you feel and doesn’t enjoy it either.

Our customers have trusted us with their hot water emergencies for years. Whether you want to get the most from your water heater with professional maintenance or need a repair, we’re ready to help you find the best hot water solution. If it’s time to replace your water heater, we offer affordable equipment options — including tank and tankless as well as gas and electric.

In need of water heater repair in Ventura? Give us a call at (805) 243-0654 or send us a message online to schedule your appointment!

Signs You Need Water Heater Repair or Replacement

At Hydrotek Pipe Services, we understand the crucial role your water heater plays in providing comfort and convenience to your home or business. Over time, water heaters can experience wear and tear, leading to potential issues that require attention. 

Here are some telltale signs that indicate you may need water heater repair or replacement:

  • Insufficient Hot Water: If you find that your water heater is no longer delivering the amount of hot water you need, it could be a sign of a malfunctioning heating element, a faulty thermostat, or sediment buildup in the tank.
  • Inconsistent Water Temperature: Fluctuating water temperatures, especially sudden bursts of scalding or cold water during use, could point to a malfunctioning thermostat or other internal issues.
  • Strange Noises: Unusual noises such as rumbling, popping, or banging coming from your water heater may indicate the presence of sediment buildup that is interfering with the heating process.
  • Water Leaks: Any visible water pooling around your water heater is a clear sign of a leak. Leaks can result from internal corrosion or pressure issues within the tank.
  • Rusty or Discolored Water: If your hot water appears discolored or has a rusty tint, it could be an indication that the tank's interior has corroded, compromising water quality.
  • Age of the Water Heater: Traditional tank water heaters typically have a lifespan of around 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is nearing or exceeding this age, it may be more cost-effective to consider replacement rather than extensive repairs.
  • Increase in Energy Bills: A sudden rise in your energy bills without a corresponding increase in usage could suggest your water heater is working inefficiently, possibly due to sediment buildup or a malfunctioning component.
  • Visible Corrosion or Rust: Corrosion on the exterior of your water heater tank could indicate that the interior is also corroding. This is a significant sign of wear and potential failure.
  • Lack of Maintenance: If your water heater has not been properly maintained with regular flushing and inspections, it may be prone to more frequent breakdowns.
  • Poor Water Quality: - If your hot water has an unpleasant odor or metallic taste, it could be a result of sediment accumulation or corrosion inside the tank.

At Hydrotek Pipe Services, we specialize in diagnosing and addressing water heater issues promptly and effectively. Whether you require repair or replacement, our team of experts is ready to provide tailored solutions that match your needs and budget. 

Don't ignore the signs – contact our plumbers today to ensure your water heater continues to operate efficiently and reliably.

Tankless Water Heaters

We also install tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, which provide hot water only as it is needed. They don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money.

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work?

Tankless water heaters heat water directly without the use of a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. 

As a result, tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. You don’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water. However, a tankless water heater’s output limits the flow rate.

The initial cost of a tankless water heater is greater than that of a conventional storage water heater, but tankless water heaters will typically last longer and have lower operating and energy costs, which could offset its higher purchase price. 

The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

At Hydrotek Pipe Services, we're dedicated to providing innovative solutions that enhance the efficiency and convenience of your plumbing systems. One such solution gaining popularity is the tankless water heater, also known as an on-demand water heater. 

These advanced systems offer a range of benefits that cater to both residential and commercial settings:

  • Endless Hot Water Supply: Unlike traditional tank water heaters, tankless water heaters heat water on demand as it passes through the unit. This ensures a continuous and virtually unlimited supply of hot water, eliminating the inconvenience of running out during peak usage times.
  • Space Efficiency: Tankless water heaters are compact and wall-mounted, freeing up valuable floor space compared to their bulky tank counterparts. This makes them ideal for homes and businesses with limited space.
  • Energy Efficiency: Tankless water heaters are renowned for their energy efficiency. They only heat water when it's needed, eliminating the standby energy losses that occur with traditional tank heaters. This translates to lower energy bills and reduced environmental impact.
  • Longevity: Tankless water heaters typically have a longer lifespan compared to traditional tank heaters. With proper maintenance, tankless systems can last up to 20 years or more, while tank heaters usually last around 8 to 12 years.
  • Reduced Risk of Water Damage: Traditional tank water heaters can be prone to leaks and ruptures, leading to potential water damage. Tankless units, on the other hand, do not store water, minimizing the risk of leaks and associated property damage.
  • Cleaner Water: Tankless water heaters don't store water in a tank, which means there's no accumulation of sediment, rust, or mineral deposits. This results in cleaner and healthier hot water that's free from contaminants.
  • Precise Temperature Control: Tankless water heaters offer precise temperature control, allowing you to set your desired water temperature with accuracy. This eliminates the need to mix hot and cold water at the faucet.
  • Reduced Carbon Footprint: The energy efficiency of tankless water heaters not only saves you money but also contributes to a greener environment by reducing energy consumption and carbon emissions.
  • Low Maintenance Requirements: - Tankless water heaters require less maintenance compared to traditional tank heaters. Periodic flushing to prevent mineral buildup is usually the primary maintenance task.
  • Immediate Hot Water: - With a tankless water heater, you don't have to wait for the water in a tank to heat up. Hot water is delivered instantly, which is especially convenient during cold weather.

Our team can assess your hot water needs, recommend the appropriate unit, and provide professional installation to ensure you enjoy the many benefits that tankless technology offers. 

How Long Do Hot Water Heaters Last?

Most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of more than 20 years. They also have easily replaceable parts that extend their life by many more years. In contrast, storage water heaters last 10–15 years.

Don’t put your property in the wrong hands. Call (805) 243-0654 or contact us online to get your water heater working properly in no time.

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