Water Heaters

Lacey Water Heater Services

Water Heater Repair, Installation & Replacement in Lacey, WA

More than just a luxury, hot water is a critical part of daily health and well-being. Immediate access to hot water is vital for sterilizing kitchens, washing clothes, and keeping ourselves clean. So when a water heater breaks down, it throws a lot more than just our comfort out the window. That’s why customers turn to Lacey water heater services from American Plumbing Contractors.

Though we’ve been fixing and installing water heaters since 1990, what we truly offer customers is more straightforward: we offer peace of mind. Peace of mind is our plumbing contractor’s real trade, since there’s nothing quite like the peace that comes from knowing even the worst water heater issues you could ever face will be fixed quickly, reliably, and at an honest price.

Find out for yourself: get a free estimate at (360) 317-0594 or contact us online.

Which Water Heater Suits You Best?

Broadly speaking, there are several main types of water heaters, and many of those types come in different sizes and capacities. Choosing the model and size that’s right for you comes down to answering a few basic questions: 1) how much hot water do you need on a daily basis? An oversized water heater is a waste of energy—why keep all that water heated?—but an undersized water heater is a daily hassle; 2) how much do you want to spend on gas or electric bills?

The main varieties of water heaters are:

  • Conventional water heaters
  • Condensing hot water tank
  • Heat pump water heaters
  • Combination boiler
  • Tankless water heaters

Conventional water heaters use gas or electricity to heat a reservoir tank. Though conventional units start at a lower price, the costs show up in other ways; for example, keeping heated water on standby is expensive in cold weather. If your family routinely runs out of hot water in the mornings, your storage tank may be too small and require replacement, which will increase energy costs.

Alternative Water Heater Installation in Lacey, WA

Condensing hot water tanks and heat pump water heaters are more energy efficient while still employing a storage tank. The downside is these types of units often rely on ambient temperature or climate for effectiveness. Heat pumps, more specifically, heat water by drawing heat from the surrounding air and ground, which isn’t efficient in cold seasons or generally colder climates like ours.

Combination boiler systems provide central heating and hot water. When you open a hot water tap, water heats as it passes through a heat exchanger, then travels through a whole-house piping system. The upside is that your hot water usage solves two problems at once. The downside is that hot water takes extra time to arrive; the other downside is any maintenance issues or repairs will take out your central heating and hot water.

Lacey Tankless Water Heater Installation

Tankless water heaters come with the most upfront costs to cover the unit and installation. However, more and more homeowners turn to tankless water heaters because they last longer than storage tank models, are energy efficient because they heat water as needed, and take up less space than a storage tank. These units are incredibly efficient, heating water as quickly as you could ever need.

Due to how tankless water heaters work, the other downside is that tankless water heaters deliver faster based on proximity. If a bathroom is at the other end of the house, it’ll receive hot water at a slower rate. Large homes may require purchasing multiple units.

When to Call a Water Heater Repair Service in Lacey, WA

Obviously, if your water is running cold 100% of the time, you need to call us. But if you’re vigilant, you can catch early signs that a repair will soon be required. In fact, these may be signs to call us for annual water heater maintenance so that you can prevent a water heater breakdown.

Call us when you notice these signs:

  • You need to turn the hot water dial further
  • Hot water is cloudy or tastes of metal
  • Persistent pilot light issues (for gas-powered units)
  • Gas odor around the water heater
  • Banging or clanking from the water heater

All of these are signs of an imminent leak or failure. If the water heater storage tank or lines leak, or the clanging in the tank becomes unbearable, give us a call. Our 24-hour Lacey emergency water heater repair services ensure minimal discomfort or disruption. Our team will diagnose the problem, offer a durable and reliable solution, and get the job done right.

Call (360) 317-0594 or send us a message to get a free water heater service estimate today.

What Our Clients Are Saying

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  • “I've had other plumbers in the past but American Plumbing Contractors, Inc. is, in my opinion, the best value on the market. If you want it done right and at great value, American Plumbing Contractors, Inc. is your go-to plumbing solution.” - Rod R.
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