Your home’s water heater is on duty in every season, and accounts for a significant portion of your monthly energy bill year round. It’s especially important to keep your water heater running efficiently, not only to avoid the inconvenience of it breaking but to keep operating costs to a minimum.
Prompt Heating & Air Conditioning provides professional water heater service in Milwaukee and nearby cities. Our technicians can repair and maintain any type of gas or electric residential water heater, as well as water heaters for a small business like an office or store.
Give us a call to talk to a technician about your water heater issues or questions. We might be able to help you out over the phone if it’s troubleshooting a relatively simple problem. If we need to make a service call to your home it covers diagnosing the problem and an estimate for the repair cost.
Water heater repair
When your water heater needs repair we’ll come out and inspect the equipment, describe the work and parts needed, and give you a quote for the repair cost.
We repair most major water heater brands and can fix just about anything that can go wrong with a water heater including:
- Running out of hot water too soon/taking too long to heat up
- Temperature is too hot or too cold
- Hot water pressure too low
- Hot water is rusty, discolored, or has a smell
- Water heater is leaking (from the top, or from the bottom)
- Water heater is making weird noises
We have years of experience working on water heaters in the Milwaukee area. We’ll give you our honest opinion whether it makes the most sense to repair or replace your unit, and helpful advice for keeping future problems from interrupting your hot water supply.
Types of water heaters
Water heaters with storage tanks are the most common type in Wisconsin. Storage tank water heaters heat and store hot water for use, so it’s important to get the right size tank for your household needs. Because the water’s being kept hot until needed, it’s using energy even when you’re not using hot water.
Tankless water heaters cost more than the traditional kind, but they can reduce energy consumption up to 30% because water is only heated as needed. Tankless water heaters are also smaller so they take up less room in the basement. Tankless water heaters are a great choice if your home is frequently unoccupied.
There are also hybrid water heaters, which feature a heat pump, and point of use water heaters which are most often used as a “booster” along with a whole house water heater.
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Water heater maintenance
Regular water heater maintenance improves the safety, service life, and efficiency of your equipment. We recommend having your home’s water heater inspected and tuned up once a year for best long-term results.
Maintaining storage tank water heaters
Storage tank water heaters should be emptied and have the bottom drain flushed once a year to clear out sediment and maintain water purity. The technician will inspect the water tank and connections looking for corrosion.
The anode rod in the tank may need to be replaced as part of regular service. The anode rod is connected to the top of the water tank and hangs down into the water. The anode rod starts to corrode before the steel tank does, and while it corrodes it releases electrons that prevent corrosion in the rest of the unit. These rods wear our within a few years and need to be replaced to continue protecting your water heater.
We’ll also inspect the pressure relief valve and other components to make sure everything’s in good working order.
Maintaining tankless water heaters
At a minimum your tankless water heater should be serviced by a professional once yearly. If you have hard water or keep your water heater set extra hot you may need service twice a year.
Minerals in the water can build up inside the heat exchanger, which reduces the surface area available to heat your water. This makes the unit work harder to do the same job, increasing energy consumption. Mineral buildup can also permanently damage the heating elements, so be sure to keep up with regular service to protect your investment.
The hotter the temperature, the faster chemicals dissolve in water. So if you have hard water and keep the settings high, we recommend our yearly service plan which includes seasonal maintenance and discounted rates.
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Water heater installation & replacement
On average, standard water heaters last around 10-12 years while tankless models can last up to 20. Of course the service life depends on how your water heater is used and maintained over those years.
The best way to own a cost-effective water heater for as long as possible is to go with an equipment recommendation from an experienced pro. We’ll make sure you’ve got the right type and size for your household to give you as many years of worry-free hot water as possible.
We offer free cost estimates for new water heater installation.
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Water heater service in Milwaukee & neighboring cities
Our service area covers all of Milwaukee, Waukesha & Washington counties, including West Allis, Wauwatosa, Brookfield, Greenfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, Menomonee Falls, Shorewood, Delafield, Pewaukee, New Berlin, West Bend, Mequon, Grafton, Germantown & the surrounding communities.