From washing clothes to doing dishes or even enjoying a nice, hot shower, your water heater is a vital component of your home plumbing system. When it stops working, or its performance drops off, it may be time for repairs or even a replacement. On average, a tank water will last about 12 years. If yours is older, replacing the unit may be a more cost-effective option. Keep in mind that lower priced water heaters are often the least efficient, making them more expensive to operate and maintain over time. Metcalf Plumbing offers the following water heater options:
Gas Water Heaters
Gas water heaters are a popular choice for many people. Whether you want gas water heater repair or replacement, or you need to install a new gas water heater in your home or commercial building, Metcalf Plumbing will make it easy for you to have quick water service.
Call us today if:
- You’re not getting enough water from your gas water heater
- You have a rusty, hot water heater tank or rust-color water
- Your water heat is making a high- pitched noise
- You have water leaking around the base of your water heater
If you notice any of these things happening, please call us for service today! Metcalf Plumbing’s licensed plumbers will obtain necessary permits and licenses, secure needed inspections, haul off your old water heater and dispose of it properly, properly hook-up your water heater to gas and give you peace of mind knowing that your family and home are protected from shoddy workmanship.
We provide free estimates. Some of the communities we serve include Catonsville, Ellicott City, Laurel, Columbia, Clarksville, Fulton, Halethorpe, Arbutus and more.
Electric Water Heaters
Electric water heaters use heated coils to warm stored water. To heat the water, an electric current passes through electrical-resistance heating elements. There are usually two heating elements — one in the middle of the tank and one at the bottom. It tends to take longer to heat water, but electric units usually have a higher storage capacity and are an easier choice for homes that don’t have existing natural gas service. Electric water heaters have low operating costs and fit in smaller space areas, making them a popular choice in the Catonsville and Ellicott City areas.
Our certified electric water heater repair technicians will arrive promptly and let you know what repairs are needed. Whether you need a repair, replacement or installation, contact Metcalf Plumbing today.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters heat water only when you turn on the faucet. They usually operate on natural gas, propane or electricity. The main advantage is that they eliminate the extra cost of keeping 40-50 gallons of water hot in a storage tank, so you waste less energy.
A Few Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters
- Reduced energy costs
- Less space is used for equipment
- Water waste is reduced
- A tankless water heater can last twice as long as a conventional unit
- No stored water so no leaking storage tank issues
Electric tankless water heaters are designed according to the amount of hot water required at peak use times. The water heater has a series of heating elements that are activated based on the demand. As water demand increases more elements are activated. This is different from an electric tank water heater where the elements are never on at the same time.
Gas tankless water heaters operate by heating the water as it passes through the natural gas or propane heat exchanger. Metcalf Plumbing’s experienced technicians have matched families with the right tankless water heater solution for their home and needs, helping them save hundreds of dollars a year in the process.