Water Heater Installation, Repair, and Replacement Services in Columbia, MO

Installing a New Water Heater

A water heater is a device that is common throughout most homes in both Columbia, Missouri, as well as the United States as a whole. Commonly, it is a cylindrical tub that contains water, as well as various other valves and pipes that work in unison to heat your water safely and efficiently so that it can be distributed through your house to provide hot water for your shower, dishes, cooking, etc.

Typical Signs You Need a Water Heater Inspection

Common signs that your water heater needs an inspection are water heater leaks. If your water heater is leaking, you should call or contact the professional plumbers at Brian Wear Plumbing immediately to ensure your water heater gets fixed properly.

A sign that your water heater may need maintenance soon is a recurring “popping” noise in your water heater. If you are hearing a water heater popping noise be sure to contact the professional plumbers at Brian Wear Plumbing to schedule a professional plumbing inspection.

What Are the 3 Main Types of Water Heaters?

Water heater’s come in all shapes and sizes, but can be boiled down to three main types.

  1. Tank
  2. Tankless
  3. Hybrid

Traditional Storage Tank Water Heaters

The traditional water heater is common for most residential and commercial buildings, a traditional tank water heater is a rather large cylindrical tank that utilizes heat rising to heat the water. Once an electric heating element or a burner raises the water's temperature, the heated water rises and is sent through a tube to the requested destination. Traditional storage tank water heaters can be electric or gas powered.

Tankless Water Heaters

The tankless water heater is growing in popularity every day in the United States. Common in other parts of the world such as Europe, the tankless water heater is designed to function on an as-needed basis rather than storing a large container of water and constantly heating it. Tankless water heater’s raise the temperature of the water when requested then turns off once the action has been completed. Though energy efficient, it is common for larger households to require more than one unit, which can raise costs considerably.

Hybrid and Heat Pump Water Heaters

Hybrid water heaters are similar to traditional storage tank water heaters, except they also use a heat pump to raise the water’s temperature. Through the heat pump and combination of a traditional storage tank water heater’s design, the hybrid and heat pump water heaters boast energy efficiency while keeping hot water available at all times.

How Do I Know Which Water Heater is Right for Me?

At Brian Wear Plumbing, our professional plumbers are well equipped to inspect your residence and help you determine what water heater will suit your needs. In addition to professional installation, our plumbers can repair your water heater should it malfunction and provide other plumbing services as needed.

If you are in need of a new water heater or believe you require water heater repairs or maintenance, contact Brian Wear Plumbing, or call at 573-864-4463 today!

Recommended Water Heater Brands

Rinnai Water Heaters - Rinnai offers dependable continuous-flow, tankless water heaters.

Bradford White Water Heaters - these water heaters are built for durability and quality performance.

Water Right Softeners - Water-Right, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of residential and commercial quality water treatment systems, including water softeners, water conditioners, and treatment systems.

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Looking for Plumbing Inspections?

Gas Line Inspection - Gas line inspections require intelligent and technical experience to fully identify potential problems and the safest solutions. If you are interested in a plumbing inspection, feel free to contact us today!

Sewer Line Inspection – If your toilet or faucet drain is clogged then you may require a sewer line inspection. Contact us today to see if a sewer line inspection is the best option for your plumbing needs.

Water Heater Inspection – Dripping, leaking, making unusual noises and more are common problems that show that you may need a water heater inspection. If your water heater is acting strange, then contact us now so that we can identify the problem before it becomes a major issue.

Additionally, we provide inspections for commercial and residential businesses to make sure your equipment is properly functioning and will continue to do so into the future.