Electric water heaters are a popular, modern option for many homeowners in the Phoenix, AZ area. A family-owned and operated company with 50+ years in business, Water Heaters Only, Inc. has trustworthy technicians certified to provide professional electric water heater repair and replacement services.
In addition to being professional and transparent, we meet or beat our competitors’ onsite bids for water heater replacement. We guarantee courteous and tidy work, flat-rate pricing, and no additional charges for evenings, weekends, or holidays. Contact us for same-day service.
We also offer gas water heater services if you have a gas water heater. Call us to schedule service!
How To Troubleshoot and Repair Common Electric Water Heater Repair Issues
Several problems can plague your electric water heater and force your household to a standstill. Use the following troubleshooting and repair tips to help you figure out what’s wrong with your unit. Before checking any parts of your water heater, turn the power off on your circuit breaker. If you lack experience, please call a professional.
No Hot Water
This is usually because your water heater has no access to power, or the limit switch may have tripped. Start by checking the water heater’s circuit breaker. If you have a tripped breaker, simply flip the switch again to restore power. Alternatively, you may have to reset the water heater’s temperature limiter, which may require professional help.
Not Enough Hot Water
The first thing to check is the thermostat and adjust it accordingly. If that doesn’t solve the problem, your water heater could be too small to meet your hot water needs. You may also need to contact a professional to check the heating element(s). Another possibility would be a sediment buildup that requires flushing.
Leaking Water Heater
Water leaks may be a bit complicated to solve. It’s best to call for professional help.
If you experience any other problems with your water heater, feel free to call us any time to speak with a live operator 24/7/365.
Pros and Cons of Gas and Electric Water Heaters
Gas or electric? Which is better? The short answer is – it depends. What works for one household might not be the best for another. You need to select an electric or gas water heater that fits your home and needs.
Gas Water Heaters Pros and Cons
- Cheaper to run
- Tend to last longer
- Heat up quicker
- Cost more upfront
- Need a gas line and tank(s)
Electric Water Heater Pros and Cons
- Cheaper upfront
- Plenty of options available
- Easy to install
- Heat up slower
- Require more energy to heat water
- Costly to run
- Less efficient
Since we have over 1.2 million water heaters serviced and counting since 1968, we’ve had the opportunity to help many customers evaluate the various options available. Contact us for an honest assessment of whether an electric or gas water heater would be better for your needs.
We also provide tankless water heater services if you’re thinking of going tankless.
Common Water Heater Repair issues
All water heaters need repairs at one point or another. Some of the most common repair issues you’re likely to encounter with your water heater include:
1. Pilot Light Troubleshooting
If your water heater pilot light keeps going out, try to relight it. If that doesn’t work, consider the possibility of a bad thermocouple. Contact an expert if you need professional help.
2. Thermocouple Replacement
If you’re an avid DIYer, you may be able to replace the thermocouple yourself. However, if you have no clue, it’s better and safer to call an experienced technician.
3. Thermostat Replacement
If you find that your water heater’s thermostats are faulty, you can replace them yourself or contact a trusted plumber to repair or replace them.
4. Heating Element Replacements
A defective heating element will result in no hot water for your home. Replacing the heating element is tricky to do on your own, so it would be best to contact an expert.
5. Temperature/Pressure Valve Replacement
Temperature/pressure relief valves do go bad from time to time. Due to safety concerns, we advise that you hire a professional for replacement.
6. Water/Gas Piping Repair
Damage or leaks in your water heater’s water/gas pipes need immediate attention as they can be dangerous if left unaddressed. Contact us for on-time service.