We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone in our journey. Complete Comfort Plumbing, Heating & Air Evolves into John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We are excited about the future as we continue to strive for excellence in all our endeavors. Thank you for your trust and continued support! 

Water Heater Services

Orange County Water Heater Services

The OC's Local Water Heater Expert

If you have ever experienced a day or week without hot water, then you know how much of an inconvenience a broken water heater is for a home. Avoid uncomfortable showers and unsanitary dishes and laundry by scheduling regular maintenance on your water heater today. With a yearly tune-up, your water heater can last over a decade. Neglecting maintenance, however, can lead to premature failure and disastrous leaks from a rusty or cracked unit.

At John StevensonPlumbing, Heating & Air, we specialize in water heater repair, maintenance, and installation in Orange County. We service a variety of water heaters, so no matter what type of system you have, our trusted professionals will thoroughly inspect your unit, quickly diagnose any issues, and let you know whether you are due for a replacement.

Learn more about our water heater services below or by calling (949) 426-7377.

Water Heater Repair

A broken water heater will make itself apparent very quickly. You'll know something is wrong by these signs:

  • No hot water
  • Hot water runs out very quickly
  • Poor temperature control
  • Water heater leaks
  • Discolored hot water
  • Bad-smelling hot water
  • Strange water heater noises

It's important to have these symptoms checked out by a professional as soon as possible. At John StevensonPlumbing, Heating & Air, our licensed Orange County water heater repair technicians can examine your water heater, find the source of the problem, figure out whether to make repairs or completely replace your unit, and help you return your comfort and peace of mind. 

Who Fixes Water Heaters?

If you are the average homeowner, then you have likely asked “do plumbers fix water heaters?” The answer is yes! When it comes to water heater issues, a licensed plumber can handle the job. Plumbers have extensive knowledge of water heaters and their components, including electrical wiring, heating elements, piping, gas lines, and anode rods.

However, if a plumber determines that the source of the water heater problem is your home’s electrical system, you must call a licensed electrician. Common water heater issues handled by electricians include circuit breakers trips, overheated or blown fuse boxes, and loose wiring.

Water Heater Replacement

Water heater repairs may not always be possible. Sometimes the water heater is too old to be repaired, and sometimes the extent of the damage your water heater has suffered is beyond salvage. Other times, a repair that may technically be possible may not be the most cost-effective choice, particularly if your water heater is near or past its expected service life. In these situations, you can count on Complete Comfort to help you choose a replacement water heater. 

If you have questions about the current condition of your water heater, you can count on us for honest, trustworthy advice. Our experienced Orange County water heater replacement technicians are plumbers, not salespeople, and we'll make sure you understand your options so that you can make the best choice for your situation.

In the market for a new water heater? Now may be a great time to switch to a tankless model. Learn more about tankless water heaters here.

Water Heater Maintenance

Over time, your water heater may start to become less efficient with the buildup of sediment on the bottom. In places with hard water, it is especially important to schedule yearly maintenance to avoid too much sediment buildup in the tank. The thicker the layer of sediment, the less efficient the unit will be at heating water and the more at risk it will be of damage or failure.

What Happens During a Water Heater Tune Up Service?

During a tune-up, the technician will drain the tank, clean the heating elements, and inspect the internal parts. They may also check for signs of wear and tear such as rust or gaps in the tank.

What are the Benefits of Water Heater Maintenance?

With regular water heater maintenance, you can make sure your unit runs as efficiently as possible for as long as possible. Even if nothing appears to be wrong with your water heater, yearly maintenance is still recommended for water heaters. If you notice a problem or leak with your water heater, then your unit may require repair or replacement. Our Orange County water heater maintenance technicians can inspect the problem and offer solutions to meet your needs and budget.

What Makes Us a Community Name?

Benefits of Working with Our Expert Team
  • Drug Tested & Background Checked Technicians
  • Upfront Pricing — You’ll Never Pay More Than You’re Quoted
  • Expert Advice From Professional, Licensed and Certified Technicians
  • We Stock Enough Parts in Our Trucks to Do 93% Of Repairs on the Spot
  • Flexible Scheduling - Ask About Same-Day or Emergency Service
  • 5 Star Service Guarantee Includes Service Tailored to Your Needs & Budget
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Should I replace or repair my AC unit?

    Many customers ask if they should repair a broken air conditioning unit versus a full replacement. Often, a well-maintained and newer AC unit will be able to be repaired depending on the issue. If it is a part under warranty, replacement of the part is a simple fix. However, if the AC is more than 10 years old, has not been regularly serviced, or is in need of a major repair, replacement is the best option. Our team will provide all available options for homeowners to consider.

  • What's a Pre-Installation Evaluation? Does My New A/C Need One?

    In short, yes. A first step is conducting an energy audit to determine the energy load for your home. Calculating the load tells the experts at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air how much heat your house gains throughout the day & what size air conditioner will work best to keep it cool. This is critical as most A/C installation issues stem from an improperly-sized air conditioning unit.

  • Is Your Home's Ductwork & Design Able to Handle a New A/C System?

    Often your old, existing ducts can’t handle the airflow of a newly installed air conditioner. Any upgrades to accommodate a new system will likely increase the cost to install an A/C unit, but will ultimately help you avoid costly, high energy bills & hot rooms in the future.

  • What Type of Central A/C Unit Should I Install?

    Here’s where the load calculation comes into play, as you want to pick the right size A/C unit to install – either too big or too small of an A/C unit can lead to costly repair or replacement down the road. Call the HVAC professionals at John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air, they’ll know which A/C unit is perfect to install in your home at the lowest price.

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Expertise isn’t the only thing we have gained over the past three decades - check our our loyal customer base!
  • “I can't say enough great things about Patrick and the whole John Stevenson company.”

    - Holly G.
  • “Great job, the technicians explained everything so that I could make the best decision for my home.”

    - Victoria J.
  • “I have been using John Stevenson’s services for about 7 years now and am really happy with all the services provided so far: new heater installation and yearly checkup/tune-up; new tankless water heater installation and yearly flush.”

    - Flavia P.
  • “The thing about John Stevenson Plumbing is that it is simply the best company of its type in the region. The technicians are smart, personable, always courteous and helpful, knowledgeable and fun to get to know. They do their jobs on time and on budget and”

    - John H.
  • “Luis was great! Fixed a leak in a gas line to our Guest House. Work was done quickly and professionally with excellent communication to me about the process.”

    - Pam L.
  • “I have used John Stevenson numerous times over the past few years for both plumbing and heating issues.”

    - Phyllis S.