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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

  • How do I know whether I need a repair or a replacement?
    The best way to determine if you need to repair or replace your current heating unit is to rely on the opinions of HVAC experts. Their experience will help them gauge whether repairs are possible and financially feasible. Our team of experts takes your best interests into consideration and offers heater replacement recommendations from there.
  • Why is it so important to hire a professional for heating installation?
    The professionals have the experience and right equipment to ensure your installation is performed correctly and safely. They also have experience working with a variety of different systems, so they won’t be fazed by your system or any issues that pop up. It’s also a good idea to have the professionals install your heater because they are constantly undergoing training to stay up to date with the latest technology and advancements. If you want to ensure your heating system is fully optimized for efficiency and peak performance, the professionals know just what to do to make it happen.
  • How long do HVAC systems typically last?
    According to the Department of Energy, HVAC systems typically last between 15 and 20 years. At John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air, we recommend replacing your existing heating system at around 10-12 years for greater efficiency, lower utility and energy bills, and optimal performance.
  • Does John Stevenson Plumbing, Heating & Air offer financing options?
    We offer a variety of financing options, so our customers can achieve home comfort without breaking the bank. We can offer same as cash, as well as low interest options to suit the needs of any customer. Ask our Comfort Advisors about financing today!
  • Why Isn't My Home Getting Warm Enough?
    There are a few reasons why your furnace may not be warming your home efficiently or evenly. One of the most common reasons is a leak in the ducting. If there is a small hole or the ducting is improperly installed, it could leak out warm air and cause the air pressure to drop and the system then provides inadequate heating. Additionally, dirty filters will also cause a restriction in airflow making the system work harder. This can lead to a broken system, which is why regularly changing and/or cleaning your air filters is so important.

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