Is Your Water Heater Acting Up?

You may need a water heater repair in Missoula & Hamilton, MT

In order to have hot water flowing to your home, you need a water heater that will continually and make hot water available in the home. At Right Now Plumbing and Heating, we specialize in performing hot water heater replacement and hot water heater repair in Missoula & Hamilton, MT.

There are two main types of hot water heaters — gas and electric. Each type heats water in a different way. They also have different problems and needs.

The differences in a gas and electric water heater are as follows:

Gas water heaters:

Gas water heaters typically use either natural gas or propane. Heaters inside of the water tank warm the tank, which warms the water. Most gas water heaters have a shorter lifespan than electric water heaters.

Electric water heaters:

Electric water heaters need dedicated 220-volt circuits for their electrical power. Heating elements are inside the water tank near the bottom and middle of the tank’s height. When you need hot water, electricity heats the elements to warm the water in the tank.

Call us today for your electric or gas water heater repair in Missoula or Hamilton, MT.

Signs it's time for a water heater replacement

Signs it's time for a water heater replacement

A top-quality hot water will run for many years, but it may need occasional repairs. It’s important to know the signs that you need a water heater repair.

Look for these warnings:

  • Irregular water temperatures
  • Discoloration of the water
  • Lack of hot water
  • Strange noises coming from the tank

Even the best water heater will eventually wear out. The typical lifespan of a water heater is about 15 years. At this point, you may need a water heater replacement. Look for these signs that your water heater is failing:

  • Significantly less hot water
  • Water leaking from the unit
  • Dirty water coming from the faucet
  • Rust or corrosion on the tank

If your water heater is acting up, let the experts at Right Now Plumbing and Heating know. We’ll determine whether you need a water heater repair or a water heater replacement.