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Tankless Water Heaters
Little Rock, AR

Are you considering purchasing a new water heater or are you dissatisfied with how your current one operates? BR McGinty has everything you could possibly need to accommodate your changes, including energy-efficient solutions!

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Types of Water Heaters

There are several options that are made available to our customers for their water heater appliances. Our licensed plumbers have over 75 years of collective experience and can diagnose, repair, replace or install any water heater system or piping for add-ons, renovations, or replacement work. Whatever the situation, our experienced staff of Little Rock, Arkansas plumbing technicians and installation crews are ready to solve any problem — schedule an appointment for a FREE estimate!

There are two common types of water heaters: Tank-type & Tankless. Both types of water heaters come in gas and electric options. Due to energy efficiency and maintenance, we recommend a tankless water heater; however, sometimes converting from a traditional tank-type to a tankless unit might not be the best solution. Our water heater installers are experts in all types and can take your situation into account to help you choose the best fit for you and your home or business.

Tankless Water Heater vs Tank

Conventional tank-type water heaters keep large amounts of water stored in insulated tanks and transfer heat from a coil or burner to keep the water heated constantly; whereas, tankless water heaters heat water only when needed. When water flow is detected, tankless water heaters will begin heating water as it passes through the heat exchanger. When there is no longer a demand for water, the tankless water heater unit shuts down and uses no energy.

Tankless Water Heater Advantages

How Tankless Water Heaters Work
  • Energy Efficiency rating of between .92 and .98 (as opposed to a tank-type which usually garners a score of .52, by comparison)
  • 15-year warranty for the heat exchanger
  • 5-year warranty on all other parts
  • No “time-frame” for hot water (because tankless heaters warm the water as it’s needed, you don’t have to operate within the confines of a time limit, making them perfect for large families or homes with multiple bathrooms)
  • Possible $500 rebate from your gas company for electing energy-efficient appliances
  • Additional $100 Federal Tax write-off possible with energy efficiency upgrades

Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Preventative maintenance is the key to prolonging the life of your hot water system. Contrary to popular belief, only being able to run hot water for short amounts of time or an inability to heat your water at all are not the only indications that it’s time for a new hot water heating system. Here are a few things to keep your eyes and ears open for to prevent a larger problem, which could mean more money:

  • If you notice any rust building up on the exterior of your water heater. This means that there is water escaping the tank, which can only mean issues with heat retention.
  • If you notice that the water itself seems a rusty color or tint. If you notice rusty water, it likely means that the glass lining on the inside of the water heater tank has been broken and the rust is making its way into the water.
  • A decrease in water pressure can also mean that your water heater is on its last leg. It doesn’t only affect the temperature; if there is a dip in pressure it means that the tank is not airtight and some heat is likely able to escape the tank.
  • If you hear clicking, popping, or cracking when you’re turning on your water, it means that there is something not functioning properly. If it’s in conjunction with low pressure, you can be sure that your system needs replacing. These sorts of noises point to your “dip tube” breaking inside the water heater and releasing cold water into the pool of already heated water.

Can I Install a Water Heater Myself?

Water heater installation involves the plumbing system, the electrical system, building codes, bylaws, and manufacturer’s warranties. This means it is definitely a job for an experienced professional! Attempting a DIY install is not recommended due to the associated safety hazards. If you install a water heater yourself, you could potentially be leaving a ticking time bomb in your basement. There are all sorts of rules and regulations to ensure that your appliances are installed correctly and safely — that’s where we come in!

We at BR McGinty are factory-trained, service trained, licensed, insured and bonded. We can install your water heater and ensure proper and efficient operation. BR McGinty offers free consultations and estimates for all of your water heater needs! Additionally, we give you a 1-year installation warranty because we take pride in our work and have no problem backing it up and fixing anything that may have been overlooked.

Little Rock Emergency Water Heater Repair

To better serve our clients, we offer 24-hour emergency services in which we are able to deliver an emergency plumber to your doorstep any time of the day or night, 365 days a year! We don’t want your comfort to suffer just because a problem occurs after normal business hours. We understand that hot water is a necessity for more than just bathing or showering; you also need it for laundry, cleaning dishes, etc., so you can rely on BR McGinty’s team to get repairs done efficiently, anytime.

Our expert team always works quickly and efficiently. You can count on BR McGinty’s experienced crew to be in and out of your hair in no time, even when replacing a water heater because our average install/change-out time is only about 3 hours!

Tankless Water Heaters in Little Rock

Whether you need a new water heater or plumbing, air conditioning or heating services, you can rely on BR McGinty to be there when you need us. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments about our water heaters be sure to contact us. Our Little Rock plumbers offer free consultations and estimates!