Water Heater Installation and Service Experts in Indianapolis

A water heater is used every day, but you probably only think about it when your shower turns ice cold or it starts popping, hissing, or making some other unwanted noise. When that happens, our licensed plumber can recommend the right options for you, provide the information that you need to make an informed decision, and either repair or replace your water heater.

Our plumbers are licensed, bonded, and insured. Our services, material, and workmanship are guaranteed in writing. We respect you, your time, and your property… period.

 

Water heating is the 3rd largest energy user in the home.

On average, it accounts for about 14% of your utility bill. This is another investment that requires an informed decision. Capacity, efficiency, and cost are among the factors to consider. Our skilled plumbers are experienced in learning about your needs and taking into account these factors when recommending the best water heater for your home.

Capacity

The first-hour rating (FHR) is the amount of hot water in gallons that the water heater can supply in an hour when the tank is full. This is the most important factor in correctly sizing your water heater. Tank size must also be considered because you don’t want to spend money to heat more water than you need.

Energy Efficiency

The energy efficiency of a storage water heater is indicated by its Energy Factor (EF). The higher the EF, the more efficient the water heater. However, when you consider fuel sources, higher values may not mean lower operating costs . You should also look for a tank with at least 1.5 inches of foam insulation and an Energy Star rating.

Cost

You may want to save money with a less expensive water heater, but don’t ignore the operating cost. You may save money at the cash register but pay more to the utility company.

Have you considered the benefits of tankless water heaters?

Longer Life

A tankless water heater system will provide hot water for about 20 years. That’s about twice as long as a traditional water heater which typically operates for about 10 years.  So, you won’t need to re-invest in a new water heater as soon with a tankless system.

Compact wall-mounted unit

Tankless water heaters are compact and mounted on the wall which means they don’t require as much space as a traditional water heater. A tankless system is a great option when the physical size of a new water heater won’t fit in the available area. Plus, by eliminating the traditional water heater, you’ll free up a lot of space for other uses.

Endless hot water on-demand

Since a tankless system heats water as you need it, you don’t have to worry about running out of hot water when you’re the last in the family to get a shower. You’ll still have as much hot water as you want.

Save Money

A traditional water heater is always using energy to heat and reheat your water. Why pay to heat water when you don’t need it yet? And why pay to keep it hot when you didn’t need it in the first place?

Less maintenance

Sediment build-up and corrosion are not big problems for tankless water heaters like they are for tanked water heaters. Plus, maintenance doesn’t include draining and refilling a 40 – 50 gallon tank.

Hard hard water can harm your water heater and make it less efficient.

85% of the country has hard water according to HomeWater 101, and Indianapolis has some of the hardest water in the country.

 

What is hard water?

Water hardness is the amount of dissolved calcium and magnesium in the water — hard water is high in both calcium and magnesium. The reason you can feel the difference on your skin is because soap reacts with the calcium to form soap scum. This results in the need for more soap or detergent to get things clean. And that’s where the term “hardness” came from… it’s hard to wash in.

The calcium and magnesium in hard water cause problems in your home such as:

  • Glasses and dishes remain white filmed and spotted even after cleaning.
  • Clothes can look gray and dingy because of reduced “sudsing” action.
  • Clothes don’t last as long because of the harsh minerals in hard water.
  • Clothes can feel stiff or harsh.
  • The taste of tea and coffee can be affected by hard water.
  • Clogged pipes and reduced water flow can be caused by hard water.
  • Film and scale can accumulate on tile and bath/kitchen fixtures.
  • Your skin can feel dry from an invisible soapy film left on it.
  • Your hair can look dull and limp from excess filmy shampoo residue.
  • The life of your water heater can be shortened by deposits of scale.
  • Utility bills can increase due to accumulated scale in the water heater because scale is a poor conductor of heat which increases the energy needed to heat water.

Do you have any of the above signs of hard water? Our water quality expert can visit your home and analyze your water for only $17. Hard water is only one of the things that the water quality analysis can reveal.

 

Call us… Night or Day! (317) 660-6992.

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Overlooked Fact

Many tank water heaters should be flushed (drained and refilled) on a regular basis. This helps rid the tank of any sediment that has built up, allowing water to be heated more efficiently and the water heater to last longer.

Your water heater uses about 14% of the energy used in your home to heat water for things like laundry, showers, and washing dishes.

On average, a household uses 80 to 120 gallons of hot water every day.

Here’s a typical water usage for every day activities.

One shower: 6 – 8 gallons of water
One bath: 15 – 20 gallons of water
One load of laundry: 20 – 30 gallons of water
Washing dishes: 2 gallons of water per minute
One dishwasher load: 6 – 10 gallons of water

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Last year was a tough year as my son passed away. Two weeks later my water heater began leaking ruining the kitchen floor and bedroom closet. If that wasn't bad enough, our AC stopped working at the same time. Mr. Plumber was at my house until after midnight on a Sunday night to make sure we had hot water. Oh yes, Williams was on site and repaired my AC. It truly was a fragile time and the professionalism along with the compassion from both Mr. Plumber and Williams Comfort Air employees has created a life long client to my plumbing and HVAC needs.

- Jack N.

"They replaced the entire sewer line from the house to the street using a technique called “pipe bursting” where they pull a new line through the old line. We used a coupon where for $93 they freed up a clog in our old line and put a camera down the line to figure out what the problem was... I like that they didn’t have to dig up my yard for this particular technique..."

- Allen P. – Indianapolis

“It was my good fortune to have Carl as the installer of my sump pump this past June. He was on time, polite, and willing to talk to my son in Chicago about the installation. My husband of 37 years had recently died, and I was not versed on sump pumps or their installation. My son wanted to be sure the installer was the right kind of guy to be dealing with his grieving mother. Carl explained things not only to me, but also to my son to both of our satisfactions! I was so impressed with his professional appearance and attitude that I was not alarmed by the fact that a “stranger” was spending the day in and out of my house! I immediately recommended Williams Comfort Air and Carl in particular to friends who were in need of plumbing services, too. The whole process was pleasant and I’m still pleased with my sump pump. Then on one of the hottest days of the summer (July) Frank and Ryan were directed to take out my 32 year old furnace and install a new one. Having already used Williams Comfort Air for my sump pump installation, I expected a certain quality in the workers and their workmanship. Frank and Ryan did not disappoint me! They worked hard all day, had lunch with me, and continued working the rest of the 95 degree day! Once again, I felt comfortable with the two of them in my home. They were respectful and thorough with all that they did. I did recommend the company to my pastor and his wife because I felt that they would get good service from a reputable company and professional service from the guys in charge of the installation. Frank and Ryan even came back another day to show me (again) how to program the thermostat! Part of the “comfort” of Williams Comfort Air is being comfortable with the company and it employees. Both my experiences with them have proven to me and my son that they adhere to the highest standards.”

- Becky A. – Noblesville

“Your service technician, Jason Lee, installed a Rinnai tankless water heater and Easy Water 2000 system at our home on 3-30-09. We want you to know what an outstanding job Jason and his crew did for us! Our old water heater died on Saturday, 3-28-09. We spoke with Jason on the phone that day after calling your emergency service. Jason was not able to come out to our home that day, but he took the time to discuss our needs and explain the Rinnai system to us. He also directed us to the Rinnai web site to further research this option. When Jason came out to our home on 3-30-09, he again took the time to explain the Rinnai options as well as the Easy Water 2000 system and benefits. Once we made our decision, Jason assembled his crew and immediately got to work. The entire crew was courteous and efficient. Most impressive was Jason’s willingness to miss an evening class that he is taking to finish our job! Having been without hot water for two days, this gesture of dedication was greatly appreciated by our family! We are extremely happy with the products that Jason recommended and installed and the experience with Metzler’s Mr. Plumber was exceptional at all levels. We will be happy to recommend your service to all our friends and neighbors.”

- Jeffery and Elizabeth E. – Fishers

The below is a Facebook posting from Mardi. All of you exemplify A Winning Team! “I had a water pipe give way in my older home on a Sunday morning, so I shut off all the water to the house. Williams Comfort Air does all of my heating and air and was coming on Monday morning for my bi-annual service. I knew they did plumbing too as Mr. Plumber, so I waited to talk to my technician, Allen. He handled the whole thing. He called it in for me, explained the gravity of the situation and got me help within a couple of hours. Thank you Allen! Because my home is on a slab and the old corroded pipe could not be fixed as it was, my sandstone floor would have had to be jackhammered up and I didn’t want that. Supervisor Mike and I looked at all of the options and also looked at all exposed pipe in the house. It was all showing signs of leakage in several places and heavy corrosion, so I opted for having the entire house re-plumbed overhead. I also chose to replace everything that processes water in my house. I got hot-water-on-demand, a rust filtration system (rusty well water), a new water softener, new R.O., a new comfort height toilet and had some inconvenient piping rerouted to the gas dryer and to the outside hose bib. As you can imagine, this was a major expense and it took three and a half days, plus extra evening hours, because the guys really cared that I have water as soon as possible. It was done so well that I was thrilled. My house is safe now and my water is right for the first time in 20 years. I didn’t feel bad at all about the expense. I had three or four big Williams vehicles in my driveway every day and three to five Williams technicians every day and every one of them was so highly skilled that I was constantly impressed and in awe of their skill. Not only were they top-notch at their jobs, but they were fun to have here and I actually missed them when the job was done. We all hugged when the job was over. Thank you Mike, Jared, Bob, Brandon, Jeff, John and Dan. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You made me very, very happy, but I know that you know that.”

- Mardi