Ken’s Guide to Water Heaters

Water heater not doing so hot? Looking for a more energy-efficient solution?

Ken’s Plumbing in Greenville, SC can help!

While often forgotten about, a water heater is one of the most important pieces of in-home technology you own. The right water heater can keep your baths and showers comfortable, your dishes clean, and your clothes washed—all at a temperature that works best for the soaps you’re using.

But the wrong water heater could lead to lukewarm baths or icy cold showers when you least expect it—and a damaged water heater can cause flooding or other expensive home maintenance headaches.

Whether you’re having trouble with your water heater and are looking for a repair or you’re interested in a new installation, Ken’s Plumbing of Greenville, SC is here for you. Here’s an overview of the water heater services we offer, plus information to help you choose the right water heater for your lifestyle.

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Contact a professional for your water heater issues

The experienced technicians at Ken’s Plumbing are available 24/7, 7 days a week. Give us a call or use the form below to schedule service.

Dealing with an emergency and need help now? Call us at (864) 392-5470 right away!

Expert Water Heater Repair in Greenville

Did your water heater spring a leak, started making strange noises, or just doesn’t heat the way it used to? Problems tend to arise in heaters more than 10-15 years old, but under some circumstances can start much sooner. If you notice an issue, don’t wait for it to get worse before taking action! Services we offer include:

  • Flushing to remove sediments, minerals, and lime that keep your water heater from running at peak performance
  • Stopping costly leaks and fixing them for good
  • Inspection for corrosion that indicates further problems down the road
  • Anything else our Greenville-area customers need!
a conventional water heater with an extra blue expansion tank attached to the top

Thermal Expansion Tanks

If the water heater in your Greenville home has frequent issues with leaking or unexplained damage, you may benefit from a thermal expansion tank. This device forms a kind of pressure buffer to regulate the water pressure in your pipe system—and this can extend the life of not only your water heater, but your whole plumbing system as well.
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Tankless Water Heaters

Ready to replace your unit with something more efficient? Tankless water heaters don’t keep water in a storage tank. Instead, water is heated when you actually turn on the hot water tap. This translates to more efficiency since the unit doesn’t exert energy keeping water in the tank warm. It also takes less space and ensures long showers stay hot all the way through.
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a plumber services a conventional water heater

Conventional Storage Tank Water Heaters

A tankless water heater isn’t for everyone. Conventional storage water heaters have a number of advantages including lower cost and the availability of hot water within a few seconds of turning on the tap. We have different conventional water heater models on hand for installation and can recommend the best for your home’s needs.
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Electric and Gas Water Heaters

Another option you can customize regarding a new water heater is the energy source. Should you opt for a water heater that runs on electrical energy, or one that runs on gas? Gas heaters are able to heat water more quickly and can run even during a power outage, but electrical models tend to be more efficient.
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Get a professional to install your new water heater.

If you’re going to invest in a new water heater, it’s worth having it professionally installed. An amateur installation may void the unit’s manufacturing warranties, and small errors can cause big problems with venting, electricity, gas lines, and water pressure. Don’t risk creating expensive and (potentially dangerous) damages to your brand new heater. Let one of our knowledgeable professionals install it for you to ensure it works well for years to come.