Water Heaters

When your hot water goes down or whether it’s in your home or business, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed as quickly as possible by our plumbers Mount Pleasant TN at R&A Plumbing. Hiring an unlicensed contractor may be cheap and/or convenient, but there are many potential pitfalls, especially when repairing or replacing water heaters. Many times there are conditions present that can cause very serious property damage and personal injury.  Whenever you call us, we can assess, identify, and repair your problem in a very short amount of time. We can usually be out within hours to fix your problem and get you back on track!

Here are some of the plumber’s Mount Pleasant TN services that we offer:

Tankless water heater repair and installation
Gas valve and burner assembly maintenance or repair
Tank flushing and t&p replacement
Thermal expansion tanks
Circulation pumps and valves
Hot water mixing valves
Low hot water volume
Gas Leaks
Water Leaks
Pans and pan drain to protect your property

You may not even understand all these different, specific services for water heater installations. But you know what, I can bet you that whatever problem your water heater has, our plumbers Mount Pleasant TN can definitely solve it. Call R & A Plumbing to experience our professional service to repair your problem, while keeping your family safe at the same time.

Water Heaters vs.Tankless Heaters:

A traditional tank water heater will continuously store and heat water during those hours you don’t need hot water — it uses precious energy and burns money from your household budget. A tankless heater brings that hot water on demand. It stops running when you don’t need it — they’re designed to save energy.


  1. Convenience
    Many homes simply run out of water before everyone gets the shower they desire… A standard tank water heater is sold (and priced) by the number of gallons it keeps continuously hot. It stores the precious hot water resource until a line is opened. It takes time to re-heat the new infill water, so “recovery time” is occasionally needed after a few long showers or heavy usage. A tankless water heater doesn’t store water, but flash heats it to provide steamy showers in a matter of a seconds. The tankless technology has come a long way since it first hit the market many years ago. A consumer used to have waited for a few minutes to get the water up to 115F (hot enough) and there might be a few “cold” spots — that isn’t the case any longer. The hot water is almost instantaneous and the hot water runs as long as you have water supplied to your house! Don’t tell you kids! You might not ever get them out of that bathroom if they know how this works.
  2. Energy use

As we become increasingly aware of how much energy we use as a nation, and as individual households, we recognize the value of energy efficiency. A traditional tank water heater will continuously store and heat water during those hours you don’t need hot water — it uses precious energy and burns money from your household budget. A tankless heater brings that hot water on demand. It stops running when you don’t need it — they’re designed to save energy. Most people like this feature.

  1. Cost
    Financial considerations between tank and tankless heaters primarily turn on the issue of your timeline. The longer the timeline, the more quickly you recoup the initial investment on the tankless unit and enjoy long-term energy savings. There’s no doubt that the traditional tank heaters cost less at the time of purchase, but their lifespan is considerably shorter. With the tankless unit, the savings are substantial the longer you reside in your home. A point of reference: a standard tank heater (50-gallon electric) compared to a tankless (gas-fired), will reduce energy cost by 60% or more over time. That is fairly considerable saving.



Installation costs on tankless heaters continue to fall as they increase in popularity and more plumbers Mount Pleasant TN are competent at installation. The two heaters are nearly identical in installation cost. Following installation, the difference in savings is shockingly obvious:


Tank heaters deteriorate over time. Minerals build up inside the tank as it’s cooked over and over. National average on tank type water heaters is 6 years and 10 months before they must be replaced. They typically only carry a 6-year warranty.


Tankless heaters are modern and more effective. They last up to 20 years with very little maintenance. 

The water heater is probably the appliance least thought about in the home – that is …until it fails! And when water heaters fail, they do so in spectacular fashion. A homeowner is left with a nasty mess that can damage drywall and flooring. Three of every four water heaters fail due to a tank bursting or leaking 30 to 80 gallons of rusty water – depending on tank size – in an unfortunate homeowner’s attic or garage. Look for energy-efficient, certified ENERGY STAR water heaters, as new technologies can shave anywhere from 7 to 55 percent off household water-heating costs. Not bad! Give our plumbers Mount Pleasant TN a call and see how we can help you avoid a mess and high energy costs.