Water Heater Repair & Installation in Austin, TX

It’s easy to take a hot water heater for granted—that is, until the day it stops working! If you need hot water heater repair in Austin and the surrounding areas, you can rely on ABC Home & Commercial Services. Our licensed plumbers can help you choose, install and maintain the best hot water heater for your household's needs.

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We employ only licensed plumbers and they are available, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to repair or replace your water heater.  We work on all brands of heaters – gas or electric – and can repair most any problem.  Additionally, we can recommend and install a new one if replacement makes more sense than repair for an older model.

The ABC Process

1. Contact ABC

When you contact us, we will schedule a service call to evaluate the problem. For emergencies, we will send a pro to your home as soon as possible.

2. Get An Estimate

We'll provide you with an estimate for all needed services. Once we get your approval, our pros will get right to work.

3. Perform Services

We will work quickly to perform the desired services. At the end of your service call, we'll update you on what we did and any other needed follow-up.

4. Comfort Guarantee

If you are unhappy with our work, let us know and we will send someone back to your home to make things right at no additional cost.

ABC provides 24/7 services for plumbing emergencies

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Our specialists employ only licensed plumbers and they are available, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to repair or replace your water heater. We work on all brands of heaters - gas or electric - and can repair most any problem. Additionally, we can recommend and install a new one if replacement makes more sense than repair for an older model.

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We don’t take your trust lightly. All ABC employees receive a drug screening and criminal history check before becoming a part of the ABC family, and we make sure to carry all required licenses to successfully perform service work on your property.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between tankless and traditional water heaters?

A traditional water heater stores water in a large tank – it’s what most of us have always had in our homes. It heats from the bottom continuously and “holds” water at a certain temp for future use. Even when you’re not home, your tank is being heated, continuously. The hot water at the top is what you use when you turn on the tap. It is possible to use up all the hot water in the tank during a period of very heavy use.

A tankless system only makes hot water when you turn on your tap. It can’t run out of hot water! When you turn on the tap, a sensor detects the water flow as the water enters the heater. This activates the burner, and water is circulated through the heat exchanger. It heats the water to the temperature you specify. When you turn off the tap, the unit shuts down. When you’re not using hot water, the tank-less system isn’t using energy. And whenever you want hot water, it’s there for you.

What's the main benefit(s) to a tankless water heater?

There are several benefits, and in consultation with an ABC plumbers, a homeowner can decide which may make sense for them.

  • A tankless system takes up less space. A typical tankless unit will use less than half the space of a tank system. If space is at a premium in your home or office, a tankless system could be beneficial.
  • For large families consuming lots of hot water, a tankless system could make life easier. Wait times “between” showers & bathes by various members of the family can be eliminated.
  • On average, a tankless unit will last several years longer than a tank system.
  • A tankless unit is excellent for vacation homes or properties that aren’t used on a daily basis. Unlike a tank system, instead of heating water 24 hours a day, seven days a week, resulting in wasted utilities, a tankless system only heats upon demand.

What kind of water heater do I need?

We install both conventional and tankless water heaters. Your ABC technician will work closely with you to pair you with the heater that best matches your family’s needs. We encourage you to consider a tankless system. They’re smaller, more efficient, and you will never run out of hot water! They’re especially good for active households with lots of folks taking frequent showers, washing dishes and washing clothes.

If a conventional system works better for your household, we also supply and sell several sizes and brands of conventional hot water heaters.

How do costs compare between conventional water heaters and tankless water heaters?

A tankless water heater is more expensive than a conventional one, but it will generally pay for itself in a few years by lowering your energy bill. In addition, a traditional tank heater lasts about 10 years, but a tankless system, if maintained well, is good for closer to 20 years!

Homeowners in Austin and Sunset Valley can get a tax credit from Texas Gas Services for purchasing an energy-efficient tankless heater, which helps you bring down the cost even more.

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What Our Customers Are Saying

Based on 377 reviews

Blair Lasta

5/5/2022

“Got my water heater replaced today. It's not cheap but they're price is more reasonable than the other 2 plumbing companies that I have it quoted with, plus I felt like the other 2 are not really interested in doing business with me so I decided to go with ABC Home and Commercial and I'm so thankful that I did. Mike and Devin came in and Mike was right on time. Both of them did a wonderful job. They were quick and very efficient and did a good job in protecting my newly installed wood floor on the second floor. Mike is quick to respond when I have questions about the automated shut off valve. Special thanks to Miguel also for a quick email response. I would highly recommend this company for your plumbing needs.”

Candace Jones

5/10/2022

“We had water seeping in between the vinyl flooring of our master closet. It was a very small amount yet they were able to definitively determine where the leak was coming from and repair it. It was coming the hot water pipe that feeds the master shower and it was in the foundation. They located the pipe at the manifold and rerouted through the attic. Very little in the way of holes to the sheet rock were made. Jon Day was masterful and extremely thorough, taking care that everything was thoroughly checked and validated. I absolutely recommend them for all your plumbing needs.”

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