Plano Water Heater FAQs

Why does my hot water sometimes have a cloudy discoloration?

Water contains dissolved oxygen and other gases. When it's heated it has less ability to hold these gases and when the pressure is lowered as the liquid comes out of the tap these gasses can form tiny bubbles giving the liquid a milky appearance. Letting it stand for a few minutes will allow these bubbles to rise out of the liquid and it resumes its clear appearance. For Plano water heater service call today.

Should water heaters be flushed and drained regularly?

Yes. Annual flushing and draining of your Plano water heater is recommended to promote a long, useful life. Removing sediment that accumulates in the bottom of the water heater improves the water quality, as well as the heating efficiency. Also, the flushing and draining gives a qualified technician a chance to inspect the heater while the cleaning process is taking place, spotting any impending problems before they become an emergency.

What size water heater should I get?

In general, your hot water needs can be measured by the number of bathrooms in your house. The smallest size hot water heater for a one-bathroom house should be 30 or 40 gallons, in either gas or electric. For a 1½ bath house, 40 gallons is the minimum. For a 2 to 3½ bath house, choose a 50-gallon gas heater or a 66 to 80 gallon electric one.