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Water Heater Repair in Northern Virginia, Maryland & DC

At F.H. Furr, our team understands the vital role your water heater plays in your home. Our technicians are dedicated professionals with the skills and expertise required to install, repair, and service the most modern systems. When you need fast and reliable service, choose F.H. Furr. We guarantee your satisfaction.

Contact F.H. Furr at  (703) 540-4838 to schedule water heater services in DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia.

Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Modern water heaters are designed to provide your home with all the hot water you need for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and relaxing. The most common water heaters in the DMV region are conventional storage tank water heaters and tankless water heaters.

While both systems produce hot water, they differ in design and efficiency.

  • Traditional water heaters: Also known as storage tank water heaters, this model heats and stores 40 to 120 gallons of water for ready use.
  • Tankless water heaters: These are often known as “on-demand” water heater systems. They don’t store water but instead heat it as needed. Tankless water heaters have a flow rate capacity of 3 to 9 gallons per minute.

When you’re in the market for a new water heater, remember that the larger your home and the size of your family, the larger the tank or flow rate you need to ensure you don’t run out of hot water. 

We can help you select the ideal water heater for your home. Call (703) 540-4838 to speak with an F.H. Furr team member about your hot water needs.

Common Causes of Water Heater Problems

Water heaters are durable, but they’re not indestructible. Most tankless water heaters will last between 15 and 20 years, while storage tank water heaters typically last between eight and 10 years. In addition to age, many things can cause a water heater to wear out or malfunction, including:

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  • Corrosion
  • Loose heating elements
  • Defective gaskets
  • Sediment buildup
  • Bacterial growth
  • A worn-out heating element
  • Fuel line clogs

When your system breaks down, contact F.H. Furr to schedule water heater repair in DC, Maryland, and northern Virginia.

Water Heater Repair vs. Water Heater Replacement

If the repair is simple, the unit is less than eight years old, and the repair cost is less than 50% of the replacement cost, then repairing your system is usually the best option. If your system is older, the repair cost is over 50% of the price to replace it, and a newer system would offer superior energy efficiency, it’s best to replace the unit.

Why Choose F.H. Furr?

At F.H. Furr, we hire the best, so we can deliver unparalleled services to our clients. For over 40 years, we’ve provided comprehensive plumbing services throughout the DC metro area. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities, which is why we’ll always treat your home like our own.

When you partner with us, you can expect:

Ready to schedule an appointment? Contact F.H. Furr at (703) 540-4838 to schedule water heater repair in DC, Maryland, or northern Virginia.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gurgling and diminished hot water capacity can indicate that your tank has sediment buildup. In most cases, flushing the tank sediment will resolve the issue.

We recommend replacing your anode rod every three to five years. During a standard maintenance appointment, your HVAC technician can determine whether it’s time to replace the component.

It can, and that’s why you may want to consider installing a water softening system if your home has a hard water problem.

If you’re running out of hot water, your water heater is likely undersized. Over time, this will cause excessive wear and tear on your system and lead to premature system failure.

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