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Tank Water Heaters in Santa Barbara, CA

If high water bills don’t scare you, maybe an arctic shower will. Both of which should be concerns if you aren’t taking proper care of your water heater! Husted Plumbing provides exceptional water heater installations, replacements, repairs, and maintenance. We believe in providing quality service at competitive prices and look forward to serving whatever your tank water heater needs may be.

We have extensive experience with hot water tanks in Santa Barbara, CA and beyond. We know these systems from the inside out, and can promise you’ll be satisfied with your water heater services. We are family owned and operated since 1935, and believe in treating each of our customers like family—contact us today!

Should You Install a Gas or Electric Tank Water Heater?

Both of these have their benefits, as well as their drawbacks. Deciding which to install in your Santa Barbara, CA home is up to you, but our team can help you make an educated choice.

  • Gas Water Heaters: These require a natural gas line to operate, so if your home is not connected to the municipal gas supply, this is not an option for you. But if you do have access to natural gas, this is an extremely affordable fuel type and a great choice for many homeowners.
  • Electric Water Heaters: The installation of an electric tank water heater, since it doesn’t need to be hooked up to any gas lines, is relatively simple and affordable. Even if you have access to gas lines, you may choose an electric hot water tank for safety reasons—all tank water heaters are designed with safety in mind, however it’s understandable to be concerned.

Does Your Water Heater Need Replacement?

Water heaters are built to last, and so long as you keep up on maintenance for your hot water tank, yours will. However, sooner or later you will need to replace your water heater. It’s best to know the signs of a water heater in need of replacement so that you’re not caught by surprise when that day comes.

  • Consistently Low Output: Your water heaters can be overwhelmed with daily demand. This is especially true if you have a large family but don’t have the right sized hot water tank to accommodate. However, there’s a difference between running out of hot water for the day, and having a water heater that can’t provide even nearly the amount of hot water than it used to. When it reaches that point, it may simply be too old to keep up anymore.
  • Frequent Repairs: Water heaters are designed to last a long time, as we mentioned above. You can typically expect 10–15 years of service life from a well–maintained storage tank water heater. But this does not make it immune to problems. Eventually, you’ll need to repair your water heater for some reason. These repair needs might come up every couple of years. But if you find yourself calling for repairs multiple times in one year, then it’s time to question how economically feasible it is to do so—water heater replacement may be your best option.