Hot Water Heater Replacements
in St. Louis, Missouri


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Don’t be fooled by hot water heater installation deals that are too good to be true. Superior Service has been replacing water heaters in St. Louis, St. Charles, and the surrounding areas for over 50 years, and we offer competitive prices compared to other local HVAC & plumbing companies.

Our goal at Superior is simple: to earn your trust by providing the highest quality HVAC and plumbing services for your home. Our NATE-certified HVAC specialists and professional plumbers will help you decide which type of water heater (read more below) is best for your home before you ever begin the installation process. They will even point you to available financing options and rebates, so that you always get the best deal.

Water Heater Replacements — Is It Time?

It’s frustrating when you turn on a faucet or showerhead and are greeted by nothing but cold water. Many times, though, the fix to these problems is simple and cost effective, such as simply clearing out some sediment buildup from your water heating system’s water lines or replacing the system’s thermostat. Other times, however, a full hot water heater replacement is the right answer.

Is it time to upgrade to a new water heater? Ask yourself the following questions.

  • Your current model is broken and total water heater replacement costs will be less than total water heater repair costs.
  • Your current unit consistently delivers only cold water, no matter how many times you repair it.
  • There’s extensive corrosion on water lines that cannot be easily repaired.
  • You want a larger expansion tank, with a tank size that does not fit with your current water heating system.
  • You want to install a high-efficiency system to save on energy costs.
  • The warranty on your current equipment is expired.

If you answered “yes!” to any of these questions, then yes it’s time to replace your old hot water heater.

Considerations for Water Heater Installations

Looking for a new unit to replace your old water heater? Keep the following factors in mind.

  1. Size. If you use a lot of water, you will want to find a heater with a large storage tank or you should opt for a tankless solution that offers a continuous stream of hot water. If you don’t use a lot of water, you may want a smaller unit.
  2. Short-term vs long-term costs. Determine if the short-term expenses, like labor and installation costs, are worth more than the long-term energy savings when considering an energy efficient replacement for your current water heater.
  3. Savings. Check rebates available in the St. Louis and St. Charles areas. You can check for savings from the local government, energy companies like Ameren and Spire, and even your water heater’s manufacturer. You may be surprised at just how much money you can save.
  4. Water heater type. Know what type of water heater you have now and what fuel source you have access to, such as natural gas lines or electric.

Which Type of Water Heater is Right For You?

One of our most frequently asked questions from clients is which water heater would work for their home. The answer to this question is based on several factors, including budget, space, and access to fuel sources.

Below are some of the most popular kinds of water heaters that our clients ask about.

Models Based on Fuel Source

  • Gas Water Heaters. Gas water heaters use natural gas or propane as fuel sources, making them ideal for homeowners that already have existing pipes and gas lines that connect to these resources. Furthermore, in many places in the United States, using gas water heaters can be more efficient—and therefore more affordable—than using electric models.
  • Electric Water Heaters. Electric water heaters are typically much more affordable upfront than gas-powered models. They also do not pose the risk of dangerous gas leaks.
  • Heat Pump Water Heaters. Heat pump water heaters, sometimes referred to as hybrid electric water heaters, are energy-efficient water heaters that channel existing heat from an outside source to the water storage tank. These models may cost more upfront, but they can also significantly lower monthly energy bills and do not pose the risk of gas leaks.

Models Based on Water Storage

  • Storage Tank Water Heaters. This type of water heater is traditionally what people think of when they think of “hot water heater.” It has a storage tank that stores and heats water, which it then delivers on demand. The primary benefits of these models are that they cost less to maintain and install. The downsides to these models are that they can be limited by how much physical space you have in your home, do not last as long as tankless heaters do, and they can run out of hot water (meaning you have to wait for more to heat up).
  • Tankless Water Heaters. Tankless water heaters, as the name suggests, do not have storage tanks. They instead heat water as it runs through the system, meaning a constant hot water supply. These units also last much longer on average than traditional storage tank systems do. However, tankless heaters also cost much, much more upfront than storage tank models do, meaning they can be cost prohibitive to install.