Hot Water Heaters                                                                            

Everybody loves a hot shower.  We all appreciate the convenience of clean clothes and dishes.  And what can be more enjoyable than a relaxing soak in a whirlpool or hot tub?  There’s nothing like hot water when you want it.  On the other hand, when you turn on your shower and there is no hot water, or the hot water runs out too quickly, it can ruin your day! Don’t worry, just call the Hot Water Heater experts at Bergau Plumbing and we can have you heater fixed or replaced in no time.  Same day service is often available!

Why does my Hot Water Heater stop working or even start leaking?
If your hot water runs out quickly, or it only produces warm water, it could be an incorrect setting on a thermostat, a defective thermostat, burned out heating elements, or a heavy build-up of sediment. Heating Elements can be replaced and hot water heaters can be flushed out, if there is sediment. Now, if your water heater is actually leaking, then you have a more serious problem. 

If the leak is coming from the top of the Hot Water Heater, these can sometimes be easily repaired. If the Hot Water Heater is leaking from the bottom, there is generally a major problem and your hot water heater most likely needs to be replaced. Depending upon the make and model of your current hot water heater, it can last anywhere from 3 to 10 years, and the type of water in your area, does have an effect on the life of the unit. 

Bergau Plumbing installs A.O. Smith Hot Water Heaters and they come with a 6 year warranty, installed. We also guarantee our labor on the installation, and our technicians are well qualified and professional.  We offer competitive pricing and fast, dependable service. For new Hot Water Heater installations, we will disconnect and drain your old heater, install the new heater, and take away your old heater, so you don’t have to worry about it. Then you can start enjoying hot showers once again!

Tankless Hot Water Heaters

Tankless Water Heaters are designed to heat water as you need it, which means that everyone in your family will be able to use hot water anytime on demand. How is this possible? Well, whenever somebody turns on the hot water faucet, the tankless water heater springs into action. Cold water flows into the heater and is instantly heated by copper and brass water ways known as exchangers. 

The result is endless hot water in a matter of seconds! The hot water temperature is set by you and will always remain the same, which should eliminate any incidences of burns or scalding water. When the members of your family are finished using the hot water, the tankless water heater will shut down until it is needed again.  As you can see, this system is far more efficient than standard storage tank water heaters.


Tankless water heaters also last longer than storage tank water heaters. Aside from being more space effective (most units are a quarter of the size of conventional heaters), tankless water heaters also provide unobstructed heat transfer. Why is this? Because water is not actually stored in a tankless heater, mineral build-up does not occur. This enables a tankless water heater to perform at the highest level for upwards of 20 years or more. 

What are the advantages of using a tankless water heater?
Because a tankless water heater turns on when you open a hot water faucet and turns off when you close the faucet, the energy that is consumed is only for the hot water that is being used. Since there is no storage of water, and thus no constant heating and re-heating of stored water, you’re not wasting energy heating water when you don’t need it, such as when you’re sleeping or not at home. This energy savings translates to dollar savings for you and reduced impact on our environment. Furthermore, since a tankless water heater heats the water as you use it, you can have an endless supply of hot water, provided you size the unit appropriately.

If you are looking for a water heater contractor, please call us today at 239-574-6556