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Water Heater Installation & Repair in Columbia, MO

Plumbing Columbia, HVAC Columbia, AC Repair and Maintenance Columbia, Heating & Cooling Services Columbia

Tired of having to take cold showers in the morning? Start your day right by making sure your water heater is working efficiently. MasterTech Plumbing, Heating and Cooling specializes in water heater repair and replacement, serving customers throughout Columbia, and Mid-Missouri. We’re also available 24/7 to handle emergencies involving burst water heater tanks, which can quickly result in flooding and water damage.

Avoid interruptions to your daily routine with professional water heater repair or replacement. Call (573) 777-3660 to schedule service.

Common Water Heater Problems

Does your water heater have a slower-than-usual recovery period?
Do you notice foul odors coming from your hot water?
Are you only getting lukewarm water, or perhaps no hot water at all?
Is low water pressure only affecting the hot water faucet?

Give us a call to have the problem inspected. We will identify the cause of the problem and make sure you receive the right solution. In most cases, a damaged or worn-out element is to blame; we can easily replace those with extra parts from our mobile warehouse.

Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

We understand that a new water heater is a major investment, and the decision to replace your old unit shouldn’t be taken lightly. This is why we try to provide our customers with cost-effective repairs when possible. However, we will also let you know if replacement is the better option.

Does your water heater constantly need to be repaired?

If you are frequently calling for help with your water heater, you might be able to save more in the long run by replacing your old unit. A new, more efficient water heater will give you at least 8–12 years of reliable hot water and peace of mind. 

Is there rust near the bottom of the tank?

Water heater tanks that are starting to rust can burst when you least expect it. Don’t wait for an emergency to happen! Plan for replacement as soon as possible.

Have you had your water heater for more than 15 years?

Trying to repeatedly repair an older water heater that is on its last legs (and no longer under warranty) may cost you more than having the unit replaced. If your water heater is over two decades old and has been experiencing frequent problems, it may be time to consider installing a new unit.

Undersized water heaters can also lead to a lack of hot water. This is why working with a trusted professional is so important when it comes to installing a new water heater. A licensed plumber will provide you with a water heater that is appropriately sized to meet your household’s hot water demands.

Our Installation Process

We’ve been helping Mid-Missouri homeowners solve their hot water problems since 1990. We install high-efficiency tank and tankless water heaters from A.O. Smith, offering a six-year manufacturer’s warranty and our own two-year parts and labor warranty. Our experts are also trained to repair and install any make, model, or size of the water heater.

Our Reliable Service Process

Assessment: We begin by assessing your water heater’s condition, and identifying any issues that may be affecting its performance. Whether you have a traditional tank-style heater or a tankless system, our experts are well-versed in diagnosing problems.
Professional Repairs: If your water heater requires repairs, we’ll execute them with precision. We address issues like faulty thermostats, heating elements, or pressure relief valves. Our goal is to get your water heater back in working order as quickly as possible.
Replacement Options: In cases where repairs are not cost-effective or your water heater is at the end of its lifespan, we provide expert guidance on replacement options. We’ll recommend the right size and type of water heater to suit your household’s hot water needs.
Installation: Our installation services are meticulous and efficient. We ensure that the new water heater is installed correctly and complies with all safety and building code standards.
Maintenance: Regular maintenance is key to extending the lifespan of your water heater. We offer maintenance services to keep your unit functioning optimally and to prevent unexpected breakdowns.

Why Work With Columbia’s Top Plumbers 

Expertise: Our plumbers are highly trained and experienced in working with various types of water heaters, from traditional to tankless models.
Licensed Professionals: We are licensed professionals, committed to delivering top-tier service that meets industry standards.
Customer-Centric Approach: Your satisfaction is our priority. We listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and tailor our solutions to your needs.
Transparent Pricing: We believe in fair and transparent pricing. You’ll know the cost upfront, so there are no surprises.

Benefits of Properly Installed or Repaired Water Heater

Reliable Hot Water: Our services ensure that you have a dependable supply of hot water when you need it, eliminating the inconvenience of cold showers.
Energy Efficiency: Repairs and maintenance help your water heater operate efficiently, which can lead to energy savings and lower utility bills.
Extended Lifespan: Proper care and maintenance can extend the lifespan of your water heater, delaying the need for costly replacements.
Emergency Support: We offer emergency services, so you’re not left without hot water in the middle of a crisis.

Don’t let hot water troubles disrupt your daily routine. Contact us today and let us bring back the warmth of hot water into your life!

FAQs on Water Heater Installation & Repair

Should I replace a 15-year-old water heater?

Deciding whether to replace a 15-year-old water heater depends on various factors, including its condition, efficiency, and your specific needs. Here are some key considerations:

Age and Lifespan: A typical water heater has a lifespan of around 10-15 years. If your water heater is reaching the upper end of this range, it’s prudent to start thinking about replacement, as older units are more prone to leaks and failures.

Efficiency: Older water heaters may be less energy-efficient than modern models. Replacing it with a newer, energy-efficient unit can lead to significant energy savings over time.

Repair History: If your water heater has required frequent repairs in recent years, it might be more cost-effective to invest in a new unit rather than continuing to fix the old one.

– Rust and Corrosion: Check for signs of rust or corrosion on the tank. If you notice significant rust or deterioration, it’s a clear indication that replacement is necessary.

– Hot Water Needs: Evaluate whether your current water heater meets your household’s hot water demands. If you’ve experienced insufficient hot water or increased usage, a larger or more efficient unit might be beneficial.

– Upcoming Maintenance Costs: Consider the cost of potential maintenance and repairs. If the cost of repairs is a significant portion of a new water heater’s price, replacement makes more sense.

– Energy Savings: Newer water heaters, especially tankless or high-efficiency models, can provide substantial energy savings, which may offset the initial purchase cost.

While a 15-year-old water heater may still be functioning, it’s essential to assess its condition, efficiency, and the potential for future problems. If it’s showing signs of wear and inefficiency or has a history of repairs, replacing it with a newer, more efficient model can provide improved performance, energy savings, and peace of mind. Consulting with a professional plumber or technician can help you make an informed decision based on your specific circumstances.

How long should a water heater last?

The lifespan of a water heater can vary depending on factors such as the type of water heater, water quality, maintenance, and usage patterns. Generally, here are the expected lifespans for common types of water heaters:

– Tank Water Heater: Conventional tank water heaters typically last around 10 to 15 years. Regular maintenance, such as flushing the tank to remove sediment and inspecting the anode rod, can help extend their lifespan.

– Tankless Water Heater: Tankless or on-demand water heaters often have a longer lifespan, averaging 15 to 20 years or more. They have fewer components that can wear out compared to tank heaters.

Heat Pump Water Heater: Heat pump water heaters can last up to 15 years or more. They are highly efficient but may require occasional maintenance to keep the heat pump system running optimally.

Several factors can influence the longevity of your water heater:

– Water Quality: Hard water with high mineral content can lead to scale buildup and reduce the lifespan of water heaters. Installing a water softener can help mitigate this issue.

– Regular Maintenance: Routine maintenance, such as flushing, inspecting, and replacing sacrificial anode rods, can extend the life of your water heater.

– Usage: The more a water heater is used, the more wear and tear it experiences. Larger households may put more stress on the unit.

– Installation Quality: Proper installation by a qualified technician can contribute to the longevity of your water heater.

The key to maximizing your water heater’s lifespan is proper maintenance, water quality management, and being aware of signs of deterioration or inefficiency, such as leaks or reduced hot water output.

Mastertec has always been willing to stick with it until the problem is solved.Thank you,Mark Brotemarkle
Kyungku Lee
Kyungku Lee
1716581709
I have hired MasterTech with multiple projects not only for my house but a rental property as well, and i have never disappointed with the quality of work 🙂 However, i think I had the best service today among the projects! Tyler showed up today, and he fixed the AC problem like magic!! He showed me the whole process of diagnosis and fix during the visit. And he even gave me some tips on how to maintain hvac. I highly recommend this team. Once again, thanks Tyler 😊
Tyler was great! He was very helpful and answered all our questions and gave great service for our HVAC system. Would recommend to anyone we know.
David Alexander
David Alexander
1716562935
Very professional and knowledgeable. They do great work.
Sean Clark
Sean Clark
1716412947
The Tech came out on time she was friendly and was able to diagnose and fix the issue quickly.Fast friendly professional service
Jeanne Murphy
Jeanne Murphy
1716389808
McKenzie, the AC tech, was very knowledgeable & did a great job of explaining her diagnosis and treatment plan!
Joseph Braddock
Joseph Braddock
1716325390
Gary went the extra mile for us. Original appt was for the regular inspection but we had a leaking outdoor faucet that he also replaced for us! He was very kind and helpful. I would recommend him and Mastertech without reservation!
Mary McKee
Mary McKee
1716316237
Technician finished with great results
Mary Straub
Mary Straub
1716219519
Great communication, prompt, professional and explained things well. Dillion was polite. Thank you.
P K
P K
1715954861
FAST response and a clear explanation of the situation and our options. Nice people!
Very quick and helpful service, my technician was knowledgeable and assisted above and beyond.
Muaid Ithman
Muaid Ithman
1715350660
The technician showed up on time, was very professional, and did his best to provide excellent service.
Nancy Helland
Nancy Helland
1715295866
excellent
Charla Boggs
Charla Boggs
1715280632
Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. I appreciate the time in explaining the situation and options for getting the repairs done.
tammy hickman
tammy hickman
1715266970
Knowledgeable, professional, reasonable and friendly.
Matt Waterman
Matt Waterman
1715192793
The timeliness and completion of the repair was great!
Tom McClelland
Tom McClelland
1715101902
Best level of Customer Service I’ve encountered in years! Professional, honest, & offered multiple recommendation/solutions.
Mike ODell
Mike ODell
1715090883
I had Dillan out for an inspection. I was told up front how much this visit would cost before he arrived. Dillan quickly found an issue and said there was no need for me to pay the cost of the full service I requested. I appreciate him saving me some money in that regard. Due to the leak in my AC system, he informed me of options. I then had CJ come out to give an estimate on a new system which was recommended due to cost of repair on such an old system. Both Dillan and CJ were great and very informative. They were helpful on providing options and to answer questions. While I ultimately did not choose to use MasterTech, I would recommend them based on their professionalism and promptness. My choice not to use MasterTech was based solely on my budgetary needs. A full HVAC system replace is costly. I am not saying the prices were high, just not what I expected. And unfortunately everything in the world today is leaning this way. So this isn’t a fault, but was a deciding factor for me.
Adriane Kitch
Adriane Kitch
1714957847
Max called to let us know when he would arrive. Came in and listened to what we explained and then went to work fixing. We unfortunately had to go the evening without water but he showed up at the time he said he would the next morning and quickly fixed our issue and explained what he was doing each step of the way.
David Jobe
David Jobe
1714849347
always helpful, always on time, very professional
Kathy Baker
Kathy Baker
1714151979
Very professional and knowledgeable tech. On time, hard working and personable. Represents herself and your business well!
Missy Poulsen
Missy Poulsen
1714086080
Great company
Fred Bietsch
Fred Bietsch
1713994028
Awesome Service Gary came out assessed my hot water heater gave me my options and did the work quickly and efficiently.Good guy very impressed!!!!
Dale Halley
Dale Halley
1713896439
I received prompt service and quickly received options for repairing my compromised coolant line. Very happy with the service and the three competent and pleasant technicians who did the repair work.My siding contractor put a nail through the coolant line. It was in a finished wall in my garage closet. This was the second time this week I need MasterTech (water softener repair yesterday) and I am very pleased with the service I have received.
Suzanne Lapsley
Suzanne Lapsley
1713817995
Polite, knowledgeable service . Fair price.
Kevin Shenk
Kevin Shenk
1713800942
Tech showed promptly, cleared lines and provided insight for repair/replacement.
Master Tech is prompt and professional. They address our questions with no cross selling. I really appreciate Matt.
Kody Anderson
Kody Anderson
1713565680
Gary was awesome. He knew how to solve my problem and was able to get it done the same day. 10 out of 10 I would recommend hiring MasterTech for any of your plumbing needs.
Trish Sieckmann
Trish Sieckmann
1713543203
Very old AC unit and the technician came in and fix the problem that was causing the AC to not cool. He did not pressure us about buying a new unit. And we were able to get the repairs done at a reasonable cost. I now know the age of our Will keep in mind that in the future, it may be a replacement that will need to happen. But for now it works great.
Robert Esse
Robert Esse
1713487898
Very satisfied with Mastertech's professionalism and thoroughness. Would highly recommend! Robert Esse.
Stephani Worts
Stephani Worts
1713473466
MasterTech has been great to us. The technicians are always friendly and knowledgeable, and they always get our issues straightened out. We have used both the HVAC side and the plumbing side and will continue to do so.
Jeremiah Janney
Jeremiah Janney
1713467609
MasterTech does great work. They've remembered our house, given good suggestions, and the subscription is well worth it. Highly recommend.
Corean Darby
Corean Darby
1713456145
Kyle came to help me with my air conditioner which was making a terrible noise. The technician was knowledgeable and courteous. He explained what everything would cost upfront so I did not get any surprises. He would be welcome to work on my unit anytime.
Glen Parks
Glen Parks
1713454661
Fast friendly
Reggie Ahlfield
Reggie Ahlfield
1713448760
They responded quickly to an online query and had a tech out the same day. Tyler was his name and he was quite respectful and courteous. He went through his diagnostic process and figured out the problem and gave me a thorough estimate and explanation. He also was very understanding about me deciding to attempt the repair myself after the diagnostic which I appreciate. I'll pay a diagnostic fee to them every time to verify the issues before I do the repair, and when I get ready to replace this unit that he told me I can probably get by with another summer or two, then Master Tech will be the first dealer I consider. I had already replacer a swelled capacitor, then added a hard start kit (SPP6), but I thought I'd be better off just paying a pro to run through the rest of the diagnostic rather than keep buying and replacing everything.
Omara Ouk
Omara Ouk
1713386920
I heard some popping noises last night from the HVAC unit in the laundry room and seen condensation around the pipes. There was water near the washer. I immediately turned off the switch near the unit. First thing in the morning I googled up hvac techs and found MasterTech as one of the top rated reviews.The following day I called to make an appointment. Nancy (If I remembered correctly) was very nice and gave me same day availability for a technician in the evening. They called me when it came close to time and let me know a technician was on the way. Received calls and text messaging alerts to keep me well informed as well as ETA. Tyler was our service technician and was prompt on troubleshooting the HVAC unit. Just a few questions about the current system and making sure things went smoothly; Tyler guided me every step of the way and was very professional.After doing some maintenance (pipe insulation fittings, rewiring outside ac unit, etc.) that might have caused the unit to go out of wack with the old thermostat he provided me with a few options to upgrade it. I asked if I could use an existing nest thermostat I had on hand which required professional installation and programming and he was able to install it no problem. I was given the peace of mind that it came with 6 months warranty and could call the 777-7777 number anytime an issue may arise.Shout out to Tyler and MasterTech for providing top of the line service!
Gavin Hoelscher
Gavin Hoelscher
1713373710
Dillan was great! He got my ac working again and was very informative. Will definitely be calling these guys again if I have any issues.
Nancy Kassabaum
Nancy Kassabaum
1713283347
Tyler is the best! I am always happy to see his professional and kind self!
Kyle Reznicek
Kyle Reznicek
1712869485
Had a great experience as they did our seasonal ac maintenance. Tech was polite and particular about keeping things clean. They were also very informative I learned something as well.Edit: I saw the other reviews were shouting out names, I believe my house was serviced by Dillon
Irma Boes
Irma Boes
1712857915
They show up quickly and are fix the problem. Who can I ask for more!?
We had MaterTech out last month to fix a pipe in our basement. They were very professional and got the problem fixed for us. I would highly recommend them for any plumbing needs.
Meta Mortis
Meta Mortis
1712689290
You can always count on Mastertech to help you out with your heating and plumbing services! An employee named McKenzie came to work on my house and she was so kind and professional! I 100% recommend her for all current and future customers! Overall, just a great company that you can trust to help you out when you need it! Mastertech is the best!
Daryl Klotz
Daryl Klotz
1712614142
Enjoyed discussing situation and they explained things fully and comprehensively. Kyle and McKenzie were the techs that came. They were professional in everything they did.
Velma Johnson
Velma Johnson
1712593910
Prompt, friendly service. The technician was knowledgeable and friendly. I so appreciate great service! Thank you!
Rebeka McIntosh
Rebeka McIntosh
1712413450
Great experience with the office and field staff at MasterTech. , Outstanding customer service. Highly recommend. Kyle and MacKenzie were both professional and efficient.
We had plumbing problems that needed fixing. Investigating those problems turned up other underlying problems that needed fixing but not emergent. We decided to get everything fixed during the same visit. We were not pressured to get everything repaired at the same time. That was our decision.
Prompt, knowledgeable, friendly. Andy and Dillion were efficient in things fixed.
Rhonda Wood
Rhonda Wood
1711936326
Installing a walk-in shower wasn't on the list of services. But Gary did a great job and I literally didn't have to do anything like go to Home Depot or any other store - just like I asked 😊 All I had to do was tell him what I needed and he took care of everything.
Daniel Bene
Daniel Bene
1711752264
Having noticed a leak of water when it rains I called MasterTech twice to look at problem. Water leak around where the water pipe they installed.Both times they informed me the leak was my problem. Saying they were plumbers not responsible for the leaking groundwater where they installed the pipe having drilled through my foundation to put their plumbing through. Referred me to a foundation repair company. Not an acceptable response. I will dig out on outside of wall and seal myself. And consider their “ guarantee of work “ worthless. Sealing my foundation should be part of their responsibility. Their water pipe doesn’t leak, but my wall does. And MasterTech drilled the hole to put the water pipe through.It should have been sealed!
Kyle Foreman
Kyle Foreman
1711750628
Makenzie was very thorough and well versed at explaining all that she was doing. She gave me detailed explanations of what and why additional services were recommended. Overall Makenzie did an outstanding job. Friendly and professional.
Randy Leach
Randy Leach
1711745459
Always willing to work to the customers expectations and satisfaction
Chris Jackson
Chris Jackson
1711658534
The gentleman was kind, fast and took the time to explain what he was going to do. The service was excellent and I would recommend them to all that who are in need plumbing services!!!
Brian Estes
Brian Estes
1711636211
The technician Dilian was very helpful. Answered all my questions in an understandable way. I have zero complaints and would recommend MaterTech to anyone.
Adam Sachs
Adam Sachs
1711635279
Gary was great! Very educational and gave me all the info needed to make some educated purchasing decisions. Thanks!
Josie Evelyn
Josie Evelyn
1711486050
They got someone to check our gas stove connection 2 hours after we called. Max was friendly, prompt and patient.
Excellent service!!!
Debbie Dilks
Debbie Dilks
1711063636
Had both Ryan and Chris came out on a sewer line issue. Both are amazing and thorough! Ryan did a great job clearing it and explaining some of the issues. Chris scoped the line and found some other issues for me. Responses were fast and clearly explained. Very personable and professional people. Will use them for all my plumbing issues.
Professional, fast and reliable. Great communication from the technician on explaining what he was doing and relaying all options.
Quick fast and friendly
Bob Yeager
Bob Yeager
1710886773
Andy Hoover is a five star employee who l would recommend his service to anybody
Jessica Luster
Jessica Luster
1710561039
Unexpected plumbing issues are never fun, however, you couldn’t ask for better service. Ryan and Chris were absolutely fantastic! They made sure I understood everything going on and they took the time to teach me. I would most definitely recommend Master Tech for any plumbing issues!
Carol Thompson
Carol Thompson
1710532254
He was so sweet. I have an escape artist dog. He made sure that little Houdini stayed away from doors as he came and went
Jeanette Pulido
Jeanette Pulido
1710461549
I’m so glad we went with MasterTech. Everything was explained clearly to us and the price was right! The best part was the friendly customer service!
Carson V
Carson V
1710447079
Super fast and helpful! Andy was very friendly and did a great job explaining the options available to get things fixed up right
Glenda Norton
Glenda Norton
1710363562
Ryan stayed until the clog was completely removed. He was patient with me (I was frustrated at the time) and answered my concerns. I would absolutely recommend Ryan and MasterTech.
Jennifer Carter
Jennifer Carter
1710332804
Dillon was just out yesterday to complete my spring AC checkup. I've been using MasterTech for years now and I've never been disappointed!
Michelle Purdy
Michelle Purdy
1710277822
Highly recommend! This company is very responsive! Every time we call the get there tech out that same day. Gary is the BEST!!!
Michael Moe
Michael Moe
1710277030
Techs were nice and knowledgeable. They worked quickly and accurately. The estimated cost was reasonable.
Stephanie Lowry
Stephanie Lowry
1710256689
I had my furnace and central air unit replaced the two fellas were nice, efficient, and professional. I have always been happy with master tech and is my go to as a homeowner.
Best all around, very professional, easy to get an appointment. Home owners need to them on speed dial.
John Clowe
John Clowe
1710181849
MasterTech is great about explaining recommendations and repairs. I just had my yearly furnace/AC check done. This year, everything checked out okay. In past years, they have caught problems early that could have gotten expensive if I hadn’t had an inspection done.
Gordon Harper
Gordon Harper
1709989950
Great technician and quality service
Claire Altman
Claire Altman
1709933479
Courteous and fast. Dillan is great at explaining everything in simple terms.
Chris Coad
Chris Coad
1709758423
Mackenzie was great today! She said that you would contact me regarding having a tech out to look at the water softener that was installed last year. Apparently there's chlorine in the water.
Doris Littrell
Doris Littrell
1709644846
Excellent work
Michael J
Michael J
1709341199
We had a pipe burst in our house and the techs who responded were all very polite and professional. They were up front about costs and what could be done to mitigate the costs. They also provided advice on how to get the most out of our plumbing and water systems.
Don Baugh
Don Baugh
1709326300
Mastertach was great! From the start, the offie personnel responded promptly to the message I had left, she was polite and friendly. The crew showed up on time the next day. They had the tools needed to identify the issue and were able to call in a crew to get it fixed immediately. They were the 3rd plumbing Co in 4 months to come out, but the ONLY one that went beyond addressing the symptoms to fixing the problem.
Samantha
Samantha
1709322097
Had such a great experience. These guys are so friendly, very helpful, and go above and beyond. They fixed my water leak, gave me a walkthrough of what they’d be doing, helped me understand the entire procedure and even cleared a clogged drain for me without me even asking them to do so. Great work, personable, and efficient! Took them no time at all to do the job. 10/10 recommend
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