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A functioning water heater is indispensable to our homes and to many commercial settings. From bathing to washing our dishes and laundry, hot water is something most people rely on daily. If you’re water heater is showing signs of disrepair or stops working altogether, you can rely on Autry Plumbing to help. We are a local Asheville plumbing company with years of experience. We’re licensed and insured and our professional plumbing contractors are also licensed and bonded. Autry Plumbing offers a full line-up of plumbing services including water heater installation and repair. Call us if your water heater is leaking or isn’t producing the hot water you need.

The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

Water heaters don’t last forever, but with maintenance, you can enhance their longevity. Over time, mineral build-up can affect the performance of your hot water tank. Having it flushed could keep it working optimally and prevent a breakdown. While preventative maintenance can sometimes ward off problems, even the most-meticulously maintained water heaters will get older and begin to show signs of failing. If your water heater demonstrates any of the following issues, you may need to have it repaired or replaced:

  • Reduced amount of hot water
  • No hot water
  • Leaky pressure valve
  • Cloudy water
  • Sandy, muddy, or rusty water
  • Leaking tank
  • Works but noisily
  • Needs multiple repairs

If you ever experience these issues with your water heater, contact Autry Plumbing. We have years of experience troubleshooting, repairing, and installing hot water heaters for customers in and around Asheville, NC.

Traditional Water Heater Tanks

Conventional water heaters with tanks are popular throughout the Asheville region and in surrounding communities. These water heaters run on natural gas, propane, and even electricity. Typically, most of these appliances can hold between 30 to 50 gallons of water. The water heater heats and stores the hot water until you need it for showering, washing your hands, or running the dishwasher, for example.

To get the most value out of this appliance, you should have it maintained by a knowledgeable plumber. Autry Plumbing performs routine maintenance for customers with traditional hot water heaters. Our plumbing contractors can expertly maintain this appliance, helping you to extend its life for as long as possible. If you need water heater repair Asheville or maintenance services, we can handle it!

Tankless Water Heaters

Many homeowners today are talking to us about tankless water heaters. We also have experience repairing and installing these appliances. Sometimes known as ‘on-demand’ water heaters, tankless water heaters are more energy efficient than conventional tank water heaters. They rely on high-powered burners to heat water quickly. When you need it, the water is delivered through an ‘exchanger.’ The exchanger heats the water quickly as it is dispensed to and through your faucets. You can typically fuel these units with gas or electricity.

Water Heater Repair Asheville

Our water heater repair Asheville service covers both traditional and tankless water heaters. When you contact us, we’ll ask about the nature of the problem. It helps to know whether you’re seeing cloudy water or whether the tank is leaking. We’ll visit your setting to provide a thorough inspection of the hot water heater. After determining the problem, we can let you know what types of repairs are needed along with an upfront cost for the work. Our estimates are free. If you choose to go forward with the repairs, we’ll work efficiently to provide the accurate fix, getting your hot water running again. If your hot water tank is beyond repair and you opt for a water heater replacement, we can advice you about the most reliable and energy-efficient models available.

Our Plumbing Professionals

Autry Plumbing carefully screens all of our plumbers to make sure they have the training and skills required to deliver our professional plumbing services. Our family-operated company is led by Albert Autry, a master plumber, and his wife Marlene, who manages the administrative side of the business. They’ve built a company that’s renowned for high-quality workmanship, honesty, and integrity. You can rely on Autry Plumbing for all your plumbing needs—from water heater repair Asheville to sewer line inspection and more.

Best Prices in Town

Autry Plumbing is committed to providing our customers with the best prices in town. We’ve been in business for decades and have many long-term customers. Customers choose us because they know we provide the best-quality workmanship at an affordable price. We don’t overcharge and do not recommend unnecessary services. Plus, our estimates are free. If you have questions about water heater cost or the costs of other services, simply ask. We are transparent about our pricing.

What Can You Expect When You Contract with Autry Plumbing?

When you hire us to perform any plumbing service for your home or business, you can expect the following:

  • The Best Prices in Town
  • Free Estimates
  • Zero Travel Charges
  • Licensed and Bonded Plumbers
  • High-Quality Service

We’ve built our reputation on values like honesty and integrity and can’t imagine conducting our business any other way. You can rely on us to get the job completed right the first time.

If you need water heater repair or installation in or around Asheville, NC, simply contact Autry Plumbing. We can send a uniformed plumber to your home or business to evaluate its condition and provide you with the ideal solution. Be sure to read our testimonials to see what other customers have thought about doing business with our team of plumbing pros.

Our General Plumbing Services

Water heater repair Asheville and replacement are among our general plumbing services. All of our plumbing pros are certified to provide this type of repair and installation service for our Asheville customers. Our plumbers can also provide services like:


Toilet repair and installation

Sewer line inspection and replacement

In-line camera inspections

Kitchen and Bathroom Renovations

And More…

Consult with us if you need any type of plumbing service at your Asheville home or business. We also offer emergency plumbing services. If you experience any type of plumbing emergency, give us a call!
Q: When should I replace my water heater?
A: Water heaters should be replaced if they are older and no longer energy efficient or are no longer able to meet the hot water demands for the home. Most traditional hot water heaters will need replacing every 10 to 15 years, depending on the type.
Q: Do plumbers repair/replace water heaters?
A: Yes, the plumbers at Autry Plumbing LLC can repair or replace all types of residential water heaters, including traditional tank or new tankless water heaters.
Q: What does it cost to replace a water heater?
A: The cost of a water heater replacement depends on the type, size, and model selected. Contact Autry Plumbing LLC for a quote on a replacement.
Q: Can you replace a tank water heater with a tankless?
A: Yes, we can provide that service. The positioning and connection to the water lines is different with a tankless and traditional water heater, and we can provide that plumbing upgrade as well.
Q: What is a tankless water heater?
A: A tankless water heater does not store hot water in a tank but heats the water by passing it through coils as it is required. This “on-demand” hot water eliminates the need to continually heat the large tank of water, saving energy
Q: What are the advantages of a tankless water heater?
A: Tankless water heaters are energy efficient, take up much less space, and last longer than traditional water heaters.
Q: What size tankless water heater do I need?
A: The size of water heater depends on the peak volume of hot water required in the household. Larger families need larger hot water tanks.
Q: How to flush a tankless water heater?
A: A tankless water heater should be flushed periodically to remove sediments and mineral buildup. We provide tankless water heater flushing at the best prices in town.
Q: How to adjust tankless water heater temperature?
A: Depending on the model and type, water heaters have a dial or push button setting to change the temperature located on the exterior front of the system.
Q: Do you need a drain for a tankless water heater?
A: Yes. The drain provides protection for the home in the event of a leak or failure.
Q: Is gas tankless water heater better than electric?
A: Both options in tankless water heaters are good options based on hot water requirements for the home.