Affordable Hot Water Heater Installation and Repair Services in the Fredericksburg Area

There are few things that your home can’t function without – and a water heater is one of them. From showering to washing clothes and dishes, we used dozens of gallons of hot water every day. Whether you need to replace or fix the water heater in your home, your home deserves a high-quality system that offers reliable performance, high energy-efficiency, and long service life.

The Technicians from Robert B. Payne, Inc. are very good and very professional

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“The Technicians from Robert B Payne are very good and very professional. They are thorough and also provide advice that helps the homeowner further maintain their heat pump systems. I am very thankful and appreciative for all they do and I look forward to dealing with them again in the future.”
- Larry Brann

At Robert B. Payne, Inc., we’re here to provide expert water heater installation and repair services at affordable prices.

When it comes to water heaters, one size – or type – does not fit all. There are several styles of water heaters available today, and each has advantages and disadvantages. Not only does Robert B. Payne, Inc. install all types of water heaters, but our experienced staff can help you determine the best option for your hot water needs and budget.

Expert Tips
- Robert B. P. Thompson
Maintaining your water heater is crucial for its longevity and efficiency. To ensure optimal performance, consider flushing the tank annually to remove sediment buildup. Additionally, insulating the pipes and tank can help conserve energy and reduce heat loss. Keep an eye on the temperature settings, aiming for a comfortable yet energy-efficient level. Lastly, don't forget to schedule regular professional inspections to catch any potential issues early on. By following these simple steps, you can enjoy a reliable and cost-effective water heating system for years to come.
- Robert B. P. Thompson
Hot Water Heater Installation

Electric Water Heater

State Tank Water Heater

While the majority of water heaters utilize natural gas, it’s not your only fuel source option. Many homeowners go with an electric water heater, whether because of a lack of a natural gas connection or personal preference. Electric water heaters do the same job as their gas counterparts, and come with lower upfront costs, simpler installation, and high energy factors (EF) ratings, which measure how much energy is needed to heat water.

Tank Water Heater

State Water Heater

A tank water heater can go by many other names, including a storage water heater or traditional water heater. No matter what you call it, this type of water heater is easily recognizable by its large cylinder storage tanks. A tank water heater works by preheating water and keeping it in the tank so it can be ready for use at any time. Gas tank water heaters need proper ventilation, but if you are replacing an existing unit, installation can be relatively straightforward.

When properly sized and well-maintained, tank water heaters are proven to deliver enough hot water for your family or household. Tank water heaters also, in general, come with lower upfront costs than new tankless systems.

40/50 Gallon Water Heater

Tank water heaters are available in a range of sizes, from 30 gallons all the way up to 80 gallons. It’s important to select the right size of unit for your home, otherwise, you risk running out of hot water if the tank is too small, or wasting money on energy bills if the tank is too large.

Sizing a water heater typically is determined by the number of people in the household and level of usage (low/medium/high). Water heaters with 40- or 50-gallon tanks tend to be the most popular because these sizes can accommodate households of 2-5 people.

Water Heater Repair

No matter which type of water heater you install in your home, you want to get the most out of your investment. If there’s a minor problem with your unit, it’s often more cost-effective to repair the issue rather than replace the entire unit.

Be on the lookout for the following common issues with water heaters, then call Robert B. Payne to find the source of the problem and provide professional repair service.

  • Unit turning off frequently
  • No hot water or inconsistent heating
  • Noises coming from water heater
  • Water with a rust coloring or odd smell
  • Water leaking from bottom of the unit

Why Choose Us

Replacing or installing a new water heater is not a simple, DIY project. Today’s systems are highly advanced and sensitive, so any error in the installation process can compromise the water heater’s performance, efficiency, and safety. At Robert B. Payne, Inc., our staff are experienced in water heater installation and extensively trained in the brands and models we carry. This ensures the job is done right, the first time – as well as helps you maintain your water heater’s manufacturer warranty.

With 90+ years of experience serving the Fredericksburg, VA area, we’ve earned the trust of our customers and community. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional water heater installation and repair at affordable prices. To schedule an appointment, contact Robert B. Payne, Inc. at (540) 373-5876 today.