Who to Trust When You Need a New Gas Water Heater at an Affordable Price

Weilhammer Plumbing Company sells top-of-the-line Rheem® gas water heaters at the most competitive prices around town! When you need a new gas water heater, we are the state licensed master plumbers to trust for quality service you can afford.

Rheem Water Heaters 317-784-1870

Rheem Water Heaters 317-784-1870

Weilhammer Plumbing offers Rheem water heaters, and currently carries them in stock. This means if you require gas water heater replacement, we can install a new unit for you the same day!

If your gas water heater is very old or beyond repair, we carry a full line of Rheem water heaters and can install one for you the same day! If you choose to purchase a water heater from another provider, that’s not a problem! We will still install it for you! We never pressure our customers to buy our products; instead, we gladly provide all the information or referrals they need to successfully replace their broken water heater with a trustworthy unit.

We recommend Rheem®, Bradford White®, Kenmore®, Bosch®, and American Standard® brands for gas water heaters. We DO NOT recommend Whirlpool® brands because they have a long reputation for poor quality water heater products. Our professional plumbers use their industry knowledge and expertise to thoughtfully consider which water heater brand and size best suits your home or property. We look at the size of your home, your personal hot water needs, the home’s energy usage expectations, and your preferred budget to efficiently assess the right buying options for you.

Need Gas Water Heater Service or Repair?

You can always expect professional gas water heater repair services in when you call the licensed plumbers at Weilhammer Plumbing Company. We service all make and model gas water heaters with repair, replacement, installation, water heater parts, inspections, diagnostics, energy usage surveys, maintenance, exemplary services (i.e. cleaning, parts replacement, filter changes, etc.), sales, leak detection, and much more. We are here to help our customers fix their hot water problems and bring back the comfort to their homes.

We never settle for less when it comes to customer service and satisfaction. Even with over 60 years of experience in the plumbing industry, we are always working hard to expand our water heater repair knowledge and expertise in every way possible. If your gas water heater is experiencing problems, our licensed plumbers can accurately diagnose the issue and provide prompt and professional service, and sometimes on the very same day!

Learn All About Gas Water Heaters TODAY!

Weilhammer Plumbing Company 317-784-1870

Weilhammer Plumbing Company 317-784-1870

Call Weilhammer Plumbing Company at 317-784-1870 to learn more about gas water heaters, water heater installation, and more. We are happy to provide free estimates and free, professional water heater and plumbing advice. We also offer free haul-away service for old or broken water heaters, as well as, same-day service, emergency service, and much more. Call 317-784-1870 to get started, today!

How to Tell the Difference Between a Gas and Electric Water Heater

Electric Water Heater Repair

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It is easy to ignore the water heater. After all, if they work well, you almost don’t even notice they are there. But then that day comes when your hot water is no longer hot, and you instantly turn to your water heater for answers. One of the first questions a plumber will ask you when you call for hot water heater service is which kind of unit you own: electric or gas powered. It may be surprising, but many people get this part confused! After a while, you can easily forget which type of water heater you own because we rarely pay attention to them unless it’s time to have it flushed. So get to know your water heater before the day comes to have it serviced.

Continue reading to learn the different ways to identify a gas water heater from an electric one.

Gas Water Heaters

Gas water heaters run on fuel, usually liquid propane or natural gas. A burner is located at the very bottom of the flue, where gas is ignited by a pilot light. This combustion creates heat, which then transfers to the water. But this combustion also creates harmful gas emissions like carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxide. This is why gas water heaters retain draft hoods, flues, and vents, to push these gasses outdoors and prevent them from back-drafting into the flue. You can also identify gas water heaters by their “chimney” or flue, as well as, the gas line near the bottom of the tank that connects to the gas valve and thermostat control on the front of the tank. The dial gauge should have a “pilot” setting, which also positively identifies it as a gas-powered water heater.

Electric Water Heaters

Unlike gas water heaters that use a fuel source and ignition to heat water, electric water heaters use electricity, generally by means of electrical copper coils. Water inside the water heater tank is cold until the heating element within the unit heats the water up. These heating elements, or coiled wires, can be stainless steel or copper, depending on the make and model water heater. The heating elements are controlled by either thermostats or microprocessor control modules. Electric water heaters generally have two heating elements, both an upper and lower thermostat, as well as, a control circuit and reset limit switch.

If you require water heater repair or service, be sure to call an experienced professional who will provide skilled work at an honest price.

Weilhammer Plumbing Co. Inc.

Weilhammer Plumbing Company 317-784-1870

Weilhammer Plumbing Company 317-784-1870

Call Weilhammer Plumbing Co. Inc. at 317-784-1870 for licensed water heater service in Indianapolis, Indiana. Master plumber, Mark Weilhammer, has serviced hundreds of water heaters over the past 50 years, and retains the skill and knowledge to service or repair any make or model unit. We offer a wide range of plumbing and water heater services, for both residential and commercial properties. Call 317-784-1870 to learn more about water heaters and get professional water heater repair in Indianapolis, IN.

FVIR Gas Water Heaters and What You Need to Know About Them

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Water Heater Repair and Service 317-784-1870

There’s a new type of water heater on the market, and you need to know what people are saying about them before deciding to buy one for yourself. They are the new FVIR gas water heaters; where “FVIR” stands for Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant. There’s several reviews from customers that have purchased these very units; countless reviews exposing the good, the bad, and the horrifying consequences of their purchase decision.

Continue reading to learn more about FVIR gas water heaters, the warnings that come with them, and real-life customer reviews.

Product and Service Information

FVIR technology is meant to make certain appliances (in this case, water heaters) fire resistant. In fact, 11 years ago all water heaters models were re-designed to have this FVIR capability. Water heater prices have exceeded many customer budgets since then, even though many are not reliable units. When shopping for a new water heater, it is strongly encouraged to choose a make and mode that rarely needs repairs, has parts that are easy to find, and is simple to maintenance.

Master plumber, Mark Weilhammer, shares his opinion on a few of the most popular gas water heaters on the market today:

Bradford White

Grade = A+
Rating = Trouble-Free, Common-Sense Design, Reliable, Easy to Service

Rheem Hot Water Heaters

Grade = A++
Rating = Safe, Long-Lasting, Reliable System, Easy to Use, and Simple to Service

Richmond & GE

Grade = C
Rating = Warranty Issues, Defective Units, Poor Providers

A.O. Smith, Kenmore, Lochinvar, State, & Sears

Grade = D+
Rating = Lint Filter Needs Constantly Cleaned, Poor FVIR Design, Warranty Issues, Defective Units, Poor Providers


Grade = F-
Rating = Warranty is Void if Lint Filter is Not Cleaned Every 3 Months, Bad Warranties, Defective Units, Difficult Parts Replacement, and CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS

**IN MY OPINION, Whirlpool water heaters are the WORST available units on the market today. Although American-made, they break down constantly and come with poor warranties. And all you Do-It-Yourselfers out there, forget about doing your own repairs. Several people have accidentally broken the internal gas lines, causing explosions, fires, and floods. Save yourself loads of time, money, and frustration by NOT purchasing a Whirlpool brand hot water heater!**

Customer Review #1

Customer Review #2

American Water Heater

Grade = F
Rating = Poor Customer Support, Non-Transferable Warranties, Void Warranty if Lint Filter is Not Cleaned Every 3 Months, Defective Parts, Bad Customer Reviews

Customer Review #1

Check Out these Outrageous Home Depot and Sears WATER HEATER REVIEWS for More Insight:


Information Provided By Mark Weilhammer, Master Plumber and Owner of Weilhammer Plumbing Company in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Weilhammer Plumbing Company – Indianapolis, IN

Weilhammer Plumbing Co. Inc. Indianapolis, IN 317-784-1870

Weilhammer Plumbing Co. Inc. Indianapolis, IN 317-784-1870

Call Weilhammer Plumbing Co. Inc. at 317-714-0759 for professional water heater repair in Indianapolis, Indiana you can trust. We are highly trained, licensed, and insured master plumbers with decades of experience in the water heater service industry. Owner, Mark Weilhammer, and his team of master plumbing contractors provide a wide-range of water heater repair services for residential and commercial properties. We offer free estimates, unit and product sales, exceptional customer support, emergency water heater repair services, and much more! Call 317-714-0759 to learn more about gas water heater service and repair in Indianapolis, IN today.