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Water Heaters from Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

water heater replacementYour water heater is one of the most relied parts of your plumbing system! Here at Polestar we do not want you to have to start your day with a cold shower because of a faulty water heater. If this happens, as we know it does sometimes, we are prepared to repair and/or offer a water heater replacement that SAME DAY. A certified Polestar plumbing expert will make a thorough examination and explain the issue and your repair options for your water heater. If replacing the equipment and/or water heater is the most cost-effective solution, our technicians will walk you through the various types of water heaters and the features of each so that you can make the selection that’s right for you.

In our opinion the more informed you are about your water heater the better. The typical life expectancy of a water heater is 8-10 years depending on the make and model. Our Polestar plumbing experts recommend that you get your water heater replaced in the 8-10 year range, as it will prove to be more cost-effective than paying for repairs every year.

Here in the Kansas City metro area there are some common factors that reduce the life expectancy of your water heater, and will cause your water heater to be replaced prematurely. Two of these factors: hard water and poor yearly maintenance of your water heater. Hard water refers to the influx of minerals we have in our water in the Kansas City metro and Johnson County area, particularly a build-up of calcium in the water. These minerals eat up the liner on the tank over time, causing a necessary water heater replacement. Also, a lack of yearly maintenance can shorten the lifespan of your water heater. As a homeowner there are some simple steps you can take to properly maintain your water heater. These include: draining your water heater once a year, not turning the heat up so high on it, and keeping the area around the water heater free of clutter, dirt, and dust. Here at Polestar we would be happy to come check out your water heater yearly, as it could potentially save you a lot of money and time in the long-run. Our technicians have experience, and knowledge to address any concerns or problems you may have with your gas, electric, or tankless water heater regardless of the make and model. If needed, we offer water heater replacement the same day of your service call.

Water Heater Services Offered include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance programs
  • Flushing of water heaters
  • Leak repair
  • Control repair
  • Gas leak repair
  • Drafting issues
  • Water heater replacement

Introducing a New Line of Atmospheric Water Heaters.

The Promax® 300/301 Series gas water heater is designed to deliver an economical performance that can lower your energy bills and also provide long-lasting value.

Think of our new atmospheric models as the perfect blend of design and innovation. Our new electronic gas control features advanced electronics that contribute to enhanced performance. Other outstanding features include the diffuser inlet tube and the brass drain valve.

Product Features & Options

Intelligent Control Logic: The internal microprocessor provides enhanced operating parameters and tighter differentials for precise sensing and faster heating response to optimize performance.
Uses a thermopile to generate the power needed to operate the electronic gas control without requiring an external power source.
The electronic gas control incorporates an LED status indicator that monitors system operation and service diagnostics.

Green Choice® Gas Burner:
Patented eco-friendly design reduces NOx emissions by up to 33% and complies with low emissions of less than 40 ng/J.

DynaClean™ Diffuser Dip Tube:
Helps reduce lime and sediment buildup, maximizes hot water output. Made from long lasting PEX cross-linked polymer.

CoreGard™ Anode Rod:
Our anode rods have a stainless steel core that extends the life of the anode rod allowing superior tank protection far longer than standard anode rods.

Brass Drain Valve:
A quality brass drain valve not a plastic one you may see on competitor brands.