Hot water is no longer a luxury—it’s a necessity. In Charleston, people use hot water for everything from doing the dishes to taking a relaxing shower, and even going one day without it presents a gigantic inconvenience.


If you’re having problems with your existing water heater—or you need to get a new one—don’t try to deal with it alone. Simply call ClimateMakers.

ClimateMakers has a proven record of top-rated service. We hire only the best water heater technicians, we show up on time, and we make sure you get exactly what you need—whether from your current water heater or a new installation.

Our services in Charleston include:

  • Repair of all types of water heater, no matter what model or year

  • Full-service installation of new water heaters

  • Sales of new water heaters, with assessment of your capacity needs

  • Traditional Water Heaters

  • Tankless Water Heaters

All of our repairs, installations and sales come backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Don’t go one more day without the hot water you need. Call 843-552-9024, or fill out the form to the right and solve your water heater troubles today.

What are the Most Common Water Heater Repairs in Charleston?

A faulty water heater can mean that you’re getting water that isn’t hot enough or no hot water at all. Either way, the result is inconvenience in the home and difficulty doing basic everyday tasks. Our technical experts have worked with just about every water heater problem possible—and fixed them all. But there are some problems that we see come up more often than others. Check out the most common:

  • Water isn’t hot enough. This can be frustrating because you may put up with it for weeks or even months before deciding it needs to be fixed. Luckily it’s usually a fast, easy fix. We see this a lot on traditional electric water heaters, which use a pair of electric heating elements to heat the tank. Often, one of the two burns out, resulting in water that’s warm but not hot. We can replace it or diagnose the true problem if this isn’t it.


  • No hot water at all. Depending on the unit, this could mean both of your heating elements burned out or it could have a variety of other causes. We can isolate the cause and get you back to steaming hot water in no time.


  • Erratic water heating/long waits for hot water. This can also have multiple causes, but we see it a lot on gas-heated water tanks. Ash and dirt can build up in the burner assembly, causing pilot light and burner problems—which reduces the efficiency of the whole unit. You can often tell this is the culprit if you’re seeing higher energy bills even as your hot water capacity declines.


  • Leaking around the tank. This can be normal wear and tear of the hoses and lines involved in a water heater. It can also involve the pressure relief valve, which is supposed to let water out only if the internal temperature and pressure get too high. If this valve has worn out, it may be dumping water for no reason. We can find the problem and get your water heater leak-proof in no time.

Not sure what’s causing your water heater issue? Call us, 843-552-9024. We can help you figure out the cause of your problem and recommend whether or not you need a service call.

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Do you work with tankless water heaters?

Yes, we do. Tankless heaters are great for two reasons:

  • Energy savings. They dramatically reduce your water heating costs because there is no “tank” of water for the unit to continually heat and re-heat all day long. Instead, water is only heated when you actually turn on a hot water fixture.


  • Comfort. A tankless heater can reduce the “wait time” for hot water for your shower or any other use. It also means that you should never “run out” of hot water, because it is continually heated for as long as you leave hot water running. As long as your unit is the right capacity for the number of people in your home, that should mean no one ever has to settle for cold or lukewarm water again.

Since tankless heaters are often mounted outside the home, that makes them much more common in Charleston than they are in other parts of the country. We work on tankless heaters on a regular basis and offer a full range of services including:

  • Repair of faulty or non-performing units

  • Safe, fast, code-compliant installation of new units

  • We can assess the proper size, capacity, and placement of your tankless heater and help you get the right unit

Read more about Tankless Water Heaters

Water Heater Installation in Charleston

Installing a water heater is not as simple as hooking up a couple of hoses. Water heaters need space to operate safely and an improperly installed unit can be a continuing source of danger in your home. When you call in a licensed plumbing expert, you can be sure your hot water heater unit is installed properly both for safety, top performance, and maximum energy savings.


Our water heater installation services include:

  • Proper placement & ventilation for the unit

  • Professional installation of all gas or electric elements

  • Proper setup of the water heater so you get the most out of it

  • The best energy savings

  • Compliance with all local codes

We are also authorized sellers of high-quality, energy-efficient water heaters. We can help you find the water heater that meets your needs—and your budget. Give us a call, 843-552-9024.

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What Type Of Water Heater Is Best?

In determining what sort of unit to purchase, consider the two types of heat source. Water heaters use either gas or electricity. The main advantage of electricity is its safety. There’s no risk of gas leaks, no open flame, and no exhaust vents needed. They also tend to be smaller than gas-heated units. The big disadvantage is the cost of operation. Electricity is more expensive than gas. It also takes it longer to heat water. Gas, on the other hand, is very economical. If it’s used to heat water in a tank and relies on a pilot light, it can keep the water hot even if the electricity goes out. The second thing to consider is whether to go with a traditional hot water heater or tankless unit. To get the most out of your investment, our Charleston local plumbers at ClimateMakers can go over the different models we offer and help you make the right decision for your needs.

Talk to a Charleston Water Heater Specialist Today

Hot water is an essential element of modern life. Don’t wake up every day to a long wait for hot water—or worse, an icy cold shower. ClimateMakers offers fast repairs and installations backed by a guarantee. Call us at 843-552-9024 or fill out the form and speak with one of our service experts today.

Customer Review

"Very pleased with ClimateMakers service. Office staff, estimator, and installers were great. New 40 gallon gas water heater was installed within 2 days (it was not an emergency situation.) Very reasonable price. Did not try to upsell me like another local company's estimator who, with a wave of his hand, dismissed my request for a replacement of my old 40-gallon gas heater with a similar product and insisted the most economical replacement was a tankless system which was more than twice the price of what ClimateMakers charged for giving me what I wanted. So glad I called ClimateMakers!" - L Devine

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North Charleston, SC 29418
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