"Water Heaters" Archive
Hot water…ah, what a beautiful thing hot water on demand is to have, and we often can take for granted all of the luxuries of modern life – that is until the storage tank in our hot water heater runs out because 2 people are taking a shower after putting on a load of clothes in the washing machine and your hot water supply is zapped from the water usage demands being put on your standard tank water heater.
While being able to turn on your faucet and feel that cold water turn to piping hot, there may be a more energy efficient method, a tankless hot water heater and heating element type to turn that water tap hot without eating so much heat loss, and possibly lower your energy costs and have lower energy bills than that of a traditional water heater.
Let’s find out if an energy efficient tankless water heater is right for you.
There are many opinions and benefits of tankless water heaters and it can be a little difficult to get some clear information about them. Energy Star ratings, flow rates, warranty, installation costs and life expectancy are all questions homeowners have when it comes to a new water heater, especially water heater installations for tankless models, or if you’re converting from a gas water heater to electric models. Some say they love them, while others haven’t had a great experience with them, but moving from a gas burner to something that uses less energy and takes up less space is something worth considering!
So, what does a tankless water heater do and how does it work? Here’s the lowdown!
When you forget about your water heater, it means you’re forgetting about the care it needs. While your system isn’t inherently dangerous on its own, ignoring the need for maintenance or water heater repair can be hazardous. From gas lines, gas valves, anode rods, and pilot lights, to circuit breakers, control valves and water leaks, there can be many things that cause your hot water faucet to not have hot water flow. These common issues can be fixed easily by a licensed plumber, or even a DIY homeowner, as part of regular maintenance. Here are 5 potential risks of neglecting your water heater tank.
Climate Control Heating & Cooling wants to help our neighbors in the KC area
If you are in the St Joseph area and you experienced recent flooding, you probably want to just get back to normal life as soon as possible. A lot of things are probably running through your mind like how you are going to clean up and how to repair water damage to your home. You may not realize this, but if your HVAC unit was submerged during the flood, you may have a whole list of other issues.
Sure, the outside of your air conditioner or furnace may look just the same as it did before the flood! It is highly likely that water-damaged HVAC equipment may not work or may not work for long after being flooded. Furnaces, heaters and boilers have gas valves and controls that are especially vulnerable to water damage. Even electric furnaces have coils that are susceptible to corrosion if flooded.
What should you do?
Hey, folks! Your friendly neighborhood comfort bear here. From now on, I’ll be taking over as the primary source of blog information for Climate Control on this site. It may seem like a weird choice to have a bear blogging about climate control, but I can assure you that I’m very well qualified. If there’s one thing bears care about, after all, it’s staying comfortable in our environment.
Today, we’re going to be discussing ways that you can tell that your water heater needs replacing. I don’t mind taking ice cold showers, but I’m told that it’s a bit less refreshing for people without fur. So, let’s get right to it!
Water heaters are built to last, but they’re not immune to problems. Using the system multiple times a day, every day puts a lot of strain on it. If you want to protect your investment, it’s a very good idea to make sure that you are on the lookout for any signs that indicate that your water heater is in trouble. Let’s go over some of the more common signs that your water heater needs professional services right away.
Let’s be honest, most people don’t really think or care much about what kind of water heater they have in their homes as long as it provides hot water for them when they need it. That’s the thing, though: not every water heater is going to work the same way in every situation. The kind of water heater you install in your home actually has quite a large impact, which is why you should consider the various options and the benefits each can provide. There are different types of water heaters which range from natural gas water heaters, electric water heaters, solar water heaters, heat pump water heaters, tankless water heaters to storage tank water heaters, conventional water heaters, condensing water heaters and demand water heaters. Many are high efficiency, which can save money on propane or electric rates, and offer cost savings on energy bills by having a lower energy consumption.
How these different hot water heaters buildup water temperature varies, but among the most common types are gas water heaters, which use natural gas or propane for their fuel source.
Hot water heaters put up with a lot of abuse throughout their years of operation. Hot water heaters last for years, they’re designed to have a long service life, actually. If you think about how many times a day, every day, you make use of hot water in your home, you’ll realize that your water heater works incredibly hard 24/7 and most homeowners do not think about it until it’s time for a hot water heater replacement.
Even if you take perfect care of your water heater needs, though, with consistent regular maintenance and prompt repairs, you know that eventually you will have to replace your current water heater with a new unit, whether that’s with an electric water heater, gas water heater, or even a tankless water heater. When it comes time to replace your old water heater, hiring a professional plumber to perform the water heater installation is always recommended, and some offer a warranty on their water heater installation.
The following are a few signs that you should look for in your water heater, indicating that maybe it’s time to have a professional replace it for you.