IERNA's Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Reasons Your Next Water Heater Should Be Tankless

Monday, January 28th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterHas your water heater started to show signs of failure? Perhaps your tank water heater isn’t providing you with hot water as long as it used to during the day, or the water isn’t hot enough. Maybe you’re seeing discoloration in your hot water taps, indicative of a system that’s started succumbing to rust. Before you rush off and get a new storage tank water heater, we encourage you to learn more about tankless water heaters, and see if this type of installation would benefit you!

There are still many homeowners out there who don’t realize that they have this option when it comes to water heater installation. There are actually many options when it comes to water heater systems. Tankless models are subject to a bit of scrutiny, as some homeowners are skeptical of a water heater that can work as well “on demand” rather than relying on a tank full of hot water. Will it end up meeting your needs? Read on to learn more and decide for yourself!

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“Will My Tankless Water Heater Ever Need Repairs?”

Monday, December 31st, 2018

repair of the gas water heaterYes, just like any other home comfort system, a tankless water heater may at some point need a repair of some kind. True, a tankless system has fewer components than a storage tank system, but that does not mean it’s immune to problems. Of course, you can fend off the worse of these problems with appropriate maintenance, but you may still run into a malfunction at some point.

It’s true—one of the main benefits of installing a tankless water heater is that they encounter fewer repairs on average than storage tank systems, since they don’t deal with the stress of water stored in a tank and the continuous need to use energy to keep the water heated. A tankless system simply does less work, and that means it doesn’t wear down as fast. Keep reading for what can go wrong, though.

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The Signs of a Failing Water Heater

Monday, November 19th, 2018

technician fixing water heaterNo matter where you live, no matter the weather, there is one home comfort system that you’ll absolutely need to work in your home—your water heater! It’s easy to take this system for granted, and the fact that it will supply you with hot water whenever you need it.

When you consider the level of stress your water heater undergoes, however (it works 365 days a year!) you’ll understand that it can’t operate 100% free from problems. At one point or another, you’ll likely need to have your water heater professionally repaired, or potentially even replaced. It helps to know the warning signs that something is amiss with your water heater. Keep reading to learn about some of these indicators.

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Water Heater Repair: What Can Go Wrong?

Monday, January 1st, 2018

tank water heater with pipes running in and outNo matter what season it is or what the temperatures are outside, there is one important appliance in your home that always needs to be working. That’s your Tampa, FL water heater. It’s easy to take for granted that you’ll always have hot water coming from your taps when you need it.

But consider the amount of strain your water heater is put under—it works every single day of the year. You can’t expect it to work 100% free from malfunctions without some TLC. At some point, even with water heater maintenance, you’ll likely find yourself in need of water heater repairs. There are a number of reasons you should only trust a professional for this job!

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Signs of Pending Water Heater Failure

Monday, November 20th, 2017

water heater being repairedAs we move deeper into fall, many homeowners throughout the country are taking preventive steps to winterize their home—from insulating pipes against freezing temperatures to ensuring that their heaters are ready for the long winter ahead.

Of course, in Tampa we don’t have to worry about all this (although, heater maintenance is still important for the cooler temps we do experience on some winter nights)—but there is one system that no matter where you live, you must pay attention to. And that’s your Tampa, FL water heater. Used every day and yet taken for granted, water heaters are designed to last for quite a long time. But no system lasts forever, and it’s vital that you be aware of signs that yours may be ready for replacement.

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Tank vs. Tankless: Finding the Right Water Heater for You

Monday, September 11th, 2017

tankless water heater unit on floor inside homeWhen it comes to finding the right Trinity, FL water heater, many homeowners opt to go with the traditional storage tank water heater. This is suitable for many homes, and might be the best fit for yours. However, we urge you to consider a tankless system when the time comes. The reason for this is that tankless systems offer a number of benefits to household, including an unlimited supply of hot water, a longer lifespan, and a reduction in energy bills.

With any new technology, however, come some misconceptions. Unfortunately, these misconceptions can lead you to make the wrong choice for your home. While forgoing the more recent tankless system for a conventional storage tank water heater isn’t a bad idea, you could be paying more than necessary to heat your water. Keep reading for additional benefits to tankless water heaters, and see how we bust some common myths about these systems.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

tankless-water-heater-right-for-youWhen it comes to underappreciated appliances within your home, the water heater is likely pretty high on the list. Although you appreciate a hot shower each morning, and hot water to clean dishes in as well as wash your clothes with, you may be like the hundreds of other homeowners throughout your community who take this appliance for granted—whether intentional or not. As important as it is to care for this system on an annual basis, it’s also vital that you have a system that’s working as efficiently as possible for your home.

Most homeowners have the conventional storage tank water heater installed in their home—and this is a fine choice for many. Today’s models are very efficient and effective. However, storage tank water heaters do have their disadvantages—one of the biggest being the risk of heat loss as warm water sits in the tank without being used. This is where a Wesley Chapel, FL tankless water heater comes in—these systems provide many benefits that you miss with the traditional water heater. But is it right for you?

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Is Your Water Heater in Need of Repair?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The convenience that a water heater offers is something that many homeowners take for granted—without it many of the tasks you perform on a daily basis would be a lot harder, if not impossible. This includes cleaning dishes, washing clothes, and even taking a shower. Fortunately for you, a professionally installed and serviced water heater has the potential to last many years.

However, just like any other appliance, water heaters are not indestructible. No matter how durable it is or how much maintenance it receives, chances are that you will need repairs on this system at one time or another. When this does happen, be sure to give our team a call. In the meantime, keep reading to learn about some of the warning signs that your water heater is in need of repair.

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Avoid These Detrimental Water Heater Problems

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Having running hot water in your home is something that many people take for granted, even though they rely on this every day. Modern plumbing has brought many conveniences to our lives, with ease, and as a result most homeowners don’t think much about their water heaters—until something goes wrong.

Let’s say that one morning you turn on your shower to find that no matter how long you wait, the water never warms up. This is a clear sign that something is wrong with your water heater, but what is it? Keep reading to learn more about some of the most common reasons for the absence of hot water in your home.

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Help, I Have No Hot Water!

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Can you imagine a life without running hot water? This is something that many homeowners take for granted, although depend on regularly each and every day. Hot water coming through the taps with only the turn of a handle may seem normal to us, but it’s actually a luxury: one that we’d all have a hard time going without!

If your hot water heater malfunctions, however, you will be without this daily benefit. You don’t want to turn on your shower one morning to be hit with a rude awakening. If you do though, you’ll need trained water heater specialists—such as the members of our staff—to diagnose the problem and repair it promptly. What could be causing your lack of hot water though? Keep reading to learn more.

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