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

Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

shower-head-spraying-waterPicture this: You have taken your tenth unwillingly cold shower this season and you are fed up. It is time to face the fact that your old water heater is out of time and you need to replace it. When you do this though, you want to make sure that you are using a system that is more energy efficient than your current one.

You’ve heard good things about tankless water heaters and you are considering getting one to replace your dying tank water heater system. Before you do this though, it is important that you make sure this will be the best system for your needs.

When the time comes to replace your water heater, whether you choose a tank or tankless system, make sure you call in a professional you can trust New Port Richey plumbing needs.

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Signs Your Tank Water Heater Needs Help

Monday, July 15th, 2019

residential-tank-water-heater-with-toolbox-nearbyThere is one appliance in your home that you probably very rarely think about. That same appliance, however, is one of the most likely to have something go wrong with it before you even notice any warning signs.

You use this appliance every day, multiple times a day, and as with most systems, the issues that can develop can cause a significant amount of subsequent damage to your home.

The answer to this bit of a riddle? Your tank-model water heater.

To ensure that your water heater remains in great condition, you’ll want to make sure you can recognize when the system is in trouble. After all, the quicker you have it repaired, the less damage you’ll see. That said, let’s take a look at 3 common signs that your tank water heater does need help.

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Which Water Heater Is Best for Your Home?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

tankless-water-heater-being-servicedOne of the easiest appliances to take for granted in homes today is the water heater—even though they’re also one of the appliances we rely on most from day to day (could you imagine never taking a hot shower again?)

When it comes time to replace your water heater, you may think it’s a fairly straightforward process. You already have a storage tank model water heater, so why not stick with that now? And it’s electric powered, so you’ll buy another electric-powered system.

What if we told you there is another option, though, and it could save you considerable money? It’s not right for every home, but it’s the perfect choice for many—the tankless water heater.

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Which Water Heater Is Best for Your Home?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterThere is one system in your home that you use on a daily basis that you might not think about very much, but it’s vital to modern living—your water heater. You may not know much about how the water heating process works or how that water makes its way to the point of use where it’s needed, but you do rely on it!

Water heaters are a standard feature of any home with modern plumbing, and they’re designed to last a very long time. You may likely still have the one that came with your home when you bought it. However, just like any other system in your home, eventually your water heater will wear out, and you’ll need to replace it.

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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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