Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Is There Sediment in Your Water Heater?

Monday, December 9th, 2019

This might sound like a weird question, but we urge you to stick with us for just a moment. Many homeowners, including you, might have sediment in their water heaters without even realizing it. While there are various different solutions to a sediment problem in your water heater, from repair to replacement, we’ve got to address the first step—noticing there’s a problem.

Today, we’re going to go into detail about the many ways to notice if there’s sediment in your water heater. We’ll talk about why this problem can impede the effectiveness of your water heater and the science behind it. Many homeowners might be dealing with inefficient hot water heaters in Hamilton, OH that aren’t doing their jobs as well as they could be, and that’s where our team comes in!

So, we hope you’re ready for some chemistry because we’re about to get into it!

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Common Problems with a Tank Water Heater

Monday, September 16th, 2019

No water heater is perfect. When they have issues, it’s important to get the right professional on the job to make sure you and your family have hot water for the years to come. However, sometimes it can be hard to know what exactly is going on with your water heating system. These are complicated machines that perform a simple service—to give you hot water—which often can scramble the brain of anyone who isn’t trained in plumbing services.

That being said, are some curious customers out there who really want to know what to look out for when they’re dealing with hot water problems on their tank water heater. As your friendly neighborhood plumber, that’s exactly something that we aim to help you with.

So, if you notice one of the problems below, make sure you schedule water heater services in Hamilton, OH with us!

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All You Need to Know About Leaking Water Heaters

Monday, May 27th, 2019

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You probably don’t need professionals to tell you that a leaking water heater is bad news. Leaks are bad news for just about any appliance! However, people often don’t know what to look for when it comes to leaks in their water heaters, how they may start, or what to do about them. Our professionals have a long history of installing and repairing water heaters in Erlanger, KY, and we’d like to give you a short rundown on what you need to know about water heater leaks.

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Some Misunderstandings About Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, April 15th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterWe think tankless water heaters in Cincinnati are fantastic options for homeowners looking to make upgrades to their hot water systems. The conventional water heater—a storage tank water heater—holds a supply of water in a tank and keeps it at a constant temperature for when a tap turns on. A tankless water heater doesn’t store a supply of hot water at all. Instead, it heats up water when there’s a demand for it.

Tankless water heaters offer a number of benefits for homes, provided professionals handle the job of finding the right sized unit and then properly installing it. If you have questions about installing a tankless water heater, please ask our experts anything and they’ll be happy to help.

Below we’ve put down a list of misunderstandings about tankless water heaters we often have to clear up.

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The Case “For” and “Against” the Tankless Water Heater

Monday, January 7th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterA few weeks ago, we wrote a “for” and “against” article for the heat pump water heater. If we’re going to do that, then we have to follow up at some point with the tankless water heater and provide the same set of arguments.

Tankless water heaters are popular options for water heater replacements, and they’re only going to become more popular as homeowners discover their numerous advantages. But as with any type of water heater, there’s no “one size fits all” answer. A tankless water heater may be unsuitable for your home’s water usage or your budget.

The following “for” and “against” may help you start to narrow down your choice. But when it comes to making the final decision, please always work with a professional who understands tankless water heaters in Cleves, OH.

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Is This the Fall When I Should Replace My Old Water Heater?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

water-heater-plumberFall is one of the two “shoulder seasons” the come between more intense weather. It’s during these times people often investigate replacing important comfort appliances. Often it’s replacing the heater or the air conditioner, but the water heater is another vital part of home comfort that will eventually need to be replaced. The water heater does much more work around the year than any furnace or air conditioner, since it has to operate almost every single day, and all that wear and tear accumulates until the unit has to be replaced. And, maybe, this is the fall when you need to replace yours?

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The Case “For” and “Against” the Heat Pump Water Heater

Monday, August 6th, 2018

water-heater-technicianFirst off, we think heat pump water heaters are a great option for a homeowner to consider when it comes to shopping for new water heaters in Hamilton, OH. But we also understand that heat pump waters heater are not the ideal choice for every home and every situation. There are “cons” to go along with the many “pros” of this technology.

In this post, we’re going to lay out—as fairly as possible—the case “for” and “against” installing a heat pump water heater as an alternative to the more conventional electric water heaters that use electrical resistance. You can find out more details, as well as schedule service to install a new residential water heater, by calling our office.

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Should I Worry If My Water Heater Is Rumbling?

Monday, June 25th, 2018

water-heaterIf you’re asking this question, we know what’s probably running through your mind under that slightly concerned exterior: “Oh no, is my water heater going to explode?”

The answer is, “No.” Well, we can’t guarantee that 100%, but the fear of a water heater explosion is based on old steam-powered boilers and not reality. Your water heater isn’t a boiler—the water temperature isn’t being raised to the boiling point, and even the boilers used for home heating are boilers today in name only.

But that rumbling and knocking sound you hear from the water heater tank is cautioning you that something is wrong with the system. We recommend you call us for water heater services in Hamilton, OH so we can investigate. We can determine quickly the source of the sound and what can be done to correct the problem.

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Sizing a New Tank Water Heater

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

water-heater-tankYou’re in the market for a new tank water heater. You either want to replace the aging water heater currently in your home, or you’re moving in a new home that doesn’t have a water heater yet. Whatever the case, you’ll have plenty of questions about buying a new water heater. A major one is how big the water heater needs to be. Too small, and your household won’t receive sufficient hot water. Too big, and you’ll have a massive energy wasting appliance on your hands.

You shouldn’t worry about making the choice. Properly sizing a tank water heater is something to leave to plumbing professionals. They’ll make the calculations to determine the size and type of water heater to meet your family’s hot water demands without draining your bank account.

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What to Do When You Don’t Have Any Hot Water

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

showerhead-hot-waterOne of the more unpleasant surprises you can have when you get up in the morning, ready for a new day, is to discover you can’t get any hot water in your shower. The new day is going to have to wait, because you may have an emergency on your hands with your water heater.

Let’s take a look at what you can do about that loss of hot water. It might be a simple problem—or you may need to call our water heater repair experts.

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