Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Over-the-Rhine’

A Short History of the Amazing Tankless Water Heater

Monday, November 14th, 2016

We often advise our customers who are hunting for a new water heater to look into getting a tankless model. Tankless water heaters offer a number of excellent advantages that offset their higher price compared to standard storage tank water heaters:

  • An unlimited hot water supply
  • Reduced energy consumption—they only heat up water as it’s needed!
  • Small size—they can attach right to the wall
  • Long lifespan

Tankless water heaters sound like they are a new form of technology, but the truth is a bit different. Let’s turn back the pages of history and learn more about the tankless water heater.

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3 Choices for Water Heater Replacement

Monday, October 24th, 2016

If your old water heater is at the end of its service life, you have a number of different choices when it comes to replacing it. Below are 3 kinds of water heaters you can pick for your new system.

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Help! My Water Heater Is Leaking!

Monday, October 10th, 2016

If your first reaction to the sight of water pooling around your water heater is “help!”, then you’re off to a good start at getting it fixed in time. Any type of repair for a water heater requires the work of professionals—especially if it’s a gas-powered water heater. (No one except a licensed professional should ever work on an appliance connected to a gas line. In most jurisdictions, it’s actually illegal.) You can count on our experienced plumbers to come to your help and stop those leaks as well as whatever caused them in the first place.

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Some Signs That You Have Hard Water

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Hard water isn’t something you want in your home: it means that the water flowing into the plumbing system from the municipal supply contains a higher than normal mineral content, usually magnesium, gypsum, and calcium. This isn’t actually harmful for people to drink, although it may not taste very good. The real problem with hard water is what it does to the plumbing in the house, not the people. The high mineral content leaves deposits on the inside of pipes, lowering available volume and leading to high water pressure, leaks, and eventual pipe replacement. Hard water can also cause damage to many appliances—water heaters are the most at risk—and lead to clogged faucets and showerheads.

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Signs You May Need Repairs for Your Tank Water Heater

Monday, May 9th, 2016

Storage water heaters, also known as tank water heaters, are the most common type of water heater found in U.S. homes today. You probably have one working in your house right now, making sure that you and your family continually have quick access to a supply of hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing.

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