Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heaters’

Do Tankless Water Heaters Need to Be Sized?

Monday, September 18th, 2017

tankles-water-heater-repairHow do you determine how large a storage tank water heater you need for a home? The sizing job is something you’ll need to have an expert plumber handle, but the basics of sizing this type of water heater is something anybody can understand: the more hot water demand there is in the house (usually because of the number of people in the household), the larger the storage tank itself needs to be.

But what if you’re planning to install a tankless water heater for your house? As the name indicates, a tankless water heater doesn’t have a storage tank at all. Instead, it applies heat to water as it moves through the unit via a heat exchanger. The water is heated as it is needed (or “on-demand,” which is another name for this type of water heater). So, does this mean there isn’t any need to size a tankless water heater because one size fits all?

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Does Corrosion on My Water Heater Mean It’s Done For?

Monday, July 24th, 2017

water-heater-and-technicianCorrosion: the gradual destruction of metal due to a chemical or electro-chemical reaction to the environment. Or, to look at a case you’re probably more familiar with, metal that rusts because of the presence of water. There are different types of corrosion, but when we’re talking about a residential water heater, it’s the corrosion that occurs because of the mix of oxygen and water in contact with metal.

A water heater is designed to resist corrosion through a number of methods. The interior of its hot water tank is lined with glass. A pressure relief valve on the top of the tank allows for an air cushion without allowing air into the tank itself. A component called the sacrificial anode rod that runs through the tank draws the forces of corrosion to it so that the rod corrodes rather than the rest of the tank.

However… yes, a water heater can start to corrode. If you notice corrosion on your water heater, does it mean the system has to be replaced?

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Time to Get a New Water Heater? Here’s How You Can Tell

Monday, May 29th, 2017

water-heaterYou never want to get caught without hot water for your home. It can mean going without showers and baths, and it also will bring a halt to a number of basic, everyday chores. In fact, you’ll never realize just how much you rely on your water heater through the average day… until you suddenly don’t have a working water heater!

The best way to prevent a busted water heater and a major emergency is to know ahead of time the system is starting to fail. You’ll then be able to contact our water heater professionals and arrange to have a new system installed.

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Danger: Potential Water Heater Scald Hazards

Monday, March 20th, 2017

thermometer-going-redThe storage tank water heater is the most common type of water heater found in homes across the country, and has been since the early 20th century when it first entered widespread domestic use. Even with recent developments in water heating technology resulting in the spread of systems like tankless water heaters and heat pump water heaters, the storage water heater remains a dependable way to enjoy a steady supply of heated water throughout a house.

Chances are high that you have a tank water heater serving your family’s needs. If you require service for your water heater, or you’re interested in a replacement system, call on our specialists. We offer quality repairs and other services for tank water heaters in Cincinnati, OH.

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Sometimes a Tank Water Heater Is the Best Choice for Installation

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

You may have heard about the many advantages of tankless water heaters. In fact, you may have heard about them directly from us. We install, repair, and maintain tankless water heating systems, and we’re big proponents of households making the switch from the conventional storage tank water heater to a tankless system.

Or maybe it’s better to say that we’re proponents of households giving serious consideration to making the switch. The truth is that tankless water heaters are not always the ideal installation for hot water in a home. There are situations where sticking with a tank water heater for a replacement or new install is the optimal choice.

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Why You’re Not Getting Enough Hot Water

Monday, November 21st, 2016

When you suddenly find that there’s no hot water coming out of your hot water taps or shower heads, you know that you have an urgent problem that needs to be taken care of right away. You only need to put in a call to us for the help you need—we have experienced plumbers ready 24 hours a day to assist with water heater repairs.

But what if the problem is smaller: a drop in the amount of hot water you’re receiving, or a drop in the temperature? You may be tempted to simply ignore these problems, but you shouldn’t. There are a number of reasons for this issue with your water heater, and many require expert repairs.

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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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Will a Tankless Water Heater Really Work for My Home?

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

If you are looking into having a new water heater installed for your house during the fall (and fall is a great time to have this job done), you may be considering making the change from the standard storage tank water heater to a tankless water heater. With tankless water heaters becoming more popular each year, it’s tempting to put one at the top of your list of options. But you may also feel hesitant about it. Adopting any new technology creates a sense of risk in people. Is this “miraculous” tankless water heater really going to be able to meet your home’s hot water demands while saving money?

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Some of Your Choices for New Water Heater Installation

Monday, January 11th, 2016

The beginning of the year is a good time to get a fresh start, and that includes replacing old appliances around your home that are no longer doing the job you demand from them. For example, how long have you had your current water heater? A water heater that’s over 15 years old is probably past its date of effective operation, and it’s costing you too much to keep running it. Installing a new system will allow you to take advantage of developments in technology that make water heaters more energy efficient and convenient than ever.

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