Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘water heater replacement’

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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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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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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It May Be Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Last week we discussed problems with a water heater that can result in you not receiving sufficient hot water. Repairs can often fix these troubles, but not always. At a certain point, a water heater will no longer be able to perform to its previous level, and the best option is to have it replaced.

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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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4 Reasons to Schedule Water Heater Replacement

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Conventional tank water heaters can last between 15 to 20 years provided they receive regular maintenance and prompt repairs as required. But there’s no way to stop the inevitable effects of wear on a water heater. At some point, you’ll need to consider replacing the system rather than to keep slogging ahead with repairs. Below are 4 reasons that you may wish to have your water heater replaced.

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