DeHart Plumbing, Heating, and Air Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Should You Choose a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, June 21st, 2021
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One of the easiest home comfort systems to take for granted is the water heater. Even though we rely on them daily, they’re usually out of sight, and therefore out of mind, too.

So when it comes time to replace a water heater, you may feel rushed to make a decision, especially if you woke up and were surprised one day that yours no longer works. Before you rush into this decision, however, we recommend that you consider your water heater options! Yes, tank models are the most common, and today’s storage tank water heaters are much more efficient than those of even just a decade ago. But what is the best choice for your specific needs?

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The Heat Pump Water Heater: Is It Worth It?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
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For decades, the standard water heater in homes has been the storage water heater, also called a “tank” water heater for obvious reasons: it stores water in a large tank, where it’s kept heated either by natural gas jets or in-tank electrical heating elements.

There is nothing disastrously wrong with these standard water heaters, but homeowners looking for something different to cut down on energy consumption might wish to look into a heat pump water heater. These models of water heaters still use tanks, but take a different approach to how they heat the water in them.

We’ll explain how a heat pump water heater works and then see if it’s a worthwhile investment for your home.

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How You Can Benefit From a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, February 22nd, 2021
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The standard water heater found in most homes is known as a storage water heater or a tank water heater. You’re familiar with this kind of system since one of them is probably handling your hot water needs at this moment: it uses a large tank to store water, which is kept heated for whenever a tap comes on in the house to request hot water.

There is another option to heat water for your house, however, and you might be considering one for your next water heater install. It’s a tankless water heater. The technology of tankless water heaters has been around for more than a century, but not until the last few decades have they reached the point where they’re immensely beneficial for homes. More and more people are choosing to go tankless for the hot water supply in their homes. 

Why? Tankless water heaters offer several great advantages:

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Signs That Your Tank Water Heater Needs Repair

Monday, February 15th, 2021
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It doesn’t matter what season it is or what the temperature is outside—there is one heating system in your home that you will always need to work flawlessly. The water heater! We can see how this system would be easy to take for granted. It’s easy to just rely on the fact that we’ll always have hot water coming from the taps whenever we need it in our homes.

But when you think about the amount of strain that your water heater undergoes—after all it works 365 days a year—you can probably understand that you can’t expect the system to work 100% free from problems forever. There will come a point that you might need to have your water heater professionally repaired. It helps to know what the warning signs are so you know when to give our team a call! Read on to learn what they are.

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

Monday, November 9th, 2020
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The short answer to this question is “yes,” but we understand if you’d like more of an explanation than that!

Look, we get it. Tank water heaters are huge, have a number of components, and are really noticeable. So it’s easy to understand and remember, that these systems need maintenance from time to time. After all, scaling—the buildup of hard water minerals—can really wreak havoc on the system.

But did you know that tankless water heaters can suffer from scaling as well? And this is the reason that tankless water heaters need maintenance as well. Actually, much of the service that a conventional tank water heater needs is also necessary for tankless systems. Read on as we uncover the problem with scaling in your tankless system, and be sure to give us a call when you’re ready to schedule your tankless water heater maintenance session.

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