Does Corrosion Mean the End of the Line for My Water Heater?

Monday, July 31st, 2017

Orlando-Water -eaterCorrosion is metal’s biggest enemy, and it’s fair to say that nobody wants any appliance they own to suffer from the weakening effects of corrosion. It’s one that especially applies to water heaters, which combine metal, water, and oxygen—the perfect mixture to start the chemical reaction that leads to corrosion.

Fortunately for your water heater, it was designed with the dangers of rust and other forms of corrosion in mind. It has a number of safety designs to keep rust away: the inside of the tank is lined with glass; an overfill tank creates an air cushion for the water pressure without actually allowing oxygen into the tank; and a special device called an anode rod that runs from the top the bottom of the tank attracts corrosion to it so that it rather than the tank corrodes.

However, corrosion still can’t be prevented 100%. Your water heater may at some point start to show signs of corrosion. If this occurs, is it automatically time to replace the water heater?

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Some Important Water Heater Safety Tips

Monday, February 27th, 2017

water-heater-plumbing-toolsYou may have heard stories about water heaters that turn into rockets that blast through the roof and into the sky because they haven’t been kept in good repair. This may sound a ­bit exaggerated, but it has been known to happen on occasion. (There was even a Mythbusters episode that discovered it’s not a myth.) But there are other smaller dangers that can develop in water heaters if they don’t receive regular care and some checks now and then.

We’ve put together a few tips to make sure that your water heater stays safe all around the year—and stays in great working condition. When you need extra assistance, such as repairs and maintenance, our plumbers can take care of it.

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Looking at Some Common Tankless Water Heater Troubles

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We really love tankless water heaters, especially the Navien brand tankless gas water heater. Here are a few of the reasons we recommend customers consider a tankless water heating option:

  • Takes up 80% less space than a standard 50 gallon storage tank water heater.
  • You can use your existing gas line for an easy retrofit.
  • Unlimited hot water supply—no tank to drain of hot water.
  • Tremendous energy savings: Navien water heaters can have up to a 0.99 Energy Factor, the highest in the industry.

However, no water heater—no matter how well manufactured—is invincible. Let’s look at some of the problems you may run into at some point with your tankless water heater.

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Install a New Energy-Efficient Water Heater for Your Home

Sunday, October 23rd, 2016

If your house has been using the same water heater for many years, now is a good time to consider putting in a new system. Even if there doesn’t seem to be anything wrong with your aging water heater, chances are strong that you’re paying more to run it than you should. Call our water heater specialists and ask about putting in a high-efficiency water heater that will lower your utility bills for many years to come.

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The Amazing Long Life of the Tankless Water Heater

Monday, September 26th, 2016

We are strong advocates of homeowners switching from the conventional type of water heater—one that stores water in a large tank and maintains a contestant temperature—to one of the newest line of gas-powered tankless water heaters. There are many reasons to make this change, such as the immense energy savings these water heaters provide, the small amount of space they take up, and the convenience they offer of unlimited water.

But the advantage we want to look at today is the extended lifespan of tankless systems.

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Some Common Misunderstandings about Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Tankless water heaters are turning into one of the most popular new appliances for homes, and each year they make gains on the standard storage tank water heater when it comes to new installations. This leap in popularity isn’t surprising, since these water heaters offer many advantages for a household. The two biggest are their energy efficiency and endless hot water supply.

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Some Facts You Should Know about Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, May 30th, 2016

The tankless water heater is definitely the water heater of the future. Every year, more and more homeowners and companies are opting to ditch the ol’ water tank and go with an energy efficient tankless model. In fact, one of our main installations is the excellent Navien tankless gas water heater. Customer really do love the huge advantages that come with a tankless water heater.

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Answering Some Common Questions about Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, February 15th, 2016

Although the tankless water heater is becoming more popular in the U.S. with each year, many homeowners are still unsure about whether they can really benefit from having one of these systems installed. We would like to address a few of the questions that consumers often ask regarding tankless water heaters.

“Are tankless water heaters a recent invention?”

No. In fact, the first tankless waters heaters were invented more than a hundred years ago, not long after the start of production of the first storage tank water heaters. However, these first tankless systems had poor energy efficiency and performance. Only within the past few decades has the technology matured to the stage where tankless models are very competitive in the market.

“What kind of energy source do tankless water heaters use?”

Tankless systems come in either electric or natural gas models. Electric models are usually installed only for a single appliance, however, or for a cabin or guest house. Gas models are the best choice for whole-house water heating, and can help immensely with energy savings.

“Is switching from a tank to a tankless water heater a good idea?”

It’s actually a great idea. We understand that people are often afraid of a technology with which they are unfamiliar, but tankless water heaters really are the future. Other developed nations have almost completely switched over to tankless water heating systems. And it isn’t difficult for professional installers to make the replacement for your home.

“Are tankless systems unreliable?”

This is the myth that most often holds people back from choosing to go with a tankless water heater. If you hear that a tankless water heater is prone to breaking down and losing the ability to supply enough heated water, it’s almost certainly coming from outdated information that’s more than 10 years old. Currently tankless systems are more reliable than standard tank models.

If you have more questions about tankless water heaters, call the experts at Modern Plumbing Industries, Inc. We’re ready to arrange for your new water heater installation in Winter Springs, FL.

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Are There Any Dangers to Using a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, December 28th, 2015

We do a great deal of work with many types of water heaters, and the gas-powered tankless water heater is one that we often recommend to our customers. The technology of heating water for a home without a tank has existed for a long time, but it wasn’t until the last few decades that it became practical and effective. Now it the technology is so effective that tankless units have become the major residential water heating system in Europe and are growing in popularity in the U.S. all the time.

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How Much Can I Expect to Save with a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, October 12th, 2015

We often advise people who are shopping for a new water heater for their home—either as the first installation for a new house or a replacement for an older system—to give serious consideration to a gas-powered tankless water heater. The technology of tankless water heaters continues to make them more and more attractive choices, and their advantages are undeniable: unlimited hot water, long lifespan, small size, and immense energy savings.

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