Is It Time to Let Go of Your Water Heater?

Monday, September 23rd, 2019

water-heater-issueCould you imagine what your life would be like without your water heater? Certainly, you’d no longer want to take those 15 minute long showers! You see, your water heater plays an important role in your comfort, so of course, you don’t want to take it for granted!

Unfortunately, there will come a day when you need to replace your old, worn-out water heater with a brand new system. Don’t be too sad though, a brand new water heater will do wonders for your comfort and your budget. Below, we have listed some of the telltale signs that your system needs to be replaced. All you’ve got to do is keep reading! (And of course, remember to contact our team for expert water heater installation!)

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The Age Old Debate: Tank Vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, July 29th, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Water Heater Debate! This year’s candidates are once again the tank water heater and the tankless water heater.  For many years, we’ve watched these two candidates go head-to-head, and now, it is your turn to pick which of these two you like best!

In this week’s debate, we will be asking our two candidates about what they can do about cost, efficiency, and their ability to keep up with all your hot water demands. Understanding the differences between tank and tankless water heaters can make a huge impact on your decision-making process, so we’ve brought these two systems onto the stage to showcase their individual strengths, as well as their drawbacks, to help you make a well-informed decision. So, keep reading below to find out more!

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Could You Benefit From a New Water Heater This Spring?

Monday, April 8th, 2019

Spring is here, which means that it is a great time to do some cleaning, prepare for summer, and take care of any of the chores you just didn’t feel like doing during the winter. It’s perfectly understandable that you’d wait until spring to do these things: the weather is finally nice and you no longer have to worry about holiday spending. So, now is a perfect time to take care of any plumbing services that you may need.

If you own a less-than-great water heater in Orlando, FL, you can benefit by upgrading to a newer, more efficient system. You deserve to own a great water heater, as you rely on it every day for cleaning, cooking, and most importantly, warm baths and showers. In case you aren’t yet convinced, we’ve outlined some of the reasons why you should consider replacing your water heater if you haven’t done so already. Keep reading to find out more.

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Is a Hybrid Water Heater Worth It?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

money-saving-piggy-bankThe water heater of a home is one of its most important components. It uses more energy than any other appliance, since, unlike the air conditioner or the central heating system, it needs to operate every day people are home. When you are in the situation of purchasing a new water heater, you want to make the best choice possible—because hopefully you’ll be living with this same system for more than a decade to come.

Today, you have more options for a water heater than before. The standard storage tank water heater is still around. But you may also wish to consider installing a tankless water heater—or a hybrid water heater.

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What Does the “Hybrid” Mean in Hybrid Water Heaters?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

question-mark-badgeWith the multiple options available today when it comes to new water heater installation, people can become confused about just what type of system they’re looking for. The standard storage tank water heater remains popular, but there’s competition from the energy-efficient tankless water heater.

The option we want to look at today, the hybrid water heater, is one that can cause some bewilderment among homeowners. The word “hybrid” in hybrid water heater can mean different things depending on whom you ask. We’re going to go into detail about the hybrid water heaters we offer and what makes them “hybrid.”

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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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Making a Choice between Gas and Electric Water Heaters

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterYou can’t expect that your Winter Springs, FL water heater will last forever, no matter how much you would like never to have to worry about losing hot water for your showers or for cleaning dishes. (Have you ever tried to scrub out grease from pots and pans using only cold water? We don’t recommend it.) But a water heater is a device that puts in a tremendous amount of work each year, and can account for 40% of your annual heating bills. That stress means one day the water heater will either fail on you or give off enough warning signs it’s close to failing that you can have it replaced before it does.

We hope you end up in the latter situation—you won’t have to stay unshowered until the new system is put in! But no matter the reason you need to a new water heater installed, you’ll face a few important choices. One of the age-old water heater questions is “gas or electric?” Sometimes the answer is simple. Other times it’s not. But you have our professional plumbers ready to see that you have the right answer, no matter what.

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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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Which Is Better: A Tankless Water Heater or a Hybrid Water Heater?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

If you’re considering replacing your old storage tank water heater with one of the new varieties of more energy-efficient water heating technology, we think you’re off to a great start. The conventional gas-powered tank water heater can still do the job of providing sufficient heated water to a home, but with so many energy-conserving alternatives that will do just as well at keeping your family supplied with hot water, there’s no reason not to look into them.

There are two very popular energy-efficient water heater models you may wish to consider: a gas tankless water heater and hybrid water heater.

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3 Benefits of Hybrid Water Heaters

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

The technology behind water heaters has advanced a significant way since the only type of water heater available was a storage tank system. The standard storage tank water heater is still around and can still do an effective job for a home. However, if you are in the market for a new water heater, you should know about some of the newer types of models available, such as a hybrid water heater.

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