If your water heater has a 12-year warranty and it’s been in service for 15, it might be time to get a new one. In homes with hard water, which can be tougher on water heaters, a water heater may fail within the warranty period.
If you haven't replaced your water heater in a few years, you'll find more choices—and more energy-efficient regulations—so do your homework. You may have to spend more up front for a model that will save you money over time.
Water heating amounts to nearly 20 percent of a home's energy costs. As the result of new efficiency standards, water heaters under 55 gallons will see about a 4 percent boost in efficiency, while water heaters 55 gallons or more may cut your utility bills by 25 to 50 percent depending on the technology used.
Storage tanks are the most common type of water heater. As the name suggests, these consist of an insulated tank in which water is heated and stored until needed, then emerges from a pipe on top of the water heater.
There is also a temperature and pressure-relief valve, which opens if either exceeds a preset level.
Natural gas water heaters typically use less energy and cost less to run (by about half) than electric water heaters, although you should note that gas models cost more at the time of purchase.
Rather than storing water, tankless water heaters use heating coils to heat the water as you need it. They’re more energy-efficient than a storage tank, but provide only a limited flow of hot water per minute - about 3.5 gallons.
They’re best for people who typically aren’t drawing water for more than one use at a time—running a shower and dishwasher simultaneously.
Tankless models are best for homes that use natural gas to heat the water; electric models might require an expensive upgrade of the home's electrical capacity.
A roof-mounted cell absorbs the sun's heat and transfers it to an antifreeze-like fluid in a closed-loop system that runs to the water tank. The best delivery stellar savings in summer, making them attractive for warm, sunny regions. But savings suffer on cold and cloudy days. Most models employ a backup system that kicks in when needed.
Even with federal and local rebates, what you'll spend to buy and install a solar system can mean you wait 10 to 30 years to recoup your costs.
Condensing water heaters are an option if you heat with gas and need a unit with a capacity of more than 55 gallons.
These models have a tank like a conventional water heater, but capture exhaust gases that would normally go out the flue, which wastes energy. These gases are blown through a coil in the base of the unit, where incoming cold water can absorb most of the heat.
The best way to keep your costs down is to perform regular maintenance on your Water Heater. Most problems that might occur with your Water Heater are "nickel and dime" expenses that will add up. Hot Water Heater can last many years by keeping it in working order, you won't find yourself in a cold shower facing an emergency situation to get your Water Heater repaired.
Most Water heater problems generally can sneak up on you and cause major problems. Here are some basic issues. Your hot water heater is not producing hot water. When you turn on your hot water you hear clanging and other strange noises. Other issues you might see you dripping or water forming near your water heater.
With most water heater problems the main source is your water is not producing hot water. Whether you have a gas or electric water not having hot water is a major issue. Since these water heaters are different mechanically you should consult a professional 1st. To troubleshoot a gas water heater check the burner at the bottom and see if it is lit. With an electric water heater check to see if the breaker hasn’t blown. If it's not the breaker then you might have larger issues. When your electric water heater fails to make water hot, here are the two problems.
When an electric water heater fails to heat water properly, either the power to the water heater has been interrupted or there is a problem with the controls or heating elements
Smaller water heaters generally never will produce enough hot water for and extended amount of time. If your family has increased or you have moved into a new home with an out of date water heater you should invest in new and larger water heater.
When noises start to come from your water heater it might be a sign that you need maintenance, repair, or service ASAP. Don't prolong a professional from making a service call, this can lead to bigger issues the longer you wait. Some noises can be caused by the expansion of metal parts, water dripping, or long term water scale build-up that can affect your water heaters heating element. This might seem minor but left without maintenance can cause your water heater to fail completely.
Several problems can cause a bang when a water heater first starts heating water. Common water heater banging noises are. Scale or lime formation in the water heater, particularly gas or oil fired water heaters where scale on the heater tank bottom causes surging and banging sounds. Thermal expansion of hot water. If you hear any bangs or booms call a water heater professional ASAP
If the noise the water heater is making resembles the sound of boiling liquid, your water heater may be overheating or building up pressure. In such cases, you should call a professional to complete the water heater repair. If the pressure becomes too high, the water heater could explode.
Our Hot Water Technicians will help you with all your water heater needs. From helping to make the right water heater choice for your home right through to your payment options and aftercare; they will make the process as easy as possible.
Choosing, buying and installing your new water heater with us is a simple process. Our Hot Water Technicians will help you with all your water heater needs. From helping to make the right water heater choice for your home right through to your payment options and aftercare; they will make the process as easy as possible.
Water Heater Problems can be discovered during routine maintenance tune-ups. For all these common issues, our professionally qualified, Water Heater Service Technician can promptly analyze the problem area and implement the necessary repairs. Call NY Boiler & Air Conditioning at:
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