Water heaters are built to last quite a long time, especially if you take proper care of them. No matter how well you treat your water heater, though, there will come a point when you need to replace it. It’s important that you be able to identify the signs that you need water heater replacement as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might be in for a nasty surprise one day when you simply don’t have hot water available. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater. (more…)
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Any system that deals with a large amount of water is going to have to deal with rust at some point. With the amount of water that water heaters have to deal with, they should be completely rusted out before they’re five years old. Why then, do water heaters frequently last between 15 and 20 years? The answer is a small part called the anode rod. Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and why you need to have it checked every year. (more…)
Water heaters are remarkably resilient systems, considering the amount of strain they have to deal with on a regular basis. However, they can still develop a wide range of problems over time. Since water heater problems will get worse if they are ignored, it’s best to make sure that you can identify water heater problems as soon as possible. Let’s take a look at some of the water heater problems you should watch for. (more…)
If you are giving yourself the gift of energy efficiency this holiday season, or it’s just time to replace your outdated and aging hot water heater, you may want to consider a tankless hot water heater for your home in Westport, CT. Tankless systems aren’t for everyone, but before you decide whether or not one could fit with your home, take a look at how the system works and what kind of benefits a unit like this can offer you. (more…)
No one likes to turn on their shower only to find, at best, tepid water. This frustration is doubled during the colder months, when you likely wake up early in the morning ready to jump into a warm shower to get you going. However, you can get ahead of this kind of scenario and potentially eliminate it from occurring if you stay aware of the signs that your hot water heater may be on its way out. (more…)
There’s a lot of talk about tankless hot water heater systems, and many homeowners enjoy the benefits this type of system has to offer. However, it can be pretty confusing when it comes to understanding how a water heater with no storage tank can produce enough hot water for an entire household. The experts from Celco Heating and Air Conditioning would like to give you an overview of how this type of hot water heater does, in fact, provide you with all the hot water your home in Fairfield, CT needs. (more…)
If you were to list all the appliances in your home, it’s likely you would forget to include your water heater. It’s not because you hate your water heater, it’s just a very forgettable appliance until you don’t have the hot water you need. Because water heaters are typically located out of sight, and they are quiet and run on their own, it can be easy to forget about them. However, if you’ve had your water heater for a good long time, you may want to keep an eye out for certain signs that it may be time to replace it. What kind of signs are we referring to? Here are some of the more common ones: (more…)
There’s been a lot of hub-bub about tankless water heaters, and for those of us who have been around a while, it may seem somewhat inconceivable that a water heater without a tank can provide enough hot water for an entire household. The working mechanisms of a tankless system are actually not that hard to understand, but installing and servicing these systems is more complex than tank units, which is why you should always hire professionals for all of your tankless water heater needs. So how does a tankless system provide hot water? Let’s take a look. (more…)
Of all the great luxuries that modern appliances make possible, conveniently heating water for use throughout our homes is certainly one of the most vital to our day to day lives. It is easy to take something as ubiquitous as hot water flowing from your taps for granted, of course, provided that you don’t encounter problems with your hot water supply. Should you run into such issues, though, it becomes quite evident, quite quickly, just how burdensome an underperforming or unreliable water heater really is. A water heater replacement in Stamford may not be the most exciting way in which to spend your hard earned money. However, there are a few situations in which replacing your water heater may be your best course of action. Here are a few tips to help you decide if the time has come to replace your water heater, courtesy of the pros here at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.
One reason to consider replacing your water heater is, of course, if that system breaks down entirely. Ideally, though, you won’t wait until this happens. Frequent repair needs alone are enough to suggest that a new water heater is a smart investment. Just because a professional technician can repair your water heater, remember, does not mean that it is a system worth repairing. It may make more sense to save the money that you’d spend on frequent repairs down the road by spending the money necessary to invest in a new system now. You’ll enjoy a more reliable performance from your water heater, and a longer lifespan than you’d likely get from one that encounters operational problems with any regularity.
Keep in mind too that your water heater, especially if older, may fail to satisfy your efficiency expectations even when functioning properly. There has been a lot of innovation in water heater technology over the years, and you may simply be paying more money than you should have to in order to heat water for use throughout your home. By replacing an old, inefficient system, or even one that is just not of the right size for your home and was installed at some point any way, you can get better efficiency when heating water. Over time, these energy savings can help you to offset the initial expense of investing in a newer model.
We are happy to answer any questions that you may have. If a new water heater is the right option for your situation, count on us to install it with the greatest of care.
To learn more about available water heaters, or to schedule your water heater replacement in Stamford with a qualified professional, just give Celco Heating and Air Conditioning a call.
If your water heater is like the ones found in most homes in the United States, it probably takes up a lot of space due to the large tank that stores hot water. This type of water heater is known as a storage tank water heater, and its design is effective because it relies on natural processes in order to make hot water available at all times. However, this means that the water heater must continue running for long periods of time, which could end up costing you quite a bit on your utilities. That’s why so many homeowners today prefer small tankless units, but does it make sense to make the switch in your home?
Storage tank water heaters are very reliable and rarely run into trouble as long as they receive occasional maintenance checks. They work in a fairly simple manner. A long tube runs to the bottom of the tank and water is heated either via an electric heating element or a gas burner. The hot water rises to the top of the tank because of the principle that heat rises, and a smaller pipe at the top of the tank allows the water to flow from the tank into the faucet. While this is generally highly effective, the extra cost of keeping water heated throughout the day and the environmental impact sometimes leads homeowners to go tankless.
Tankless water heaters can usually replace storage tank water heaters, though water heater replacement isn’t really recommended unless your existing unit is nearing its expected lifespan or if you have run into problems with your system, as this is the most cost effective time to do so. Tankless water heaters heat water immediately as it water passes through the unit and shut off as soon as the hot water demand is met, eliminating any potential standby energy loss. Though the initial cost may be high, the savings over the years should eventually make up for it.
It’s best to finalize your decision with the help of a professional technician, so that you can make sure the conditions in your home are right for any type of system you desire.
Work with the technicians at Celco Heating and Air Conditioning for superior service and expert advice on water heater replacement in Hamden.