Just like any household appliance, your hot water heater can wear out over time and eventually require repair or replacing. A problem with your water heater can be noticed immediately.
The breakdown of your hot water heater can be from both preventable and unpreventable causes, such as a buildup of mineral scale, a disconnected gas or power supply, a problem with the temperature pressure release valve, and vent obstructions. Pilot lights, thermocouples, and even the outside of the hot water heater can get dirty. A leaking electric or gas hot water heater can cause a number of problems for you and your family. Water damage caused By a Broken Hot Water Heater Can Be Structural Damage To Floors, Walls, and Foundations, and It Can Create Harmful and Dangerous Mold. Mold Damage From the Broken water heater Can Cause Serious Health Problems In Adults
For a variety of reasons, a hot water heater can reach unacceptable pressure levels, where failure of the system produces and explosion of scalding water and metal that can cause burns and other injuries to people in the area.
Even if you have a pressure relief valve, rising pressure within a hot water heater can cause the unit to explode (most heaters have safety mechanisms in place to prevent this from happening, but you still must be careful!
Preventative maintenance for your hot water heater can save you money in the long run. But when something goes wrong, a broken hot water tank can cause major headaches. An outdated or poorly-functioning water heater can be wasting money. Your water heater can account for up to 18 percent of your domestic energy bill, but over its lifespan, the initial price of your hot water heater can represent as little as 12 per cent of its overall cost. Your hot water heater can continue to use energy to keep stored water hot whether you and your family are home or not. If you do your research and make the right choice, your new hot water heater can save you money, while reducing your environmental footprint.
A tankless hot water heater can be a great choice if you are in the market to replace or maybe add a water heater for your home. A more efficient tankless water heater can last for up to 20 years. Looking at a new tankless water heater can be a great way to reduce your utility bills and a vital component of a sustainable solution. But, a small tankless hot water heater can be overrun if your family uses a lot of hot water at one time. Just as with a gas water heater, do your research and make the right choice, your new tankless water heater can save you money, while reducing your environmental footprint, as well.
The repair, replacement or new installation of a hot water heater or tankless water heater can be a complex and tedious task. Accuflow Plumbing, Inc can make this task effortless, manageable and cost effective. Call Us for more information or an initial consultation on what system would work best for your household needs.