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You Might Need a New Water Heater if it Fits This List

Monday, July 16th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters can last quite a while, but they don’t last forever. It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your water heater if you’ve had it for a while, so that you can tell as early as possible whether or not the system is in need of replacement. If you miss the warning signs, you risk suddenly finding yourself without hot water when your system breaks down on you. So, consider consulting a technician about installing a new water heater if your current system fits this list of symptoms.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, October 9th, 2017

plumber-water-heaterAs we move deeper into the fall season, now is the time to take stock of your home and see what needs to be done to prepare it for the winter. Part of those preparations might include installing a new system in your home, like a water heater. Water heaters are designed to last for quite a long time, especially if they are properly taken care of. No system lasts forever, though. Sooner or later, you’re going to need your replace your system. If you aren’t sure whether or not your water heater needs to be replaced, there are a number of signs to look for.

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When Should I Replace My Old Water Heater?

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Water heaters are designed to last for quite a while, especially with proper care and maintenance. Eventually, though, there will come a point where your water heater just won’t be able to keep up any more. At that point, you should replace it with a new system. Read on to find out more about some of the signs that your water heater is nearing the end of its life and should be replaced.

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How Tankless Water Heaters Provide Hot Water

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

When you picture a water heater, you most likely imagine a very large tank that takes up space in a basement or another hidden area of the home. These traditional units are called storage tank water heaters because they store water in a large tank for later use. Storage tank water heaters stay on throughout the day, as a burner or an electric heating element must remain hot so that you can get hot water at any time. However, there’s a big problem with this as far as efficiency is concerned because you only really need hot water a handful of times throughout the day.

Tankless water heaters do not have this problem, known as “standby energy loss,” which means they can help you to save a lot of money over the years. Let’s take a look at the design of a tankless unit so you can decide whether to schedule tankless water heater installation in Deptford Township.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters were created to combat a couple of problems: 1) the amount of space storage tank water heaters take up and 2) the standby energy loss associated with traditional tanks. Instead of remaining on throughout the day, a tankless unit only activates once you turn on a hot water tap somewhere in your home. A computer alerts the system to turn on, and a burner or electric heating element heats up a heat exchanger. Water circulates through the heat exchanger and heads toward the faucet. The heat turns off as soon as you shut off the tap, which means you won’t have to pay for a system that stays hot all day long.

Is Tankless Right for My Home?

So if a tankless water heater is so efficient, how come every homeowner does not purchase one? Well, what works for one homeowner may not work for another. Tankless water heaters are more expensive than traditional storage tank water heaters. The energy savings over time should make up for the initial cost, but it will take several years to do so. Many people prefer tankless units because they will not run out of hot water. However, it may take a bit longer for water to heat up. In general, it’s best to talk to a professional about your needs in order to decide which type is best for you.

Call SPS Mechanical Inc. to talk to a skilled technician about water heater installation in Deptford Township today!

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