All You Need to Know About Water Heaters: Choosing, Maintaining, and Repairing

Are you ready to dive into the wonderful world of water heaters? Well, get ready to splash around in some hot (or cold) tips, because we’ve got everything you need to know about choosing, maintaining, and repairing your trusty water heater.

Let us arm you with the knowledge to become a water heater guru. We’ll discuss all of the various types and common issues. And there’s no greater feeling than being in charge of your own hot water destiny! So gather up that towel and rubber ducky, it’s time to dive into this exciting journey together!

Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home

When trying to choose the right water heater for your home, it’s essential to know the different types and their advantages and disadvantages. Here are some of the most popular options:

  • Conventional storage-tank water heaters: The most popular water heaters, these models store a certain amount of heated water and are less expensive than other options.
  • Tankless water heaters: On-demand water heaters provide users with greater energy efficiency and cost savings in the long run. Although usually more expensive initially, this type of heater is worth it as they last longer, occupy less space.
  • Heat pump water heaters: These systems work by collecting heat from the atmosphere or soil, allowing them to be super effective. Admittedly, they may be a bit more pricey but can ultimately result in considerable savings long-term.
  • Solar water heaters: Solar water heaters are an excellent way to save energy and money, but they can only be effective in places with a lot of sunlight. The installation cost is quite high which may put off some people from using them.

When selecting the perfect water heater for your home, take into account important elements like budgeting, space availability, and energy efficiency aspirations. 

To make sure you benefit over the long haul, be certain to buy a top-notch machine from a top-notch manufacturer!

Maintaining and Repairing Your Water Heater

Making sure you have hot water can become a full time job if you don’t stay on top of things. If your water heater isn’t performing as it should, here are some potential issues and quick fixes to get you back on track:

  1. No hot water: Always ensure that the pilot light, thermostat, or heating element is in proper operation – replacing as needed.
  1. Leaking tank: This is usually a telltale sign of a damaged tank and requires replacing.
  1. Strange noises: Is your hot water tank making strange noises? This could be due to sediment accumulation or a broken heating element. To fix this issue, flush the tank frequently and/or replace the defective part – you’ll enjoy peace and quiet once more!
  1. Rust-colored water: Rust-colored water is a telltale sign of corrosion in the tank, so it may be time to start considering replacing this tank.
  1. Smelly water: To eliminate odors, a hydrogen peroxide solution should be used to thoroughly clean the tank of any bacteria buildup.

For All Your Water Heater Needs Call The Hive

Remember, if you’re unsure how to diagnose or fix a water heater issue, it’s best to call a professional. Do you even have to ask which professional?

Beehive Heating and Air is your one stop shop for all things water heater related. We can help you get the right one and have it installed the right way. Don’t hesitate to give us a call.

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