Water Heaters: How They Work

Water Heaters 19.5.2011

The simple function of a hot water heater is to heat the water. How does it do it? The thermostat senses the temperature of the water in the tank and turns the heating element on until the temperature of the water reaches the preset temperature. The thermostat then turns the power off to the heating…

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Water Heaters: Internal Components

Water Heaters 19.5.2011

An electric water heater is an electrically heated hot water storage tank. It has one or more elements that heat the water within the tank. These elements are controlled by one or more thermostats. The thermostats are connected to the power supply of the home through the breaker panel. The water heater comes equipped with…

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Hot Water Heaters

Plumbing Services 19.5.2011

You get home after a long day and there is no hot water.  You immediately pick up the phone and call a plumber.  It is after hours, so you pay extra for the tech to come out.  He walks in checks the heater, one minute later tells you he fixed it and charges you $100.00….

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Water Heaters: Regular Defensive Draining

Water Heaters 19.5.2011

Most people already know that they should drain some water from the heater at least once per year. Because most people don’t know why, it rarely gets done. Sediment from incoming water, calcium carbonate, and particles from the sacrificial anode rod can all add to the build-up in the bottom of your hot water heater….

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Water Heaters: Small Leak or Big Problem

Water Heaters 19.5.2011

We commonly see hot water heaters that have had their life shortened due to neglect. Often a small water heater leak can lead to corrosion or even to the shorts in the wiring. A visual inspection of your hot water heater should be performed at least once annually. Observe all the pipe connections, the tank,…

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Testimonial from David of Cape Coral, Florida

Testimonials 13.5.2011
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