December 22, 2015

Water Heater Troubleshooting (Gas Unit)

Is your your water heating system not producing enough hot water? Is the temperature of your hot water just warm instead of steamy hot? Does it take too long to replenish your hot water supply after you’ve showered or done a load of laundry? Or perhaps your water heater is too noisy or you see flames pop out of the access opening when the burner turns on? If you answered “Yes” to any of these question, it’s time to perform some water heater troubleshooting to determine the problem. We recently wrote about water heater repair in Indianapolis, in which we briefly described the different types of water […]
December 3, 2015
Leaking Hot Water Heater Can Be Bad News

Why A Leaking Hot Water Heater Can Be Bad News

If you landed here because you have a leaking hot water heater, the news may be bad, so brace yourself. If you’re lucky, you can repair the leak—if it stems from the water heater’s pipe fittings, pressure relief valve, or drain valve. For electric systems, the heating element gasket can also be repaired. Leaking Hot Water Heater Tank Cannot Be Repaired If the leak is coming from the hot water storage tank, it’s not your lucky day. You cannot repair a leaking hot water heater tank. It must be replaced. If you’re skeptical about that diagnosis, here are a half-dozen other […]
November 17, 2015

Advantage of a Tankless Water Heater

The primary advantage of a tankless water heater is based on your perception of value. A tankless water heating system has many advantages over an old-fashioned storage tank-type hot water system. The specific advantage you consider most important is your personal choice. Regardless of which benefit you consider primary and value the most, when you combine all of the advantages of a state-of-the-art tankless system over an old-fashioned tank-type system, the long-term choice should be easy to recognize. Cut Monthly Energy Expense If you value reducing your monthly energy bill, you could consider energy efficiency as the main advantage of […]
October 30, 2015

Water Heater Life Expectancy

Repair? Or replace? No, repair. No, wait, replace. Repair! … Replace? I don’t know. Help me make the right choice, please! Deciding whether to repair or replace your old water heater can be difficult and stressful. A typical water heater life expectancy is about 10 years, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Naturally, there is a tipping point at which it’s hard to see the long-term value of the price to repair an older water heater. That’s when the cost of repair is too high and the expected remaining life of your hot water system is too […]