Do you feel that your water heater is hotter than it should be? A hot outer surface of water heater is a clear sign that it is wasting power. This can be prevented by insulating your hot water tank. Insulating hot water tanks saves 4%-9% of water heating bills. Modern tanks are generally pre-insulated but, the older tanks have an outdated insulation that requires an external blanket jacket. Choose a tank blanket with the R-value of 11 or more. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation.
Insulating hot water tank is an inexpensive and easy DIY project. Follow these easy steps to insulate it and start saving money.
The hot water accumulated inside can lose heat quickly if the tank is inefficiently insulated. This way, the water heater will consume more energy to reheat the water and result in power wastage. Avoid this with the help of professional water heater installers at Hot Water tanks Edmonton. They will help you in making your water heater efficient and share more ways to save energy and money in your home.
If your water heater has been giving you a lot of issues, it’s time to get a new one. Making the best choice can be critical in today’s time. It’s wise to consult a professional or a manufacturer and do your homework well before choosing the right water heater. Here are some features of various types of water heaters that can help you with your homework when opting for a new water heater.
Storage Tank Water Heater
Tankless Water Heaters
Hybrid Water Heater
Solar Water Heater
Looking at their features, tankless water heaters are the best ones. A large number of people are selecting tankless heaters for residential and commercial purposes. Want to know more about them before installing? Or planning to buy one? Call our professionals Edmonton plumbers for any kind of assistance on water heaters and get a free quote from Hot Water tanks Edmonton today!
Have you been experiencing an unusual sound from some of your plumbing fixtures? The sound of constantly running water? Have you already checked all your plumbing systems and fixtures but still couldn't identify the cause of the sound? It is possible that the sound is because your hot water tank is running. If your water heater is constantly running, there is probably a problem. Here are a few potential problems that your water heater could be having.
Leakages are the major reason why your water heater can run constantly. Hot water tank leaks can occur because of several defects in its system. A drain valve is responsible for flushing the water heater. A temperature-pressure relief valve maintains an ideal temperature as well as the pressure inside the tank. Damaged or old drain valve or TPR valve can also result in leaks from the tank.
Over time, minerals, salts, and debris build up in the bottom of the water heater. If you haven’t drained your tank in a while, sediment buildup may cause your hot water tank to function inefficiently. The sediment deposits flow with the water and try to seep out of even the slightest gap available near the pipe connections. This way, the sediments corrode the system, thus resulting in leaks.
While installing or repairing water heaters, it is often seen that some fixtures and connections are not properly done. Pipe fittings and position of valves or tank are not tightly secured. Water flows easily through these loose connections and results in major leakages. That is when you hear a constant running sound from your water heater. Regular preventative maintenance of the connections may ward off water heater leaks and future repairs.
Aged Hot Water Tanks
The lifespan of most water heaters is about 10-20 years. So, various water heater defects, including running tanks are going to occur sooner or later in every residential or commercial setting. The proper functioning systems of the hot water tanks wear out with time and become less efficient. Therefore, regular inspection and preventative maintenance are essential for proper functioning of hot water tanks. Old pipes, fixtures, connections, insulation, interior parts, etc. become inefficient for the proper functioning of the tanks. And inefficient functioning means the chances of plumbing defects to occur are high.
There is no doubt that running water heaters can cause extensive damage to your home and waste gallons of water. Even a slow yet constantly running hot water tank can cause major water damage over time, if left untreated. Other serious problems that can take place include - decaying floor or walls, and/or damage to the water heater, plumbing fixtures, faucets, pipes, etc. Hence, keeping a regular check on the proper functioning of water heaters is crucial.
But, if you are already having a bad time with constantly running water heaters, it’s time you seek help from our Edmonton water heater installers. Our team of professional water heater technicians will be there instantly to identify and diagnose the tank issues.
A water heater is the most expensive device in your house when it comes to repairing or replacing it. These huge costs can be avoided by regularly maintaining them. But, maintenance is only possible when you take a close look at your water heater and its functions regularly. On checking the water heater, you might observe several defects and problems. Some defects occur with time, while some exist from the beginning due to improper installation. Here is a list of some common installation defects.
Installed at a Wrong Location
There are several types of water heaters available in the market. Not choosing an appropriate one or under or over-estimating the size required can lead to long-term difficulties. Also, every water heater must be installed at a proper place. Some homeowners tend to install them in inappropriate places. A water heater cannot be installed in a storage room, bedroom, bedroom closet, bathroom, or bathroom closet, to reduce the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. This can result in congested fitting and accessibility to water heater becomes difficult.
Incorrect Temperature-Pressure Relief Valve Connection
A water heater is equipped with a standard safety feature called temperature-pressure relief valve (TPR). This valve automatically opens up when the temperature or pressure inside the tank when it reaches its threshold limit. Incorrectly installed valves can open up unexpectedly or cause the water heater to explode. If an overflow tube hasn’t been installed within 6 inches of the floor from the TPR, hot water could spray out all over the place. This can be very dangerous.
Soldering Near the Tank
Soldering is required to connect the new water heater to the water pipes. Soldering too close to the heater can be dangerous as the heat it takes to melt the soldering can also melt the plastic fittings inside the tank. This damage is difficult to identify until you start using the water heater regularly and the tank doesn’t fill properly.
Heating an Empty Tank
First-time users may miss out on various precautionary measures. They end up switching on the heater without filling the tank first. Before using the water heater, you should fill the tank with water. If you fail to fill the tank before turning it on, it may lead to some severe damages. The heating element of your electric water heater can burn out. In the case of gas water heaters, the entire tank can crack and become useless.
Installing a new water heater may seem easy to carry out on your own, but it can turn into a disaster if not done correctly. Hence, it is advisable to take help from professional plumbers in Edmonton to avoid any installation defects. Hot Water Tanks Edmonton has a skilled and experienced staff who can deal with any kind of plumbing or water heater defects.