Lutz Plumbing, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

How to Treat Your Water Heater

Monday, December 10th, 2018

Technician servicing an hot-water heaterWhen you think of important appliances in your home your mind probably jumps to your oven, washing machine, or dishwasher. Turn your sights to your water heater. Your water heater is an incredibly important unit in your home—you use it almost every day.

Without the proper function of this appliance, the daily operation of your home will be cumbersome. Your water heater accounts for a whopping 17% of your home’s energy usage and consumes more energy than all your other household appliances combined. Your water heater has the potential to last you anywhere from 10 to 20 years with the right maintenance. We’ve compiled some tips below to help you get the most out of your water heater. If you do need professional service for your water heater in Overland Park, contact our team.

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Time to Replace Your Water Heater if It’s Doing These Things

Monday, August 6th, 2018

plumber-wrenchWater heaters can last a long time, but they don’t last forever. If your water heater is getting close to the end of its life, it’s a good idea to call for a replacement installation as soon as possible.

You don’t want to suddenly find yourself without a working water heater while you’re taking a shower, for example. If you’re not sure whether or not you need a new water installed in your home, have a look at the signs below.

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How to Keep Your Water Heater Functioning Properly

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are pretty hardy systems, but they’re not invincible. If they aren’t properly taken care of, they can have their lifespans shortened by a number of years. If you want to protect your investment in your water heater for as long as possible, there are a number of steps you need to follow. Read on to find out more about how to keep your water heater healthy for the foreseeable future.

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Tank or Tankless? The Great Water Heater Conundrum!

Monday, March 5th, 2018

Tankless-Water-HeaterOkay, so your old water heater finally gave up the ghost (or is close enough as to make no difference) and you find yourself in need of a new system. What do you go for? Well, there are actually a few different kinds of water heater types available on the market, some of which appeal to a wider group of homeowners than others.

The two that we’re going to focus on in this post, though, are the broadest categories. Let’s take a look at tank and tankless water heaters, the pros and cons of each, and which you might want to install in your home.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

plumber-wrenchWater heaters can last quite a long time, especially if you take proper care of them. Most of them are built to operate 24/7 in some capacity, after all, and it takes some really sturdy construction to be able to last for years that way. However, no amount of care or maintenance is going to be able to get your water heater to last forever. You need to be able to recognize when your system is coming to the end of its life, so that you can have it replaced before it fails completely. If you’re not sure whether or not your water heater needs to be replaced in the near future, read on for some tips.

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Common Water Heater Problems to Watch for

Monday, December 11th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are pretty tough systems, compared to a lot of various home appliances. They have to be, in order to cope with the constant strain of providing hot water multiple times a day, 24/7.

Even with regular maintenance, though, you are almost certainly going to have to deal with some kind of problem with your water heater if you own it for long enough. How quickly you identify the problem and get it repaired will determine how much damage to the system is prevented. Have a look at a few common water heater problems below, and the indications that you should call for repairs as soon as possible.

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Possible Causes of Low Water Heater Output

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

plumber-wrenchWater heaters are built to last, even under the immense amount of strain that the average system is subjected to. However, being reliable doesn’t mean that the system is immune to developing problems of any kind. Water heaters can be afflicted by issues of various kinds in the same way as any other HVAC or plumbing system.

Like other systems, it’s important that you be able to identify when your water heater is developing issues as soon as possible. The faster you can identify the signs of a problem, and have it repaired, the better off your water heater will be. One common symptom of a problem with the water heater is consistently low output from the system. Read on to find out why your water heater might be low.

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3 Warning Signs That Indicate You Need Water Heater Repairs

Monday, July 24th, 2017

water-heater-repairsWater heaters are pretty solid systems, far less prone to developing issues than the average heater or air conditioner. Resistant and immune are two different things, though, and just because your water heater is resistant to problems, that does not mean that it will never have them. Most of the issues that are likely to afflict your water heater will begin subtly and slowly. You will probably not notice them until they start to cause further problems for the system, which makes quick action that much more important. Have a look at three major warning signs that you need to have a professional repair your water heater as soon as you can.

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Replace Your Water Heater if it Fits These Criteria

Monday, June 12th, 2017

water-heater-installationWater heaters are designed to cope with a lot. Considering how much strain the average system is put under on a regular basis, it’s easy to see why. The average household uses hot water multiple times a day, every day, all year-round. Many water heater systems never fully turn off. Instead, they operate at all times to maintain a standing supply of hot water.

If you are careful to schedule regular preventive maintenance and prompt repairs, you can get many good years out of your water heater. No system can last forever, though. It’s important that you know the signs that it’s time to replace your old water heater. You don’t want to be blindsided by having it suddenly break down on you. With that in mind, here are some ways that you can tell that it’s time to replace your current water heater.

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Is it Worth it for Me to Install a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

For decades, when a person wanted a water heater in their home they only had one choice: tank water heaters. Tank water heaters are still around, and still have plenty of advantages to offer. However, now there are multiple different kinds of water heaters to choose from when installing a new one.

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you should have a look at the other options available before you go straight for the tank variety. You may find one that better fits your needs. Tankless water heaters, for example, have a great many advantages to offer.

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