Category Archives for "Water Heater"

Hot Water Heater Leaking from Overflow Pipe

As an essential part of your everyday hygienic activities, the water heater is often an underestimated component of your bathroom.

We overlook how important this component is since, without it, we would not be able to conduct all the necessary activities that require hot water or even lukewarm water.

Although it is very important, the water heater is also one of the most inaccessible toilet components when it comes to maintenance and fixing the possible damage done to it.

Problems with the water heater often require professional attention, so a problem such as a leakage from the overflow pipe is not that unexpected.

In case this issue occurs, it is very important to know what you are exactly dealing with, to propose effective solution measures.

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Hot Water Heater Only Lukewarm: Causes, Fixes and Prevention

Imagine on a cold winter day, as you step into the bathtub and turn on the hot water tap, a cold surprise awaits you.

Or in this case, a lukewarm surprise. But the idea is the same, since what you expected when using the hot water tap is warm or hot water, not the temperature you’re currently getting.

On the other hand, you might want to wash your dishes using hot water and the same thing may occur so you will not be able to finish your washing.

In these and many other similar cases, the water heater is showing signs of malfunction and causing you some serious issues which may make your bathroom or any other faucet useless.

In case of lukewarm water flowing from your faucet when you are using hot water tap it is very important to stay calm, diagnose and fix the problem as soon as possible and prevent it from causing you more difficulties.

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Gas vs Electric Tankless Water Heater: Differences and How to Choose

As a society, we are pretty unaware. We take long showers, we fill up the bathtub all the way, we let the water run while we’re brushing our teeth. All of these things require hot water. And that hot water needs to be heated somewhere.

As we know, the water is heated in a water heater. It’s impossible to function without it; therefore you need to seriously consider all of the pros and cons when you’re looking to purchase a heater. It could be said that the water heater is one of the most essential parts of a bathroom.

There are the usual two types of heaters: conventional and tankless. In this article, we will look into the tankless heaters, and more specifically the difference between electric and gas tankless water heaters.

Tankless water heaters, although higher in installation costs than conventional ones are a better option for your house because primarily they save time and energy.

Furthermore, they can be mounted anywhere, there won’t be any leaks, mineral buildup or corrosion (because there’s no tank!), and because they only use energy when the hot water is needed, you will save on money too!

Now as we’ve established just a couple of reasons for why the tankless heaters are better than conventional ones, we will now see whether you should opt for a gas or an electric tankless water heater.

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