Overtime, minerals suspended in your incoming household water supply can settle to the bottom of your water heater and build-up quite an accumulation. The sediment is made up of any solid material that does not dissolve in water such as sand or any other stuff that has made its way into the municipal water system.
When sediment accumulates in the water heater, it inhibits the effectiveness of the bottom burners in gas water heaters. The accumulated layer of deposits will act as an insulation blanket, cutting down the burner’s efficiency, increasing energy costs and, in some cases, may lead to premature failure of the tank itself.
Sediment can also get stirred up by incoming water and carried to faucet aerators, shower-heads and washing machine filters. It can clog these fittings causing stuttering, spurting and, in some cases, severe restriction of water flow and complicated clogging problems.
Premier Heating recommends that you drain your home’s water heater at least once a year. If you live in an area with water that is high in mineral content, it is recommended that you drain your heater twice a year. Draining the water heater from the particulate debris and sediment will restore your heater to as good as new. Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our specialists. 519-245-5945
In conventional water heaters, water is heated constantly in order to maintain a certain temperature in the water storage tank. If the heated water is not used, the energy that was used to heat it will be lost. This loss of energy is called a standby loss, and it represents about 10-20% of a household’s water heating costs.
The main advantage of tankless water heaters is that they provide hot water on demand while reducing the energy lost during standby intervals. Other appealing factors include easy operation, elimination of standby losses to lower operating costs, and a higher life expectancy than that of a storage tank heater.
Because tankless water systems function on an on-demand basis, they don’t require a holding tank to store pre-warmed water in stark contrast to conventional water heaters that are bulky and take up lots of space due to their large storage tanks. As a result of their smaller size and wall-hung mounting, tankless water heaters also serve to save precious floor space that can be used not only in houses, but in other residences such as apartments and condominiums.
Homeowners looking to save on energy, money and space this year should consider installing a tankless water heater for their home. Contact Premier Heating and Cooling today to book an appointment with one of our HVAC specialists. 519-245-5945