Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

technician working on tankless systemTank water heaters have a pretty apparent presence in your home—they’re large, noticeable, and usually at least a little noisy. This is the water heater most often found in homes, and because they are so obvious, it’s probably pretty easy to remember that they need to be serviced from time to time.

But what about tankless water heaters in Bellaire, TX? These are certainly less noticeable and less noisy, and therefore easy to forget about, but we urge you not to! Many homeowners don’t realize that tankless water heaters need service, particularly maintenance, as well—and much of this maintenance is actually similar to the maintenance performed on tank water heaters, due to a process called scaling.

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Water Heater Fire Safety: Best Practices

Monday, February 12th, 2018

storage tank water heaterWe understand that seeing the terms “water heater” and “fire safety” together may be alarming. We don’t mean to incite panic—Bellaire, TX water heaters are not inherently dangerous, nor are they a ticking time bomb waiting to catch fire by any means. But improper use and care of your water heater could certainly lead to problems later on.

That being said, we’d like to share some tips to help keep you and your family safe from any fire danger your water heater may present.

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Heed These Signs Your Tank Water Heater is Dying

Monday, January 29th, 2018

tank water heater in storage closetIn our previous blog post, we discussed some of the benefits and considerations of a tankless water heater. As such, you may be considering replacing your current storage tank system. But, how do you know when it needs to be replaced? Surely it doesn’t make much economic sense for you to rush out and get a new water heater when you still have a few years of efficient operation left in your current water heater.

Water heaters are designed to last for a long time, particularly if they are well cared for. But no system lasts forever, and your Sugar Land, TX water heater is no exception. Keep reading to learn of some signs that your tank water heater is in fact on its way out.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?

Monday, January 15th, 2018

tankless water heater on floor in homeWhen your aging storage tank water heater has finally had enough and you’re ready to replace it with a more efficient water heater system, we’ll typically recommend the tankless water heater. There are a number of benefits to using such a system. For instance, you’ll have an unlimited supply of hot water, since it heats water on demand. Plus, you can count on a longer lifespan, so long as you keep up on maintenance.

When it comes to Bellaire, TX water heaters, there are some outdated ideas and misconceptions. This is due partly to the fact that you can find just about anything online. Unfortunately, these misconceptions may lead homeowners to decide that a tankless water heater is not worth their investment, despite all the advantages it can afford them.

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Deciding Between a Gas or Electric Water Heater

Monday, November 20th, 2017

tankless water heaterWhen it comes to the appliances you use every day in your home, there are probably a couple that come to mind right away. Your refrigerator, for instance, and maybe your dishwasher too. One appliance, however, that is often taken for granted is the water heater.

Your water heater works hard every single day to bring your entire household hot water for bathing, cleaning, cooking, and more. So when you’re looking at options for new water heaters in Stafford, TX, it makes sense that you’ll want one that will work as effectively and efficiently as possible, to help you save money. But what factors should you consider when choosing a new system?

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Choosing Your Water Heater: Tank vs. Tankless

Monday, September 25th, 2017

tankless water heater system on floor inside homeAre you shopping water heaters in Memorial, TX? You may find this is a fairly simple task, although if you don’t know your options, it’s a good idea to explore them more. For instance, you may have gotten by for years with a conventional storage tank water heater, but that doesn’t mean that’s the best option for you now.

Tankless water heaters have grown in popularity in recent years, and for good reason. That’s not to say they don’t have their drawbacks, though. Just like any home comfort appliance or piece of equipment in your home, each type of water heater has its pros and cons, which we will cover below to help you make an educated decision.

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Choosing a Water Heater: Know Your Options

Monday, May 8th, 2017

choosing-water-heater-optionsIf you’re replacing an aging water heater, or having a water heater installed on your property for the first time, there are a few considerations to make. The first decision you’ll face is whether to go with a gas or electric model. Since both are available for most water heater sizes, the decision most often comes down to what connections you have available, and what their costs would be.

Once you’ve determined that, the question is—do you want a traditional tank style water heater, or a tankless water heater? Tankless water heaters have become increasingly popular over the years, and for good reason. But that doesn’t mean they’re the best choice for every home. A tank water heater may suit you more. Be sure to contact us for your Richmond, TX water heater services, whatever you end up deciding on.

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