Water Heater Maintenance Topics From Jet Plumbing in Reno Nevada

Water heaters are you confused at all? Do you know what kind of water heater is best for your home? Jet Plumbing in Reno has many years of experience and can help inform you on the pros and cons of the conventional water heater vs. the tankless water heater. Learn more about water heaters then give Jet Plumbing in Reno a call.

According to an article at servicemagic.com, “Need Help Purchasing a Water Heater”

“A hot water heater is a unit that converts energy to heat and transfers that warmth to water. It’s connected to a cold water supply pipe, and has an outgoing hot water pipe, or system of pipes, that supplies heated water to the taps and appliances in your home.

Conventional vs. Tankless
A conventional water heater stores heated water in its tank. Tankless water heaters bypass the tank and route heated water straight to taps or appliances instead. Most water heaters are fueled by natural gas, although propane and electric water heaters are not unusual. Where natural gas is available, it is by far the most efficient fuel for heating the water in your home.

How Tankless Water Heaters Work
Tankless water heaters circulate water through a series of burners or electric coils when a hot water faucet or appliance is turned on. Because the hot water heater doesn’t store hot water, it costs less to operate and doesn’t run out of hot water unless the flow exceeds its heating ability. If two people take separate showers at the same time, a tankless unit may not be able to handle the flow. However, a discerning homeowner, aware of how tankless water heaters work, can save big money on water heating bills by carefully regulating the flow of hot water through the home. If you are unsure whether your hot water needs are compatible with a tankless model, it’s well worth it to talk to a plumber or hot water heater supplier about whether a tankless unit can meet your needs.

Water Heater Maintenance and Tips 
Regardless of whether you go with a traditional tank unit, or shift to a tankless model, you can take certain steps to optimize your hot water usage and save money. Lower the thermostat on the water heater to 120 degrees to save on heating costs and to prevent scalding. If you have children in the home, your water heater should never exceed the 120 degree limit to prevent serious injury. Small children don’t understand the difference between hot and cold dials on tubs and sinks, so taking this important precaution can easily fend off trips to the emergency room if the unthinkable should happen.”

If you need assistance in installing a new heater or just have a plumbing issue that needs the attention of a professional plumber in Reno contact Jet Plumbing right away. We can handle all Reno plumbing problems!


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