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Is It Time for A New Water Heater?

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Plumber repairing an hot-water heaterYour hot water heater allows you to live a comfortable life. This system can last many years in your home, but every appliance has a finite lifespan—you can’t expect it to last forever even with proper care and maintenance. You should never procrastinate when it comes to replacing an outdated appliance in your home, but this is especially true of your water heater.

It’s also one of the most used appliances in your home. In fact, your water heater accounts for almost 17% of your home’s energy usage. That’s more than all your other household appliances combined. Make sure that it’s always working at its best. If you’re looking for a great water heater installation in Salem, OR then contact our team today. If you’re wondering when to replace, keep reading below.

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Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, July 24th, 2017

storage-tank-water-heaterNo matter the season here in Oregon, no matter the temperatures outside, there’s one heating system you’ll always need to be working in your home: the water heater. It’s easy to take the water heater for granted, and that you’ll have hot water from the taps whenever you need it.

When you consider the amount of stress a water heater undergoes—it works 365 days a year—you’ll understand that you can’t expect the water heater to work 100% free from malfunctions. At some point, you may need to have your water heater professionally repaired, and it helps to know the warning indications that something has gone wrong. Below are some of the tell-tale signs it’s time to call our professionals for water heater repair in Eugene, OR.

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How Do I Choose Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters?

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Choosing between a tank and tankless water depends a lot on your needs, the needs of your family and the needs of your home. It also depends on understanding how each type of unit works. Before choosing a new water heater for installation, let’s take a look at how both a tank and tankless water heater operates.

Tankless

There are two types of tankless water heaters, but no matter what the type, they each function the same way. The key to tankless water heaters is a heat exchanger. This component is what allows the tankless unit to heat your water on demand. The heat exchanger of a hot water heater resides at the core of the unit, and when you open a hot water tap, cold water flows into the heat exchanger. Using electricity or gas, the heat exchanger quickly heats and transfers this heat to the cold water, which is then delivered to your tap. All heat exchangers have a pre-set maximum temperature to ensure that you aren’t scalded. Some of the benefits of a tankless water heater are:

  • High energy efficiency
  • Continuous hot water
  • Saves space due to its small size

Tank

Tank water heaters have been around for years. Using a storage tank, these water heaters can use natural gas, propane, oil or electricity to heat the water. The heated water is held in the storage tank until it is used, and then the tank is refilled and the new water is heated to the set temperature. Some of the benefits of a tank water heater are:

  • Low initial costs
  • Low venting costs
  • Large variety of sizes available

So which type is best for you? One of the best ways to determine this is to work with a trained professional who can assess your needs and the needs of your family. Water usage is part of the picture, so it’s important to have an accurate calculation of your peak hour water usage, which a trained expert can help you with. If you are ready for a new water heater installation in Eugene, call Comfort Flow Heating today and schedule an appointment with one of our experts.

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