Admiral Plumbing Services Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Heaters’

3 Things to Remember About Your Water Heater

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Today, we’re talking about water heaters. You probably already know this, but your water heater is integral to your entire way of life. From hot showers, to laundry, to even doing the dishes after a holiday feast, you’re really not getting anywhere without your water heater. This is why it’s so important that we are honest with ourselves, and our prospective service technician about the state of our water heating system. The truth is that not many homeowners know the ins and outs of their water heating systems!

So, today we’re going to talk about some very important things in regards to water heaters. Water heaters in West Palm Beach need to be taken care of, and the more you know about your water heating system, the better off your’s will be.

Let’s talk about some very important things you should always remember about your water heater.

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Time to Talk Tankless

Monday, January 18th, 2021

You know that if our team is going to bring up a certain piece of technology, it’s something worth talking about. We’re old fashioned plumbers, we don’t like gushing about the latest and greatest in plumbing technology because it’s usually not worth it. Nothing beats professional plumbing with the right equipment, right training, and a little bit of elbow grease provided by yours truly.

However, water heaters in West Palm Beach, FL are a bit different. Many homeowners in our area just aren’t happy with their tank water heaters, and they’re honestly asking us for another solution. They want answers, and as the local professionals, we’ve got solutions.

Tankless water heaters, contrary to what some people might think, are actually excellent choices for homeowners that need an alternative way to keep their water hot. Avoid cold showers, residual heat loss, and constant inefficiency with a tankless system today.

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Where Is That Water Heater Leak Coming From?

Monday, February 18th, 2019

tank-water-heaterImagine this scenario: You jump into what should be a hot shower to discover that either there is no hot water, or the consistency of the heat is off. You check your water heater to discover that it’s sprung a leak. Water is pooling up on the floor, and it’s time to take action! What do you do next?

In most cases, there is nothing you can do on your own, you will need a professional plumber with training and experience with all types of water heaters in Stuart, FL. However, we can offer some advice on what to look for to determine where the leak is coming from, so you won’t have to waste any time when a plumber gets to your home.

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Does Your Water Heater Need Replacing?

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Pipes of a heating systemWater heaters are designed to last a long time. This is particularly true if you properly care for yours and having annual maintenance done on the appliance. No matter how well you take care of your water heater, however, it’s not going to last forever.

The trick is being able to realize when your water heater is, in fact, on its last legs so that you can replace it before it has the chance to break down entirely. You don’t want to find out that your water heater has permanently failed on you when you’ve hopped into the shower first thing in the morning. So, we’ve shared some warning signs below for you that indicate it’s time for you to go ahead and upgrade your water heater.

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Tankless Water Heaters Need Annual Maintenance Too

Monday, February 5th, 2018

tankless-water-heater-arm-wrenchWhen you picture a classic water heater, you likely think of a large tank inside of your basement, a crawlspace, the garage, or elsewhere, full of hot water and lots of external and internal components that keep things running smoothly. This large tank water heater, with all its safety switches and valves, needs regular maintenance—including flushing the tank sometimes if you have hard water. This is something you may have experience with.

However, when you picture a tankless water heater, you might simply see the small, rectangular box it comes in. Tankless water heaters can last for 20 years, and seem to be self-sufficient, but this is far from the truth. Today, we explain why tankless water heaters should receive regular maintenance, too!

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How to Find Out What Size Water Heater You Need

Monday, February 20th, 2017

water-heater-tankSelecting a new water heater is a bit more complicated than shopping around for the best washer/dryer or the right oven and stovetop. Design, performance, and budget tend to be the most important considerations for appliances like these. But with a water heater, it’s not really about the look of things.

Sizing a water heater is of key importance before selecting the right one to install. Learn more about this often-complex process in the guide below.

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Why Some Water Heaters Rust Faster Than Others

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Water heaters are durable, dependable, and long-lasting, for the most part. But it all depends on how well you take care of your system. If you don’t give it the proper care and attention, your water heater might not last as long as it’s meant to.

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Why Are Water Heater Settings Typically 140°?

Monday, July 11th, 2016

When a water heater comes straight from the manufacturer, the setting on the thermostat is typically right around 140°F. This has been typical of the industry for many years. And yet, it’s not necessarily the best way of doing things.

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Scaling and Your Water Heater

Monday, February 15th, 2016

“Hard water” is a problem that too many homeowners are familiar with. It cannot really affect your health (for the most part), but it can do a number on your plumbing system. When you have hard water, the scale it leaves behind can wreck pipes and fixtures. Too often, homeowners find themselves replacing plumbing components before their time is truly up. And it’s a very big threat to your water heater, a large plumbing necessity you rely on each and every day.

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Get a Large Electric Tank Water Heater While You Still Can!

Monday, September 14th, 2015

New energy efficiency changes cause electrical system installation standards to shift frequently. Recently, the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act deemed it necessary to stop the manufacture of electric water heaters of a certain size due to concerns over the amount of energy they use to run. Standard electric water heaters over 55 gallons in volume are no longer permitted for production, although they can still be purchased and installed.

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