Is It Time to Change Your Water Heater? (Part 1)

Contents

– Heating time takes too long
 – Poor water supply
 – Pressure reducing valve efficiency
 – Choosing your water heater
 – The capacity of the water heater
 – Vertical or horizontal water heater?
 – Basic principle: instant or accumulator?
 – The choice of energy

Intro

How do you know if it’s time to change your water heater? – Is it because:

 – it consumes too much?

 – it doesn’t heat enough?

 – Or is it more than 10 years old?

 And, how do you know if it is really necessary to change your water heater?

Unlike a boiler, a water heater does not need to be serviced regularly by a specialist. If it no longer heats water, it may be time to replace it. However, some problems with your water heater can be solved without a complete replacement.

Heating time takes too long

The water may take an abnormally long time to heat up if the resistor is scaled. In this case, drain your water heater and clean the heater to get rid of the scale and limescale.

Poor water supply

Water can hardly arrive if the pressure reducer is malfunctioning, e.g., if it is old. In this case, too, you may have almost no hot water left. Think about it: changing a pressure reducer is much cheaper (from $25-30 per piece) than changing a water heater. What’s more, it’s a safety guarantee for your installation!

The efficiency of the pressure reducer

You risk an explosion and damage to your valves if your safety unit and pressure reducing valve are not working correctly.

 Here’s a simple way to check that the safety device is working correctly: you should see water dripping during heating. No more, no less.

 If the water does not drip or dribbles more, it is a sign that there is a problem!

 – If the water does not normally drip from the safety valve, this can also mean a failure of the pressure reducing valve.

Choosing your water heater

While domestic hot water represents an integral part of a home’s energy budget, we understand the importance of choosing the right water heater for your needs. From the power required to the type of water heater and the type of energy you prefer, this post tells you all about it.

 The criteria for choosing a water heater are therefore multiple, and they are all to be taken into account to be sure you make the right purchase. Below, you will find everything you need to know at a glance.

The capacity of the water heater

The first criterion to consider is your home’s size and the type of water points served (shower, bathtub, etc.). Knowing that a person consumes an average of 50 liters of water per day, you can estimate the capacity of your water heater. This is important because too small will not provide you with the comfort you want, and too large will result in unnecessary expenses.

A vertical or horizontal water heater?

Ideally, it would be best to place the water heater as close as possible to the tap points (bathroom, kitchen, etc.). Vertical or horizontal, with a capacity varying between 50 and 300 liters. Depending on the model, it can be wall-mounted or placed on a base.

Good to know: If you are looking for help with your plumbing needs in Miami, the name to remember here is Marling Plumbing. They are into Plumbing ServicesWater Heater InstallationDrain CleanerBathroom RemodelLeak DetectionFaucets repair, and Pipe Repairs.

This post will now continue in part 2 in our following publication. Stay posted, and remember to leave your comments below. 

Is It Time to Change Your Water Heater? (Part 1)

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