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Hard Water Is Bad News for a Water Heater

Monday, February 5th, 2018

water-heater-tankHard water is unfortunately a common issue in homes today, and it often occurs in cities. Minerals seep down through the ground and into the pipes carrying fresh water from the municipal treatment plants to residential and commercial buildings—this is why hard water can affect homes even with the best city treatment plants.

The good news is that hard water isn’t dangerous to drink. The concentration of minerals that cause hard water—mostly magnesium and calcium—are found in many foods people eat on a daily basis, and the levels in hard water are not harmful. The problems with hard water show up elsewhere: deposits on fixtures, filmy surfaces on glass, and the difficulty working up soap lather.

But the biggest danger hard water poses is to plumbing and appliances. The household appliance that’s in the greatest danger from hard water is the water heater.

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Problems You May Encounter with Your Tankless Water Heater

Monday, November 21st, 2016

One of the big advantages (among many) of using a tankless water heater to provide hot water to your home is that it needs fewer repairs than standard storage tank water heaters. The reason for this is that a tankless system undergoes less much stress because it doesn’t have to use energy continually to maintain water temperature. Not only does this mean fewer repairs, it also means the water heater will have a lengthy service life.

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3 Reasons Your Water Heater Is Leaking

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Have you noticed water starting to pool around the base of your storage tank water heater? If you have, and thought, “That can’t be a good sign,” you’re absolutely right! Leaking of any type in a water heater is a major problem that needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Leaks will quickly worsen, and you might end up with water damage in your house—and no hot water!

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