St. Louis Heating: Do Tankless Water Heaters Really Save Money?

February 28, 2018

Since a tankless water heater instantly heats the water, you don’t have to pay when it isn’t being used. The standard way to heat water in your home was to have a water heating tank. It was designed to hold a reserve of heated water, so that the water was ready when you needed it. The tank varied in size to accommodate the size of your home and the people in it, but the idea was that it would hold water in a reservoir until someone used it. A water tank is perpetually heating, even when not in use. So, the water in the tank is constantly being heated – kind of like it’s “waiting in the wings.” All the while, the water tank cost money to heat water that was just waiting to be used at some point. The tank was a great idea – after all, everyone likes hot water. But to keep it stored in a tank that’s continually being heated sounds like a whole lot of wasted energy – and with reason, because it is. Like leaving lights or heat on waiting for someone to come home, traditional hot water heaters work when they really don’t...

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No One Wants a Cold Shower

December 23, 2013

We all have the expectation – turn the knob with the H and hot water comes out like magic. You probably do not pay much attention to your water heater until it suddenly stops working.  How your homes water is heated is an integral part of its heating and cooling system. If you are experiencing issues with it you should call your local HVAC company to come take a look at it. A Lack of Hot Water The first and most obvious sign of trouble with your water heater is a lack of hot water. No one in Missouri wants to be subjected to a cold shower in January. It could be something simple, like a blown pilot light, or it could be an indicator of something more serious requiring replacement parts. In either event, an HVAC expert will quickly identify the issue and repair it. The Color of the Water If you are suddenly noticing that your water has a slight reddish-brown tint, then rust has begun to collect on the inside walls of the tank. The anode rod inside the tank most likely needs to be replaced. The system may also need to be flushed to help remove...

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