Over time water heaters expand and contract with each heating and cooling cycle. This cycling can lead to stress fractures in the walls of the metal tank and loosening of joints and fittings. As the age of the tank approaches its useful life, these fractures become significant enough to cause leaks and adversely affect the quality of the water being heated. For most residential water heaters today, expected life spans of from 10 to 12 years. Some tanks may fail earlier and some later, but as the age of your tank reaches the limits of typical life, it’s a good idea to begin checking for signs of tank failure. Better yet, if your tank is at the end of its useful life, Call Copperfield Plumbing to get a quote for removing and replacing your old tank.
Remember a major leak in a water heater tank can be the source of considerable damage to your home, depending on where your tank is located. Tanks located in attics may cause the most damage as leaks result in water draining down through the walls to the floor(s) below. On the other hand, tanks located in garages may cause fewer problems due to a leak because of the limited areas of possible damage. Whatever your situation, it’s a good idea to stay ahead of any potential water damage by maintaining your water system in top shape; and this means keeping your water heater in top condition.
Tankless Water Heaters may seem new to the United States but they have been around for decades all over the world. Not only do they save you space in your home due to their compact size, they also are more energy efficient and have less water wastage. Tankless Water Heaters provide continuous hot water for as long as you need.
Tankless water systems are popular for the simple reasons that tankless systems provide you with a virtually endless supply of hot water both where and when you need it. With old style tank systems, heated water can sit for long periods of time, generating hard-water scale and using costly energy to maintain water temperatures. Tankless systems are designed for the twenty-first century, reduce energy usage, and provide cleaner water with less scale than the old style tank systems.
Copperfield Plumbing is an expert at designing and installing tankless hot water systems for homeowners in San Marcos, Kyle, and Hays. The first step in installing a tankless system is ensuring all components of the system are correctly designed including properly sizing pumps, managing water pressures, determining correct numbers of circulating units, and providing for freeze protection.
Once the system is planned and approved, Copperfield Plumbing licensed professional installers go to work putting the very best tankless water heater in place. In addition to focusing on quality installation, Professional Technician perform their work while delivering the highest levels of courtesy, respect, and customer service. You’ll be more than pleased with the results of a tankless water heater installation, and you’ll enjoy the system’s benefits for years to come.