Posts Tagged ‘Tankless Water Heater’

What is an Anode Rod and How Does It Affect my Water Heater?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

If you’ve ever dealt with water heater repair or maintenance, you may have heard the term “anode rod” before. It’s a simple component in a simple system: typically a rod made of aluminum or magnesium wrapped around a steel core. But it’s one of the most important elements in keeping your water heater free of trouble, and ensuring that it works the way it should for many years to come. Here’s a quick breakdown on how it functions and the way it affects your water heater. (more…)

Some of the Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater Include…

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Today you have a choice when it comes to residential water heaters: a standard tank storage system, or a tankless system. On the surface, a tankless system may sound a big strange and unlikely, and homeowners often turn away from this possibility to go with the familiarity of a storage system.

However, tankless water heaters do work—and work quite well. They have some tremendous benefits for homes. So before you make a choice for heating your water, please take a look at some of the advantages of a tankless water heater. Ardon Maintenance can install a tankless system for you, as well as offer the water heater repair in Huntsville, TX necessary to keep it working.

Tankless water heater benefits

  • Save space: This one probably already occurred to you. Without the need for a storage system, a tankless heater takes up very little space. They can even hang off walls, saving further floor space.
  • You won’t run out of hot water: This is the big advantage of going tankless. Unlike a storage system, which heats up a supply of water for use, a tankless system is “on-demand”: it heats up water whenever you need it. A storage system can run out of hot water; you won’t have that problem with a tankless water heater.
  • Energy efficiency: A storage water heater must keep up a constant supply of heat to maintain the temperature of the water in the tank so it’s ready for use. This eats up a tremendous amount of energy. A tankless system only applies heat to the water when it’s needed. How much less energy will you use if you go tankless? It can be up to 20% less—a significant yearly savings off your energy bill.
  • Long lifespan: Storage systems can suffer from corrosion over time and wear out quickly. On average, a tankless system lasts 5 to 10 years longer.
  • No flooding: Without a huge tank of water around, you’ll have no worries about flooding occurring in your house because of a ruptured tank.

If a tankless water heater now sounds like something you have to get, you should know there are some disadvantages (it can take longer for water to heat up; costlier initial installation) and not every household will receive all these benefits: it depends on how much water you use daily. Therefore, contact expert water heater installers, like the ones on staff at Ardon Maintenance, to look into the possibilities. With our knowledge of installation, maintenance, and water heater repair in Huntsville, TX, we’ll discover the best system to keep all your showers warm.