Design Comfort Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Does Your Tankless Water Heater Take Too Long to Heat Up?

Monday, November 6th, 2023

Tankless water heaters are a great choice, especially if you don’t want to run out of hot water due to a limited tank size. But you can face other potential problems – like having a long wait before you actually have hot water after turning on the faucet. When this happens, it’s time to schedule tankless water heater service in Salt Lake City.

The problem may not be one that really requires “fixing” because nothing is technically wrong with your tankless water heater. But we can assess the situation, get down to the source of the problem, and offer solutions to help. Keep reading to learn more about why it may take a while to get hot water when you first turn on a faucet as well as what we can do to fix the issue.

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Does Your Home Need Two Water Heaters?

Monday, August 28th, 2023

You know about tank water heaters, and you know about tankless water heaters. But have you ever considered that if you want to have a tank water heater, you may actually need two? If you have a larger home or a larger family, a second water heater may be beneficial.

You can call our team to schedule water heater service in Salt Lake City, where we can review your options for installing a second water heater alongside your existing unit. You can also keep reading to learn more about the benefits of having two water heaters. 

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Tune-ups?

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

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You’ve made the transition from a tank to a tankless water heater. You’re undoubtedly enjoying the many advantages it offers such as lower utility bills and a constant supply of hot water. You’re so impressed with its performance that it might feel like it’s infallible and that nothing will hinder its performance.

Well, we’re here to tell you that if you want to continue to be impressed by it, you still need occasional tankless water heater service. After all, tune-ups are the best way to make sure you continue to have unbeatable performance–not to mention investing in the life of your system! Read on to learn more about why tankless water heaters still need tune-ups.

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Is it Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, February 13th, 2023

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Here in Utah where the winters are cold and frigid, you need a heating system you can depend on to keep your home warm and cozy. But have you given much thought to how much you rely on your water heater for your home comfort?

Although you rely heavily on your heater during the winter, you use water 365 days a year. Just think about how often you use water in your home. The day starts off with hot showers, breakfast, and coffee. You run the dishwasher and a load of laundry. You wash your hands multiple times throughout the day to keep germs at bay. When you think about it, the water heater is the true workhorse of the home!

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Better Than a Tank Water Heater?

Monday, November 21st, 2022

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There’s nothing better than a long, hot shower on a cold, winter day in Utah. And there’s nothing worse than your hot water going out halfway through that shower, blasting you with icy cold water.

If your hot water heater is due to be replaced soon, or your existing water heater just isn’t meeting the demands of your household, perhaps you’ve wondered if your home would benefit from a tankless water heater.

There are definitely pros and cons to tankless water heaters and things to consider when deciding between the two types. Read on to discover if a tankless water heater is better for your family’s needs.

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Signs Your Water Heater is Struggling

Monday, November 7th, 2022

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Water heaters are the “workhorse” of the home, accounting for up to 17% of your home’s energy usage. This is because unlike your air conditioning unit and heater, a water heater is used frequently and on a daily basis. They also work hard to provide hot water to multiple other appliances. When your water heater starts to struggle, it quickly becomes apparent.

Watch out for these warning signs so you’ll know when to contact us for water heater service in Salt Lake City. If you notice any of these signs of a struggling water heater, don’t hesitate to give our team a call. No one should be stuck without hot water during the coldest time of the year!

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The Downsides of an Ill-Maintained Tankless Water Heater

Monday, August 1st, 2022

tankless-water-heater-on-green-tiled-wallWhat many homeowners fail to realize about tankless water heaters, is that just like their storage tank counterparts, tankless water heaters need occasional services to stay in good shape. This means keeping on top of repairs as they’re needed but also making sure that you schedule maintenance for these systems on a regular basis. If you have a tankless water heater in your home, you should have professional maintenance done at least every couple of years.

Read on to learn what can happen if you don’t maintain your tankless water heater on a regular basis.

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Here’s Why Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Maintenance

Monday, April 11th, 2022

tankless-water-heater-on-green-tile-wallIf you’ve seen a tank model water heater–which you probably have–then you know it is large, pretty noticeable, and can even be a little noisy too. In other words, it’s going to be difficult not to pay some attention to this system, if this is what’s in your home. You probably even know that it needs occasional professional maintenance from a qualified plumber!

Why? Because scaling… the buildup of minerals from hard water… can have a negative impact on it, causing issues such as water pressure problems, temperature fluctuations, and eventually even system corrosion. A tank water heater needs to be “flushed” out to get rid of sediment builup.

Of course, since it doesn’t have a tank, a tankless system doesn’t need the same level of care, right?

Meh, not so right. In fact, much of the maintenance we do for conventional tank water heaters is pretty similar to tankless water heater maintenance. Read on to learn more about why tankless water heaters need maintenance too.

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Signs That Your Water Heater Is Struggling

Monday, January 17th, 2022

surprised-womanNo matter what season it is here in Salt Lake City, there is one home comfort system in particular that you will always need, and yet it probably doesn’t get the acknowledgment or appreciation it deserves–your water heater. This system is easy to take for granted–relying on the fact that you’ll have hot water from the taps whenever you need it.

When you take into account the amount of strain a water heater undergoes (it works every day of the year, after all), you can understand that you can’t expect your water heater system to operate 100% free of problems. At one point or another, you’ll probably need professional water heater repairs. But how do you know when this is the case?

Well, here are some signs you can watch out for. 

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Should You Choose a Tankless Water Heater for Your Home?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

tankless-water-heater-on-green-tiled-wallIf there is any home comfort system in the modern home that people tend to take for granted–as unintentional as that is–it’s likely the water heater. Even though this is the most often used appliance in the average home, you likely don’t give yours a whole lot of thought, unless something goes wrong with it. Then, when something is amiss with the system, the next question is “do I repair it or replace it?”

The answer to that question is really in its age. If you have a newer water heater and this is the first time it’s needed a repair, then that’s likely the best course of action. If yours is edging on a couple of decades in age though, and it’s needed repairs more and more frequently, it’s time to replace.

Let’s say you’re in the latter camp, what next? You may have always had a traditional, storage tank water heater in your home, but this doesn’t mean it’s what you have to stick with. There are benefits to staying with a tank model, and we’ll talk about that below, but you might do well to consider a tankless water heater installation instead. Read on to learn more!

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