Design Comfort Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Heaters’

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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Have You Scheduled Water Heater Maintenance This Year?

Monday, November 8th, 2021

hot-steamy-water-coming-out-of-faucetWhen we’re talking about essential components to your modern home, the water heater tops the list. This system allows you and your family to comfortably shower, wash dishes, wash clothes, and more. Since it’s so important, we hope that you’re scheduling regular maintenance for it, so our professionals can thoroughly inspect it and repair it as needed.

Your water heater came with a manufacturer’s guide, which will tell you how often maintenance is needed for your specific system, but a good rule of thumb is to go no longer than a year between maintenance appointments. So if you haven’t scheduled yours for this year yet, now is the time! But why does this matter so much? What actually happens during water heater maintenance that makes it such a vital service? Read on to find out!

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Why Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Maintenance?

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

tankless-water-heaterTank Water Heaters: They’re big, noticeable, often noisy, and seen in the majority of homes throughout the country.

With such a large presence, most people understand that these Salt Lake City water heaters need maintenance from time to time, particularly because these are often subject to scaling, which is the mineral buildup that you may hear evidence of (you’ll hear a clanging noise). Scaling causes issues with pressure, temperature, and even corrosion, leading tank water heaters to often need flushing to offset the problem.

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Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

One of the great benefits of being a homeowner in this modern age is the fact that you have so many options available when it comes to investing in household appliances and comfort systems. Of course, the converse of this benefit is the fact that having so many options to choose from can actually make it difficult to choose your new systems and appliances with confidence. Your water heater in Cottonwood Heights, UT is surely one of the most heavily-used appliances in your home. With that in mind, you really want to take the time to ensure that you choose your system wisely. We’ll briefly discuss the merits of both tank and tankless water heaters below. Contact Design Comfort to schedule your water heater services.

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Water Heater FAQ: Tank vs. Tankless Water Heater

Monday, January 21st, 2013

If you’re a homeowner in Salt Lake City, your water heater is probably one of the most important components of your home. When it comes time to replace it, you’ll probably end up wrestling with the tank vs tankless water heater debate. At Design Comfort, we’ve been providing complete tank water heater and tankless water heater service in Salt Lake City for many years. We thought we would put together a quick list of some of the advantages and disadvantages of each system for our customers. Contact your local Salt Lake City water heater contractor if you have any questions about which system is right for you.

Tank Water Heaters in Salt Lake City

The traditional tank water heater is probably the more common of the two types of water heaters. It offers high capacity hot water for homes all over the country. However, it tends to use more energy than tankless water heaters because it has to constantly heat that large tank of water. It also lends itself to heat loss when the hot water just sits in it. Over time, they also can potentially become vulnerable to rust and corrosion.

Tankless Water Heaters in Salt Lake City

While tankless water heaters do offer homeowners the potential to reduce their energy consumption form heating water, they do have some drawbacks. If you have children and teenagers, your demand for hot water will likely make your tankless system work less efficiently. In homes with higher demand, multiple tankless systems will likely be require to keep up with the demand. Because tankless systems are much more expensive to install, this normally leaves larger families in Salt Lake City with the tank water heater option.

If you have any questions about tank or tankless water heater systems, just call Design Comfort. We provide complete tankless water heater installation and tank water heater installation and repair in Salt Lake City. Call us today!

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