Pipeworks Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Why Homeowners Choose Electric Water Heaters

Monday, December 27th, 2021

Electricity is great, isn’t it? Not only does it power so many of our appliances, devices, and equipment, but it can also come from sustainable sources like hydroelectric power (water dams) and solar panels! This is perhaps the most important reason for homeowners to consistently switch to electric water heaters, because they’re efficient and they can be drawn from local energy reserves that might be sustainable in the coming years.

However, when it comes to water heaters in Champaign, IL, some homeowners don’t even have a choice. If you don’t have a line of natural gas in your home, then an electric water heater is the next best option. That’s why we think it’s important for everyone to know some basic facts about electric water heaters, and to learn why they can be so effective at keeping your home’s water comfortable and hot!

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Introducing the Tankless Water Heater!

Monday, October 4th, 2021

We’ve noticed a distinct lack of knowledge around this topic, so we’re here to change things around! When homeowners close their eyes and picture a water heater, it’s almost always that great big tank that sits in their basement. Tank water heaters have been the conventional style of water heating for generations, and they’re still one of the most affordable ways of heating water for your home.

If you’re interested in tank water heaters in Champaign, IL, we’re not here to dissuade you. Tank water heaters are still perfect for many homes in our area. However, if you’re not happy with the functionality and efficiency of your tank water heater, we’d like to talk about the new star of the show—the tankless water heater.

Tankless water heaters can heat the water for your home without the need for a big clumsy tank. They’re powerful, efficient, and they could be perfect for your next home upgrade.

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Here’s Why Poor Pressure Is a Problem

Monday, September 6th, 2021

Your home is struggling with a water pressure problem. That’s a huge bummer. And before you close out of this window and pretend like water pressure isn’t a problem and that you’ll be fine, we want to be more positive.

Water pressure problems can be easy to alleviate with the right team on hand. Whether it’s a plumbing problem that’s related to your main water line, or if it’s something to do with a leak in your water heater in Normal, IL, we’ll get to the bottom of it.

This blog post is aimed at two goals. First, we’d like to talk about why low water pressure can pose a problem for you and your family, aside from the fact that it doesn’t feel as good. Second, we’d like to show you a few ways to discern where the problem is coming from. Well, let’s get to it!

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Why Keep Your Tank Water Heater?

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021
We sometimes give tank water heaters the short end of the stick on this blog. While sure, tankless water heaters provide a noticeable difference and they’re an alternative option for families that have been unhappy with tank water heaters, they’re not for everyone. For many homeowners who are looking to invest in a new water heater, or who are looking for a practical solution in their area, tank water heaters in Champaign, IL might be perfect. As we’ve moved further and further into the 21st century, one thing has become clear—there’s still a place for some of our older, more reliable water heating solutions. Just because we’ve been using tanks to heat our water for decades doesn’t mean that it’s an outdated or old solution, in fact, it means that this solution is just as reliable as it always was. Let’s talk about some reasons why you might choose a tank water heater for your home.

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What’s Wrong with Your Water Heater?

Monday, December 14th, 2020

Oh boy, this is a tough one. Very few feelings in the world feel worse than being forced to take a cold shower on a winter’s day. While cold showers might be refreshing and somewhat healthy in the summer, they’re absolutely brutal in the winter. To many homeowners, avoiding the need to use cold water during this time of year is priority number one.

So, when you find yourself in the position where your water heater’s ability to keep you comfortable is dwindling, what do you do? How can you expect to solve this problem if you don’t exactly know what the problem is?

Well, you’ve got eyes and ears, so that’s a start. You can be vigilant and check around the system to try and put the puzzle pieces together. Or, you can call our team to have a licensed professional address the issue so you don’t have to worry about it. Seriously, it’s time to call the pros who are dedicated to water heaters in Bloomington?

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What Type of Water Heater Is Right for You?

Monday, October 5th, 2020

The water heater olympics are upon us, and if you’re in the market for a water heater that’s right for you, you’re going to want to pay attention to the winner of this competition. Today, we’ll be comparing the two most common and powerful water heaters in our area—the conventional tank water heater and the unconventional tankless water heater.

Do you have questions about these kinds of water heaters? Or perhaps you’d like to know more details about how they work? Don’t worry, we’re going to spill the beans about the specifics behind these two water heating systems. Water heaters in Bloomington need to be powerful and efficient in order to make homeowners happy, and we aim to leave you a little more informed by the end of this blog post.

So, let the games begin!

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What Is an Anode Rod?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

People always grumble when they find out their car’s oil needs to be changed. “Why can’t there be oil that never has to be changed?” While we understand the sentiment, there are sometimes materials in our world that are meant to be sacrificed by their mechanical counterparts. This holds true for an anode rod in your water heater.

The anode rod is a vital part of your water heating system, and it’s responsible for attracting the corrosion that would normally cause the system to break down. All of the calcium, magnesium, and other minerals in your water will start to break down your water heater and gunk it up without the protection of an anode rod.

If anyone has been experiencing issues with water heaters in Champaign, IL, it could be due to a corroded anode rod that needs to be replaced. Let us explain!

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The Science Behind Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, June 1st, 2020

Have you ever seen one of those magic tricks where a faucet pours freshwater, only for it to be revealed that there’s no source behind the faucet head? Believe it or not, many of our customers in the area believe that’s how a tankless water heater works. Honestly, too many people think that their hot water just magically comes hot, since it doesn’t come from a hot water tank, where does it come from?

Well, today we’re going to answer that question. We’ll talk about the science behind tankless water heaters in Bloomington, IL. We can dive into specifics about how these systems work, how much energy they consume, and what kinds of homes would be perfect for them.

It’s not magic, but it’s still fun to understand how your water heater works—especially if you ever run into any problems with it!

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Upgrade to a Tankless Water Heater Today

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Water heaters are a necessity when it comes to our day to day lives. Now that we’re spending more time inside, it’s becoming clear that we’d all be miserable without the hard work of our water heaters. Well, as long as they’re the appropriate type of water heater for your home.

Now, if you’re wondering what we mean by “type” of water heater, then your curiosity could save you some money if you keep exploring. We’ve dedicated this blog post to talking about one of the most famous and efficient water heater types in existence, the tankless water heater. Tankless water heaters in Bloomington, IL are becoming more and more of an upgrade to so many homeowners for so many reasons.

So, if you think your water heater could use improvement, or an entire overhaul, keep reading!

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When is the Right Time to Flush Your Water Heater?

Monday, March 11th, 2019

technician-servicing-a-hot-water-heaterIf you have a tank water heater in your home, it’s incredibly important that you flush it regularly. If you have a furnace, central air conditioner, or any other heating or cooling system in your home, it’s likely that you schedule annual maintenance services for these systems. Your water heater needs this type of care too.

Annual maintenance means that you’ll keep your water heater running at peak performance. When you’re ready to maintain your water heater make sure that you schedule your services with a professional team like ours. We have the best service for water heaters in Champaign, IL—you can trust our team with all your home needs.

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