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

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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Careful of These Water Heater Problems

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are just as prone to problems as any other home system. You may not notice them as often as, say, when your heater or air conditioner develops some sort of issue, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. It’s important that you know what kinds of symptoms can indicate that there is some sort of problem with your water heater, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. The faster you notice that your water heater is dealing with some sort of issue, the more damage you can prevent by getting it fixed. Below are some of the common symptoms that indicate that your water heater is in need of repairs.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, October 8th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters can have pretty long lifespans, if they’re properly cared for. Unfortunately, no amount of care or maintenance will keep your water heater running forever. And if it does, call us, would you? We’d be really interested to see that. Anyway, sooner or later you’re going to need a new water heater. When that happens, it’s a good idea to be able to tell when it’s time to schedule a water heater replacement appointment. You don’t want to find out that your water heater is dead when you run out of hot water in the middle of a shower, do you? The following are some of the more common signs that it’s time to replace your water heater as soon as possible.

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Water Heater Issues to be Aware of

Monday, June 18th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are pretty sturdy systems, but even they can develop issues from time to time. Hopefully, you’ve been scheduling preventive maintenance services on a regular basis to ensure that your system stays in good shape. Whether you do or not, though, you need to keep an eye out for any signs that the system is malfunctioning. The following are a few common water heater issues and their symptoms.

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Signs That You Need to Install a New Water Heater

Monday, January 29th, 2018

water-heater-installationWater heaters can last quite a while if you take proper care of them, but they can’t last forever. No matter how well you manage your water heater’s health, though, eventually you’re going to need to install a new one.

You probably don’t want to wait until your water heater breaks down entirely before installing a new one, as it will only prolong the time you spend without access to hot water. Have a look at some of the following signs that your water heater is failing, so that you can install a new one as soon as possible.

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Which Water Heater Type is Best for You?

Monday, December 18th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last, but they don’t last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your current water heater with a new one. Fortunately for you, there are plenty of options available on the market.

Each water heater type has its own pros and cons, so it’s important to consider which is best for you before you decide. Have a look at three of the most popular water heater types below, and the advantages that each could offer you were you to install it.

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Be Careful of These Water Heater Problems

Monday, July 17th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters can last quite a long time without issues, provided they receive regular preventive maintenance. No amount of care and maintenance, though, can completely eliminate the possibility of issues occurring every once in a while. If you want your water heater to serve you well for as many years as possible, you should make sure that you familiarize yourself with the signs that it’s experiencing problems. The faster you can recognize that your water heater is in trouble, and have it repaired, the better off the system will be. Have a look at some of the most common water heater issues below, and their warning signs.

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