Pipeworks Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater’

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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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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How to Keep Your Water Heater in Good Condition

Monday, April 24th, 2017

tank-water-heater-repairAssuming ideal conditions, the average water heater can last between 10 and 15 years. That’s quite a while, if you think about it, and a good return on your investment. However, that doesn’t mean that your water heater will actually last that long. At least, not if you don’t take certain steps to keep it in good shape for as long as possible. If you want to get the most out of your water heater, and extend its effective lifespan, follow our tips below.

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