Category Archives: Water Heaters

What Does Tankless Water Heating Offer That Storage Tank Water Heaters Don’t?

Is your home’s storage tank water heater pretty old? Have you had to repair it more than once in recent years? If so, it may be time to consider a new water heater. But before you go out and buy another storage tank water heater, learn the basics about tankless water heating.

Tankless Water Heating

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Here are a few of the benefits that come with opting for a tankless water heater:

  • Enjoy hot water any time you want it. – Have you ever tried to take a bath right after someone else has showered or done a load of laundry? Often, you find there’s no hot water left. With a tankless water heater, that’s no longer a problem. You can have that hot water whenever you want it, without waiting.
  • The hot water doesn’t run out. – This is the other side of the coin. You want to enjoy a long hot shower, but half way through, the hot water runs out. You have to rush to rinse yourself off with freezing water. That problem is solved with a tankless water heater. The hot water keeps on flowing, no matter how long you shower.
  • Energy efficiency is a guarantee. – A lot of energy is used every day, keeping the water hot in a storage tank heater. If you only need water in the mornings and evenings, that’s a lot of energy wasted keeping water hot when no one needs it. A tankless water heater can save up to 50 percent on water heating costs annually.
  • A tankless system will usually last longer than a tank water heater. – The main failing of a conventional water heater is the tank. It will start to rust due to sediment build-up; many often fail in less than 10 years. A tankless unit can last 15 to 20 years with proper maintenance.

To learn more about tankless water heating or for other home comfort concerns, contact the pros at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air. We’ve proudly served homeowners throughout the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts since 1928.

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Don’t Accept Low Water Pressure — Instead Troubleshoot It

Troubleshooting low water pressure is a DIY-friendly process that may help you resolve the problem yourself or simply describe it more accurately when you consult a professional plumber. Low water pressure usually doesn’t become an issue until household pressure drops below about 40 psi. At that point, symptoms such as long fill times for washing machines and toilet tanks, and weak shower function become very noticeable.

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How to Keep the Water Heater in Your Massachusetts Home Maintained

water heater maintenanceIf you haven’t thought of water heater maintenance lately, the fall season is a good time to tend to this valuable, yet often forgotten home appliance. Read on to learn maintenance tasks you can perform, and which tasks you may want to ask your plumbing professional to handle during fall home maintenance. Read More How to Keep the Water Heater in Your Massachusetts Home Maintained >>

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Using Tankless Water Heaters to Provide On-Demand Hot Water

tankless water heaterHeating water is expensive. It is always going to use a lot of energy to heat the water in your home. However, there are some systems that can make this process much more efficient.

Using tankless water heaters is an option for those who would like to see a little more savings on your energy bill. In order to understand why, we have to look at how the typical storage water heater works. Read More Using Tankless Water Heaters to Provide On-Demand Hot Water >>

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Tankless Water Heaters — Providing Hot Water Right When You Need It

tankless water heatersThough you may not think about it often, the water heater in your Massachusetts home plays a major role in your comfort. If your water heater is more than 10 years old or you’re considering replacing it, give some thought to tankless water heaters. Tankless options have distinct advantages over their traditional counterparts and may be the answer to your hot water needs. Read More Tankless Water Heaters — Providing Hot Water Right When You Need It >>

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Best Water Heater Choices for Small Spaces

water heater Water heaters are a necessity of modern living, but if you reside in tight quarters, you know that installing a traditional hot water heating tank is simply not the way to make the best possible use of your limited space. You need to consider options that are specially designed for high performance in tight spaces.

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Water Heater Maintenance Tasks You Can Complete to Improve Your Unit

water heater maintenanceEvery time you take a hot shower, turn on the dishwasher or wash your hands with warm water, you can thank your water heater. This simple appliance plays an important part in your everyday life, and it’s important not to leave water heater maintenance off your to-do list. By performing a few simple tasks, you can keep your water heater running properly, as well as keeping its efficiency high and energy consumption low.

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Using Tankless Water Heaters Lowers Energy Costs

using tankless water heaters, Holliston, MassachusettsAre you thinking about using tankless water heaters in your Massachusetts home? Learn the technology behind tankless water heaters, and how they work, and you’ll understand their potential to save energy and decrease water-heating costs. Read More Using Tankless Water Heaters Lowers Energy Costs >>

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Insulating The Water Heater In Your MetroWest Home For An Added Layer Of Energy Savings

insulating the water heater, Holliston, MassachusettsWant the most energy efficient home? Here’s one way to keep costs down during the colder months of the year. If you put this task on your spring to-do list, you’ll be that much readier when temperatures begin to drop again in the fall. Read More Insulating The Water Heater In Your MetroWest Home For An Added Layer Of Energy Savings >>

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Want Peak Performance? Opt For A Water Heater Tune-Up

water heater tune-up, Boston, MassachusettsIf you want peak performance from your water heater year after year, and safe and clean water for you and your loved ones, schedule a water heater tune-up with your HVAC professional. Read More Want Peak Performance? Opt For A Water Heater Tune-Up >>

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