water heaters within the home

How to Make Your Water Heaters Within The Home Last Longer

The water heaters within the home are quite sturdy systems, and they can last for a long time with the proper care and maintenance. The water heaters, however, won’t last forever, though.

For example, you can severely shorten your home water heater’s lifespan if you don’t make sure to treat it properly. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make sure that your water heater lives a full and productive life. Here’s a brief guide on how you can make your water heater last as long as possible.

Schedule Maintenance

The most important steps you can take by scheduling water heater maintenance, as it is vital to ensuring that your system stays healthy. Most water heater problems don’t show outwardly noticeable signs until it’s far too late to do anything about it. Annual maintenance helps protect against water heater problems by allowing a gas safety engineer to closely examine your water heater in a safe manner. Any developing issues can be found and treated before they become large enough to threaten the system. Annual maintenance also gives your technician time to conduct common maintenance duties, like checking the anode rod and flushing the tank. These will help keep your system running properly.

Get Prompt Repairs

Very often, even with annual maintenance, a problem slips through the cracks and ends up affecting your water heater. If you notice your water heater acting strangely, or have any reason to believe that it is in need of repair, call for repairs right away. By waiting, you only give the problem time to get worse. Boiler service croydon will help alleviate the damage to your system, and ensure that it remains in the best possible shape for as long as possible.

If you are getting problems with your water heaters croydon maybe you should give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a call. We’re happy to pop round and provide a quote for the work, too, so you’ll know how much it would cost to fix it.

 

 

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Replacing My Water Heater

Is it Worth Replacing My Water Heater?

Water Heater are built to last in the home, but even they have their end date. There comes a point when, no matter how careful you’ve been with repairs and maintenance, it’s time to replace the system with a new one.

If your water heater looks to be on its last legs, it’s best to replace the system now rather than to wait for it to die on you and deprive you of hot water all of a sudden. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater.

Output Drops

If you’re taking a very long shower, don’t be surprised if your water heater can’t keep up with the demand. As a water heater gets older, though, it will slowly start to lose it efficiency. If your water heater is unable to provide enough hot water for everyday things like short showers or washing dishes, you may need to have a new one installed.

Repairs

Old systems of every range have more wear and tear on them, and thus while is more prone to having parts break down. That means that the older your water heater gets, the more you’re going to need to schedule professional repairs for it. If your water heater is so worn out that you need to have it professionally repaired every few months, that when you really do need to replace it.

Age

Water heaters tend to last around 15 years, after which point they often become just too expensive to keep up and running. If your water heater is older than that, even if it hasn’t started manifesting symptoms like those listed above, you may want to talk to a professional about whether or not you should replace it.

Give us at Logical heating & Plumbing Solutions a central heating installer croydon a call today to learn more about how to replacing the water heater around you home or schedule a time for one of our experienced professional plumber to come out and take a look.

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How to Select Your Next Hot Water System

Have you ever woken up in the morning to the hot water system not working properly?

Now faced with a clueless decision and despite there being a wide range of hot water system option on the market, from conventional storage tank models to the latest in solar-powered hot water systems.

You still have no idea on how to select your next hot water system. Here a guide to help you and feel free to call Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions for any advice or guidance.

The Tried-and-True Tank Water Heater

The arrival of residential water heaters in most homes was enabled by the glass-lined cylindrical tank. In many aspect, the tank water heater resembles its predecessors, however today’s models are more powerful, long-lasting, and energy efficient than the older models. There are plenty of makes and models to consider with a glass-lined cylindrical tank, so you will want to know how much hot water your household needs before even beginning to look.

The High-Efficiency Tankless System

The tankless water heater operates without a large storage tank. It also known as an on-demand water heater where it will heat only the water that you call for. There is a very short delay when your system kicks on, and heats the water to a precise temperature. For more and more homeowners, the tankless water heater offers too many advantages for them to go back to the old systems.

Let the Sun Heat Your Water

The solar water heater system offers an incredible efficiency rating when compared to conventional systems. If the decision is to be less dependent on external sources of energy, then investing in a solar water heater is a great way to get started.

Please give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a plumbing croydon a call to discuss various hot water system that are available for you. Our number is 020 8664 9099.

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Why Your Home Isn’t Getting Any Hot Water

Why Your Home Isn’t Getting Any Hot Water

There nothing worst then being in the middle of a hot shower and suddenly finding there no hot water,  a very unpleasant experience. There could be a couple of reasons why your water heater may suddenly have stopped working, so with that mind it’s always a good idea to know a little bit about how your water heater operates.With that in mind, let’s take a look at some common reasons why your home may not be getting any hot water.

Sediment Build-up

This one tends not to be sudden, still, it is fairly common and equally infuriating. Sediment can build up on the bottom of your water heater tank, often due to exposure to hard water. If enough sediment builds up on the bottom of the tank, it can act as an insulating agent. The heat from the burner assembly won’t be able to make it to the water, because it won’t be able to penetrate the layer of sediment. A straight forward solution to this is to flush the tank to get rid of the sediment.

Broken Dip Tube

The dip tube is a long tube that runs from the water line to the bottom of the tank. Cold water flows from this tube into the water heater, ensuring that it has time to be heated before flowing out of the tank. If the tube is cracked or broken, it will leak cold water directly into the hot water that is already in the tank. This typically presents itself as random cold blasts of water interspersed with hot water. The best way to fix this is just to have professionals replace the dip tube.

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Hot Water Tanks and Water Heating Systems

Hot Water Tanks and Water Heating Systems

There is several different ways to provide hot water to your property. As always there is they have their own advantages and disadvantages. Even this list of Hot Water Tanks and Water Heating Systems is far from exhaustive.

The best idea is to talk to Logical heating & plumbing Solutions on the best available options for you.

Tankless Water Heating System: This system is often the cheapest in terms of both installation and operation, but isn’t without other advantages as well. These systems heat water on the spot, as an unlimited amount of hot water. This means the temperature of the water can fluctuate during use. For example If you’re in the shower while someone flushes the toilet and the water in the shower suddenly jumps to uncomfortable or dangerous levels, you probably have a tankless water heating system.

Hot Water Booster Tank: A hot water booster tank is an addition to the basic tankless water heating system. The booster tank increases the performance of the water heating system but is more expensive to run. Improper installation of the booster tank will render it ineffective. Bear in mind, too, that even with a booster tank you may still run the risk of scalding water.

Hot Water Storage Tank: Hot water storage tanks will also improve the performance of your water heating system. Often, hot water storage tanks are installed when a tankless water heating system becomes less efficient with age. Supplementing a hot water storage tank to an old system is less expensive than replacing the entire system. Again, you should probably hire Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions to install the tank.

Alternate Hot Water Heating Systems
Instead of a tankless water heating system, you might consider a gas, oil, or electric water heater. These systems generally require less maintenance, are still relatively cheap depending on fuel availability, and can offer more reliable hot water to your home. You might want to talk to a hot water contractor about the viability of these systems in your area.

To find our more information the give Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions a central heating instillation croydon company, a call.

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