One Call Plumbing Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Would Your Home Benefit from a Direct Vent Water Heater?

Monday, May 13th, 2019

hand-turning-on-faucet-of-water-heaterThere are a number of options to consider when choosing your next water heater installation. For instance, do you want gas or electric? If you’ve already been using a gas-powered water heater, or if your home came with an electric water heater already in place, you’d probably like to go the gas route to save money on operational costs each month.

Next, you will choose either a tank or tankless water heater. But wait, there’s one more option! A direct vent water heater. This isn’t a well-known system, relatively speaking, but it’s a very efficient and safe water heating system.

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What’s an Anode Rod and What Does It Do?

Monday, April 1st, 2019

water-heater-tankIf we asked you to name the most important appliance in your home, what would it be? We’d argue to say that it’s your water heater. After all, your water heater is one of the only systems in your home that gets used every single day—it works hard to provide you with the hot water you need to shower, wash dishes, do the laundry, and more. And if you’re using a storage tank water heater, there is one component, in particular, that is integral in allowing this to all happen seamlessly—the anode rod.

This isn’t exactly a household name, but the anode rod is very important in all households with a storage tank water heater. It provides an essential function in protecting your tank water heater from harm. The anode rod doesn’t last the lifetime of the water heater, though, so it’s important you know the condition of yours.

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Need a New Water Heater?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

water-heaterWhen it comes to purchasing any major appliance or piece of equipment for your home, there are a lot of decisions to make, not the least of which is what model of the appliance to get. The water heater is no exception. Sure, if you already have a storage tank water heater, it would be easy to just get another one and call it a day.

But this isn’t your only option. Today’s water heater choices keep efficiency in mind, and while a tank water heater may be the way to go, you’d do well to consider a tankless or direct vent model before making your purchase. Keep reading to learn more!

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Water Heater Installation: Is It Time to Go Tankless?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

repair of the gas water heaterWhen it comes to using hot water in your home, you probably don’t think about it very much, even though you do it on a daily and even hourly basis. In other words, most people take their hot water for granted. Water heaters are such a standard part of modern homes, who would give a whole lot of thought to this aspect of their plumbing in Carrboro, NC?

Nevertheless, if you’re using an old and/or inefficient water heater system, then you may be paying more than necessary for it to operate. Water heaters are designed to last a very long time and are extremely durable, but eventually you’ll need to replace yours. If you already have the standard storage tank-type water heater, then you may think you can only replace it with another upgraded version.

This might be the right choice for your home, but we encourage you to consider another option—the tankless water heater.

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What’s the Point of the Anode Rod in My Water Heater?

Monday, April 30th, 2018

water heater tankIf we were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home is, what would you say? If you’re like many homeowners, you’d probably reply that it’s your water heater. This system is, after all, a true workhorse. It provides you with the hot water you need to shower, wash dishes, do the laundry, and much more. And if you use a tank water heater, then you rely a lot on a particular component that you might not even know exists. We’re talking about the anode rod!

While the anode rod certainly isn’t a household name, it really should be in those homes outfitted with tank-style water heaters. The anode rod provides an essential function in order to protect your tank water heater from harm. The anode rod doesn’t last forever, though, so it’s important you know the condition of yours, and give our team a call for Durham, NC water heater services when you need them.

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Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

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