There are several things that can have an affect on hot water production. While most of the water heaters in the Kansas City area are gas fired, a small portion of them are electric. The first step in troubleshooting your water heaters lack of production is to determine the type of water heater you have. Continue reading
Most homes in Overland Park will require a thermal expansion tank to be installed when you replace your water heater. Overland Park building code requires for a thermal expansion tank to be installed on all closed loop systems. Continue reading
Home Advisor is a national lead generation company formerly know as Service Magic. They developed a very bad reputation among service contractors which may have lead to the name change in 2012. Continue reading
If you really look into it, you’ll find that most of the providers of reviews don’t come from what you would really consider to be a credible source. Continue reading
So you think all water heaters are the exact same, the only reason that water heaters even vary in price has to do with marketing and distribution. When you shop around for a water heater you would be a sucker not to buy the cheapest one, right?
Some of the water heaters made in the 50’s are still working today. It’s because they lines the inside of the tank with copper. There are only a few parts to a water heater, repairs can always be made unless the tank ruptures and starts leaking.
Water heaters today are made with a very thin layer of steel and then lined on the inside with glass. That’s why many water heater fail after only a few short years.
Water Heaters today are simply not lasting as long as they used to. I’m not going to bash one or two of the worst water heater manufacturers out there, I’ll just leave it at most water heaters are made cheaper than now than they used to be. Of course you can say that about almost all of your household appliances. When’s the last time you had an appliance breakdown, tried to call a repairman all to be told that the repair cost would be more than what the appliance is worth.
Old appliance were just built a lot better than the new ones. I have friends that have refrigerators that were built back in the 50’s and are still running strong. Heck, I have seen water heaters that are over 30 years old.
In today’s market, the average water heater that is sold at the home improvement stores may only last for 5-8 years. In fact some of the cheapest water heaters only come with a 3 year warranty. The warranty offered by most water heater manufacturers is only going to cover a tank failure. The more common repairs such as a burner, gas valve, or t&p will not be covered by the warranty. Plus you will be stuck paying the plumber labor is the repair.
This is a video of two water heaters that held up for almost 20 years in Kansas City home. If you need a water heater installation specialist call KC Plumber Pro today.
Most of the older homes in Kansas City will have a brick and mason chimney to vent their combustable appliances such as the water heater and furnace. During the last decade, many furnaces have been replaced with high efficiency units which are vented differently than a traditional furnace.
This is a quick video in response to a Bradford White hot water heater video that was posted online. It was from a homeowner who was upset that his water heater had unfortunately stopped working just 6 months after his warranty expired. Continue reading
One of the best things about a Bradford White water heater is the hydrojet technology that they have used for years to reduce sediment build up in your tank. Sediment is the number one problem for most water heaters and can cause loss of energy as well as early tank failure. Continue reading
As of April 2013, all water heaters installed in new homes throughout Kansas City need to be power vent models. The power vent water heater cost about twice as much as a standard energy saver water heater. Continue reading