Knowing more about Solar Water Heaters

Solar Water Heater Salt Lake City

Blog highlights:

  • Solar water heaters use the heat of the sun through a solar thermal collector in order to heat household water
  • Passive solar water heaters are best used in areas that get a lot of sunlight, they are also cheaper and more reliable
  • Active solar water heaters can be used in areas that have harsh winters or low temperatures. They are more expensive but they are more efficient at heating the water

What are tankless water heaters?

Tankless Water Heater Salt Lake City

Blog Highlights:

  • Tankless water heaters are ideal for households who tend to use hot water only during specific hours of the day
  • Unlike typical hot water heaters, it does not make use of a storage tank
  • It will only heat the water as it flows inside the pipes and coils within the unit, this will mean that some waiting time is needed
  • It will not be able to provide you with a constant supply of hot water especially if there are two or more people using it simultaneously

How to relight the pilot light in your Water Heater

Water Heater Pilot

Blog Highlights:

  • In most cases, water heaters made before 2002 will need to be lit using a match
  • New water heater models are equipped with electric spark generators that you can use to light the pilot with just a press of a button
  • Call the gas company right away if you start to smell gas coming from the water heater

Common Water Heater Problems

Water Heater

 Blog Highlights:

  • Although many water heaters are built to last, many of them will wear out over time with continued use.
  • Metal pipes can amplify sound, this is why when your water heater has a problem you might hear loud noises coming out of it.
  • When increasing the water temperature, you need to increase it one notch at a time so you can avoid scalding yourself.
  • Relighting the pilot light on your own is doable, but it can be very dangerous especially if you have no idea how to do it properly.

Finding out how water heaters work

Salt Lake City Water Heater Diagram

Blog Highlights:

  • Modern water heaters still work the same way as the ones made by previous generations
  • The main difference is that today, the water heaters are able to work more efficiently
  • The anode rod serves as a sacrificial rod that will attract all the rust and corrosion so that the tank will not easily deteriorate
  • If you use the hot water tap too much, the water will turn cold until the hot water tank is able to catch up with your needs