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3 Fun Facts About Your Water Heater

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Sometimes, on a Sunday afternoon after a hard day’s work in the garden or finishing that last home improvement project, you want a warm bath or shower. Few things in life feel as good as that end-of-day bath, and it serves as a moment to relax and reflect on how much you’ve done all day. If you’re fine just knowing that your water heater keeps your home’s water warm, then you don’t need to go any further.

However, many homeowners are intrigued by how their water heaters work. Especially when they run into a problem, it can be easier to learn about a water heating system so that they can make better decisions when it comes to scheduling repairs. So, in order for you to be more prepared for water heater trouble, we think it would be a good idea to talk about some fun facts related to water heaters in Metairie, LA.

Tankless Water Heaters Exist

We know that many homeowners might already know about this, but for many people, tankless water heaters are kind of an oxymoron. How can a water heater heat water if there’s no water tank? Well, it’s simple!

Tankless water heaters use a gas burner or an electric system to superheat water as it comes into your home. Instead of keeping a load of hot water available at all times of the day, this system heats the water as it comes in from your main water line, essentially providing hot water “on-demand,” which is why another name for tankless water heating systems is “on-demand water heaters!”

If you’re looking to switch things up a bit in your home and you’d like to invest in a highly efficient water heating system, why not explore tankless technology?

Water Heaters Are Already Insulated

If you’re efficiency conscious (as you should be!), then you might want to protect your water heater from losing precious heat. It might look a bit naked sitting there without any insulation, but contrary to popular belief, a tank water heater is actually already insulated.

Tank water heaters are constructed with a glass interior which helps keep the water from corroding the metal material on the outside. Then, beyond the glass interior is a solid, metal exterior that’s extremely well insulated. More insulation can help, but make sure it’s installed by a professional so you don’t risk mold growth when something goes wrong with your water heater.

Heat Pump Water Heaters Save Money

Did you know that we offer heat pump water heater services? Heat pump water heaters are exceptionally good at keeping your water hot by absorbing the heat from the atmosphere in your home. These systems can work with you to lower your energy bill while also reducing standby heat loss as much as possible.

Think about it, the heat that gets lost from your hot water tank dissipates into the atmosphere of your home, right? So, a heat pump takes that heat and puts it back into the water so you’re not losing nearly as much heat as you would otherwise!

Contact Natal’s HVAC, Plumbing & Electrical for more information about our water heater services! Service Honoring the Golden Rule.

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