The Importance of Accurate Testing in Water Heater Element

Blog | December 3rd, 2018

The technology to electrically test a water heating element has been around for ages. It slips out of a tech’s toolkit as a digital voltmeter (DVM), an accurate electronic tester that measures element continuity. If the water heating component is broken, the instrument’s readout simply indicates an open circuit. For subtler issues, though, it’s a […]

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Major Reasons Why Tempering Valves Must Be Regularly Tested and Maintained

Blog | November 19th, 2018

There are a handful of systems and system components that require nothing less than an absolutely committed service approach. Gas-fueled equipment is an example of this maxim. For carbon monoxide testers, again, an installation tech must check and recheck his work. To illustrate another example of hot water system severity, we need only mention tempering […]

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How Does Heat Pump Water Heating System Work?

Blog | November 9th, 2018

Adding active power to passive hot water tank design, heat pump water heating systems add more than a few supplementary components to what would ordinarily be a familiar system layout. First off, the pump incorporated here is intended to be part of the water heating cycle. While other models are built simply to transport hot […]

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Ways to Maintain Water Heater during Summer Season

Blog | October 23rd, 2018

Let’s set the scene. The summer season is imminent, and the water heater, located in some poorly ventilated garage or utility room, is acting up in a very strange way. Ironically, the worst problems were addressed during the winter months, but now the warmer half of the year is causing problems. That’s a frustrating prospect, […]

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Upgrading Sacrificial Anodes in Water Heating Systems

Blog | October 9th, 2018

Going on that name, sacrificial anodes “give themselves up” over time. The material forfeits its atomic structure, and it does so by design so that a water heating tank gains an essential corrosion resistance feature. If that material base, the anode rod, is a temporary fitting, then it’ll need to be replaced at some point. […]

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What is the Sacrificial Anode in Water Heating?

Blog | September 24th, 2018

Sacrificial anodes, those installed in water heating tanks, have special roles to play. In plain speak, heater anodes are designed to prevent corrosion. The rods live inside sealed water tanks, submerged in hot water. Without it, a vessel would rust and discharge corrosion-brown water. Equipped with a magnesium or aluminium surfaced sacrificial anode, however, the […]

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Differences between Direct and Indirect Hot Water Cylinders

Blog | September 10th, 2018

In principle, direct water heating systems apply energy straight to the base of a water-filled cylinder. The immersion elements or gas flame directly affect the hot water cylinder. Indirect heating, on the other hand, employs a secondary system mechanism. For this scenario, a heat exchanger carries hot water from a boiler. This incoming fluid medium […]

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Hazards to Keep in Mind When Using Tankless Water Heating Systems

Blog | August 27th, 2018

Efficient and compact, those are the two features that come to mind when you think about tankless water heating systems. And there’s a whole list of other compelling reasons to opt for this modern water heating solution. However, just as other appliances have drawbacks to contend with, so do tankless systems. To begin with, the […]

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Hot Water System Installation and Coordination with Builders for New Homes

Blog | August 17th, 2018

It’s harder to install a hot water system in an existing home. Pipe layouts have already been determined and the locations for the fittings set. Sure, an HVAC installer can work around an intransigent home layout, can find a way to overcome the peculiarities of an existing architectural design, but wouldn’t it be easier to […]

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Differences between Evacuated Tube Solar Collector and Flat Panel Solar Collector

Blog | July 27th, 2018

Today’s post is aimed at pointing out the differences between two popular sustainable energy solutions. They’re both rooftop-mounted modules, and they’re both designed to capture the sun’s heat, but that’s where their similarities end. Kicking off the match-up, evacuated tube solar collectors sport an array of equispaced cylinders. Clearly, then, flat panel solar collectors have […]

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