Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Is the Storage Tank Water Heater Now Obsolete?

Monday, February 12th, 2024

While water heaters can last for many years, and regular maintenance helps to maximize their life expectancy, there will eventually come a day when you need to start looking into water heater replacement. If that day has arrived, you’ll want to weigh your options carefully.

It might seem like you only ever hear about tankless water heater systems these days. Does anyone still use storage tank water heaters? Or is tankless the only way to go? We’ve got the information you need.

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Rust on Your Water Heater: Does That Mean It Must Be Replaced?

Monday, December 4th, 2023

Your water heater is critical to your comfort. Cold showers are no fun, especially during the chillier times of year, and cold water doesn’t do a great job getting the dishes clean. So when you notice that something is wrong with your water heater, even if it hasn’t totally failed to produce hot water yet, you need to get it sorted out right away.

If the problem that you’ve noticed is rust, you may be seriously concerned. Rust can be a sign that your water heater is ready for retirement. But are repairs possible? While rust on your water heater can mean it’s time to replace it, there’s a chance that all you need is repair. We’ll spell out the details for you.

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The Basics on How Tankless Water Heaters Work

Monday, November 20th, 2023

People tend to be very familiar with the concept behind tank water heaters. They contain a large amount of water, which is kept at a high temperature. When the hot water is used, the tank must refill with cold water and heat up again, and someone complains that someone else has used all the hot water and the shower is cold now.

Tankless water heaters are different, and people are not always as familiar with how they work. With no storage tank, and no water being held at a high temperature, how do tankless water heaters provide hot water? We’ll tell you all about it.

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Installing Your Own Water Heater: Pros & Cons

Friday, October 27th, 2023

Installing your own water heater can be a cost-effective option for some homeowners, but it also comes with certain risks and challenges. Here are the pros and cons of installing your own water heater:


  • Cost Savings: DIY installation can save you money on labor costs, which can be a significant portion of the total installation expense.
  • Flexibility: You can choose the installation date and time that works best for you, eliminating the need to schedule and wait for a professional plumber.
  • Learning Experience: Installing your own water heater can be an educational experience. It allows you to gain knowledge and hands-on experience with your home’s plumbing system.
  • Immediate Repairs: If you encounter a minor issue with your water heater, you may be able to address it immediately without waiting for a professional.

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Choosing the Right Water Heater for Your Home: A Comprehensive Guide

Monday, October 9th, 2023

When it comes to ensuring your home has a reliable and efficient supply of hot water, choosing the right water heater is essential. With various options available on the market, selecting the one that best suits your needs can be a daunting task. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the key factors to consider when choosing a water heater for your home.

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How Regular Water Heater Flushes Help Prevent Repairs and an Early Replacement

Monday, October 9th, 2023

A new water heater costs many hundreds of dollars. Depending on the type and model, it can even cost two thousand or more. And that’s before you’ve gotten it installed. If you’re switching fuel sources or changing between a tank and tankless model, installations can be time-consuming and complex … and thus, they can be costly.

You’d really rather not have to replace your water heater. You’d like it to last for a long time! What can you do to keep your water heater running for as many years as possible? Have water heater flushes done regularly! Here’s why.

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Evolution of Comfort: A Journey Through the History of Water Heaters

Monday, September 18th, 2023

In our modern world, hot water is a fundamental part of our daily lives. We use it for cooking, cleaning, bathing, and more. But have you ever wondered about the history of the device that provides us with this convenience? Water heaters, in their various forms, have a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. Join us on a journey through time as we explore the evolution of water heaters and how they have transformed our lives.

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Troubleshooting Noisy or Inefficient Water Heaters: Common Causes and Solutions

Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

Water heaters play a crucial role in our daily lives, providing us with the comfort of hot water for showers, cleaning, and more. However, like any appliance, they can experience issues over time that might lead to strange noises or a decrease in performance. In this blog post, we will explore some of the common reasons why a water heater might make noise or not work as well as it used to, along with potential solutions to address these problems.

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Standard Tank Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater: Which Is Right for You?

Friday, August 25th, 2023

Hot water is an essential part of our daily lives, whether it’s for showering, cooking, or cleaning. When it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, you’ll likely encounter two popular options: the traditional standard tank water heater and the innovative tankless water heater.

Both systems have their own set of advantages and considerations, making it important to understand the differences between them to make an informed decision. In this blog, we’ll compare the two options across various aspects to help you determine which one best suits your needs.

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Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater: When to Upgrade and Why

Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Your water heater is an essential appliance that plays a crucial role in your daily life, providing hot water for showers, cleaning, and various household activities. Over time, like all appliances, a heaters will wear out and become less efficient. Knowing when it’s time to replace your water heater can save you from unexpected cold showers, water damage, and higher energy bills.

In this blog post, we will explore the two telltale signs that your water heater has failed, delve into its average life expectancy, and discuss the benefits of proactive replacement.

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