The water heater is an important amenity for comfort and hygiene that must be protected through faithful maintenance and planning. When undertaking a new water heater project for your home or business, there are many decisions that must be made regarding fuel, investment, and even how to utilize the tank you decide on. A-D Archambault specializes in water heater tanks and installation projects for residential or commercial builds and can give you the leg up you need in succeeding with the project, through experience, knowledge, and an eye for project management that few contractors can match.
Conventional, Tankless, Hybrid – Water Heaters
The most common forms of water heaters are the conventional water reservoir heaters and tankless water heaters. Reservoir heaters are the tall cylinder tanks that fill and heat a supply of water which is maintained until used. The tankless variety sends running water through a heating unit, warming it up on-demand. The hybrid unit which saves huge sums in energy consumption, is a combination of an electric water heater/heat pump that absorbs environmental heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to the water, at the same time cooling and dehumidifying the ambient air. A-D Archambault is experienced in installing and maintaining all forms of water heaters.
Water Heater Tips
- Before doing any maintenance on your water heater yourself, be sure to shut off the power, and read your owner’s manual.
- Periodically inspect your water heater burner. The flame under the heater should appear blue with yellow tips. If it’s mostly yellow or sooty, your flue may be clogged, which is a dangerous situation. Contact a professional to check it out.
- At least once every two years, have your water heater inspected by a service technician. The tecnician can also check the drain valve for signs of leakage, and the anode rods for corrosion.