Water Heater Problems and Solutions for Atlanta Homeowners

Installation. Installing or servicing a water heater must be completed by a well-trained professional Atlanta plumbing contractor. This is imperative because improperly installed water heaters can start fires, poison the air inside the home or even explode. Current building codes provide strict guidelines for safe water heater installation. Unfortunately, some Atlanta plumbers will install replacement water heaters without fixing code violations. This is both illegal and dangerous. If a faulty water heater damages your home, and it wasn't installed to code, your homeowner's insurance may deny the claim. Although it may cost more to hire a plumber who will install to code, the increase in price is well worth it.

Tankless water heaters. Many people are installing tankless water heaters to save money on energy costs. Tankless water heaters do not heat and store water in a central tank like conventional water heaters. Instead, they heat water as it passes through the system on the way to the pipes. A conventional water heater wastes energy by keeping water hot over a period of time. A tankless unit heats only as much water as is needed at the time, immediately, with little to no waste, thereby helping to reduce energy costs and consumption. Also, if the tankless water heater is the correct size and is operated properly, it can also provide an endless supply of hot water. To find the right water heater for your home, it is important to consider the intended applications and the unit's flow rate and temperature-raising capability.