Why Does My New Hot Water Keep Tripping the Breaker


It could be a bad thermostat, a burnt heating element, an issue with the breaker or water from a leak is touching the electrical lines. Whichever is the cause, you should contact a licensed electrician because any electrical problem with the hot water is dangerous. But it’s a new unit Well, perhaps it’s because of the faulty installation or the water heater’s thermostat has a defect in the first place. If it’s because of faulty installation,

How Likely Is It For a Water Heater to Explode


An actual explosion is unlikely. But it’s still possible for the hot water system to “burst” because of the pressure build-up. Somehow the pressure should be released and if the pressure relief valve malfunctions, the result is a burst which could damage your home or injure anyone nearby. How likely is it for a water heater to explode Hot water tanks from reputable brands can withstand high temperatures and pressures. These tanks are designed to endure

Why Are Tankless Water Heaters Expensive to Install


Switching to a tankless water heater from the traditional storage type is costly because of the needed retrofit and upgrade. Perhaps the entire plumbing should be retrofitted or the gas and electrical lines should be upgraded to raise the capacity. Will the switch be worth it? Going tankless means saving space and energy. Because of how they work, tankless water heaters (also called instantaneous or continuous flow hot water) are more energy efficient because they only

Is My Water Heater About to Fail?


An old water heater might fail anytime and at the most unexpected moment (e.g. when you’re about to prepare for work early in the morning or after an exhausting day when your patience is really low). As a result, it’s crucial to watch out for the signs before that inevitable breakdown. Is my water heater about to fail In general, it’s recommended to replace a water heater that’s already running for 10 years. Aside from its

Does My House Need More Than One Water Heater?


It’s a question of whether a single hot water system is already enough to supply your entire household’s needs even during peak use. For example, a small gas storage or a continuous flow system (instantaneous) is already enough for a small household with just one or two persons. For medium-sized households (3 or 4 people), gas systems or heat pumps are often recommended. For large households (with 5 or more occupants), two or more gas storage

Is a Gas Water Heater Better Than Electric?


Almost half of water heaters in Australia are gas water heaters. They’re more cost-effective than the electric types because electricity costs are not getting any lower. Furthermore, our awareness about energy consumption and costs drive the decisions of households for choosing gas water heaters. Is a gas water heater better than electric? The more appropriate question might be: Is a gas water heater more economical than electric given your requirements and prevailing conditions? After all, we’ll

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