Bruno Total Home Performance Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Less Maintenance?

Monday, January 28th, 2019

tankless-water-heater-adjustmentWhen you hear the words “water heater,” you most likely imagine a storage tank water heater—the large, metal cylinders that get installed somewhere out of the way in your home. These are the most popular heaters used across the country, and for good reason. They’re inexpensive to install and they last a good ten to fifteen years.

On the other hand, you may have heard about tankless water heaters. These devices heat water on demand, so they don’t need a storage tank to hold heated water.

If you’re weighing these two options, one question you might ask is, “Does the tankless heater need less maintenance?”

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What’s the Deal with Solar Water Heaters?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

solar-water-heatersWith all the efforts of switching to solar energy, are you at all surprised to hear that even water heaters are using solar energy? Well, it turns out that solar water heaters are nothing new. The first solar heater was invented around 200 BCE in Rome. It wasn’t until the late 1800s that solar water heaters made a reappearance, and now we’re using them again. Of course, the solar water heaters we use now are built with modern technology, and they make for excellent alternatives to gas or electric heaters. We’ll go into more depth below to find out if a solar water heater makes sense for your needs.

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4 Signs of Permanent Water Heater Trouble

Monday, July 16th, 2018

inspecting-water-heaterThe water heater is a vital part of the home, supplying hot water to your appliances. It’s required to clean the clothes and the dishes. Showering in ice-cold water is said to have some nice benefits, but it’s certainly not something that most people like to do by choice. If you’re having trouble summoning heated water from your pipes, it’s likely that your water heater is on the way out.

Below, we’ve listed four potential signs of water heater trouble. If you’re experiencing any of them, it could mean that the end of your water heater is in sight.

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