Triple O Heating, Cooling, Electrical & Plumbing Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Replacement’

Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, March 25th, 2024

Triple O Mechanical is the proud recipient of the 2022 and 2023 Rochester Community’s Choice Awards. As a full-service provider of HVAC, Plumbing, and Electrical, our licensed plumbers are leaders in water heater services in Rochester, NY. We offer electric tank water heaters, gas tank water heaters as well as tankless water heaters. We know our way around hot water tanks, and we even have a 24/7 emergency hotline to call if your water heater fails unexpectedly.

Knowing when it is time to replace your water heater depends on several factors, including its age, performance, and signs of wear and tear.

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Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

Monday, July 10th, 2023

You’re on the market for a new water heater installation in Rochester, NY. This may not seem like an exciting journey, but water heaters are absolute necessities for modern homes. You want to make the best possible choice about which water heater you get.

There are a range of types of water heaters available, both tank and tankless. One of the key questions about water heater models is the source of energy they use. Although you can find oil and propane-powered water heaters, in most cases you’ll face a choice between a natural gas water heater or an electric water heater.

Let’s take a closer look at these two options and balance their pros and cons…

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Does Rust on a Water Heater Mean It’s Finished?

Monday, January 30th, 2023

When you combine water and metal, what do you get? You probably thought “rust,” but that’s not necessarily true. For corrosion to occur in metal (rust is a type of corrosion), it must be in contact with metal in the presence of oxygen. If you’ve ever wondered why your water heater—a metal device that holds water—doesn’t rapidly rust, the reason is that water heaters are designed to remove oxygen and/or direct contact between metal and water.

This doesn’t mean water heaters are impervious to corrosion. Far from it. Lack of maintenance can lead to corrosion setting in early on a water heater. But even with rigorous maintenance, a water heater can start to rust when it gets old enough. Does the appearance of rust mean that a water heater is done and needs to be replaced?

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Why Am I Not Getting Enough Hot Water From My Water Heater?

Monday, October 10th, 2022

Has this dilemma started to happen in your house? In the morning, family members rush to get to the showers first, because it only takes one or two showers before the hot water supply goes lukewarm and then cold. If this is a new development, it’s sending a warning about your water heater. For some reason, it isn’t heating up the same volume of hot water as before or isn’t delivering it right. 

You don’t want to ignore this problem, even if you can tolerate family members complaining about not getting hot showers. (You can’t tolerate it, don’t pretend.) A faulty water heater needs professional water heater repair in Rochester, NY right away. In some cases, you may need a replacement water heater. Below we’ll look at why you’re having this trouble with your water heater.

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4 Common Water Heater Questions

Monday, June 13th, 2022

We work with storage tank and tankless water heaters at Triple O: installing, replacing, repairing, maintenance—we do it all. When working with our customers, we come across many of the same questions about water heaters. In this post, we’ll answer four of the ones we hear the most often. We’re here to help whenever you need us for water heater service in Rochester, NY.

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Tank vs. Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, April 11th, 2022

For many decades, homes had only one type of water heater to choose from—the storage tank water heater. You know the type: a water heater with a large tank of gallons of water kept at a steady temperature for immediate use.

In recent decades, the tankless water heater has mounted a challenge to this standard. More and more homeowners are choosing tankless models each year. The tank water heater remains the most common type, but there are many reasons to consider tankless if you have plans to replace your current water heater in the near future. 

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Time to Get a New Water Heater? Here Are Ways to Tell

Monday, December 13th, 2021

You depend on your home’s water almost every day. Can you imagine trying to get through a regular morning without a hot shower? Or managing basic cooking and cleaning? 

It would be nice if you could rely on your water heater to work for you whenever you need it. But any powerful appliance like this will wear down with age, no matter how well you have it maintained and regularly serviced. With all the work water heaters perform, it’s amazing they last for as long as they often do. 

We don’t want you to get trapped suddenly without the hot water you need. If you’ve got a dying older water heater, it’s best to know the signs of trouble so you can call us to schedule a timely replacement before the system permanently fails.

Below we’ll go over some of the ways to know you may have to have a new water heater installed.

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