Hot Water Tank Plumbing Services in Hampshire
Want to install an eco-friendly hot water tank? Feel free to contact Hampshire Plumbers on 02380 971171.
Hampshire Plumbers can perform most general plumbing tasks including, hot water tank, boiler and heating jobs with minimal disruption to your household.
Since 2010, our family-owned company has been servicing homeowners in Hampshire with their plumbing, offering fast and up-front service on every job, no matter how large or small.
Our local plumber team are highly trained specialists in their profession and are on hand to conduct a variety of maintenance and hot water tank installation services throughout the Hampshire region.
Enlisting the help of a professional plumber is important, as there might be problems you can’t handle yourself. Apart from solving your plumbing problems, you can also call us at Hampshire Plumbers for recommendations on the best products to use with hot water tanks.
Signs Your Water Heater is Dying
Unfortunately, water heaters are made of materials that eventually wear out. If the water heater makes more noise than usual, this may be a sign that the tank is dying. Another important red flag to watch out for is a leak in the tank. If you find that your water heater is leaking, deposits can damage the tank.
Water Heater Maintenance
The water heater tank should be rinsed every year. In this way, the sludge is removed from the tank, which can allow it to work more efficiently. With annual tank rinsing, the water heater is more likely to last several years. If the tank still makes noise after the sludge has been flushed out, there is probably a bigger problem with the water heater as a whole.
For electric water heaters, the scale can also cause heating of the main element and burning, which calls for costly repairs. To prevent energy costs from rising and lime damage to your radiator, you must flush the tank regularly. During this process, an experienced plumber cools the tank, connects the hose to the drain valve, and drains the water to a nearby drain that carries out a significant portion of the sludge.
How Electric Water Heater Works
An electric water heater works essentially the same as a gas water heater. It transfers cold water through the immersion tube and heats it with electric heating elements inside the tank. Like the gas water heater, the electric water heater has a thermostat, temperature and pressure relief valve, drain valve, insulated tank, and an anode rod.
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Conventional vs. Solar Water Heaters
Conventional water heaters use electricity and gas as fuel. At the same time, two gallons of water can be heated. Solar water heaters are economical and environmentally friendly, as they draw from solar energy to heat water.
Water Heater Repair Experts
If the heater suddenly stops working, it can cause problems and deprive you and your family of hot water all day, for several days. This means no water for washing, kitchen work, or bathing. Don’t worry because we can even show up quickly and take care of your emergency.
How to Choose a Water Heater Tank
The size of the tank you need ultimately depends on the size of your home, business, family, etc. Most customers are looking for a water heater for their home and not a standard water tank. Therefore, your decision depends on how many people live in your home. Talk to your plumber about your personal needs. The technician should be able to find the best solution for you.
How Evacuated Tube Solar Heaters Work?
These are slightly more complex systems. They look like thicker versions of fluorescent lamps, but they work more like vacuum flasks. Completely empty (hence the name “evacuated”), they collect the heat of the sun and capture it.
This flows into a collecting device (sometimes called a manifold) on top (or at one end), through which water or other liquid flows and transfers heat to the hot water tank.
Evacuated solar heaters do not allow so much heat to escape, which makes them more efficient. However, these heaters can be more expensive because they are a bit more modern and sophisticated.
How Vented Hot Water Cylinders Work
The vented cylinder requires a cold water tank to feed water into the cylinder so that it is heated by the boiler or the immersion heater. The cold water tank must be in the attic because this system requires gravity and not pressure.
This usually means that the water pressure is better at the bottom than at the top, and this may mean that you need an electric pump to maintain good shower pressure.
Maintaining Your Water Heater
If you don’t have a tankless water heater, you can empty the tank and flush out the sediment yourself. Also, check the pipes and repair any drainage problems that may affect the water pressure.
However, you can make an appointment with a professional to descale from the water heater, clean the inlet pipes, and clean the outlet pipes in order to solve the problem.
These are some facts or statistics:
- Typical systems produce 10% to 90% hot water and pay for themselves within 10 to 15 years.
- The heat in your home can easily escape (unfortunately), with about 35% through the walls, 25% through the roof, and only 10% through the windows.
- HouseLogic claims that new models can be up to 20% more efficient than older conventional models, saving up to $700 in energy costs over the life of the water heater.
- Hot water accounts for around 10% of the average energy bill.
- It is expected that the cost of heating water will exceed 10% of the energy bill or about a quarter of the fuel consumed by a boiler in a typical house.
- Given that the cost of gas is only about 40% of the cost of electricity, a mixer or power shower can be cheaper than an electric shower.
A Summary of our Plumbing Services Related to this page
- hot water tank
- cold water tank
- hot-water tank
- water heater
- hot water system
- heated hose
- heat pipe
- tankless water heater
- heated water
- hot water control
- direct hot water cylinder
- surface hose
- cooled water
- heating water
- stored hot water
- instant hot water
- submersible pump
- cistern (tank
- storage tank
- heat exchanger