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Tank Water Heaters & Service in Birmingham, AL
Tank water heaters (also known as storage water heaters) are by far the oldest water heater type available on the market today, having been around in one form or another for a great many decades. Yet, despite the arrival of newer heating technologies, tank water heaters remain at the top of the market in terms of popularity. That’s because tank water heaters remain effective, affordable solutions when it comes to having hot water on hand at all times. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of tank water heater services throughout Birmingham, AL. If you need a tank water heater installed, repaired, maintained, or replaced, call today to schedule an appointment with one of our technicians.
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How Tank Water Heaters Work
A tank water heater is a water heater that uses a large storage tank, typically between 10 and 100 gallons, to hold and heat water for use. Fresh water from the home’s water line enters the tank through a dip tube, which keeps it separate from the already–heated water at the top of the tank. As demand increases and water leaves the tank, new water is pumped in to replace it. The water heater never entirely turns off, always maintaining the temperature of the water in the tank in case it is needed.
The Advantages of Installing a Tank Water Heater in Your Home
One of the biggest advantages of storage tank water heaters is their output. A tank water heater can cope with a surprising amount of demand over a long period of time without running out of hot water. This is one of the primary reasons why so many homeowners still use them today. A tank water heater also has very little time between when hot water is called for and when it arrives at its destination. This level of convenience helps to cement the tank water heater’s lead as the most popular water heater type in the country.
Keep Your Storage Tank Water Heater in Good Shape with Regular Maintenance
As with most systems, there are two key ways to keep your water heater in good shape. The first way is to schedule maintenance for it at least once a year. This allows your technician to find and fix any problems before they develop far enough to threaten the system with serious damage. You can save thousands of dollars in repair costs over the life of the system by doing this.
The next thing you should do is call for repairs as soon as you notice a problem with your system. Water heater problems are no joke, and they get progressively worse the longer they are allowed to continue. If you don’t have the problem repaired fast enough, it could easily threaten the health of the entire system. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as the saying goes. It’s far better to have a minor problem fixed now, rather than to have to replace the entire system down the road. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of tank water heater services throughout Birmingham, AL. Call today to schedule an appointment.