On average, a typical family of four will use 2000 gallons of hot water each month—an amount that can really send a flood of dollars out of your wallet if you’re depending on an outdated water heater.
If it’s time to upgrade your current system, our staff specialists are at your service. We’ll examine your home and help you choose the water heater that best fits your needs. And, our technicians will install in a timely manner, following a schedule that is most convenient for you. Practical Systems makes sure to perform every installation with the utmost care and expertise; we would never compromise your comfort or the efficiency of your equipment. We bring value to your home, and comfort to your life.
Why spend more for less comfort? A brand new, ultra-efficient water heater could save you up to 25% in hot water costs! What’s more, the equipment will pay for itself in no time, and the savings will continue for years to come. For information on enjoying hotter showers with plenty of savings, call the equipment experts at Practical Systems, or click here and reach us through our on-line contact form.
Water Heater Tune Up
For peace of mind and hot water comfort you can always count on, make an appointment for a Water Heater Tune-Up. Call Practical Systems at 952.933.1868, or click here and request your tune-up through our service request form. Our tune-up includes:
- Check brass drain valve
- Clean out sediment build-up in tank bottom
- Check anode rod
- Check vent pipes
- Check pipe connections
- Check gas connections for leaks
- Check safety relief valve
Water Heater Secrets: Keeping it Healthy
Very often, tank failure and leaks are due to rusting. However, proper installation, maintenance and adjustment will keep your water heater rust-free and operating at peak efficiency. Follow these steps to ensure a healthy water heater:
- Check that your tank’s anode rod has sufficient sacrificial metal remaining on its steel wire core. Replace it when necessary.
- If you have copper or brass water heater connections (hot, cold and recirculating loop lines), change them over to dielectric unions and plastic lined steel nipples. This will reduce this electrolytic corrosion.
- Make sure the bottom of your tank is sediment-free. When sediment accumulates in a gas heater, it forms a barrier between the water and the flame, slowing heat transfer. It also weakens the steel tank bottom and exposes it to water—and to potential rusting.
- Check that your tank’s surroundings aren’t harmful to the tank (avoid salt, chlorine, or other corrosive chemicals).
- Keep your heater as dry as possible. Make sure plumbing fittings are in good condition (such as the drain valve, heating elements, and hot and cold connections).
- Consider your tank’s age before getting maintenance performed. A newer heater will have a sufficient anode rod, but an older heater may need a new anode. Also check for a damaged dip tube and for recalcitrant drains on an older unit.