Most water heaters (hot water tanks) have a lifespan of 7-12 years. The glass lining inside your home’s water heater is usually the first point of failure. After repeated heating and cooling the glass eventually expands and cracks. These cracks in the water heater’s glass lining expose the outer metal sheathing which ultimately results in rust and slow leaks. Over time slow leaks can become large leaks which could result in further damage to the surrounding areas and objects.
Properly sizing your homes central air conditioner is crucial to your overall comfort. A/C sizing is commonly measured in tons. A ton of refrigeration is approximately equal to the cooling power of one short ton (2000 pounds) of ice melting in a 24-hour period. An A/C ton can also be converted into BTU’s (British Thermal Units). 1 Ton of cooling is equal to 12,000 BTU’s per hour. Residential air conditioners are typically sized between 1.5 and 5 tons.
What is a Heat Pump Water Heater?
A ‘heat pump’ is a device that moves heat from one place to another; it works much like an air conditioner or a refrigerator. While a refrigerator moves heat from your fridge to your kitchen, a heat pump water heater (HPWH) moves heat from your home into the hot water tank. Most HPWHs include an integrated hot water tank and a ‘hybrid’ mode (i.e. they can also run as standard electric water heaters if necessary).
Navien NCB Combi-Boiler
The Navien NCB is the first high efficiency tankless condensing combination boiler with the capacity to supply both heat and domestic hot water for larger homes - enough hydronic heat for a whole house, plus hot water to run two showers and a dishwasher all at the same time.