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.
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.
The office staff is still getting used to our new plumbing services, parts and terminology. To the right Brenda & Debbie are caught playing with a Water Meter Horn which is destined to be installed tomorrow by a LeBlanc master plumber.