MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

The Big Difference Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, January 8th, 2024

Once your water heater starts to go, the clock is ticking. If it isn’t working properly and you’ve been taking cold showers, or if it’s starting to rust or leak, it’s only a matter of time before you’ve got a very big problem on your hands. Water damage is no joke! So you’d better get to work on deciding which kind of water heater you want to replace it with.

Tank water heaters are the more traditional option, which you’re probably familiar with. Tankless systems offer some different advantages. And then there are heat pump water heaters. Which is the right choice for you? Here’s some useful information.

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How Does Your Heat Pump Water Heater Work?

Monday, December 25th, 2023

You’re probably familiar with electric water heaters and water heaters that use natural gas. You’re accustomed to tank or storage water heaters, and you’ve at least heard of tankless water heater systems. But do you know about heat pump water heaters? If not, you’ll want to stick around to find out more, because they’re amazing. Here’s how they work.

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Yes, You Do Need to Flush Your Tankless Hot Water Heater

Monday, November 27th, 2023

There are so many benefits to tankless water heater systems. They’re extremely efficient, lowering your utility costs. They’re incredibly effective, and you no longer have to wait for a large tank to heat up between family member’s showers. It can be easy to forget that, just like a tank or storage water heater, they still do need maintenance.

The maintenance that water heaters of either type receive includes flushing the system. Why do water heaters need to be flushed? Do tankless systems need flushing, too? Yes, they do, and we’ll tell you exactly why.

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Heat Pump Water Heater vs. Tankless Water Heater: What’s Right for You?

Monday, August 7th, 2023

Is it time to think about getting a new water heater for your home? Age of the water heater, poor performance, leaks, and corrosion are all indicators that a new water heater is in your near future. But what kind should you get?

If you want to maximize your efficiency, which provides environmental and financial benefits, choose either a tankless or heat pump water heater system.

What are these options? How are they different from the traditional water heater you’re used to? What are the different benefits and drawbacks of each? Read on to get a primer on heating water with a heat pump water heater vs. tankless in Pine Brook, NJ so you can discover which is best for you.

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It’s Time to Go Tankless!

Monday, March 21st, 2022

Have you ever watched an episode of Sci-Fi TV where some kind of technology really piques your interest? Maybe it’s some kind of cooking utensil or futuristic appliance that you think would be really cool to have in your home? Well, we completely understand that mentality, and sometimes it’s the reaction we get when we tell homeowners about tankless water heaters.

People have seen tank water heaters for decades. These systems have been how we heat our water for over a century, and they’ll still be a viable option for decades to come. However, recent advancements in technology and innovation have led us to the discovery of the tankless water heater. Not only is this a futuristic way of heating your water, but our team offers installations of these kinds of water heaters in Livingston, NJ! They’re a little more expensive than their tank counterparts, but that cost is absolutely worth it!

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It’s Time to Go Tankless

Monday, November 18th, 2019

We know, homeowners rarely think about their water heaters. Except on the odd occasion when you’re having family over and all of a sudden your showers and sinks are all spraying out cold water and there’s nothing you can do about it. Well, what if we told you that there’s a new, technological solution to that problem?

No, we’re not kidding. Tankless water heaters are all the rage now in homes across the country, because they’re an efficient and effective way to heat your water without the use of a clunky tank. While they might have a higher installation cost than tank water heaters, we assure you that there are numerous benefits from these highly efficient systems.

Want to know more about tankless water heaters or plumbing in Caldwell, NJ? Keep reading!

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Are Tankless Water Heaters Better?

Monday, May 6th, 2019


tankless-water-heaterStatistically speaking, you’re most likely someone who owns a storage tank water heater. And since you’re reading this article, you may be someone who is considering replacing their water heater with a tankless model. It’s not surprising that you are—tankless water heaters are touted for their efficiency and convenience.

Of course, before investing money into one of these devices, you should know whether all the claims are true. We can help you determine if a tankless water heater will truly serve you better than your current tank model.

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Tank and Tankless vs. Heat Pump Water Heaters

Monday, April 8th, 2019

water-heaterWhen it comes to choosing a water heater in Cedar Grove, NJ, the classic debate is usually about tank vs. tankless water heaters. One uses a tank, the other doesn’t.

However, things get complicated even further when a new challenger approaches: the heat pump water heater.

For now, tank and tankless will have to join forces against this new enemy as we answer the question: Which is better, traditional tank and tankless water heaters or a heat pump water heater?

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When to Get Your Water Heater Checked

Monday, October 8th, 2018


water-heater-beyond-maintenanceA question we hear all the time is “When should I have my water heater inspected?” While most things in plumbing are a little complicated, we’re pretty straightforward with this one:

Maintenance should be done annually.

There are various tasks that are performed during an annual maintenance, and many problems that can be prevented if caught early on by a Montclair plumbing company. We’ll go through what those are in today’s post.

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Get Your Tank Water Heater Checked Before the Fall

Monday, September 10th, 2018


technician-inspecting-water-heaterMost homes are equipped with tank water heaters. That’s no surprise, since they’re cheap and reliable, capable of lasting well over a decade. They’re also incredibly low-maintenance through most of their life. However, this low-maintenance might get some homeowners in trouble—there are several components of a tank water heater that do need to be looked at if they want their heaters to last past 15 years of age.

Just before fall is the perfect time to check in on your water heater. We’ll go over a few things to look out for.

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