Showering Without A Water Heater? Yikes!

Don’t you just love a freezing cold bath? Or how about a shower with temperatures below freezing? We don’t think so! Rarely anyone enjoys cold showers for relaxation purposes so what would you do without a reliable water heater installed in your home?

We know the answer, freeze! While we don’t want our customers to work in their water heaters alone, we do want to be sure they have a quality understanding of how they work, to improve the comfort and safety in the home.

Understanding Your Bathroom Plumbing

bathroomplumbingWater heaters ensure that we have warm water to do our daily activities such as washing clothes and showering.

There are various kinds of water heaters that cater to specific household needs such as usage and size.

Two of the most common water heaters on the market today are tankless water heaters and tank storage water heaters.

  • Tankless water heaters are known as on-demand water heaters and are up to 20 more efficient than their counterpart. They work without the use of a storage tank. When hot water is switched on, the water runs through a pipe into the tankless heater. A heating element then heats up the water resulting in an endless supply of hot water.
  • Tank storage water heaters operate by releasing hot water from the top of the tank when hot water is switched on at the tap. They hold hot water until it is all used and then regenerate when the hot water runs out. Tank storage water heaters tend to be less expensive than their tankless counterparts however they are infamous for increasing bills as it takes more energy to heat the water even when it isn’t being used.

Both units vary in fuel source as they can either be electric, gas, or propane.

Water Heaters For Mobile/Manufactured Homes

No matter what the size of your home is, you should be able to have access to hot water. That is why even mobile or manufactured homes can have water heaters. There are a few components to be knowledgeable about when it comes to installing a water heater on a mobile home.

  • waterheaterMake sure the water heater is HUD-approved
  • Select a unit that’s similar in size to your old one
  • If you’re going from gas to electric, you may want to consult with a professional to make sure everything is installed correctly
  • You will need a garden hose and a wrench

An Ideal Water Heater With No DIY's

nodiyAs much as we love Home Depot, we strongly advise against going in and purchasing your own water heater to install without the consultation of a trained plumbing expert.

If you’re not knowledgeable about plumbing and all of the components that go into it, you should call your trusted plumbers here at Oliver's Plumbing and we will assist in all of your plumbing needs.

Just give us a call at (608) 834-8767 and we’ll be glad to help! Do you remember a funny time when your water heater failed you, resulting in the loss of hot water? We’d love to hear about your experiences! And don’t forget, if it happens to you just give us a call and we’ll be there in a jiffy!