Oasis Heating, A/C & Refrigeration Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heater’ Category

How to Tell That You Need a New Water Heater

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

A good storage tank water heater that received a professional installation should last you more than a decade without any significant loss of heating power or hot water volume. You may need to schedule an occasional repair for it, however, and you must remember to arrange for an annual inspection and tune-up from a professional.

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Does My Water Heater Need Regular Maintenance?

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

We like to place special emphasis on routine maintenance for your air conditioning and heating systems. Right now, for example, is the time when you should schedule AC maintenance so the system is prepared to handle the rigors of the coming summer. In fall, you’ll arrange for maintenance for the heating system.

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3 Reasons You Should Consider a Tankless Water Heater for Your Home

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Although tankless water heaters are not a recent invention, it is only recently that they made a large impact on the residential water heating world. After years of popularity in Europe, they are now a common option for new installation in homes across the U.S.

If you are in the market for a new water heater, whether for a new home or as a replacement for your aging current water heater, there are a number excellent reasons to put a tankless water heater high on your list of options. Although you might feel reluctant to stray away from the tried-and-true storage tank water heater, below are three reasons that our technicians you should give the tankless water some serious consideration. Call OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration to learn more about the benefits of this technology.

I. They can save you money

One of the huge differences between a storage water heater and a tankless water heater is that the storage model must maintain its water at a high temperature, while a tankless model only uses heat when a tap requests hot water. This means that a storage water heater will use energy almost constantly in order to replace heat lost from the tank, consuming large amounts of energy. A tankless model only turns on as you need hot water (which is why they are also called “on demand” water heaters) and uses a smaller amount of energy. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can achieve savings up to 34% off your water heating bills each year with a tankless unit.

II. They won’t run out of hot water

Because tankless water heaters only heats up water when you need it, they don’t have a supply of water that can run out. In other words… your household can’t use up all the hot water. You will never need to worry about someone getting stuck with a cold shower in the morning rush again.

III. They can outlast other systems

Connected to their reduced use of energy, tankless water heaters have longer lifespans than storage water heaters. The Department of Energy estimates that a standard storage water heater will last 10–15 years, while a tankless water heater can expect to endure more than 20. That means you have at least 5 years, and probably more, to enjoy the energy savings of your tankless water heater.

Tankless water heaters are not ideal for every home or budget, so please make sure you contact the experts at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration in Arlington, VA for assistance when you’re ready for a new water heater. We will make sure that you receive the best unit for your needs.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth It?

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Water_Heaters_Shower_Falling_Water_Heat_Temperature_Steam_FaucetIf you’re asking this question it’s probably because you’ve heard about the growing popularity of tankless water heaters for home installation… and your current storage tank water heater is coming to the end of its service life and you want to replace it. Is going with a tankless water heater the best next step? Or does the cost of this advanced type of water heater outweigh its usefulness?

These are good questions to ask yourself before making a decision. But the best way to find answers is to work with water heating professionals. It’s important to make the right choice for your new water heater installation in Burke, VA, and our team of experts will help steer you toward the best system to replace your old one.

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When Is a Good Time to Arrange for Water Heater Replacement?

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

A water heater that receives professional installation and regular maintenance each year should last for a good long stretch. However, there’s no way for any water heater to perform its job forever. You’ll eventually need to replace it if you live in the same home for long enough. Call our technicians when you believe that your old water heater is ready for retirement and a new system put in its place.

When should you arrange for water heater replacement? Below are some guidelines:

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