Should You Go Tankless?

Are you looking for ways to save on your Tampa utility bills? Water heating accounts for around 18% of your home’s energy usage, making it the second-highest contributor to your utility costs after your HVAC system. If you’re in the market for a new water heater, the best choice for energy savings might be to skip the tank and opt for a tankless water heater this time around. Learn more about tankless vs. traditional water heaters to determine if this upgrade is right for your home. HOW DOES A TANKLESS WATER HEATER WORK? Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand water heat...
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Are You Running Out of Hot Water?

There are many different reasons why your water heater isn’t producing enough hot water. It could be too small for your house, the settings on the water heater may be set wrong, or there could be a more serious problem. Things like sediment buildup, broken dip tubes or heating elements, and leaks can all effect the amount of hot water your water heater produces. By determining the reason of why you’re running out of hot water, you can identify the specific cause of the problem. Find the description that most closely matches your hot water issue below to find out what’s going on. Onc...
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Is Your Water Heater Leaking? What to Do!

Water heaters, whether gas or electric, will last, on average, anywhere from 8 to 12 years. At any time throughout the life of a water heater, there’s always a chance it could leak. It's quite common, and we here at Cass Plumbing of Tampa Bay see this plumbing problem all the time. If your water heater leaks, the good news is that many small water heater leaks can be patched up pretty easily. Often, with a small water heater leak, there are several things you can do before you call a Tampa plumber to make it easier! WHY IS YOUR WATER HEATER LEAKING? The leading causes of water he...
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Getting Your Plumbing in Shape for 2021

Where has the year gone? It seems like yesterday was Thanksgiving, and here we are at New Year’s 2021! Most of the time, we start a new year with plenty of resolutions to change or improve our lives – things like losing weight, eating better, being more patient, etc. This blog post is about being more responsible, especially when it comes to your plumbing system. It makes good sense to do this, because so many plumbing problems can be avoided with a little discipline. And any time you avoid a plumbing problem, you’re keeping your own money in your own pocket. T...
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Going Tankless in Tampa? What Size do You Need?

When it comes to tankless water heaters, size matters. If you install a unit that’s too small, you won’t have enough hot water to meet demand. On the other hand, an oversized unit will cost more to purchase and operate than necessary, negating one of the biggest benefits of tankless water heaters—energy efficiency! In short, the tankless water heater size must be just right to meet your expectations. Consider the two factors that go into sizing a tankless unit so you know what to install in your home.   FLOW RATE The flow rate is how much hot water the tankless unit can produce,...
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