What Size of Water Heater is Best? | R.S. Andrews Atlanta Plumbing Services

Posted on: May 30, 2016

The size of a water heater is based on the number of plumbing fixtures within your home. It is not based on occupancy because the occupancy of a home can change throughout the course of the life. The plumbing fixtures however typically do not, so every water heater is sized based on the number of…

How Do Gas Water Heaters Work? | R.S. Andrews Atlanta Plumbing Services

Posted on: May 16, 2016

How a gas water heater works is simple. You basically have a very big tank. In this particular case, it’s a 50 gallon gas water heater. The way it operates is the cold water comes into the unit right here, and on the inside of this tank is a tube called the dip tube which…

How Do Tankless Water Heaters Work? | R.S. Andrews Atlanta Plumbing Services

Posted on: May 9, 2016

Tankless water heaters operate based on flow. What that means is when you turn on a plumbing fixture, when you turn on a faucet in your home, that establishes flow of water through a tankless water heater. The water heater then senses the flow. The flow sensor tells the computer of the tankless exactly how…

How to Install a Water Heater | R.S. Andrews Atlanta Plumbing Services

Posted on: April 18, 2016

RS Andrews Master Plumber Ben Kendrick walks through the steps of installing a water heater. Water heaters should always be installed by licensed local professionals, to ensure quality, safety and stability. To install a water heater you must first remove the old water heater. That means disconnecting your water supplies, your T&P drainage supply, your…

How to Light a Water Heater | R.S. Andrews Atlanta Plumbing Services

Posted on: April 4, 2016

The lighting instructions are located right on the front of a water heater, but it’s pretty simple. You turn the gas valve to the pilot position, you depress the pilot assembly, and what that does is allow gas to come into the pilot tube. You then strike your striker and you can visually see the…

How Long Does a Water Heater Last? | R.S. Andrews Atlanta Plumbing Services

Posted on: March 21, 2016

RS Andrews Master Plumber Ben Kendrick elaborates on the factors that impact the lifespan of an average water heater in Georgia. How long a water heater lasts can vary drastically based on a variety of factors. The average life of a water heater is 8 to 12 years; more specifically, the average lifespan of a…

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