Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. I love how the days are nice and warm, while the nights are cool and calm. The only thing I don’t like about it is that right after fall comes winter which is one of my least favorite seasons.
So, what kind of heater is the best? In general, ceramic heaters are safer to use than coil system heaters. They are bigger so can be set at easier temps when they release ptc heating element suppliers the energy needed to cover large areas. They are more efficient as well for they maintain levels of heat for longer time periods.
1) Durability. It is estimated by industry experts that Rinnai units will last for up to twenty years. They have been rated the most durable in the tankless or inline industry. The warranty offered by the manufacturer is one of the best. The warranty covers the heat exchanger for 10 years, 5 years on other parts, and labor is covered in full for one year. Comparitively, this is a very strong warranty.
Sometimes you may notice a putrid stench. Instead of getting rid of your heater, there are two ways to get rid of the smell. The liquid from your faucets and in your tank smells so badly because of bacterial growth in the water. In homes without children, adjusting the thermostat above one hundred thirty degrees to stop the growth. You can also try adding peroxide to the tank water if you are not able to raise the water temperature. The peroxide will accomplish the same goal.
2) Rust or corrosion in the tank. In most cases, corrosion in the tanks will require you to the replace the entire tank. The process is not difficult, and most do it yourselfers can accomplish the task in around an hour. This is usually the best option, rather than buying a new unit. Also, it is usually a good idea to install an anode rod to prevent your new tank from corroding.
The next thing you need to decide is how much space you need to heat. You will want to pick a heater that has the ability to warm the area you use most. The amount of room around the heater that you want to have heated is going to depend on how big your patio is, and how many people you usually have out there at a time. A good general rule of thumb is you will want to heat a 20-foot circle around the unit. Make sure you know what the heat range of the unit is, just because it is bigger or more expensive does not always mean that it provides the most heat for your dollar, so know what you are getting yourself into.
No heat is comparable to low hot water supplies and the first thing you’ll want to ensure is that your water heater pilot light is on. Check the electricity or gas supply as well to make sure everything is running efficiently. If neither of these easy fixes work, a more complex repair, such as replacing the thermostat or a heating element, might be needed. In this case, it is best to call in a professional to handle the task.
To install the RV500, reverse the steps used to remove the factory water heater. Chances are the gas supply pipe and the water inlet and outlet tubing won’t require any modifications and will attach directly. The heater does require a 12-volt power supply in order for the circuit board to function and otherwise control the unit. It’s very low current so you should be able to tap in to most any 12-volt source nearby. Once installed, you just have to turn on any hot water faucet and the unit will automatically turn on. Turning off the hot water faucet in turn shuts off the heater. It’s quiet and will keep up with any demand. Now you can take your time showering but you might have to mod your RV with larger holding tanks!