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A Good Reason Not To Skimp On A Water Heater

April 13, 2018

Got water heater problems? Everyone enjoys a hot shower after a long day. If you are having problems with your water heater in Central Arkansas, call the licensed plumbers at Bert Black.

We’ll help you diagnose the problem and create a plan to solve it.

We work with natural gas water heaters, electric water heaters, and tankless water heaters.

Are you in the market for a new water heater? You are probably looking for a high-quality water heater that will last for a long time. Once you see the price tags, you might be tempted to settle for a cheaper one. After all, who is going to see it?

This is not a good idea. A good water heater is one you never have to think about, you can just enjoy a long hot shower. A faulty water heater always chooses the most inconvenient times to stop heating your water—like during the winter or when guests are over.

Here is a good reason for investing in a quality water heater:

Hot showers are good for your health.

To get the health benefits of a hot shower, you only need to be in the shower for 5 to 20 minutes. Stay in a hot shower longer than 20 minutes and you risk drying out your skin.

Here are a few health benefits of taking a hot shower.

  • It’s good for your skin. The heat will open up the pores on your skin. This will help release any toxins that have built up in or on your skin during the day.
  • It will help you relax. Studies have shown that a good hot shower can raise the levels of oxytocin in your body. This helps ease anxiety and calm your mood. It acts like a natural sedative to lower your body tension and can even help relieve the pain from a headache caused by tension.
  • It will help relieve pain caused by arthritis, muscle tears, and muscles that have been overused, by improving your blood circulation and easing joint movement. The heat and gentle massage from a hot shower can do wonders for a tired body. The heat will help reduce swelling and give your body the chance to heal.

While a good, hot, 20-minute shower can ease pain, it is not considered a cure. If your pain continues, you should see a doctor.