Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The average water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in the home. Traditional water heaters are on at all times, storing up hot water for when it’s needed. While this is certainly convenient, it also wastes quite a bit of energy throughout the year. Fortunately, there is an alternative for people who want to cut down on their home operating costs. Let’s take a look at tankless water heaters, and the advantages they provide. (more…)

Common Water Heater Maintenance Procedures

Monday, October 19th, 2015

Water heaters are incredible sturdy systems. They have to be, considering how often they are used every day. Even they need the occasional maintenance appointment in order to remain in top shape, however. When you schedule annual water heater maintenance, we go through a pretty long list of procedures to make sure that your system is in good shape. There are far too many to go through the entire list on this post, but we can give you a rundown of some of the bigger items. (more…)

When to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Water heaters are very resilient systems, and can last quite a long time under the proper circumstances. No matter how well you take care of yours, however, it will not last forever. Since you probably don’t want to be without hot water for any longer than you have to be, it is a good idea to learn to recognize the signs that your water heater is reaching the end of its service lifespan. That way you can replace it on your terms, before it dies on you. Read on for some of the more common signs that you need to replace your water heater soon. (more…)

What to Do When You Suddenly Have No Hot Water

Monday, September 7th, 2015

Have you ever been right in the middle of a relaxing, hot shower when you suddenly find yourself drenched in ice cold water? It is probably one of the more jarring and uncomfortable physical sensations that most people experience, and it can be incredibly frustrating. As you might imagine, suddenly having no hot water available means that there is a problem with your water heater. Let’s take a look at what you should do while waiting for a technician to arrive to examine your system. (more…)

What Is the Anode Rod, and Why Is It Important?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Water heaters are in contact with large amounts of water from the time they are installed onward. That level of water exposure almost invariably leads to rust and eventually to structural collapse. Since your water heater is always interacting with so much water, why is it that it doesn’t rust out and rupture after only a couple of years? The answer is a component known as the anode rod. The anode rod is a vital part of your water heater system. Let’s take a closer look at what it is, and how it protects your water heater. (more…)