Water Heater Checkup Time
So many appliances and fixtures depend on your water heater functioning properly. But it’s surprising how many of us neglect to do regular maintenance on them or have them check by a professional. We tend to wait until there’s a problem and by then it’s too late. There’s either a leak or a severe malfunction…Read More
Water Heaters: Should You Consider a Water Heater Leak Detector?
With the average water heater holding about fifty gallons, a leak in your tank can create a lot of damage. And, depending on where your water heater is located and how long it is until the water is shut off to the tank, it could spread into several rooms – ruining carpets, damaging flooring, and…Read More
Water Heater: An Annual Inspection Can Eliminate Surprises
Want to avoid waking up to find your shower water won’t heat up? Then it’s a good idea to have your water heater inspected annually. Here are some of the things that a professional will do during an annual water heater inspection to help keep you in hot water all year around. Is it time…Read More
Water Heater Maintenance: The Most Common Problems
What are the most common problems for water heaters? Is it time to call a professional? Water Leaking from Bottom of Tank: While this can be due to normal condensation, it’s important to be able to make sure it’s not a hole in the tank that’s causing a leak. No Hot Water: If you have…Read More
Water Heater Efficiency and Safety: a Few Quick Tips
What’s the right temperature? For energy savings and ensuring the safety of small children, many consumer organizations recommend setting your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees. However, it’s also important to know that water temperatures below 120°F can enable unhealthy bacteria to grow inside your water heater. So, consider both when determining an appropriate temperature for your…Read More
Water Heater: Time to Repair or Replace?
Strange noises coming from your water heater? Is the temperature of your hot water fluctuating day-to-day? Noticing leaks coming from your water heater? These are all common problems that occur with water heaters. But how do you determine whether it’s time to repair or replace it? It’s possible your water heater is simply wearing out…Read More
Why Does my Water Take so Long to Heat Up?
Have you ever turned on the hot water for a shower, only to be in for a surprise when it comes out ice-cold? It’s possible your water heater is simply wearing out from many years of use, and it’s time for a new one. Check out these advantages of having a new water heater. So…Read More
A Little Water Heater History
Now a staple of our homes, the automatic water heater began as a vision. While Norwegian Edwin Ruud is credited with creating the first automatic storage water heater back in 1889, others had begun the exploration before him. The Geyser Benjamin Waddy Maughan devised an early system where water was heated as it poured into…Read More
Water Heater Maintenance: What Is an Anode Rod and Is It Time to Replace It?
You may not know it, but water heaters are built with safety in mind. One of the best examples of this in action is an anode rod. But what is an anode rod? Is your water heater up to code? An anode rod is a long metal rod that sits in your water heater. It…Read More
Water Heater Safety: Is Your Water Heater up to Code?
Plumbing codes are in place to protect homeowners from dangerous situations such as fire, explosions, and leaks. If you’ve recently purchased a new home or are considering buying a new water heater, here are a few guidelines that you need to be aware of to ensure your water heater is safe to operate. Can a…Read More