Sunset Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Professional Maintenance?

Monday, May 16th, 2022

You’re probably used to seeing tank water heaters–in fact, you may even have one in your home. You know that they’re large, often pretty noticeable, and can even be a bit noisy at times. In other words, it’s really hard to ignore a tank-style water heater, right?

So, you know that it needs maintenance. Any large appliance or home comfort equipment does. Scaling, after all, is a huge enemy to these water heater systems. Scaling is caused by mineral buildup from hard water.

What you might not know is that scaling doesn’t just impact tank water heaters, it also affects tankless water heaters. And so, tankless water heaters need professional maintenance, too. Read on to learn more.

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Does Your Tankless Water Heater Need Maintenance?

Monday, May 17th, 2021

When it comes to tank water heaters, it’s probably pretty apparent to you why maintenance would be necessary. It’s a huge system, with multiple components, and it stores water on a consistent basis so there is corrosion to worry about, right? There’s also scaling to worry about—that is, the buildup of hard water minerals like magnesium, calcium, and iron that turns into sediment deposits and settles on the bottom of the water heater tank.

But you have a tankless system, so you don’t need to worry about any of this, right?

Um, not quite! Much of the maintenance that we do for traditional storage tank water heaters is actually pretty similar to the maintenance we have to perform on tankless systems as well. Keep reading as we uncover why this is necessary and why you should go ahead and schedule your next tankless water heater maintenance session soon.

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How to Tell if You Need a New Water Heater

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last. If you take proper care of your system, you can expect it to lasts many years. Sooner or later, however, you’re going to need to replace your water heater with a new one. The more you know about how to identify when your water heater is getting close to the end of its lifespan, the earlier you’ll be able to replace the system before it has a chance to die on you.

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Careful of These Water Heater Problems

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are built to last, but they aren’t invincible. Eventually, years of use will cause problems of various kinds to crop up in a water heater. You can lower the chances of problems occurring by scheduling professional maintenance at least once a year. However, this isn’t a guarantee. At some point, you will have to repair your system between maintenance appointments. The faster you can tell when your system is having problems, the faster you can have it repaired and the better off it will be.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

tank-water-heaterThe average water heater sees a lot of use, multiple times a day, and on every day of the year. That level of demand takes a toll on any system, but water heaters are designed to handle it. If you take proper care of your water heater, you can get many years of service out of it before you have to replace it. You will have to replace it eventually, though. If you’ve had your water heater for a while, it may actually be getting close to the time for a new one. If your water heater is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, it’s a good idea to talk to a professional about replacing it.

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Be Sure to Schedule Water Heater Maintenance Annually!

Monday, March 6th, 2017

You probably have about a hundred other things on your mind aside from all the maintenance requirements for your home systems. Still, there are some systems for which preventive maintenance is an absolute necessity. Your water heater is one of those systems. If you want to keep your water heater in good shape, you need to make sure that you schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year.

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The Causes of Inconsistent Water Heater Output

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Have you ever been taking a shower, or washing the dishes, and suddenly had a blast of cold water interrupt the warm flow? What about having to wait much longer than normal for water to warm up after opening a faucet? These issues indicate a problem with your water heater, one that will require professional services in order to fix.

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Why You May Want to Replace Your Water Heater This Winter

Monday, December 19th, 2016

Water heaters are pretty well-built, on average. However, they also happen to be among the hardest-working appliances in the average home. Think about how often you use hot water every day, and you’ll know what we’re talking about. That amount of demand puts a lot of strain on the water heater, and eventually that strain will be the end of it. If your water heater isn’t up to getting through another winter season, you should be able to identify the signs now. Keep an eye out for the following.

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Ways You Can Prepare Your Water Heater for Winter

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Winter is upon us, and it is going to mean more stress for various systems throughout your house. One of those systems is the water heater. The water heater is one of the hardest working systems in the average home, and as such it’s in your best interest to invest in keeping it operating properly. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can prepare your water heater for the winter season.

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Which Water Heater Type Should I Choose?

Monday, October 24th, 2016

A water heater is one of those systems that often goes ignored, but is one of the most important parts of a home. If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you may be surprised to discover that there are actually a number of radically different types of systems to choose from. Each system is suited to a different type of situation, so it’s important that you pick the one that meets your specific needs. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular water heater types, and which might be best for you.

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