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

When To Call For Water Heater Repair

Monday, January 23rd, 2023
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If we were to ask you which home comfort system you depend on the most, you’d probably say your heater. Although you rely on your heating system throughout much of the year here in Washington state, your water heater works just as hard.

Think about how many times in a day you depend on having hot water flow from your taps. Your water heater is a real workhorse, one that you depend on to do its job 24/7, 365 days a year. When the slightest things start to go wrong with your supply of hot water, you immediately notice. Imagine having lukewarm water when washing your hands, cold water when taking a shower, or even worse–no water at all.

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The #1 Way to Prevent Water Heater Repair Needs

Monday, November 14th, 2022
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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 and prevent big water heater repair needs, you need to make sure that you schedule preventive maintenance at least once a year.

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Why You Might Want to Choose a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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In our previous blog post, we talked about some of the signs that it may be time to replace your water heater. What you might not know is about all the options you have for that replacement, such as a tankless water heater.

More and more homeowners are choosing this option because of how much energy, and space, they save… in addition to a number of other benefits.

At the end of the day, if you want to enjoy all that modern living has to offer, you have to have an effective water heater in your home. You may as well go with one that best serves your specific needs. Read on to learn if and how a tankless system may be just what you need!

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Is It Time to Invest in a New Water Heater?

Monday, August 22nd, 2022
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There are times in life when there is nothing better than a cool shower, be it after a really hot day, or after a hard workout, or even if you just want to jolt yourself awake after a poor night of sleep.

There are other times in life when a cold shower is a very unpleasant surprise.

If the latter occurs to you, it points to a very clear problem with your water heater, but does it mean it’s time for a system upgrade? It may or may not, depending on a few factors.

If you’re beginning to notice problems with your water heater though, the best thing you can do is contact our team to inspect the system. Read on as we uncover some of the most common signs that it’s time for you to at least consider replacing your current water heater.

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Do Tankless Water Heaters Need Professional Maintenance?

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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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
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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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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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