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

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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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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What Happens During Water Heater Maintenance?

Monday, August 8th, 2016

We’ve written before about the benefits of water heater maintenance, and how you should schedule it at least once a year. We’ve never really gone into detail about what goes on during a water heater maintenance appointment, though. The full procedure is long and, to be honest, rather boring. However, there are some aspects of it that you may benefit from being familiar with. Read on to find out more about some of what happens during water heater maintenance.

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Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Water heaters can last many years, provided that you take proper care of them. However, no matter how well you take care of your water heater, you will eventually need a new one. It is important that you be able to identify the signs that your water heater is reaching the end of its life, so that you can replace it before it fails completely. You don’t want to be suddenly without hot water, after all. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater.

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How Your Water Heater Prevents Itself From Rusting

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Any system that deals with large amounts of water must eventually deal with the problem of rust. With the amount of water that water heaters deal with on a regular basis, it’s a wonder that they last longer than a couple of years before rusting into a scrap pile. Why don’t they, though? What causes a water heater to last so much longer than it should, despite its exposure to that much water? Read on to find out.

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What You Need to Know about Your Anode Rod

Monday, April 4th, 2016

Rust is the bane of any system that deals with water, with the risk being greater the more water the system handles. Considering that your water heater deals with water constantly, from the time it’s installed onward, rust should be pretty much inevitable. However, if properly maintained your water heater will likely never have to deal with a serious rust problem. How is that possible? Because of a part called the anode rod. Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and why you need to have it checked annually.

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Replace Your Water Heater if You Notice These Symptoms

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Water heaters are pretty sturdy systems, and as long as you take care of yours it will probably last a good long time. No amount of prompt repairs and preventive maintenance can make a water heater last forever, though. Eventually, you will have to replace your water heater. It’s important that you be able to recognize the signs that your water heater is nearing the end of its life. That way, you can replace the system before it breaks down on you completely. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that your water heater is in need of replacement.

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