Categories for Water Heater Repair

When Should You Replace a Water Heater?

March 3, 2022

As a general rule, you can expect most standard tank-based water heaters to last from eight to 12 years. This means if your water heater is more than 10 years old, it’s probably time to start thinking about a replacement. However, there are some additional factors you should consider as well, including the presence of any of a number of warning signs indicating the water heater is close to failure. Here are just a few examples of some of the signs that your water heater is wearing down and you’ll need to invest in a replacement soon: You haven’t kept... View Article

The Different Types of Water Heaters

December 30, 2021

While they all have the same purpose—to heat your water—there are many different types of hot water heaters on the market. You probably don’t give much thought to what type of water heater you have until it needs to be repaired or replaced. If that’s the case, keep reading. Below we’ll cover some of the pros and cons of the most popular water heater types to help you make a purchase decision. Conventional water heaters A conventional water heater includes a 30- to 80-gallon insulated storage tank that continuously holds a large quantity of heated water. These heaters can either... View Article

Getting Your Hot Water Heater Ready for Winter

November 12, 2021

There’s nothing better than a warm shower or bath on a cold winter day. You don’t want your hot water heater breaking down in the middle of winter. That’s why it’s important to properly prepare your hot water heater for the colder temperatures. Wondering what to do to get your water heater prepared for cold weather? It’s actually quite simple. Read on if you’re interested in learning more about how to prepare your water heater for the long winter ahead: Adjust the thermostat: We recommend setting your water heater’s thermostat to around 120°F. Avoid turning up your thermostat too high.... View Article

Why You Should Flush Your Water Heater Once a Year

September 6, 2021

Due to how important your water heater is, you should take any measures available to prolong its life. There are several different things you can do to achieve this. One of the most vital parts of water heater maintenance is performing a water heater flush. Flushing your water heater regularly—at least once a year—can not only make it last longer, but can also help it to run more efficiently. This article will cover how to flush your water heater and why it’s an essential tenet of water heater maintenance. Why you should flush your water heater As your water heater... View Article

Have You Checked Your Water Heater’s Anode Rod Recently? Here’s Why You Should

August 23, 2021

The invention of the water heater by Edwin Ruud in 1889 made everyone’s lives easier and made people more comfortable. While the water heaters today are more advanced than those first invented in the 19th century, some concepts of the first water heaters are still in use today. Over time, problems with water heaters arose, and solutions naturally sprung up to address them. One of these solutions is the anode rod. Most water heaters use an anode rod, and it’s a critical part of how these appliances function. This article will cover what an anode rod is, why it’s important... View Article

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