The Ups and Downs of Getting a Tankless Water Heater

November 15th, 2021
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Tankless water heaters have a long history stretching back to the late 19th century. It wasn’t until relatively recently, however, that they became feasible options for homes. More and more tankless water heaters are installed in homes each year as people discover the big benefits that come with them.

But tankless water heaters are not universal in homes because they do have several drawbacks. We think tankless water heaters are great options to consider, but you’ll need professionals to help you decide if you’ll get the most benefits out of installing one. We’ll go over some of the basic upsides and downsides of tankless water heaters to help you get started thinking about a new water heater installation.

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How Can I Stop Paying So Much For Heating This Year?

November 1st, 2021
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We’ve started to have our first brushes with colder autumn weather, and even some rainfall. Although we don’t have to deal with the full chill of winter that strikes many other parts of the country, we still need our heating systems to run at key times. And wouldn’t it be great if we didn’t have to pay for the occasional heat we need?

Of course, this is impossible. Heat is a form of energy, and powering a gas or electric heating system costs money. If you dread having to use your heater each winter because you don’t like what it does to your utility bills, we have some potentially good news: you might be paying more each year than necessary. Because Southern California residents aren’t as used to running central heating systems, they often make errors that lead to higher costs. 

In this post, we will look at several ways you can curb heating costs—both small tips as well as bigger jobs that our professionals can help you with.

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How Small Plumbing Troubles Can Warn of Big Ones

October 18th, 2021
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How would you define a “small” plumbing trouble? Probably something that’s a nuisance but which isn’t interfering with your regular day. It’s something you can have fixed … but not now, maybe later when you have time for it. 

We want to caution you against doing this. Any small plumbing trouble could be only the surface effect of a larger one. Or a small plumbing issue could eventually expand into a major fiasco. When you have a concern about your plumbing, no matter the size, always call a professional for plumbing in San Juan Capistrano, CA at your earliest convenience. Otherwise, you may have to make an emergency call when it’s extremely inconvenient. 

We’re going to explore some of the small plumbing issues that can mask or lead to bigger ones.

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Even in Southern California, You Need Fall Heating Maintenance Every Year

October 4th, 2021
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This last week in Southern California gave us our first taste of fall weather, with temperatures cool enough for long sleeves, overcast skies, even a touch of rain and a thunderstorm. And then this week … right back to 80°F. 

It never drops below freezing here, and our winters are mild and the envy of many other states. That doesn’t mean we can ignore the heating systems in our homes. We still need them, especially during winter evenings. To ensure a dependable and safely operating heater for your house this winter, you’ll need to schedule heating maintenance in Orange County, CA. We hope this is something you do every year, and we have a way to make that easy. (But more on that at the bottom of this post.)

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The Slow Drain—It’s Not Clogged, But Don’t Ignore It!

September 20th, 2021
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The drain clog is one of the most common plumbing woes people run into. Everybody has dealt with a clogged drain and some point. Plungers can sometimes fix them, but if that doesn’t work, the next step isn’t to use chemical drain cleaners but to call for professional drain cleaning services in Orange County, CA. (Drain cleaners can cause damage to plumbing and leave behind most of the clog, making it likely to come back again.)

But what about the drain that isn’t clogged, it’s just gotten … a bit sluggish about draining out water? The slow drain is a plumbing problem that a surprising amount of people ignore. They may try a plunger,  but if that doesn’t clear the drain, they’ll try to work around it and hope maybe it’ll get better.

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Does Your Water Main Need Repairs? These Signs Can Tell You

September 6th, 2021
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Without a water main, you don’t have a working plumbing system. Plumbing requires water, after all. If the water main to your house becomes damaged because of age, corrosion, tree roots, earthquakes, construction, or clogs, you may soon have no freshwater in your house at all. Not a good time!

Handling repairs for a home’s water main is a major job for your plumbing in Irvine, CA, but you can relax when you know you’ve got a team like the one at Saddleback ready to help you. We offer fast and effective repair service for water mains and sewer lines. To help you know when to call us for assistance, look over this list of signs of a water main in jeopardy.

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How to Prevent AC Overheat at the End of Summer

August 23rd, 2021
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We’re in for some serious heat here at the end of August and into September. This is when your air conditioning really earns its keep. But the heat, consistent operation, and the general wear from the rest of summer can lead to your AC overheating and shutting down.

“Overheating” can refer to several different occurrences in an air conditioner: tripped circuit breakers, burnt-out fan motors, even a dead compressor. They all have in common an AC overworked and overstrained to the point it ceases to work.

Although you can always trust us for fast air conditioning repair in Laguna Niguel, CA and elsewhere in Orange County, we know you’d rather not have the AC overheat in the first place. We’ll go over ways to avoid this problem during the end of the season.

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We’ve Been Named One of the Top Plumbers in Lake Forest for 2021!

August 12th, 2021

We’re proud to announce that Expertise.com has named Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air as one of the top plumbers in Lake Forest for 2021.

This is an important recognition: the Expertise.com research process finds and reviews top service professionals in over two hundred industries across the US. Each month, the Expertise.com team researches more than 60,000 businesses to provide customers with help finding the most qualified professionals to meet their needs.

Expertise.com awarded us an A+ for Reputation and an A+ for Professionalism. You can’t ask for a better report card from an esteemed organization! If you’re already a Saddleback customer, you’ve experienced our professionalism and skill firsthand. If you’re looking for home service experts, you now know who to call!

Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air has served Orange County since 1981.

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The Benefits of Trenchless Sewer Line Replacement

August 9th, 2021
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If your sewer lines are in need of repairs, the worst thing you can do is to wait and do nothing. Small clogs can turn into complete blockages and can even break down the sewer lines completely. These problems should be solved quickly on an urgent basis with help from professional plumbing in Newport Beach, CA.

A lot of people are opting for trenchless sewer line replacement technology. It offers a faster, cheaper, and environmentally friendly method for replacing and repairing sewer lines. Let’s look at how it works and some of its major benefits.

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Why Water Might Leak From Your AC

July 26th, 2021
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You may expect to see water leaks coming from places like beneath your sink or around the edges of your shower. These are places where there’s plumbing, and where there’s plumbing there can be leaks.

But water leaking out of your air conditioner? You might not have thought about that occurring. Yet you can see the water starting to puddle around the inside cabinet of your central AC. Why is this happening? Where is the water coming from? Do you need it repaired?

We’re going to look at why water might start to leak from your air conditioner and what to do about it. In most cases, you’ll need professional air conditioning repair in Irvine, CA. Our team is here, ready to help you solve whatever cooling system troubles you have.

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