Saddleback Plumbing Heating & Air Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Don’t Ignore These 4 Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, February 5th, 2024

When your water heater is working as it should, you’ll hardly notice it. But at the first signs of trouble, you’ll become acutely aware of it. From a lack of water pressure to a shower that turns cold halfway through, the signs that your water heater is struggling will make themselves known.

The worst thing you could do is ignore these calls for help. Let’s go over four signs that you need water heater repair in Orange County. Your water heater is an important and expensive piece of equipment responsible for keeping your home supplied with hot water 24/7. It pays to take care of any problems promptly.

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The Link Between Water Heater Maintenance and Repairs

Monday, September 18th, 2023

When answering the question, “What’s the link between water heater maintenance and repairs?” the answer is quite simple. Water heater maintenance helps prevent water heater repairs. It’s true! Maintenance is the absolute best way to avoid not only unexpected and costly repairs, but an interruption in your home’s precious hot water service. 

Just think about all the things you do in your home that rely on a steady flow of hot water. Showers, baths, washing hands, cooking, cleaning, sanitizing, and using appliances. Your ability to do all these things can come to a grinding halt with the smallest hiccup in your water heater’s performance. 

We know that maintenance might seem like an unnecessary expense and yet another task on your never-ending list of home maintenance tasks. However, we promise that it’s a solid return on your investment that’ll save you time, money, and comfort in the long run. In addition to avoiding repairs, here are more benefits of routine water heater maintenance.

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Is It Time To Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, August 21st, 2023

You depend on your water heater 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. So when it exhibits signs that it’s struggling to do its job, it’s imperative that you recognize them and pay attention.

Although water heater replacement is something no one ever looks forward to, ignoring the signs that it’s time for a replacement could lead to an interruption in your home’s hot water supply.

When you think about how many times you depend on hot water not just for comfort, but for safety, it’s definitely better to upgrade the system when it’s due. Here are four signs that it’s time to replace that old water heater.

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Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, February 20th, 2023

If we asked you which home system you couldn’t live without, you’d probably say it’s your air conditioner. It’s true that in Orange County you rely heavily on your air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable throughout our extended cooling season. 

However, there’s a home system you rely on multiple times a day, 365 days per year. That system is your water heater! Just think about how often you rely on water throughout the day. When your water heater begins showing signs that it’s struggling to provide the hot water your family requires, you’ll notice it right away. 

If you’ve had to call for water heater repair in Orange County lately, perhaps you’ve been thinking of upgrading to a tankless model. Let’s review the pros and cons of these energy-efficient systems so you’ll be ready to make the decision when it’s time to choose. After all, you don’t want to go without hot water for even a day.

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Corrosion vs. Your Water Heater: What You Need to Know

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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You can expect a service life from your gas-powered storage tank water heater (the most common type) of 12–15 years, possibly longer if you stay diligent with annual maintenance and always call for prompt repairs when anything goes wrong with the system. Electric tank water heaters can last for several years longer.

During the life of your water heater, corrosion is the biggest foe to watch for—the one that can bring your water heater’s service life to an end. Corrosion occurs when water meets metal in the presence of oxygen, so any water-using appliance made of metal is at risk of corrosion, particularly rust. 

Does corrosion on your water heater mean the end of the line for it? Can you have it repaired or is it time to call us for a new water heater installation in Orange County? We’ll address these questions below.

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Explaining the Thermal Expansion Tank on Your Water Heater

Monday, February 7th, 2022

How much do you know about your water heater? It’s okay if you answer “Not that much.” Homeowners can’t be expected to have expert knowledge of every major appliance in their house. It’s the reason you have professionals to handle jobs like repairing plumbing in Mission Viejo, CA.

We’re going to shed some light on an important part of your water heater today, the thermal expansion tank, often just called the expansion tank. Understanding the purpose of this component will give you a better sense of the workings of the water heater as well as when you may need to call for repairs.

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How Long Can I Expect My Water Heater to Last?

Monday, June 28th, 2021

A water heater is a vital part of any household, and it is also one of the biggest sources of energy consumption in the home, whether it’s a gas-powered or electric unit. These facts together make it important to know when you need to schedule a water heater replacement in Mission Viejo: a water heater that’s too aged will put your hot water supply at risk and will cost too much to run as it drains excessive amounts of power.

So how many years can you expect to get out of your current water heater? We can’t give you a definite single answer, but we can provide you with several answers, as well as help you understand when the time has come to get a new water heater.

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What to Expect When You Install a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, May 17th, 2021

Just to be clear about the title: you don’t want to do the actual tankless water heater installation yourself. This type of work requires professionals. In this post, we’re looking at what to expect when you choose to have us install a tankless water heater for you.

Now that’s out of the way … great news to hear you want to get a tankless water heater! More and more homeowners are making the decision to have their old storage tank water heaters replaced with tankless “on-demand” water heaters. There are a few things you can expect and maybe one of two things to consider. Let’s jump into it below.

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This Vital Part Keeps Your Water Heater Running for Years

Monday, January 11th, 2021

How long have you had your water heater? If it’s more than 10 years, you might wonder how it managed to get so far. After all, it’s a water-using device made of metal. Shouldn’t it have corroded or rusted-out at this point?

Honestly, you probably don’t give your water heater this much thought. As long as it keeps hot water flowing for the showers and your family isn’t complaining, it’s doing its job. If it runs into trouble, you can call our expert technicians to investigate and see what it needs.

But in this post, we want to talk about the part of your water heater responsible for it lasting as long as it has. All parts of a water heater are important for it to operate, but this component does something special: it stops the water heater from corroding. A bit of knowledge about this part will help you know how to best care for your home’s water heater.

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How to Tell You Have a Water Heater From the Undead!

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Here’s a spooky story to tell for October, so gather ‘round the digital HD fire and listen to what could happen to you if you ignore a water heater that’s one of the… undead! 

An undead water heater is one that should have been sent to its resting place in the scrapheap years ago, except it still seems to be working. But it’s actually the water heating walking dead, and unless you replace it with a new water heater, you may find yourself in the hideous, terrible, gruesome situation of a cold shower one morning and a few annoying days afterward rushing to get a new water heater.

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