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

This Vital Part Keeps Your Water Heater Running for Years

Monday, January 11th, 2021
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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
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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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Want Your Water Heater to Last Longer? Follow This Advice

Monday, February 10th, 2020
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Of course, you want your home’s water heater to last longer. It’s the best way to get a high return on your original investment in it. Paying for replacement earlier than you should is a big budget drain.

But you do have to meet your water heater halfway on this. It can’t magically live its longest life without any assistance. Below are the best ways you can ensure your current water heater (or maybe your next one) reaches or exceeds its manufacturer’s estimated service life.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater the Best of All Possible Water Heaters?

Monday, May 20th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterHomes in Orange County rarely need to worry about their heating systems. The weather is warm most of the year, with only an occasional cool stretch in the winter and scattered days of rain.

But there’s one heating system that does plenty of work and does it almost every day of the year: the household water heater.

The water heater accounts for a large amount of household energy use per year, and it’s an essential item for a home’s plumbing. This is why we urge people to make upgrades from older water heaters to newer ones (especially if the current water heater is more than twenty years old). A newer water heater can make significant changes in energy savings.

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Corrosion vs. Your Water Heater: A Fearsome Tale

Monday, February 11th, 2019

rusty-home-water-heaterHow long can you expect the water heater in your home to last? The average lifespan for storage tank water heaters is around 20 years, although with the best possible care, they can last longer.

The biggest threat that can bring a water heater’s service life to an early end is corrosion. Corrosion is the enemy of any metal in contact with water, but a water heater is designed to resist corrosion for many years. We’re going to look at what corrosion can do to your water heater, how to prevent it, and what to do if it starts.

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Water Heater Issues You Should Watch For

Monday, November 5th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters may not run into problems as often as with heating and air conditioning systems, but they are still going to develop issues every once in a while. Even if you schedule preventive maintenance on a regular basis for your water heater, you need to make sure that you keep an eye out for signs that your system is in need of repairs. The earlier you can determine that your system is dealing with some sort of problem, the faster you can get the problem fixed. The following are just a few of the common signs that your water heater might be in need of repairs.

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Which Water Heater Type Should You Install?

Monday, September 10th, 2018

water-heater-tankOrange County is not a part of the U.S. where people have many concerns about “home heating.” Even the coldest winters are mild, and electric furnaces can manage the work of comfort. However, there is one home heating system that’s essential, even in sunny and warm Southern California: the water heater. This appliance accounts for the majority of heating energy any home uses, and it often puts in work 365 days a year.

So when you’re searching for a new water heater installation in Mission Viejo, CA or elsewhere in Orange County, you want to pick a unit that will do the best job, work for many years, and help conserve energy. With more types of water heaters on the market than ever before, making the choice can be difficult. We can help! Below is a short guide to your options. Schedule installation with our pro plumbers and they’ll ensure you end up with the best possible unit.

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If Your Water Heater Does This, It’s Time for a New One

Monday, May 21st, 2018

tank-water-heaterHopefully, you’ve been pretty consistent over the years about scheduling preventive maintenance and prompt repairs for your water heater. If not, it’s never too late to start. Even if you have, though, you know that no amount of care or maintenance will make a system last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need a new one. If you can recognize the signs that your water heater is beginning to fail, you can have it replaced before it completely breaks down on you. That should save you some time and frustration, if nothing else. Have a look at the following signs that your water heater is in need of replacement.

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Replace Your Water Heater if it’s Exhibiting These Symptoms

Monday, May 8th, 2017

tank-water-heaterDespite the vital function that a water heater serves in the average home, most homeowners don’t pay enough attention to notice when it theirs needs professional services. This includes maintenance, repair, and especially replacement. Knowing when to install a new water heater in your home is important for both saving you money and ensuring that you don’t have an extended interruption in service. Keep an eye out for some of the signs that your system needs to be replaced.

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Finding the Perfect Water Heater for You This February!

Monday, January 30th, 2017

showerOkay, so you probably don’t spend all that much time thinking about your water heater. Yeah, it’s an important system, and you would really miss it if it stopped working, but most people don’t devote a lot of attention to it unless something is wrong with it. Still, if you’re looking for a new one you’d better be paying close attention to certain factors. Installing a water heater that doesn’t quite fit your needs has the potential to do quite a bit more harm than good.

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