Southern California recently experienced a number of powerful earthquakes, the most powerful in many years. Although we were fortunate to have experience minor damage here in Orange County, these quakes are an important reminder of how we need to be vigilant about earthquake safety and preparedness. There are many resources online to help you prepare your household for emergency situations from quakes. In this post, we want to talk specifically about earthquakes and your plumbing, since the plumbing system is one of the parts of a house most vulnerable to quake damage.
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Homes 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.
Water 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.
Orange 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.
Have you ever turned on your furnace for the first time of the season, and smelled something burning? A lot of people do, and they think that something is actually wrong with their furnace. Not to worry, though. That’s typically nothing to worry about. Most of the time, that’s actually the smell of the dust particles that have built up in the furnace over the year burning away as the system starts up. After a few hours of operation, that smell should go away. However, there are plenty of other symptoms of furnace issues that you absolutely should take seriously. Read on to find out more about these signs.
There are a number of pipes that run under your property to your home, where they connect to the rest of the plumbing system. Of these pipes, the two most important are your water and sewer lines. Without these, your plumbing system would not be able to function. If you use natural gas in your home, the gas line is another pipe that falls into this category. All of these pipes present a rather unique problem. They’re important to the operation of your home, but they’re quite difficult to get to under normal circumstances. This means if they break and need replacement, they can cause major headaches for everyone involved. Fortunately, there is an easy way to replace damaged water, sewer, and gas pipes. Let’s take a look at the advantages of trenchless pipe replacement.
There are a lot of recommendations for getting your air conditioner ready for the sweltering summer heat. Most of them require professional equipment and expertise, which you should take advantage of whenever possible. Fortunately, though, you don’t need to wait for a professional to take some steps to take care of your air conditioner. One simple thing you can do to prepare your air conditioner for the summer season is replace your air filter. Let’s have a look at why it’s so important to replace your air filter, and how you can do it.
We’re finally, finally getting into some consistently warm weather after the downpours of the last few months. This means that now is the time to make sure that your home is ready for the coming summer season, before the days get even hotter. That might mean making sure that your air conditioner gets preventive maintenance within the next few weeks, or it might mean replacing the system entirely. If you’re not sure whether or not you need to replace your air conditioner this year, read on.
Okay, 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.
Water heaters are solid systems, and can last quite a while under the right circumstances. Eventually, though, it will wear down to the point that it needs to be replaced. If you’re not sure whether or not your water heater can get you through another winter, read on to find out.