MarGo Plumbing Heating Cooling Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

When to Get Your Water Heater Checked

Monday, October 8th, 2018

 

water-heater-beyond-maintenanceA question we hear all the time is “When should I have my water heater inspected?” While most things in plumbing are a little complicated, we’re pretty straightforward with this one:

Maintenance should be done annually.

There are various tasks that are performed during an annual maintenance, and many problems that can be prevented if caught early on by a Montclair plumbing company. We’ll go through what those are in today’s post.

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Get Your Tank Water Heater Checked Before the Fall

Monday, September 10th, 2018

 

technician-inspecting-water-heaterMost homes are equipped with tank water heaters. That’s no surprise, since they’re cheap and reliable, capable of lasting well over a decade. They’re also incredibly low-maintenance through most of their life. However, this low-maintenance might get some homeowners in trouble—there are several components of a tank water heater that do need to be looked at if they want their heaters to last past 15 years of age.

Just before fall is the perfect time to check in on your water heater. We’ll go over a few things to look out for.

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How Does A Heat Pump Water Heater Work?

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

blue-question-markAre you in the market for a new water heater? If you’ve been using a standard tank water heater your whole life, it’s possible that you’ve never had to investigate other options. In today’s world of heating, however, water heater technology provides many variations.

In particular, we’re looking at heat pump water heaters and how they differ from your standard water heating options.

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How Scaling Affects Your Water Heater

Monday, February 12th, 2018

water-heater-tankYou’ve probably heard the term “hard water” before. This may sound a bit frightening in regard to your water quality, but it’s really not so bad for you. Hard water means that the water supply has an excess of calcium and magnesium, and for most people, this is perfectly safe to ingest. While it’s safe for people, however, we cannot say the same for your plumbing.

Scaling—the deposits that get left behind from hard water—can affect your water heater worse than any other part of your plumbing. While you can clean scale out of a faucet with a wrench and some vinegar, it’s not so easy when it comes to your water heater.

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Does a Leaky Water Heater Need Replacement?

Monday, January 16th, 2017

It’s easy to jump to conclusions when you notice a leak in your water heater. Your first fear may be that you’ll have to replace the whole thing. And, unfortunately, this is often necessary.

However, there are times when a leaky water heater only needs a new component. Learn more about how to tell what your water leak means in this guide. And prevent future leaks by calling in professional plumbers for routine water heater maintenance visits.

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Here’s Why You Should Replace Your Water Heater BEFORE It Breaks Down

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Have you got a water heater that’s 8-20 years old or even older? It might be time to start thinking about a replacement unit.

We know that most people don’t particularly want to go through the process of replacing a water heater if it has not yet broken down. However, you use your water heater every day. And the older it gets, the more it wears down.

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Why Your Water Heater May Need Some Maintenance

Monday, September 26th, 2016

When is the last time someone checked your water heater professionally? If you’re like most people, you only call in technicians when something is wrong. But the longer you go without professional service, the more likely you are to have expensive repairs come up suddenly.

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How to Tell Your Water Heater Needs Service

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Have you ever had to take a shower with cold water only, when you wanted a warm shower? It’s certainly not ideal. Hot water is essential to your way of life, and you want to make sure that you always have enough of it. In order to prevent water heater breakdowns, you want to catch problems as early as possible. Pay attention whenever anything seems off, and schedule annual service to prevent repair needs and premature replacement.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for My Home?

Monday, June 20th, 2016

You want to replace your older water heater, but you’re not sure whether you can upgrade from a standard tank water heater. You’ve heard a lot about how tankless water heaters save energy (which means, of course, that you save money). But can you really have one in your own home?

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