Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Indications It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, June 18th, 2018

tank-water-heaterA water heater can last for a long time, especially if you take proper care of it. Eventually, though, you’re going to need to install a new system. If you water heater is getting close to the end of its life, it’s a good idea to replace it as soon as possible.

Waiting for the system to break down entirely before replacing it is just going to leave you without a functioning water heater for a couple days. Have a look at the following signs that your water heater is getting close to the end of its life, so you can replace it with a new one before it dies completely. (more…)

Tips for Keeping Your Water Heater Healthy This Year

Monday, April 9th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters may be sturdy, but they’re not immune to problems. If you don’t take proper care of yours, you can expect it to need replacement many years earlier than you think. Fortunately, if you take the right steps you can both increase the system’s efficiency and lengthen its lifespan at the same time. Follow the tips below to ensure that your water heater is as healthy as possible throughout the year. (more…)

Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

tank-water-heaterAssuming you take proper care of your water heater, you can get quite a few years of service out of it. All systems need to be replaced eventually, though. If your water heater is getting towards the end of its life, it’s important that you be able to recognize it. The faster you can tell that your home is in need of a new water heater, the faster you can replace your old one. You don’t want to be surprised by your water heater suddenly failing on you. Have a look at the following signs that you need to install a new water heater. (more…)

Common Water Heater Problems to Watch Out For

Monday, March 27th, 2017

Water heaters are built to last, which is why yours has probably been chugging along without complaint for years without you needing to frequently repair it. Still, it’s a mistake to assume that your water heater is so resistant that you can afford to ignore it indefinitely. There are definitely problems that can afflict your water heater, some of which can destroy the whole system if you’re not careful. You don’t have to be paranoid about your water heater all the time, but you should know some of the things that can go wrong with the system so that you can be on the lookout for warning signs.

There are definitely problems that can afflict your water heater, some of which can destroy the whole system if you’re not careful. You don’t have to be paranoid about your water heater all the time, but you should know some of the things that can go wrong with the system so that you can be on the lookout for warning signs. (more…)

Should I Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Monday, December 26th, 2016

The arrival of winter brings with it a lot of demands on your time and attention. Though it’s probably pretty low on your list, you should give some thought to whether or not your water heater is in good condition. If the system is not able to serve you through another winter, it’s important that you replace it now. You don’t want to suddenly find yourself without hot water in the middle of winter, after all. Read on for some of the signs that you need to replace your water heater this winter. (more…)

The Importance of Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Water heaters are tough systems, built to last for many years despite near-constant operation. However, that doesn’t mean that they can last as long as possible without a bit of help. If you want to get the most use out of your water heater, you’re going to need to make sure that you schedule maintenance for it at least once a year. Read on to find out why that is. (more…)

Why Your Water Heater Output is Dropping

Monday, July 4th, 2016

If you put enough demand on a water heater for a long enough period of time, it will eventually exhaust its water heating capacity. There’s a difference between that and the slow decline of output, though. If your water heater seems to be losing its ability to generate enough hot water for your needs, there could be a couple of different reasons why. Read on to find out why your water heater output is dropping. (more…)

Is It Time for Water Heater Replacement?

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last. They have to be, in order to cope with the stress of providing hot water to an entire house on a day-to-day basis. As sturdy as they are, though, they do not last forever. Regardless of how well you take care of your water heater, you will eventually have to replace it with a new system. Some water heaters rupture once they reach the end of their lives, depending on where their wear and tear is worst. So, it’s a good idea to replace your water heater before it gets to that point. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your water heater. (more…)

The Dip Tube, and How It Affects Water Temperature

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Have you ever turned on your hot water tap and had it alternate between hot and cold? This is often caused by a problem in the water heater, with a part called the dip tube. Though the dip tube is a relatively simple part, it serves an important purpose. Let’s take a look at what happens when the dip tube becomes damaged, and how to fix it. (more…)

How Your Water Heater Avoids Rusting

Monday, May 16th, 2016

With the amount of water the standard water heater has to constantly deal with, the average lifespan of the system shouldn’t be more than a handful of years. Past that point, the water heater should have rusted out to the point of being unusable. The reason that doesn’t happen is because of a small part called the anode rod. Let’s take a look at how the anode rod protects your water heater from rusting. (more…)