Service King Plumbing & HVAC Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Heaters’

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…)

Why You Need to Have Your Anode Rod Checked Once a Year

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Any system that deals with water over a long period of time is bound to deal with rust at some point. So, have you ever wondered why your water heater doesn’t rust away within a year or two of installation? The reason it doesn’t is a part called the anode rod. Let’s take a look at the anode rod, how it protects your water heater, and why you need to have it checked at least once a year. (more…)

Watch Out for These Water Heater Issues

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Water heaters are among the hardest working appliances in homes. Hot water is used multiple times a day, all year round, and most water heaters don’t even turn off. Standard tank water heaters, which most people have, are on at all times in order to maintain a standing supply of hot water. This leads to a lot of wear on the system, as you might imagine. As with all systems, quick response is vital to ensuring that any problems don’t cause too much damage to your water heater. Let’s take a look at some issues that you should watch out for, and when to call for repairs. (more…)

When to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last quite a long time, but they’re also put under a lot of stress throughout their lives. Every time you use hot water, which is probably multiple times a day, you’re making use of your water heater. That translates to a lot of wear and tear on the system. Eventually, even the best-maintained water heater will break down for good. Since you probably don’t want your water heater to suddenly break down on you, it’s important that you be aware of the various signs that it’s time to install a new system. Let’s take a look at some of those signs now. (more…)

How to Extend the Life of Your Water Heater

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Water heaters are incredibly sturdy systems. Most are built to operate near-constantly, from the time they are installed onward, to maintain a standing supply off hot water at a moment’s notice. Despite this resilience, however, water heaters don’t last nearly as long if they aren’t properly taken care of. If you want your water heater to last as long as possible, so that you can get the best return on your investment, there are some steps you’ll need to take. Read on to find out how to get the most out of your water heater. (more…)

How the Anode Rod Protects Your Water Heater

Monday, July 13th, 2015

Your water heater is put under quite a bit of stress on a daily basis, especially if it’s one of the storage tank models. These water heaters keep a large supply of hot water constantly heated, from the time they are installed onward, just in case it is needed. This level of constant water exposure more or less guarantees advanced rust over time. Why, then, do modern water heaters seem to be so resistant to rust? The answer lies in a part called the sacrificial anode rod or anode rod for short. Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and how important it is to your water heater. (more…)