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Posts Tagged ‘water heater repairs’


Water Heater Repair for Attic Units

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Photo of Two Water Heaters Installed in TandemIn many parts of the country, water heaters are commonly placed in the attic. This is manageable until you suspect your water heater has a leak, and accessing it to complete water heater repair is challenging to you and a professional plumber.

Why the Attic?

Homes built on pad foundations (no basement or crawl space) often have attic water heaters. While cheap to install, their attic location makes water heater repair very difficult. Garages are not good locations for gas-fired water heaters specifically, because of the proximity of flammable liquids.

By the Numbers

The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety points out several factors that increase your risk of water heater repair and failure: (more…)

Tankless Water Heater Installation

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Replacing the Old with the New

Converting your old water heater to a tankless system involves making some changes to your home. The main advantages of installing a tankless water heater come in energy savings, as tankless systems only heat the water you need, when you need it. This will save you money in the long run. Tankless systems are also sealed combustion units, which greatly reduces the risk of carbon monoxide entering your home. (more…)

Why Is A Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve Important?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

What’s a Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve ?

 Water HeaterSafety Function of a Water Heater PRV and Why You Should Care

Safety should always important when using a water heater at your home. Ensure that the water heater is able to relieve both the water temperature and pressure at a given point to avoid damage and possible injury.

In this article, we will focus on the purpose of and the importance of the pressure relief valve.

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Why should I consider replacing my old water heater?

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Image of the Gas Falme in a Water Heater

Why doesn’t my old water heater work as well as it used to?

My water just doesn’t get very hot anymore…and there’s not much of it. I don’t understand, what’s going on!

It’s actually pretty simple…

Water heater tanks fill up with sediment over a period of time just from heating the water. The sediment collects at the bottom of the tank, so it keeps the water heater from holding as much water and is a lot less efficient. Instead of getting 50 gallons of hot water, you may get 35 gallons of hot water after a period of six or seven years.
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