The Sunny Plumber SoCal Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Tankless Water Heaters Are Long Term Investments

Monday, August 31st, 2020

technician-in-doorIf you’re the type of person that solely looks at a price tag before deciding whether or not to invest in something, then we totally understand that. However, you are probably winding up with a whole lot of short-term investments if this is the way you work. Why? Because sometimes investing some extra money up front really does pay off in the long run. This is definitely the case with tankless water heaters in Corona, CA.

Even the most preliminary research will show that tankless water heaters are considerably more expensive than tank water heaters are. If that’s all you’re looking at, though, you’re missing the big picture. Because tankless water heaters have some serious benefits to offer. Benefits, we’d say, that are well worth the asking price! So read on, think about how long you’re going to be in your home, and let us know if you’re ready to make a long term water heater investment.

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Making the Switch to a Tankless Water Heater: What to Expect

Monday, November 25th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterYou have big plans for your water heater in Corona, CA. You’re going to replace your old, inefficient tank water heater and put in a tankless one. We think this is a great idea, although we recommend you first consult with professionals about making the decision, since tankless isn’t ideal in all situations. You’ll need professionals to handle the installation, so you might as well have our team working with you from the start.

What can you expect when you make the change over to a tankless water heater? Many positive things, and most of the time you’ll just be enjoying hot water like you’re used to. But there are a several changes that come along with your new system.

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3 Reasons to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, September 16th, 2019

technician-in-doorWouldn’t it be nice to invest in a water heater, have it professionally installed by a Sunny Plumber, and know for certain that that’s the last water heater you’ll ever need?  Of course it would be, but so would a lot of other scenarios that are just not possible. Even when you invest in a great water heater in Corona, CA, and even when a plumber of our caliber installs your water heater, it is only a matter of time before replacement.

Investing in great equipment, a proper installation, and routine maintenance will keep your water heater operating at peak conditions for as long as possible, but no appliance can truly last forever. Ideally, you’ll schedule your water heater replacement before you wind up with a system that’s broken down altogether. If you’re wondering when the ideal time to schedule your water heater replacement might be, wonder no longer! Keep the following information in mind, and be sure to schedule service with our team.

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Why Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

sunny-plumbersIf you think that all water heaters are created equal, think again! Sure, you may only be familiar with the old tank style water heater, but there are also tankless models that are well worth homeowners’ consideration. In fact, these tankless models offer incredible energy efficiency! So, just go with a tankless system then, right?

Well, not so fast.

The fact of the matter is that there is no single type of water heater that’s right for everyone. If there were, there’d only be one type of water heater to choose from, right? And while improved energy efficiency may sound like the obvious choice, there are also some areas where tank water heaters have the upper hand. Ultimately, determining which water heater in Corona, CA, is right for you can prove to be quite tricky. Fortunately, that’s where our Sunny Plumbers come in. Read on to learn more about why sticking with a tank water heater is a perfectly reasonable choice.

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What Is Standby Energy Loss?

Monday, June 10th, 2019

sunny-plumberHot water is one of the last comforts that most people would be willing to give up in their homes. We use it for so many different things throughout the house that hot water is really more of a necessity than a luxury. That level of need doesn’t really take the sting out of a particularly high energy bill related to your water heating, though. Why might you be overpaying for hot water? Well, one potential reason is excessive standby energy loss.

You may not know it by name but, if you use a tank water heater, you have definitely experienced some level of standby energy loss. There is a way to eliminate it entirely, but it’s not the right option for everyone. There are other ways to limit it substantially, too. More on all that below. First, let us just remind you that you cannot go wrong when it comes to water heater services in Corona, CA, when you call a Sunny Plumber to do the job.

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Tankless Water Heater FAQ: Is the Price Justified?

Monday, February 4th, 2019

sunny-plumber-logoAs is the case with so many “this or that” plumbing related questions, the only answer we can really give right off the bat is: maybe.  Yes, tankless water heaters have a lot going for them. However, there are also many reasons why tank water heaters are still so popular. Think about it this way—if one system were truly superior to the other in every way, and was always the best choice for any given situation, then there wouldn’t be different systems to choose from to begin with!

So, let’s a take a deeper look into one specific point of consideration when the time comes to buy a new water heater or to replace an old one: cost. You don’t need to do much in the way of research to discover that, yes, tankless water heaters do cost more than tank systems. In fact, the difference in cost is substantial enough to drive some homeowners away from considering tankless water heaters right away. We urge you to hold off until you’ve made a few more considerations, though, because a tankless water heater in Corona, CA can still make a lot of sense.

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Do I Need Water Heater Repairs?

Monday, January 7th, 2019

sunny-plumbersThere are certain plumbing issues that homeowners convince themselves they can live with. Think toilets that seem to run too long, or faucets that perpetually drip. If you ask us, and any good plumber, then any such problems should really be dealt with ASAP. That being said, some issues are going to stand out as priorities more than others. This is certainly the case when it comes to problems with your water heater in Riverside, CA. Hot water is too important to take chances with!

Fortunately, many issues with your water heater will give you some warning signs right away. Unfortunately, even the most obvious red flags won’t do much good if you, as the homeowner, do not recognize them as anything to act upon promptly. We encourage you to think about just how much you rely upon your hot water on a day-to-day basis, and to pick up the phone immediately when trouble seems to strike. The Sunny Plumber SoCal is here to help!

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, December 10th, 2018

sunny-plumberYou don’t think about your water heater all that much, we’re willing to bet. This is the case as long as your water heater is working properly, at least. However, no water heater is going to work properly all of the time, and no water heater is going to last forever. In many instances of trouble, water heater repairs are possible. There will come a time, though, when you need to schedule a professional water heater replacement in Corona. When you do, contact us.

The Sunny Plumber SoCal not only installs water heaters of the highest quality from some of the most trusted manufacturers in the industry, but we also install them the right way, every step of the way. Why? Because you deserve the best! Your water heater is used to heat water for all applications throughout your home, from bathing to doing the dishes and general cleaning. You need it to function properly if you want to keep your home running smoothly. 

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Tank. Tankless. Which Is Right for Me?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

technician-in-doorLet’s get the answer to the question posed in the title of this blog right out into the open—we’re not sure. Now, we can certainly discuss the pros and cons of each system, which we’ll do below, but we cannot give you a definitive answer as to which is best-suited to your home and your needs without knowing a bit more about your home and your needs. That is why we encourage homeowners thinking about a water heater installation or replacement in Torrance, CA to contact The Sunny Plumber SoCal directly. 

Our bright and shiny plumbing professionals have plenty of experience with both tank and tankless water heaters, and we’ve got the answers to virtually any questions that you may ask. So read on, consider your hot water usage as relates to the following points, and keep our number handy. When you work with the professionals on our team, you can count on getting the right water heater installed for your home, and in the right way!

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What Is an Anode Rod?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

sunny-plumbersThere are a lot of plumbing fixtures and appliances that you are very familiar with. Your toilet, bathtub, sinks, dishwasher, etc. Your water heater probably does not get the same amount of thought as these fixtures and appliances do, because you are not really interacting with it directly every day, as you do with these others. You should still keep your water heater and its overall condition at the front of your mind, though.

After all, all of the hot water coming from your faucets and into your appliances is heated by this system. One of the best ways to protect your water heater is already in place: the sacrificial anode rod. If you are not familiar with what this phrase refers to, then today’s post is definitely for you. We know what you’re thinking. Why should I care, as long as my water heater works? Well, that is precisely the point. If your anode rod is not doing its job, then your water heater will wind up in, well, hot water!

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