The Sunny Plumber SoCal Blog : Posts Tagged ‘water heater’

What Standby Energy Loss Means for Tank Water Heaters

Monday, March 16th, 2020

sunny-plumberIt is very easy to take hot water in your home for granted, and this is very unfortunate. You have to remember that you use hot water for many different tasks and chores around your home. Washing the dishes, doing the laundry,  your hot shower to wake you up in the morning—hot water, one and all! And okay, maybe you don’t take the availability of hot water for granted. But are you taking its price for granted?

No, we don’t mean you’re undervaluing the amount that you pay for hot water. Just that you may be used to paying a certain amount while not realizing that it may be more than you should be paying. Take into account standby energy loss, for instance. This can really reduce the overall energy efficiency of your tank water heater in Corona, CA—and you may not even know what that phrase means! We’ll take a look at standby energy loss today, and ways in which to curtail it.

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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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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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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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3 Common Water Heater Problems

Monday, April 30th, 2018

sunny-plumber-logoHere in California, the summer season can be very hot. Even here, though, your air conditioner is going to have an offseason. It may be a brief offseason, but it is a respite for that system nonetheless. This is not the case with your water heater. For this particular appliance, surely one of if not the hardest working in any home, there is no substantial time of rest. This system is used every day, throughout the day, for many different tasks completed throughout your home.

Considering how used to having bountiful hot water whenever we need it we are, it goes without saying that any problems with your water heater are cause for concern. When you need water heater repairs, you need to contact a professional plumber in Huntington Beach immediately. Of course, doing so means that you need to be able to recognize signs of trouble with your water heater to begin with. Here are a few common ones to be on the lookout for.

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Preventing Hot Water Scalds

Monday, November 13th, 2017

dripping-showerheadWhat words spring to mind when you think of your water heater? Comfort? Appliance? Vital? Your water heater is definitely one of the hardest working appliances in your home, but there is one other word that should come to mind when you think of your water heater: safety. Modern water heaters are designed to operate in the safest manner possible, but any appliance that heats water and then pipes that water to fixtures for your own personal use has the potential to create dangerous situations.

Hot water scalds are no laughing matter, and ensuring that you are able to use hot water in your home without the risk of scalds is extremely important. This is especially true in those homes with young children that may not pay close attention to faucet/shower settings or think to test the water before jumping in. There are ways to prevent scalds from happening, and our plumbers in Rancho Cucamonga, CA want to share some of them with you today.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, May 15th, 2017

question-markHow does one decide when his or her water heater is ready for replacement? Do you just wait until the water heater breaks down entirely, and your plumber says that there is nothing that can be done? Well, that’s a pretty clear cut case, isn’t it? Sure, but you really don’t want to wait for such an extreme situation to develop before replacing your water heater. Doing so puts you at risk for considerable inconvenience in your day to day life.

We have a few tips to help you to decide when to replace your water heater in Corona, CA, as well as why you may decide to replace a system that is still operational. For most homeowners, the expense of doing so is a considerable investment. Don’t rush into anything, and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions. We are happy to help you decide if a new water heater is right for you.

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