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

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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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Investment?

Monday, April 17th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterThere is no shortage of ways in which one may heat water for use throughout his or her home these days. Just like virtually every other system or appliance, the water heater has seen some innovation come its way in recent years. One of the most popular types of water heaters today is the tankless water heater. Just like any other system or appliance, though, the tankless water heater may not be the best option for every home or every homeowner.

Because we use our tankless water heaters so much — they really have no “off-season” to speak of — you definitely want to be sure that you are choosing your new system wisely. The tankless water heater may not be ideal in every situation, but for many homeowners it is in fact the option that makes the most sense. Read on, and be sure to let our team handle your tankless water heater services in Long Beach, CA if you decide that this is the right option for you.

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