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

Tips for Efficient Water Heating

Monday, February 8th, 2021

sunny-plumbersNobody wants to live without a water heater. It’s a staple of comfort in the modern home. However, nobody wants to pay an arm and a leg to heat the water they need for use in their homes, either. Heating water doesn’t come for free, of course. Even the most efficient water heaters in Tucson have operating costs.

Today, we are going to look at some of the ways in which you can strike the balance between modern comfort and convenience and budget-consciousness. Or, in other words—how to heat water more efficiently. Be sure to reach out to our Sunny Plumbers if you have any questions at all. We are here with all of the answers you could possibly need. 

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3 Things to Know About Standby Energy Loss

Monday, November 16th, 2020

sunny-plumbersWe’re Sunny Plumbers, and we like to maintain a sunny outlook on things. That doesn’t mean that everything can be perfect all of the time, though. Not in the real world—and not with your plumbing system! You’re going to encounter plumbing problems that will require professional service from time to time. And you’re going to learn things that may annoy you, too. One of those things is standby energy loss.

Not sure what that is? Well, that doesn’t mean that you’re not already experiencing it! Today we’re going to dive deeper into the world of standby energy loss, how it affects your water heater in Tucson, and what you can do about it. As usual, there are options to consider and solutions to be had. You just need a knowledgeable party to help you see the light at the end of the tunnel. When you work with us, there’s lots of sunshine coming in!

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Protect the Anode Rod, Protect the Water Heater!

Monday, October 19th, 2020

sunny-plumberYou probably think about your sink, toilet, and shower more than you do your water heater, right? That’s understandable, considering the fact that you directly interact with, or at least see, those fixtures each and every day. Just because it’s understandable doesn’t mean it’s fair, though.

After all, where do you think that hot water you enjoy so much in the shower is coming from?

That’s right—your water heater in Tucson! Don’t take an out of sight, out of mind attitude toward your water heater. You need to take care of it so that it can take care of you. Fortunately, doing so is pretty simple. Tank water heaters require pretty little in the way of maintenance.

But you definitely need to keep a fresh anode rod in the tank!

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Water Heater FAQ: What Is Standby Energy Loss?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

sunny-plumbersYour water heater. An unsung hero in your home. There it sits, quietly (we hope) providing you with the hot water that you need for bathing, washing the dishes, doing your laundry, etc. Little did you know that this appliance you rely on and trust so much may, in fact, be:

An efficiency drain!

Okay, so that’s a bit dramatic. But standby energy loss is something that every tank water heater encounters. The amount of standby energy loss that your system suffers will vary depending upon a number of factors, and there are some ways in which to reduce it, but it’s something that you should be aware of. Learn more about the problem and how it may be affecting your water heater in Tucson, AZ, in the following post, and remember to work with our plumbers for all of your water heater service needs.

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Why Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

Monday, September 24th, 2018

sunny-plumberNew technology is not just something that pops up in Silicon Valley. There is plenty of innovation in trades such as plumbing, as well. If you are looking for a new water heater, and you are doing some preliminary research to find the one that is right for you, then you will undoubtedly come across articles singing the praises of tankless water heaters.

And you know what? That is with good cause. They are truly great systems, and can benefit many homeowners.

The key word there is “many.” Notice that we did not say “all.”

Truth be told, there is no such thing as any single water heater that is ideal in every situation or for every single homeowner. If there were, there wouldn’t be so many to choose from.

So, today, the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Tucson are going to help you to better understand why you may want to stick with a tank water heater in Tucson, AZ. If you have any questions, you know who to call! 

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Water Heater Tips for Preventing Burns

Monday, April 10th, 2017

faucet-runningThere are many different types of water heaters on the market today. Modern technology means that you really have your pick of the litter when it comes to the way in which you choose to heat water for use throughout your home. Sometimes, the classics are classics for a reason. In the case of the tank water heater, it is for many reasons.

Tank water heaters are more efficient than ever before, cutting down on standby energy loss thanks to improvements in tank design, manufacturing, and insulation. They are also quite affordable up front, and are great for homes with high hot water demands as they maintain a reservoir of hot water at the ready. Like any type of system, though, there are potential drawbacks. One to keep in mind is scalding.

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