The Sunny Plumber Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater’

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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When to Reach Out for Water Heater Repairs

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

sunny-plumberIt can be easy to overlook your water heater when it is functioning just as it should. You’re so used to using hot water reliably in your home, no doubt, that you have no reason to give it all that much thought provided that it is there when you need it. Typically, it is when something goes wrong with our water heater in Marana, AZ, that we realize just how vital its performance really is in our day to day lives. Ideally, you’d never run into water heater problems.

The reality of the world we do live in, however, is that water heaters are mechanical systems. That means that they will—not might, but will—encounter operational problems from time to time. When that happens, you definitely want to deal with any such problems as quickly and promptly as possible. That’s why we’ve got some tips to help you recognize signs of trouble early on. Keep them in mind, and let us know what concerns you have with your system.

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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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Is This It? Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

logoWhen it comes to an appliance that is as important as your water heater—something you use every single day, throughout the day, and for many different uses—you really need to know that it is in the great working shape necessary to get the job of heating water effectively done right. Of course, no water heater is going to last forever, either. While you don’t want to be wasting money on a premature replacement, you also really don’t want to wind up with a completely broken down system on your hands.

Today, we are going to talk about some of the reasons that you may want to replace your water heater. Planning out your replacement will save you the serious inconvenience of waiting for that replacement to happen when your water heater goes belly up at an inopportune time. Of course, you cannot always get out ahead of problems that you may encounter with your water heater. Scheduling your water heater services in Tucson with The Sunny Plumber Tucson, however, will give you the best chance of doing so.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Money?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

sunny-plumbersAmong the plumbing services we offer are those for various water heaters in Tucson, AZ. This includes routine maintenance and repairs. When the time comes for a homeowner to purchase a new water heater for an installation or replacement, we always recommend that they take the time to really explore all of the different options that are out there. While the tank water heater is probably still the most popular system around, there is a lot to recommend the tankless variety.

While we are big advocates of the tankless water heater, for reasons that we’ll get into below, there is one factor that may dissuade some potential buyers right off the bat. and that is the price of the tankless water heater. When you’re doing your research on available systems, you’ll notice that tankless models are definitely more expensive than tank models. When you do a bit more research or simply read the following information, however, you’ll see that these systems really are worth the cost.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Me?

Monday, August 14th, 2017

tankless-water-heaterA world in which you have no options available to you is not one that you’d want to live in, right? From the cars that we drive to the clothing that we wear and the colors that we paint our houses, we are constantly making decisions about our lifestyles based on our own personal user preferences. This extends to the selection of appliances for your home, the water heater included. Before investing in a new water heater, you are wise to weigh your options carefully.

The tank water heater is still the most popular type of water heater available to homeowners today. However, it is not the only choice available, nor is it necessarily the best choice for every homeowner. While it certainly suits many, others may find that using a tankless water heater in Tucson, AZ is right for them. We suggest you consider the following information to start deciding if it is indeed right for you. 

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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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How to Prepare Your Water Heater for Winter

Monday, November 21st, 2016

With winter upon us, you’re probably going to be increasing demand on all of your appliances that provide heat. The water heater is no different. If you want your water heater to be as prepared as possible for the winter season, it’s important that you take certain steps. Read on to find out more about how to prepare your water heater for the coming months.

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Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last a while, but they don’t last forever. Sooner or later you’re going to run into a problem that can’t be fixed, and that’s when you need to replace the system. The sooner you can identify that your water heater is nearing the end of its life, the sooner you can have it replaced with a new one. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater.

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How Your Water Heater Prevents Itself from Rusting

Monday, August 22nd, 2016

Water heaters deal with water constantly, from the time they are installed through their eventual replacement. You would think, then, that rust would be a far more common problem for water heaters. Yet, most water heater systems seem quite free of rust throughout their lifespans. Why is this the case? Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and how it helps your water heater.

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