A-Avis Home Services Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, December 9th, 2019

water-heater-tankA household heating system may not do much work over a winter in Southern California, and that’s how most of us like it! But there is a heating system in your house that does an immense amount of labor in winter—as well a spring, summer, and fall. It’s your water heater, and it runs almost every day of the year to keep your household supplied with the hot water necessary for so many basic tasks.

All that work means a water heater eventually runs down and reaches a point where all the best repairs won’t do much but drain money while the water heater becomes less efficient and effective. By all means, have your water heater repaired if those repairs are worth it. But be ready to accept when the better investment is to purchase a new water heater.

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Draining Your Water Heater Tank

Monday, June 6th, 2016

Water heaters tend to be one of the great unsung heroes of our households, doing their jobs quietly in the basement or garage and leaving Yucaipa, CA homeowners to concentrate on more pressing matters. But water heaters need servicing just like any other major appliance, and it pays to perform a little maintenance on yours at least once a year. We strongly recommend scheduling a service session with a trained plumber, but in the interim, you can take a very important step towards keeping your system in good shape: draining the tank.

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Make Sure You Get Your Water Heater Serviced this Holiday Season

Monday, November 30th, 2015

Christmastime is just around the corner, and for folks in Riverside, CA, that means visiting friends and family. The kids will be out of school and folks will be coming in from all over to enjoy the comforts of home. All of that can create excessive strain on your water heater, especially if you’re having guests overnight. It can be an irritant at the very least, with showers running out of hot water and squabbles arising over extended bathroom use. At the worst, it can lead to a major breakdown, forcing an emergency plumbing call at a time when you want to focus on enjoying the holidays.

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3 Advantages to a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Most homeowners in Riverside, CA are familiar with traditional tank water heaters: those big white tanks in our basement or garage that quietly do the job of heating our water for cooking, cleaning and bathing. Tank water heaters are a tried-and-true form of technology, but they’re not the only ones out there. Tankless systems, which used superheated coils to warm the water to the desired temperature instantly as they pass through your pipes on the way to the faucet, offer a number of advantages over traditional tanked systems. Here are 3 of them, which you should consider carefully if you’re looking to install or replace a new system.

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What is an Anode Rod?

Monday, July 20th, 2015

An anode rod is a key component in your hot water heater. It helps prevent corrosion and keeps your heater functioning as it should. Riverside, CA residents come to depend on their hot water heater without giving it a lot of attention, and the anode rod helps ensure that it does its job without trouble. But anode rods need to be periodically replaced, which is why a good maintenance service can be your best friend. Here’s a breakdown of what anode rods are and why they need to be periodically replaced.

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3 Signs that You Need Professional Water Heater Repair Service

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Having hot water is truly a modern luxury that we can’t live without. But when you stop to think about it, your hot water heater gets a ton of use every single day delivering hot water for showers, laundry, dishes, cleaning and more. This wear and tear can really take a toll on the system and cause the need for repairs. If it has been awhile since you’ve had your water heater maintained, make sure that you call the Riverside plumbers at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air. To help you better identify what would be a cause for concern with your water heater, we wanted to share the most common signs that could indicate that you need to call for water heater repairs.

Water heaters are an important part of your home, so make sure that you call a professional Riverside plumber whenever you need any services. Here are 3 common signs that you should watch for:

  • Leaks – Any appliance that works with a lot of water is going to eventually leak. Your water heater could start to leak from bad gaskets or valves as well as from too much pressure inside the tank. If you notice water spots around your water heater, it’s best to call immediately instead of waiting for them to go away on their own.
  • Not enough hot water – Other than your water heater being too small, there are a few common cause of insufficient hot water. It could be that the dip tube has come loose so all the cold water coming into your water heater is collecting at the top. It may also be that the thermostat for your water heater is broken.
  • Noises – If you start to hear noises coming from your water heater, like rumbling or rattling, it likely means that there are minerals collected on the bottom of the tank. This layer of minerals or sediment will cause air bubbles when heated and result in the rumbling noise that you hear.

Give us a call here at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air today when you need a Riverside plumber that you can trust.

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