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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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The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Tankless water heaters are actually an old technology that’s been around since before the typical storage tank model that most people associate with heating water for a home. The first tankess water heater was invented in 1868, although it was extremely dangerous because it couldn’t properly vent exhaust.

Tankless technology has come a long way since the mid-19th century. Today’s tankless water heaters are an excellent alternative to the standard storage systems. If you are in the market for a new water heater, you should place a tankless system high on your shopping list.

If you are considering tankless water heaters in Riverside, CA as a new installation option for your home, give Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air a call today and speak to our water heater professionals.

Here are some of the major benefits of going with a tankless water heater:

  • Unlimited hot water supply: The most immediate advantage you’ll experience with a tankless water heater is that it will not run out of hot water. Instead of worrying about depleting the supply of hot water in the tank of a storage water heater and then waiting for it to heat up more, you can always depend on receiving hot water from a tankless system every time you turn on a tap. The reason is that tankless water heaters heat up water “on demand,” that is, each time a tap turns requesting hot water. Nobody will ever need to go without a hot shower in the morning again!
  • Reduced energy costs: Because tankless water heaters only heat water when necessary, they consume far less energy than storage water heaters that must constantly apply heat to a tank.
  • Long system life: Because a storage water heater is constantly working to maintain water temperature, it will wear down much faster than a tankless system. You can enjoy many years of energy savings with a tankless water heater in your home.
  • Smaller size: Instead of a large water tank taking up enormous amounts of room, a tankless water heater is small and very unobtrusive.

Are there any drawbacks to going with a tankless system? Yes, but most of them are house-specific. No water heater of any type will work for every household. You must call on professionals to help you make the choice about the ideal water heater to meet the needs of your family and work with your budget plans.

Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air has more than 60 years of servicing water heaters in Riverside, CA and throughout the Inland Empire. You only need to give us a call when you are interested in installing a tankless water heater, and you will receive all the assistance you need.

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