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Hot Water Heater Banging Noises

Banging sounds in your water heater are most likely due to metal parts expanding and contracting. Noises can also happen if the inside of your hot water heater is developing a layer of sediment and minerals from hard water build up on the inside of the water heater. When the water heats, the minerals actually crystallize and create a cycle. The sediment becomes harder, making the hot water heater difficult to operate. This sediment is commonly referred to as scale. When scale is present, hot water becomes trapped behind it. As the water heats and boils it creates steam that …

The Hot Water Heater Runs Out Of Hot Water Quickly

Everyday, people depend upon their hot water heaters to provide the water that they need and to keep water at regulated temperatures. However, what many people fail to realize is that the temperature settings on water heaters can be adjusted. There are many different sizes of water heaters, and each size will heat water at a different rate of speed. If you need more hot water, the simplest step is to increase the temperature setting on your water heater. It might be that you currently have a hot water heater that isn’t large enough for your needs. If you purchase …

Tankless Hot Water Heaters

It has been proven that tankless water heaters can cut a hot water heating bill in half. Unlike floor standing hot water heaters that keep running as the water heats, tankless water heaters supply hot water on demand. Small size tankless water heaters can be installed indoors, outdoors, or anywhere there is room. These water heaters are available for hook up to gas, electric, or propane sources. The operational costs are extremely low because of the on-demand process used by the heaters. Tankless hot water heater are great units to have in a home. Not only are they cost effective, …

Water Heater Maintenance

A well maintained water heater will reward you with a long lifespan, possibly up to twenty years. By emptying out the water to clean the bottom of the tank, you will reduce a build-up sediment. Mineral deposits form at the bottom of the water heater tank and this greatly affects the efficiency of the heater. To clean out the mineral deposits, open the drain valve and flush out the sediment through the drain. Use several buckets of water until the water runs clear and there are no signs of sediment left. By removing sediment and making sure that your water …

Water Heaters

Traditional water heaters should be replaced every 8-12 years. Most homeowners do not inspect water heaters regularly, which could lead to repairs due to leaks, bad valves, corrosion around incoming and outgoing pipes, and rusting around the bottom of the water heater. Water heaters are not difficult to install yourself, but it is wise to use a professional plumber. Having a professional plumber install your water heater guarantees that the work is done correctly and without any problems. The pipes need to be installed correctly and the fittings have to be secure and tight. The water heaters also need proper …

Don’t Buy a Water Heater Until You Read This

When your water heater fails it’s panic time and you need to act fast, but making an emergency purchase of such an important piece of home equipment usually has a poor outcome. Take some time now (while your water heater is still operating) to learn about the various units available to homeowners today. Number one…it’s important to know that costs will vary greatly depending on the type, manufacturer and installation needed. You want to buy the most energy efficient unit, at a price that is within your budget, so it’s important to become familiar with what is available today. What …

Heating Systems (HVAC)

If you are looking for a new heating or central air conditioning system (HVAC) or need repairs to your existing system, you will want to contact a local heating and cooling service company. However, many professional plumbers often install a heating system’s piping and fitting and are experienced in repairing and installing central air conditioning systems. These projects are not jobs for a homeowner, because every step must be done properly to prevent serious injury. Remember, you are working with gas, electricity, and in some cases water. This is not a good time to try your hand at your own …

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Hot Water Heater Problems: A Broad Survey

Hot water heater problems can prove disastrous if overlooked or left unattended. Since most water heaters last for one or two decades, most homeowners will never face the intimidating task of fixing or replacing a hot water heater. However, it is still important to be aware of complications that can occur. Common problems include: A Lack of or Inadequate Hot Water If your water often runs cold, it might be due to a greater demand for hot water than the water heater can supply. A water heater should generally hold 75% of its capacity as hot water. For example, if …

Quick Tips on Hot Water Heaters

It will happen late one night. Your hot water heater will start acting up. Maybe it will stop producing hot water or start emitting a foul smell. No matter the case, you will need to fix it, and fast. Avoid late night stress by conducting consistent maintenance on your water heater. • If you have a gas water heater, you should periodically check the pilot light. The flame should be blue with a yellow tip. If it is yellow, this may mean you need a safety adjustment. Contact a professional to fix the problem. • While you are under your …

Hot Water Heater Replacement: How to Extend the Life of Your Water Heater

Hot water heater replacement is a fact of life for any homeowner. Every hot water heater is sold with a manufacturer’s warranty. The longer the warranty, the thicker the walls of the water heater and the less likely that you will have to replace your current water heater. However, once you are outside of the manufacturer’s warranty, consider yourself living on borrowed time. There are a number of factors that can contribute to the overall lifespan of your hot water heater. The first and most controllable factor is routine maintenance. Make sure that you flush your water heater tank and …