Aurora Plumbing Company Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

What Condition Is Your Water Heater Anode Rod in?

Monday, April 15th, 2019

technician-servicing-water-heaterYou don’t need to know much about science to understand that when water meets metal, there’s a danger of corrosion starting. Corrosion is the term given to the chemical reaction between water and metal in the presence of oxygen. The damage from it causes the destruction of the metal.

There’s one appliance in your home that is particularly in danger of this chemical reaction—your tank water heater. This huge metal appliance stores and circulates water, and yet, it never rusts. How is that possible? Well actually, corrosion is very rare for water heaters, due in large part to your anode rod.

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Beware This Tankless Water Heater Problem

Monday, December 11th, 2017

Home gas-fired boiler. The installation of gas equipment. Heating in the house.Storage tank water heaters are the conventional water heater, found in most homes throughout the country. They’re large, noticeable, and depending on their location can be pretty noisy too. That being said, it’s fairly easy to remember that this big system needs service and maintenance from time to time. During that maintenance, the water heater is often flushed, as mineral buildup (scaling) occurs and threatens the integrity of the system. Scaling is noticeable in a tank water heater because it leads to a clanging noise, and causes issues with pressure, temperature, and corrosion.

What many people don’t realize, is that tankless water heater models can experience this same problem, and therefore need maintenance just as much as their storage tank counterparts. If you haven’t scheduled tankless water heater maintenance in the past year, it’s time to give a professional Parker, CO plumber a call. In the meantime, read on to learn more about this problem.

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The Role of an Anode Rod in Protecting Your Water Heater

Monday, May 29th, 2017

anode-rod-protecting-water-heaterIf someone were to ask you what the most important appliance in your home is, how would you answer? Many homeowners would go with their water heaters—this is a true workhorse in your home, providing you with the hot water needed to shower, wash dishes, do laundry, and much more. And if you’re using the traditional storage tank water heater to do all this, then you depend a lot on a component you may not even be aware of—the anode rod.

The anode rod present in your tank water heater is likely not something you’ve heard of before, but it provides an essential function in protecting your tank water heater from harm. It doesn’t last forever, though, so it’s important that you know what condition yours is in, and whether you should call for Littleton, CO water heater services soon.

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Don’t Ignore These Signs of Water Heater Trouble

Monday, April 3rd, 2017

signs-water-heater-troubleYour home’s water heater is probably the most costly component, and yet the most forgotten, of your plumbing system. Not because it frequently needs repairs, but rather because of the important job it has to do. Fortunately, many common water heater problems are fairly simple to fix, as long as you are prompt about calling for Englewood, CO water heater services at the first sign of trouble.

Of course, this means you first have to know what these signs are.

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Your Water Heater is Going to Fail: 3 Signs Your Tankless System Needs Repair

Monday, July 4th, 2016

A tankless water heater is an excellent choice when it comes to homes throughout Colorado. When it comes to efficiency and effectiveness, it’s a superior option to storage tank water heaters; particularly if when you are away from your home for an extended period of time (such as in the case of vacation homes).

Additionally, tankless models warm your water instantly. You don’t have to worry about running out of hot water at any time. What’s more, it saves a good deal of energy which results in lower utility bills for you. The benefits of a tankless system are immeasurable, however this doesn’t mean it is immune to problems.

And the faster you spot and repair small issues, the less likely your tankless water heater will fail on you when you need it the most. Keep reading for 3 signs that it’s probably time for you to call for tankless water heater repairs.

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How Does the Anode Rod Protect Your Water Heater?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

With the amount of water that passes through your water heater from month to month, over the years, it’s no wonder that rust is something you’d have to contend with. Traditional tank water heaters deal with water on a consistent basis from the time they are installed, onward. But why do you never notice rust?

The reason that your water heater tank is so rust resistant is because of a component called the anode rod. Below, we’ve gone into some detail about what the anode rod is, in addition to the advantages it offers.

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How You Can Save Money on Your Water Heater Bills

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Your water heater is one of the biggest energy wasters in your home. Those large tank water heaters have to remain running at all times of day even though you only really need hot water for brief periods of the day. But how can you reduce your energy dependence when it comes to this fixture you cannot imagine being without?

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Upgrade Your Water Heater and Save Money

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Not sure if you’re ready to replace your older water heater just yet? Consider this: water heaters take up about 15% of your energy bill. And when you have an older tank-style unit, the components may be so worn down that your water heater uses even more energy to keep your water hot throughout the day.

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3 Signs that Your Water Heater Needs Repair

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

Can you imagine living in your home without a water heater? You use hot water on a daily basis, and not just for showering. Doing the dishes, running a load of laundry, and even washing your hands are all tasks that are made a lot more difficult without the help of a water heater. So when you have to go without, even for a day, it can be quite the inconvenience.

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Tank or Tankless Water Heater: Which Is Right for Your Home?

Monday, May 4th, 2015

Have you run into some trouble with your water heater? Are you looking for an efficient replacement system? While there are a great number of different water heaters available for you to choose from, most fall into two categories: tank or tankless. Storage tank water heaters are the type you are probably most used to seeing, with a large tank that stores water for use in advance. Tankless heaters have some advantages over this design, but which is right for you will depend on many factors. Let’s take a look at both.

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