Total Comfort, Inc. Blog:
Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Deciding Between Tank and Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

water-heaterStill having trouble deciding what your next water heater should be? There’s the classic tank water heater, and the trendy tankless water heater. Both of them have been used in homes for decades, so there’s no doubt that either one of them can provide hot water to your home without fail.

The real concern, of course, is which set of features is going to be more convenient for your home. Keep reading to get some more clarification between the two.

Continue Reading

Signs Your Water Heater Needs Replacement

Monday, December 31st, 2018

old-water-heaterIt’s said that the health benefits of icy cold showers can boost your immune system, reduce sore muscles, and improve your circulation.

But if you want to subject yourself to that, it should at least be by choice and not due to a broken water heater!

Knowing when to replace your water heater is key to avoiding any cold shower incidences (no matter how beneficial they supposedly are). We’ll tell you what the signs are that it’s time for replacement.

Continue Reading

Careful of These Common Water Heater Issues

Monday, September 24th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are pretty solid systems, and can operate for many years without running into any serious problems. Assuming, of course, that you take proper care of them. Even if you schedule maintenance on a regular basis, though, you still need to keep an eye out for any and all signs that your water heater might be dealing with some sort of problem. The faster you can identify an issue with your water heater, the faster you can have it dealt with and the more potential damage you can prevent. The following are just a few of the different symptoms you might encounter that indicate a problem with the water heater. Make sure that you call for repairs quickly if you notice any of these problems.

Continue Reading

Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

tank-water-heaterYour water heater can last many years with proper care and maintenance. No matter how well you look after it, though, you can’t expect it to last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to replace your water heater. It can be difficult to tell when exactly the right time to replace your water heater is. If you take a look at the symptoms below, though, you will be able to tell much more easily when it’s time for a new system.

Continue Reading

2 Ways You can Get the Most Out of Your Water Heater

Monday, February 13th, 2017

So, you’ve just had a brand new water heater installed, and you want to make sure that it lasts as long as possible. After all, the more years you get out of your water heater, the better your return on investment. The average water heater will last around 10-15 years, but you can extend that by taking a couple of simple steps. These will help keep your water heater in good shape for as long as possible, so that you can get the most out of it.

Continue Reading

Should I Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Monday, November 28th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last quite a while, and deal with a lot of demand over the years. They’ll last even longer with proper repairs and maintenance. However, no amount of effort can make a water heater last indefinitely. Sooner or later, you’re going to have to have the system replaced. The beginning of winter is not a bad time to do it, either, since you’ll probably be putting a bit more demand on it than usual. Let’s take a look at why you might want to replace your water heater in the next couple of weeks.

Continue Reading

Water Heater Maintenance Steps

Monday, August 15th, 2016

We’ve written before about the benefits of water heater maintenance, but we never really went into detail about why it was so helpful. A full water heater maintenance appointment is a long process, one that we don’t have the space to get into here. However, we can go over some of the most helpful parts of the process. Let’s take a look at some of the more common water heater maintenance steps, and why they’re a good idea.

Continue Reading

Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, April 25th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last, especially with proper care and maintenance. However, no system can last forever. Sooner or later, you’re going to need to install a new water heater. The trick is determining when a water heater is about to fail, so that you can have it replaced before it dies completely. That way, you minimize the amount of time that you’ll be without a functioning water heater. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need a new water heater.

Continue Reading

How the Anode Rod Keeps Your Water Heater from Rusting

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Any metallic system that deals with water on a regular basis will eventually start to rust. It is inevitable. How, then, do water heaters manage to last so long without rusting out, despite being in contact with water almost constantly? The answer is a small part called the anode rod. Read on to find out more about the anode rod, and why you should have yours checked at least once a year.

Continue Reading

How Water Heater Maintenance Helps You

Monday, November 30th, 2015

If you want your water heater to last as long as possible, there are a couple of things you can do. You can make sure that it receives a good installation, and that it is promptly repaired when problems come up. The single most beneficial thing that you can do for your water heater, though, is to schedule annual maintenance. Water heater maintenance can help ensure that your water heater has a long and productive life. Let’s take a look at some of the common procedures that take place during water heater maintenance, and how they can help you.

Continue Reading