Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

5 Signs Your Water Heater Needs Help

Monday, June 1st, 2020

water-heater-in-cornerLet’s be honest, no one wants to take an icy cold shower unless they have no other option. Its never as pleasant or relaxing as a warm shower. What we have found is that, more often than not, people taking cold showers didn’t plan to do so, but their water heater had other ideas.

When your water heating system isn’t able to do its job, it can be a chilling realization that you have a problem on your hands. Hopefully however you know that you aren’t alone in dealing with this issue. If you need water heater repairs you can keep on the alert for any of the indicators below to get an idea of what is wrong and then reach out to our team to get the issue resolved sooner than later.

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Is it Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, April 20th, 2020

tankless-water-heaterYou’ve been spending a lot more time at home lately so you decided to work through a checklist of “home improvement to-dos” to help pass the time. The laundry has been done, the furniture has been cleaned, all wintertime decor has been put away and a refreshing springtime look has been brought into your home. You’ve even started on some easier tasks to help prepare things for your HVAC system to switch to cooling mode once the heat arrives.

While you are in preparation mode, don’t forget to think about your plumbing, specifically your water heater. If your water heater has been a reliable resource to you for many years, it can be easy to forget to check on it with all the other spring cleaning tasks you’ve got on your plate. With that said, checking in on your water heater to ensure that it is going to keep doing its job will save you a lot of discomfort. Why? Because checking your system now can alert you to the fact that you might need a water heater replacement in the near future.

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4 Water Heater Repairs You May Need

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

cold-water-showerWhen you live in New York, you need to have a working water heater. Especially during wintertime, icy cold showers aren’t really something that anyone is going to be interested. So when your water heater is on the fritz, it means that it is definitely time to reach out for water heater repair from a professional plumber.

Needing to call for repairs is never enjoyable though the results should be good ones. We find all too often that there are residents here in Staten Island that will try to delay their repair needs simply for fear of the time it will take or the cost required. We urge you to contact a professional for repair sooner than later though for your comfort and, believe or not, for the sake of your cost efficiency.

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Do I Need To Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, December 30th, 2019

showerhead-dripping-close-upAfter working all day and then visiting the gym, you are really looking forward to that warm shower at home. It is just the thing you need to relax and wind down for the night. This is why, when you step under the stream and instead find it to be not just lukewarm but ice cold, you are pretty upset.

Losing your hot water is annoying at best. At worst, however, it belies a bigger issue: there is something wrong with your hot water heater. Usually your hot water won’t just give out without a warning. But, if you suddenly find yourself without any warm water, or pick up on any of the other signs below, there is a strong chance that you require water heater replacement in Staten Island, NY.

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Tankless Water Heater Problems to Watch For

Monday, October 7th, 2019

Having reliable hot water in this area is a big deal, especially as temperatures start to drop in the coming months. If you have recently opted for a tankless water heater installation in Staten Island, NY, you should be looking forward to enjoying a winter without having to worry about your hot water ditching you during the middle of a shower. Choosing to install a tankless water heater to service your needs will save you money on your energy and water bills while also reducing the amount of time spent waiting for hot water. What a win!

Now, not to rain on the parade, but even your tankless hot water heater will have problems at some point. This is normal but leaving any issues that pop up unaddressed can lead to larger problems that could cost you a pretty penny. It pays to plan ahead for taking care of any potential trouble your system may encounter.

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Is It Time for a Water Heater Inspection?

Monday, August 26th, 2019

water-heater-tankA water heater works almost every day of the year. People always need hot water for cooking, bathing, and cleaning, no matter the weather outside. But this system does have to work harder during lower temperatures, mostly because the water entering it is colder and requires more energy to heat up.

As you start planning for the fall and winter ahead, give some consideration to your water heater. It may need to have repairs done. Or it may need to be replaced altogether with a new unit. Proper planning is essential for ensuring your water heater makes it through another year with few problems and high energy-efficient performance.

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Is This the Final Winter for Your Water Heater?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

tankless-water-heaterSaying goodbye is tough. You may not think of saying goodbye to a major appliance in your home as difficult. But when it comes to a large appliance like a water heater, one that supplies your household with a vital daily resource, it’s difficult to say goodbye because of the labor, costs, and decisions involved.

So you may hesitate about scheduling a new water heater installation, even when you sense your old reliable water heater is getting too old and unreliable. Let’s take a hard look at your current water heater and ask the tough questions so you can make the choice (with a professional’s assistance) about whether this spring is when you replace the water heater.

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What Is “Kettling” in a Water Heater?

Monday, December 31st, 2018

plumber-repairs-water-heaterYou’re accustomed to the sounds your water heater makes as it’s running. If an out of the ordinary noise disrupts this, it often indicates a problem requiring repairs.

The most common warning sound you may hear from the tank of a water heater is called kettling. The name describes the noise, which is similar to water boiling in a kettle. It’s alarming to hear, but the first thing you need to know is that there’s very little chance the water heater’s tank is about to “blow.” However, kettling is a warning that you need to call a water heater professional to inspect the system and have any necessary repairs done.

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Busting Myths About Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

showerhead-dripping-close-upWe’re experienced with water heater repair in Staten Island, NY as well as taking the next big step: installing new water heaters when old ones fail. Our team knows all about the standard storage tank water heater; that’s the most common type of unit in the area. But they’re also familiar with the newer tankless water heaters, which are growing in popularity each year.

Are you hesitant about making the switch to tankless? It’s true not all homes and budgets are a good match for a tankless system. But many are. Because of numerous misunderstandings about tankless water heaters, some homeowner back away from what might be their best choice for a new water heater. We’d like to address some of these myths about tankless systems so you can have a clearer idea about your water heater installation decisions.

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Warning Signs You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, August 27th, 2018

technician-servicing-hot-water-heaterDo you know how much work your home’s water heater does? It takes on much far more work than your furnace or other comfort system, because it must heat water for use in the house almost every day of the year. Heat wave or cold snap, the hot water must flow.

All this work places immense strain on a water heater. Although it contains few moving parts, a water heater will eventually need repair work to keep it running. Ignoring the signs a water heater is malfunctioning may lead to it breaking down and a shortening of its service life.

To help you know when you need to call for water heater repair in Staten Island, NY from our trained plumbers, we’ve compiled a list of the major warnings you have a water heater in need of professional fixes. (Emphasis on professional; amateurs should never attempt to fix a water heater.)

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