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

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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How Do I Know What Size Water Heater to Get?

Monday, April 9th, 2018

water-heater-in-cornerNo matter the season, you need hot water for your house. If you’ve ever lost hot water in your home for a day, you already know how miserable and unpleasant life can get. Almost as bad as having no hot water is having a water heater that isn’t the correct size for your needs. A water heater that’s too small won’t supply your household with the necessary hot water. A water heater that’s too large will cost a small fortune to run.

So how you do you find an ideal new water heater in Staten Island, NY?

It’s not hard: call our professionals! You shouldn’t attempt to first purchase a replacement water heater, or the first one for a new home, and then call plumbers. Let them help you choose the water heater. They’ll make professional calculations to determine the idea size and type of system.

We’ll show you what we do to size water heaters below.

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Why Water Heaters Are in More Danger in Winter

Monday, January 1st, 2018

water-heater-tankDuring a tough winter here in Staten Island, you can easily imagine why your home heating system would be under a great deal of stress. In fact, you don’t use the heater much at all the rest of the year, so you expect that if your heating system needs repairs, those problems will probably happen during the winter.

But did you know that your water heater is also under greater strain in the winter? Because the water heater is at work 365 days out of the year, people often assume that it works the same amount all twelve months. But there are reasons why there’s additional stress on a water heater in winter—and therefore why a water heater is more likely to run into the need for repairs at this time.

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Is This Fall the Time to Install a New Water Heater?

Monday, September 25th, 2017

water-heater-in-the-cornerIn our last post, we looked at the all-important inspection and tune-up your heating system needs before the winter arrives. Today, we’re going to look at a different kind of heating preparation for the other major heating system in your home: the water heater.

No water heater lasts forever, although homeowners often treat them as if they’ll never stop working. If you have an aging water heater, it’s better to get ahead of potential problems and arrange during the fall for our technicians to install a new water heater in Staten Island, NY. Let’s take a closer look at making the choice for repalcement… and the choices that come after.

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What Is a Tankless Water Heater? Should I Get One?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Forget everything you know about water heaters!

Well, it’s okay to remember most of it—the only part you really need to toss out is the idea that all water heaters use large storage tanks to operate. For decades this was the standard for water heaters—and there’s still nothing wrong with relying on storage tank water heaters—but there are new models available that don’t use water tanks at all. Tankless water heaters are already enormously popular in Europe and spreading quickly in the U.S.

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