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

What Makes a Tankless Water Heater So Great?

Monday, May 2nd, 2022

You don’t want to be without a water heater in your home. While it might not be a huge problem to be without hot water during the summer, it makes it harder to sanitize things and makes showering in the winter the least pleasant experience possible. This is why you need a good hot water heater to rely on.

If you are hunting for a new water heater, it may be worthwhile to consider a tankless water heater in Staten Island. These types of systems are, as the name suggests, able to provide hot water throughout your home without the need for a large multi-gallon tank.

How do they work? And are they worth the hype? We will answer these questions below.

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You’ll Thank Yourself For Getting Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, November 1st, 2021

service-written-on-glassEveryone in a modern home relies on a water heater of one type or another. Being without a working water heater, you aren’t going to have access to hot water. This can make cleaning your clothes or dishes a lot harder of course. What’s more, it makes showering far less enjoyable, to say the least.

One way to ensure you get the most use from your water heater is to provide it with maintenance. Much like your heater or air conditioner, your water heater needs to be maintained regularly to keep it running properly. If you haven’t gotten a tune-up for your system, we’d like to dive into why this water heater service in Staten Island, NY is worth scheduling ASAP.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right For You?

Monday, July 26th, 2021

If you are in the market for a new water heater system, you should consider the options available to you. Tankless water heaters have become very popular with homeowners due to their low running costs. There is no loss of heat for stored water as there is no tank. The heater turns on as soon as you turn the tap on, and it warms up the water. While it does require more power while running, the tankless system consumes significantly less power overall.

It would be a good idea to install a tankless water heater in Staten Island, NY. The winters can be quite chilly here and a good quality tankless heater would significantly lower your energy bills.

Here are some of the major benefits of installing a tankless water heater.

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4 Indicators It Is Time For a New Water Heater

Monday, July 12th, 2021

cold-water-showerTaking a voluntary cool shower after a workout or at the end of a hot day is one thing. Getting surprised by icy water hitting you when you were hoping for lukewarm water is another. In the first situation you probably would have no worries in regards to your water heater while, in the second situation, you may find yourself hunting for a new water heater as soon as you dried off.

Aside from a complete lack of hot water though what are other signs that your water heater is starting to fail? After all, you want to try to address the issue before you are without hot water for days at a time. To help, we’ve provided some key indicators you should know that will alert you to when you need to plan to replace your water heater.

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3 Problematic Sounds From a Water Heater

Monday, September 7th, 2020

woman-listeningHow can you tell your water heater is in trouble without losing any access to hot water in your home? Listen to your system! No, your water heater isn’t going to start forming words one day out of the blue. But it does have a way to tell you something is up that needs your attention: it is going to make strange noises that should tell you it is time to call for water heater repairs.

But what are these noises and how do you know that you need to listen for them? We can answer these questions and more for you below. When you are ready, we can also be the ones to fix your faulty water heater too!

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Why You Should Consider a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, July 27th, 2020

tankless-water-heater-graphicA large part of providing these effective and helpful solutions is going to come from keeping our customers informed too. We don’t want you trying to figure out what kind of service call you are making without the necessary information at hand. After all the more you know the faster and more efficient the service can be for everyone involved meaning you get your home back to normal as quickly as possible.

In the interest of keeping you informed, we’d like to tell you a bit more about how to tell you need a water heater replacement and let you know that you have more than one option for your next system.

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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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