Bob Mims Heating & Air Conditioning Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Repair’

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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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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