Sierra Pacific Home & Comfort, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Should You Invest in a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, September 21st, 2020

tankless-water-heaterHow often do you think about your water heater? If you’re like most homeowners, the answer is probably, “not very much.” While you’re not alone, it’s not a good idea to wait until something goes wrong with this system to start thinking about it. And when something does go wrong with it, you’ll be left to decide if it’s worth repairing or if you should invest in a replacement.

A general rule of thumb on that matter is that a water heater in disrepair should be upgraded when it’s reached about 15–20 years, or if it’s showing signs of corrosion.

That leads you to an important question: what should you replace that water heater with? Sure, it’s easy to just buy another standard storage tank water heater, but that’s not your only option. Have you ever considered going tankless? Read on as we talk about the pros and cons of both.

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Does Your Water Heater Need Maintenance?

Monday, August 10th, 2020

water-heater-with-rustIf there is any home comfort appliance in your home that goes underappreciated, it’s probably the water heater.

Think about it, you use your water heater every day, but do you ever consider your gratitude for this system? Not to worry—most homeowners don’t. But let’s face it, they’re pretty important. And they really cannot continue to effectively and safely do their job without the proper care. Yes, this includes scheduling annual maintenance. But why?

Two reasons: scaling, and the anode rod! Read on to learn more.

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Why You Should Consider Solar Water Heating

Monday, August 12th, 2019

solar-panels-on-roofWhen it comes to systems we often take for granted in our homes, the water heater makes it to the top of the list. These systems, even the tank models, are often out of sight—tucked away in a storage closet or in a corner of the garage—and often out of mind as well. The fact is, however, they’re a necessary component of everyday modern living.

You need your water heater for cooking, bathing, and cleaning in your home. When something goes wrong with that water heater, you need repairs fast. And in order to get the most energy efficiency out of your water heater, you should consider going solar!

“Wait, what’s that last part …” you ask?

Read on!

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Try Starting With a Solar Water Heater

Monday, April 8th, 2019

solar-water-heaterWe understand that making the switch from your current electrical system to a solar energy system is a big leap for some homeowners. Going from what’s familiar to having giant solar panels on your roof overnight is a big change!

And we also know that a lot of people would feel better if they could make baby steps toward solar energy. Lucky for them, they can do just that by starting with their water heater. Keep reading and we’ll explain:

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Signs of Trouble with Your Water Heater

Monday, February 12th, 2018

water-heater-flushWater heaters are an essential part of modern life: providing safe, reliable source of hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. Most homes in the area use traditional tank water heaters: those tall cylinders full of water, heated from burners below and ready to distribute to the various faucets and outlets of the home.

Water heaters do their jobs quietly and without fuss, and most of the time they’re kept in out-of-the-way parts of the home like the basement or garage. They’re effective and cost-efficient, which means most of us trust them to work while while we focus on more pressing matters. Unfortunately, that also means problems with them can develop just as quietly, and most homeowners are unaware of trouble with their water heater until the damage has become quite extensive.

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Flush Your Water Heater This Fall

Monday, November 6th, 2017

water-heater-flushWater heaters are one of the most reliable appliances to be found in a home, and they usually do their job quietly and without complaint. Indeed, most of them are tucked away in the basement, closet, or garage, and unless something goes wrong with your hot water, you rarely have cause to think about it. Unfortunately, there’s a flip side to that reliability: most people aren’t able to notice problems with their water heaters until the problem has gotten quite bad. In many cases, by the time you notice a problem, the entire water heater needs to be replaced instead of just repaired.

One important way to spot problems with your water heater before they bite you is to schedule annual service from a trained technician. they will check the water heater for signs of trouble, attend to little maintenance jobs like replacing the anode rod (which prevents rust inside the tank), and otherwise make sure that the water heater is functioning as it should. Doing so can also help extend the life of the system as well as helping it perform more effectively overall.

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