Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for December, 2015

What You Need to Know About the Anode Rod

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Have you ever wondered why your water heater doesn’t rust out within a year or two of installation? With the amount of water that tank water heaters have to deal with on a daily basis, it seems inevitable that they would quickly lose structural integrity to oxidization. This would be the case, if not for a part called the “anode rod.” Let’s take a closer look at the anode rod, and what it does for your water heater.

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Should I Replace My Furnace This Winter?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Furnaces can last a pretty long time if properly taken care of, but they can’t last forever. After a couple of decades, you’ll reach a point where it’s just too expensive to keep the system up and running. At that point, it’s in your best interest to replace the system with a new one. Let’s take a look at some of the signs that you need to replace your furnace this winter.

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When Ice on Your Heat Pump is a Problem

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Have you noticed ice forming on your heat pump while it’s operating? If so, don’t worry. At least, not yet. The outside of the heat pump icing over is a pretty common thing during the winter, especially in colder environments. Under certain circumstances, however, it can certainly become a problem. Read on to find out why your heat pump ices over some days, and when you should call for repairs.

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What Short Cycling Can Do to Your Furnace

Monday, December 7th, 2015

If you’ve noticed that your furnace is turning on and off every couple of minutes, that’s a sign of short cycling. Short cycling may seem like a minor issue, but it’s actually a huge threat to your system. If you want to preserve your furnace for as long as possible, you should call for repairs as soon as you recognize that your furnace is short cycling. Read on to find out how short cycling affects your system.

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