Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

7 Signs It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

The only time you’re likely to think about getting a new water heater is when your old one goes kaput. Instead of scrambling to replace your water heater when it breaks down, you’re better off with a planned replacement before it gets to that point. All you have to do is look out for the following seven signs.

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How to Get the Best Return on Investment for Your Water Heater

Monday, May 29th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters have the distinction of being both vital to your daily life, and being a pretty significant financial investment. If you want to get the best return on investment out of your water heater, it’s in your best interest to keep it healthy for as long as possible. Though the water heater often won’t draw a lot of attention when it develops a problem, that doesn’t mean that it never happens. Water heaters need professional services just as much as any other system in order to stay in good shape. Follow the tips below to make sure that yours serves you well for many more years.

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Do I Need to Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Getting up early during a cold, cold morning and taking a hot shower is a great feeling. What isn’t so great is getting up early during a cold, cold morning and taking an ice-cold shower. You probably don’t want to find yourself without hot water in the middle of winter, so it’s a good idea to make sure that your water heater is able to make it through another season without dying on you. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the warning signs that you may need to replace your water heater before the winter is over.

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How Your Water Heater Protects Itself from Rust

Monday, August 15th, 2016

Any system that deals with large amounts of water, and also contains steel, will have to deal with rust at some point. Considering that your tank water heater is full of water for pretty much its entire life, it should be a rusted out husk only a couple of years after installation. Why, then, is your water heater able to last so much longer than that? The answer is a small part called the anode rod. Let’s take a look at the anode rod, how it works, and what you can do to make sure it keeps benefitting your water heater.

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Which Water Heater Type is Best for You?

Monday, July 18th, 2016

When you think of a water heater, you probably think of a tank water heater. This makes sense, since that was pretty much the only option for residential water heating for decades. However, modern water heaters offer a much wider array of options for homeowners. Let’s take a look at some of the different water heater types that can benefit you.

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Signs That You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Water heaters are built to last a really long time. That doesn’t make them invincible, however. Eventually, the years of wear and tear will catch up with your system and it will die on you. You probably want to be able to tell when your water heater is reaching the end of its life, so that you won’t have a long lapse in hot water supply while you look for a new system. Read on to find out more about when you need to install a new water heater.

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Call for Repairs if Your Water Heater Shows These Symptoms

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Water heaters are sturdy systems, but even they can develop problems over time. Similar to other home systems, it can be difficult to identify problems with your water heater before they’ve had the chance to damage the system. If you know what to look for, though, you might be able to catch issues early enough to mitigate most of the damage. Read on to find out when to call for repairs for your water heater.

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How to Make Your Water Heater Last Longer

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Water heaters are designed to last quite a long time, providing you take proper care of them. If the water heater doesn’t receive the professional services it needs, you may find yourself having to replace it far sooner than you would like. If you’d like to know more about how to make your water heater last as long as possible, read on.

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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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