Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

How Long Water Heater Installation Actually Takes

Monday, October 23rd, 2023

If you’ve never had a water heater installed before, as in you bought your home with one already in it and didn’t have to replace it until now, the task can seem daunting. While this is an involved process, as it concerns one of the most important machines in your house, it’s not as scary as you might think. This is how long water heater installation in Sussex County, DE really takes.

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The Pros and Cons of Getting a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, July 4th, 2022

The tankless water heater isn’t a new piece of technology: the earliest tankless water heaters were developed at the end of the nineteenth century. However, the tankless water heaters didn’t become viable options for homes until fairly recently, when technological advancements made them capable of providing entire households with the hot water they need at a cost-effective price. Now tankless water heaters rank among the most popular choices for new water heater installations.

If you’re considering a tankless water heater in Smyrna, DE, you’ll want to know as much as possible about the potential benefits of these systems, as well as potential drawbacks. The tank water heater is still a good option when it comes to providing for the hot water needs of a house. We’ll look at the pros and cons of going tankless to help you better understand if your house is a good candidate.

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How a Tank Flush Can Help a Water Heater

Monday, February 14th, 2022

When it comes to the lifespan of your water heater, most systems last between eight and twelve years. Some brands are, of course, designed to last longer than others, but even if you have a high-quality system, if you don’t maintain it, you will shorten its life.

Water heaters bring outside cold water into your home and then heat it with an electric element or a gas burner. Over time, the minerals that are in the water create sediment in the tank. This sediment then settles at the bottom.

Here’s why this is a problem.

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Watch Out for These Signs You Have Faulty Water Heater

Monday, January 3rd, 2022

The same way you don’t want your furnace to fail on you during the winter months, you want your water heater to stay in top shape and keep the hot water flowing. But the water heater has a problem the furnace doesn’t: it runs all year, not only during winter, and so it can rack up repair troubles at any time. 

The sooner you notice something wrong with your water heater, the better. When you call us for timely water heater repair in Delaware, we can have the problem solved before it gets any worse, leading to a possible full failure or other troubles like water leaks. To help you spot water heater malfunctions early, we’ve put together a list of the common warning signs of trouble.

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Weird Sounds From Your Water Heater? Here’s What They May Mean

Monday, December 20th, 2021

How often do you listen to the sounds your water heater makes? Probably not often. Your water heater is designed to run as quietly as possible, and the minor sounds it does make turn into the standard background noise of day-to-day life.

So when your water heater starts to create odd or strange sounds, you’ll notice them. You might feel tempted to then ignore these sounds, but please don’t do this. Most unusual sounds from water heaters are warning of something wrong. You may need to schedule water heater repair in Smyrna, DE with our professionals before you have a more serious trouble that will leave you without any hot water at all. When you know when to call for help, you can prevent much bigger water heater problems in the future.

We’ll list some of the more common cautionary sounds you might hear from your water heater and what they may mean.

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Do I Need to Replace My Water Heater If It’s Rusting?

Monday, May 10th, 2021

“Rust” and “water heater” aren’t words you want to see together. In general, you don’t want rust or other forms of corrosion to appear on any metal, since it weakens it. Metal in contact with water is in danger of corrosion, provided it’s also exposed to oxygen. Because rust cannot be reversed, only removed, once it starts, conventional wisdom about rust and water heaters is that once there’s corrosion starting, a water heater is finished. Time for a new one.

Is this always the case? If you see rust on your water heater, does it mean it’s time to call us to replace it? Let’s take a closer look at corrosion and water heaters.

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How Big a New Water Heater Should I Get?

Monday, January 4th, 2021

The answer to this might sound simple: why not get the biggest water heater that you can afford and which fits in your house? 

However, when it comes to water heater installation, a water heater that is too large and powerful for a home will turn into a problem because it drains energy. If you have a water heater that heats up more water than your household uses, that’s energy going to waste. You’ll have a water heater you paid too much to purchase and which consumes enormous amounts of power nobody is putting to use. 

The best way to determine the right size of water heater to install is to work with professionals. You’ll need professionals for any service for a water heater in your house, so involve them from the start when you’re getting a new one. Our technicians work with many types and sizes of water heaters in Maryland, and we can see you have the ideal new system for your home.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your House?

Monday, November 9th, 2020

If you’re reading this post, it’s likely because you are considering installing a new water heater for your house. The old water heater is no longer doing the job, or it is costing far too much to keep it up. What’s the next step? Is it as simple as calling and asking us to replace your water heater? Well, yes, it can be that simple. When it comes to water heaters in Lewes, DE, we’re the expert team to look to for a new installation. 

We’ll help you with more than installing a new water heater. We’ll help you choose the model and size. Which brings us to the topic of this post: the tankless water heater. You’re thinking you may want to switch from the standard storage tank model you’ve used for years to the technology of the “on-demand” water heater. Is this the right choice for your home?

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3 Areas of Your Water Heater to Check Before the Cold Season

Monday, October 1st, 2018

water-heaterThe cold season is approaching. If you have an air conditioner, then you know it’s nearly time to be shutting it off and switching all power to your heater.

However, that’s not the same story with your water heater. It has to work all-year-round, regardless of the season. Water heaters are often taken for granted because they perform quite well with little upkeep. In truth, there are several working components in a water heater, and many homeowners might not know just how much goes into it.

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Every Modern Home Needs a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, July 9th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterIn our modern era, we demand more convenience and quicker gratification. For some, this is a bad thing. At the end of the day, though, it’s hard to resist convenience and ease of use—especially when it comes to a warm shower.

First-time homeowners and current homeowners alike should consider modernizing their home with a tankless water heater. Although tank water heaters have been serving people for decades, tankless water heaters have several benefits that are making them a favorite among homeowners.

When it comes to water heaters, the true battle is between the tank versus the tankless. Likewise, we’ll be going through this article with direct comparisons of how a tankless heater outperforms its rival.

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