Atlantic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Inc. Blog: Posts Tagged ‘water heater repair’

Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters: Maybe It’s Time to Switch

Monday, March 13th, 2023

Newer construction often comes with tankless water heaters installed rather than tank water heaters, but how come? We know they’re great, but are they really that great or what?

While there’s no such thing as perfect, especially when it comes to home plumbing, tankless water heaters are a step up over tank heaters. They’re seen as the future of home water heating for a reason.

It comes down to this: if you need tankless water heater installation, you should know what the benefits are and be fully aware of all the setbacks. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows, but we’re willing to bet that you’ll also see the benefits of tankless water heaters.

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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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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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