Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heater’ Category

Saving With Your Water Heater This Winter

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

showerhead-dripping-close-upThe heating system in your home you probably worry about the most during the winter is the one that sends warm air around the rooms, either via forced air (furnace, heat pump) or radiant heat (boiler, in-floor heating).

But there’s another heater in your house that uses an immense amount of energy over the winter, and that’s the water heater. If you’re looking for ways to reduce energy costs during this winter, we recommend putting focus on your water heater.

Below is some advice we have for cutting down on hot water and the energy required to heat it.

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What Is Hot Water Recirculation? Is It Worthwhile?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

young-woman-cold-shower-screamYour household uses hot water in many different ways throughout the day, and this makes the water heater one of the essential home appliances. You always want your water heater to work at its best, and if at any point you think you need a professional plumber in Sudbury, MA to fix your water heater, never hesitate to give us a call. We’ll see that you receive the hot water you need.

You can also call a plumber to help you improve your hot water system. For example, you may have heard about something called a hot water recirculation system. This is a great way to make hot water use easier in a home. But what is it, exactly?

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A Water Heater Acting Odd Could Be a Plumbing Leak

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

water-heater-tankThe standard water heater in most homes is what’s called a storage tank water heater. This is the familiar water heater with a large tank that uses either gas jets below the tank or electric heating elements inside it to heat up the water. Because the water in the tank gradually cools down as heat escapes to outside the tank (this is called standby heat loss), the gas jets or heating elements must come on periodically to restore the temperature, even if there’s been no demand for hot water.

You should be accustomed to the pattern of when your water heater turns on. If it starts to cycle on and off frequently when there’s no demand on the hot water, it may be trouble with the water heater. But it’s also possible that it comes from a second, unexpected source: a plumbing leak, maybe even a major slab leak.

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3 Reasons Your Water Heater Isn’t Working

Monday, June 5th, 2017

showerhead-hot-steamIs your water heater struggling to work the way you want it to? Are formerly relaxing showers more of a chore now that temperatures have taken a dive? Have you lost access to hot water entirely? It’s a common problem, and one that requires attention fast. A water heater that isn’t working properly affects your life and your family’s comfort in so many ways, and you want to know what the problem is ASAP.

Below, we’ve outlined a few common issues that could be the reason your hands keep getting colder as you rinse the dishes. Keep in mind that these may not be the only explanations for your broken system. Call in a qualified technician for an official diagnosis and fast water heater repair!

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Save Up to $150 on a New Water Heater

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Are you ready to replace that older, run-down water heater? If your water heater is over 6 years old, it may be time to trade it out. Chances are high that it’s working inefficiently, for one thing. In addition, although today’s water heaters are quite safe, the chances of a problem become higher with each passing year. In some rare cases, old, poorly-maintained water heaters could even explode!

If you’ve got an older or broken-down water heater, we’ve got a deal for you. Through the end of January, we are offering a special. Get up to $150 off when you get a new water heater from us!

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How to Trade Up to a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

So you’ve always had a regular tank water heater, but you’re considering making a switch. There’s a lot of buzz out there about tankless water heaters, after all, and you know that this trade could save you some money in the long run.

But you may be unsure of how to go about switching up to a tankless water heater. Here is some advice from our plumbers, who are also happy to walk you through the entire process from start to finish when you call us for tankless water heater installation.

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Is It Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

We know that nobody wants to replace a major home system unless it is really necessary. But we also know that nobody wants to be stuck without any hot water at all. What’s worse is that, when your water heater breaks, it could leave water leaking all over the floor!

Should you think about water heater replacement? Ask yourself these questions to find out.

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What Makes Professional Water Heater Maintenance So Important?

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

You may use the hot water heater a little bit more in the winter, but for the most part, it will be active throughout the year. Your water heater plays an important role in your home comfort, which is why we recommend that you make sure any water heater in your home gets the service it needs to run smoothly every year–twice a year.

But what makes this biannual maintenance task so important? And why worry about your water heater when it appears to be working just fine? A lot can threaten your water heater over the course of six months, and we just want to help homeowners make sure their homes are as safe and efficient as possible.

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How Long Will My Tankless Water Heater Last?

Monday, October 17th, 2016

The answer to this question is actually more complicated than it may seem. We’ll start by telling you that a tankless water heater in good condition can last over 20 years. However, this does not mean that your water heater will not need service before then.

You cannot expect a water heater to run smoothly for decades without proper maintenance. Learn more about how to maximize the life expectancy of your water heater here, and get in touch with our team for more information.

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What You Should Know about Installing a New Water Heater

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016

Installing a water heater is no small task. It’s an investment that you want to feel confident about, which is why we want to help you get started with a little bit of information about selecting and installing a new water heater. For more information, contact local technicians and plumbers qualified to work on water heaters in your area.

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