HendrixAir, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

What Kind of Maintenance Does My Tankless Water Heater Need?

Monday, June 13th, 2022
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The storage tank water heater–the “traditional” water heater seen in most homes today–is pretty large, typically very noticeable, and sometimes even a little bit noisy. As a result, it’s pretty hard to ignore, and so homeowners realize that it’s something that probably requires professional attention on occasion.

After all, something called scaling, which is the buildup of hard water minerals like calcium, magnesium, and sometimes even iron, can have a big impact on the water heater. Scaling can clang around noisily in a tank water heater, creating a nuisance but also creating potential corrosion and other related problems. As a result, a tank water heater needs to be professionally “flushed” on occasion to offset the issue.

So, what kind of maintenance does a tankless system need? After all, it does not have a tank for scaling to accumulate inside, right? Well… unfortunately scaling can have an impact on a tankless system, and for this reason, these systems do require professional maintenance on a routine basis. Read on to learn why!

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“How Do I Choose the Right Water Heater Tank Size?”

Monday, May 2nd, 2022
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If you were to ask us about the most important appliance in your home, we’d have to say that your water heater tops the list, easily. After all, this is the one system in your home you need absolutely every day, for bathing, cleaning, cooking, laundry, etc.

Of course, since you do use it every day, it means that it uses a lot of your home’s electrical energy. Water heater tanks can suffer from something called “standby heat loss.” Essentially, this means that your water heater’s heat exchangers turn on to heat the water in the tank, but then when that water doesn’t get used, it cools down and the heat exchangers have to come back on to heat up the same exact batch.

One way to resolve this issue? Make sure that you have the right sized tank, so no hot water is going to waste. If you’re looking at a water heater replacement, then this blog post is for you. Read on to learn just how to choose the right water heater tank size.

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Pay Attention to These Signs Your Water Heater Is Struggling!

Monday, March 28th, 2022
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When you live in a climate like ours, there are bound to be days when a cool shower sounds like a good idea! However, that doesn’t mean you’ll never need hot water. In fact, heated water is vital for a variety of tasks in the home, and not having regular access to it can be quite frustrating, if not debilitating for your home. So what should you do if you notice any troubling symptoms coming from it?

Well, give us a call! We will inspect your system to determine what’s going on and what kind of repair is needed. In the case of an older water heater, we might even recommend a replacement. But you won’t know until you contact our team. Of course, this also means you need to understand what a troubling water heater symptom is. Read on as we uncover some of the signs you should be aware of that your water heater is struggling.

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Signs That It Might Be Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, February 21st, 2022
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In our previous blog post, we covered some of the ways you can tell your water heater needs repair. The truth is, depending on the age of your water heater, and the frequency of those repair needs, a lot of those same signs could actually indicate it’s time for you to make a water heater upgrade.

Ultimately, you don’t want to be with a water heater that’s not operating as it should. After all, the last thing you need is to be surprised with an icy cold shower when you were expecting a warm one, or dishes that didn’t get thoroughly cleaned in your dishwasher because no hot water got to them.

If you begin noticing anything off with your water heater, be sure to be on alert for the following signs, and if you notice any of them, please give us a call!

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Does Your Water Heater Have Repair Needs?

Monday, February 7th, 2022
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No matter where you live, you need a functional water heater in your home, right? It’s essential for taking hot showers, cleaning, bathing, showering, etc. The last thing you need is to be surprised by a burst of cold water when you were expecting hot water.

Of course, this means you should be sure to keep up on your water heater maintenance needs. The water heater of your home should be professionally tuned up every year. It’s during this time that we’ll be able to check the system for repair needs that may be cropping up due to wear and tear. This doesn’t mean, though, that repair needs can’t crop up between tune-ups.

For this reason, we think it’s important to share some of the signs that likely indicate your water heater is in need of repair. Read on!

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The #1 Reason Your Water Heater Needs Maintenance

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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There’s a particular problem that many homeowners face, but don’t necessarily know much about–scaling in their water heater. Scaling is the result of hard water–that is, water with a high level of minerals in it, namely calcium, magnesium, and iron. The mineral deposits build up within the plumbing pipes and fixtures and can go unnoticed for a while… until scaling starts causing problems.

And this, scaling, is the #1 reason that your water heater needs annual professional maintenance! During this service, we flush your water heater and ensure it’s functioning as it should, for as long as it should.

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