Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Water Heater Repairs: Are You Having Tankless Troubles?

Monday, August 6th, 2018

tankless water heater being repairedWhen our customers are looking to have a new water heater installed, we often recommend considering the tankless water heater. There are a number of advantages to using this style of water heater, like lower energy bills, longer equipment life, and an unlimited supply of hot water.

Another benefit of a tankless water heater is that it typically encounters fewer repairs on average that the conventional storage tank water heater. This is because they don’t deal with the stress of continual energy usage to keep the water inside the tank heated. It does less work, and therefore a tankless water heater doesn’t wear out as quickly.

However, that doesn’t mean that they are completely immune to problems. And when a problem does occur, you will want someone who specializes in professional plumbing in Hudson, IA. That’s what we’re here for! In the meantime, though, ready on to learn more about these systems.

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Water Heater Trouble: Repair or Replace?

Monday, March 6th, 2017

water-heater-repair-replaceOf all the appliances and devices you use in your home on a daily basis, your water heater is likely the one you take the most for granted. Most people don’t give these systems a lot of thought—that is, until something goes wrong with it.

If your water heater springs a leak, in the best case scenario it will be something that can be easily fixed by one of our professional plumbers. Our Waterloo, IA water heater services include installation, repairs, and replacement—and sometimes, replacement is necessary. But how do you know when that time comes?

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Troubleshooting a Water Heater with No Heat

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

water-heater-failureCould you imagine your home without the conveniences of modern plumbing? Or how about without any hot water? Hot water is necessary, for cleaning, cooking, and perhaps most importantly—comfortably showering! So of course, it can be disconcerting to turn your shower on only to discover it’s freezing cold.

Naturally, this is not one of those problems you can just wait on, which is why our team is here. But in the meantime, keep reading to find out a few reasons why your Janesville, IA water heater isn’t producing any hot water, and what you may be able to do about it.

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Is a New Water Heater In Store for You This Year?

Monday, December 5th, 2016

There are many components of your home that you likely don’t give a lot of thought to, until something goes wrong. This might include your HVAC system, your indoor plumbing, or, your water heater. If you take proper care of your water heater and schedule maintenance on a regular basis, then you likely won’t have to worry about running into too many problems with it. However, no water heater lasts forever, no matter how diligent you are about its care. Due to this, it’s important that you know the signs that it is time to replace your water heater.

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Water Heater Tips for Top Performance

Monday, October 10th, 2016

One of the appliances in our homes that is taken for granted the most is that of the water heater. Water heaters make a number of tasks around the home much easier, but we don’t really give much thought to that—until something goes wrong. To ensure that your water heater works effectively and efficiently as it should for as long as possible, check out and follow the tips below.

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Signs That Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Repair

Monday, September 19th, 2016

If you’ve chosen to have a tankless water heater installed on your property, it’s probably due to their high-efficiency and effectiveness at providing you with hot water throughout your home. Tankless systems are much more capable than their storage tank counterparts of handling periods when you’re away, as they aren’t as susceptible to heat loss and water waste.

Tankless water heaters help numerous homeowners throughout the country save a lot of energy, which equates to lower utility bills. However, tankless water heaters are not immune to repair needs. When these needs crop up, you need a team on your side to get the system back to its full functionality. We are that team. Of course, it also helps to know some of the signs that you do in fact need repairs. Keep reading to learn more.

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Is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, August 29th, 2016

Water heaters are designed to last a rather long time, particularly if you take really good care of them. No matter how well maintained your system is, however, there is going to come a time that eventually you’ll need to replace the water heater.

It’s important that you are able to identify the signs that this time has come. Otherwise, you could be in for an unwelcome surprise some day when you don’t have any hot water available. Keep reading to learn more about what these signs are.

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How Does Your Water Heater Avoid Rusting?

Monday, July 25th, 2016

It likely can go without saying that any appliance or plumbing system that deals with large amounts of water on a regular basis will be prone to the problem of rust. And with the amount of work that your water heater goes through on a day-to-day basis, it may come as a surprise that you aren’t dealing with rust on a more regular basis.

But how does this work? How does a water heater last so much longer than it should, without becoming a pile of rusty parts? Keep reading to learn the answer to these questions and more.

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Going Solar: Investing in an Energy Efficient Water Heater

Monday, July 11th, 2016

In recent years, solar energy has become increasingly popular. Think about it: you are harnessing the power of the sun—a free and renewable resource. Using solar energy to power the appliances and devices in your home makes good financial sense, plus it’s ecologically friendly.

Your water heater is no exception. Solar water heating is right for pretty much any household in the country. Keep reading to learn of just a few benefits of going solar with your water heater.

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Signs Your Water Heater May Be Failing

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Your home’s water heater may possibly be the most expensive component of your plumbing system. Keeping this in mind, you want to take care of problems right away if you suspect something is wrong. But how do you know if something’s amiss? Fortunately, many common water heater issues are relatively simple to figure out.

You will, however, want to contact a professional to take care of any repairs you need right away. But what if repairs just aren’t enough? If you have an aging water heater, and it’s experiencing any of the following troubling signs, it may be time to retire your system and replace it with a new one.

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