Douglas Cooling & Heating Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

3 Water Heater Problems to Watch for

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are just as prone to developing issues over time as any other system in your home. Hopefully, you’re already scheduling consistent maintenance on an annual basis to keep your system as healthy as possible. Even if you are, though, the system could still develop problems between maintenance appointments.

It’s important that you keep an eye out for any possible signs that your system is malfunctioning, so that you can call for repairs as soon as possible. The following are some of the more common water heater issues you might run into, and their symptoms.

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Why is My Water Heater Not Providing Enough Hot Water?

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

tank-water-heaterYour water heater is one of the hardest working home appliances you have. It provides you with hot water multiple times a day, every day, throughout the year. So, it can be very frustrating when the water heater suddenly stops providing hot water for whatever reasons. There are a number of possible factors that can prevent your water heater from heating the water inside it properly. Read on to find out more about these different factors, and what can be done about them.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

tank-water-heaterAssuming you take good care of your water heater, you can expect it to last a long time. No water heater lasts indefinitely, though. At some point, you will need to install a new system. The key is knowing when that’s required. There are a number of different signs that you should look for that indicate that your water heater is getting to the end of its life. If you start to notice one or more of these signs, it’s a good idea to consult with a professional about whether or not it’s time to replace the system. We’ve outlined a number of those signs below.

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Why Your Water Heater Might be Struggling to Provide Enough Hot Water

Monday, August 21st, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters are built to cope with a lot of stress. Most of them don’t even fully turn off, instead staying on to maintain a standing supply of hot water at all times. However, even the sturdiest water heater isn’t invincible. There are going to be times when your system malfunctions, and it’s important that you are able to quickly identify it. One of the first signs that a water heater is having an issue of some kind is a noticeable drop in output. If your water heater is struggling to provide enough hot water, have a look at some of the possible reasons why.

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Signs That You Need to Install a New Water Heater

Monday, May 29th, 2017

tank-water-heaterIf you’re careful about scheduling regular maintenance, and prompt repairs, you can get a fair few years out of your water heater. No system will last forever, though, and sooner or later you’ll have to replace the system. It’s best to familiarize yourself with the typical warning symptoms that your water heater is getting close to the end of its life, so that you can replace it before it breaks down entirely. Let’s have a look at some of those warning signs now.

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Is it Really Worth it to Install a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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So your water heater has finally died on you, and you’re looking for a new one so you don’t have to take ice baths anymore. Tankless water heaters have been getting a lot of attention in the industry lately, and you may have even had a professional or two recommend it to you in the past. Tankless water heaters have plenty to recommend them, but like practically all systems they are not a “one-size-fits-all” water heating solution. It’s important that you know at least a little bit about the differences between tankless water heaters and other water heater types, before you settle on a type that you feel would suit your needs best.

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Beware These Water Heater Problems

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Water heaters are built to be as sturdy as possible, but they’re also one of the hardest working appliances in your home. Operating day and night for years puts a lot of wear and tear on the system, which makes it more and more likely for problems to occur. It’s important that you keep watch for any problems that might crop up with your water heater, and one of the best ways to do that is to be familiar with symptoms that the system is in trouble.

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Why Your Water Heater Might be Having Trouble Providing Hot Water

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Water heater output can be low for any number of reasons. Sometimes it’s simply because you put too much demand on it for too long a period of time. Sometimes, though, it’s actually because of a problem with the system. If you’re water heater is struggling to provide enough hot water, and you’re not sure why, read on to find out.

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Should I Replace My Water Heater This Winter?

Monday, December 12th, 2016

Suddenly finding yourself without hot water in the middle of winter is not something you probably want. If your water heater is not up to the task of providing you with hot water through one more winter, you should replace it now before it fails completely. If you’re not sure whether or not your water heater is in need of replacement, read on for some ways to tell.

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Which Water Heater Type is Best for You?

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The type of water heater that you install in your home is going to have a pretty significant impact over the next decade or so. So, it’s a good idea to make sure that you select the best possible water heater for your needs. If you’re not sure which water heater would benefit you the most, don’t worry. Read on to find out a bit more about the pros and cons of each water heater.

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