Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Should You Invest in a Tankless Water Heater?

Monday, January 24th, 2022
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In this day and age, homeowners look for greater convenience and quicker gratification than ever before. This can be seen as a negative, but hey, it’s hard to resist convenience and ease of use, and we say there is nothing wrong with wanting this for yourself and your home!

First-time homeowners and seasoned homeowners alike would do well to consider modernizing their homes with a new kind of water heater–a tankless system. Tank water heaters have been the conventional model found in homes for decades, but tankless systems have a number of benefits that are leading them to become a much more popular option.

When it comes to water heaters, the basic question is, “should I get another storage tank system or go tankless?” Read on as we compare the two and show you the benefits of upgrading to a tankless system, should you choose to.

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Why Am I Not Getting Enough Hot Water From My Water Heater?

Monday, October 18th, 2021
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It’s one of those annoyances you hope doesn’t happen to you, but chances are it will at some point: you turn on the shower one morning and discover that the hot water is lukewarm, or it quickly starts to fluctuate in temperature. Something is wrong with the water heater so that it’s not producing a steady flow of hot water the way it usually does. But what is causing this? And can it be fixed?

Several problems with a water heater can lead to a drop in either water temperature or hot water volume. We’ll look at some of the most common below. If there isn’t a simple answer to the problem, call our experts to examine your water heater to see if it needs repairs or possibly a full water heater replacement in Vancouver, WA.

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How Long Can I Expect My Water Heater to Last?

Monday, August 9th, 2021
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Your water heater does one of the most important jobs in your house. It’s so important that you probably don’t think about it much. When you turn on the shower in the morning to get a fresh start to the day, hot water flows from the showerhead. After dinner is over, you have hot water from the kitchen sink tap to make cleaning utensils and dishes easy. Hot water when you need it is part of your daily routine, as expected as getting electricity when you flip a switch. 

But you will notice your water heater when it fails to deliver hot water. These occasional hiccups in operation are reminders that no water heater lasts forever. Eventually, you’ll need to schedule a water heater replacement in Vancouver, WA

How many more years can you expect your water heater to keep doing its job? A good question! We can give you an idea of its service life expectations below.

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6 Signs You Need Water Heater Repairs

Monday, April 5th, 2021
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The best way to avoid getting trapped with a failed water heater is to get out ahead of problems with prompt professional water heater repair in Vancouver, WA. Most water heaters give off warning signs before they hit major problems, so if you know what to watch for, you can act fast and get our technicians to your home to inspect the system and, if necessary, fix it.

Below are six common signs a water heater needs professional repairs.

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Replacing a Heater: What Our Professionals Do for You

Monday, December 28th, 2020
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You’ve had your current heater for many years, and it looks as if it has finally come to the end of its service life. It’s no longer heating up the house the way you want it to, is taking too long, or is leaving many rooms cold. Maybe you’ve noticed the cost to run the heater has been rising, and no repairs or continued maintenance is turning it around. You may have sunk too much money into repairing it, and it no longer feels worth it. Or perhaps it’s just that the heater is old and you’re ready to move on to a newer system with better energy efficiency and features.

So what’s the next step?

It’s to call our technicians to schedule a heating replacement in Portland, OR. We will take care of the entire job, helping you to select the right type of new heating system, and then carefully go through the steps of sizing and installing it. 

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5 Signs You Need a New Water Heater Installation

Monday, October 19th, 2020
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You pay attention to your heating system during the fall so it can handle the winter weather. But you may overlook another important heating system in your home, one that runs more often than just during the winter. In fact, it runs almost every day of the year. Yes, we mean the water heater. As with your furnace or other central heating system, the water heater deserves attention in the fall. It may operate daily, but it does more work during the winter. 

The big question during the fall when it comes to your water heater: “Do I need to get a new one?”

Let’s examine that question. Below, we’ve laid out five signs of a water heater in the late stage of its career … the last stage. The replacement stage.

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The Tankless Water Heater: Ways It Can Benefit You

Monday, August 24th, 2020
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The storage tank water heater used to be the only way for homes to enjoy central hot water. When it came time for a new water heater installation in Vancouver, WA, it was an easy choice to make. But the technology of the tankless water heater has advanced far enough that these units are now popular options for many residential buildings. You may have already considered a tankless water heater to replace your current storage tank water heater. If you still have doubts about making the switch, we would like to offer some helpful information about what makes tankless water heaters good choices.

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