The Sunny Plumber Phoenix Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

3 Reasons You Need to Replace That Old Water Heater

Monday, July 13th, 2020

logoNobody would call a new water heater the most exciting thing money can buy. Not even a Sunny Plumber. And we love water heaters! Even so, you are going to have to spend the money on a new water heater in Phoenix eventually. That one in your house won’t last forever. How do we know? Have we been snooping around? No, of course not! We know that’s true because no water heater is going to last forever!

If anyone tells you they have one that will, find someone else to work with. We’re here to tell you that you don’t need to wait for a full breakdown before replacing. In fact, we’d advise against that. We’re not just saying that to sell water heaters, either. There are a lot of compelling reasons to replace your water heater now. Can’t think of any? Well, you’re in luck! That’s exactly what we’re going to cover in today’s post.

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Fed Up With an Inefficient Water Heater?

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

sunny-plumber-vanHot water is one of those amenities that homeowners today cannot live without. And you shouldn’t ever have to, even if your budget doesn’t leave you with much wiggle room. This is why you shouldn’t ignore signs of trouble with your water heater, including an overly expensive operating cost. Sure, you need hot water in your home, but that doesn’t mean you should just grin and bear it when your system starts costing too much for comfort.

If your water heater in Phoenix is causing you budgetary woes, then it is essential that you contact us right away. There are a number of different issues that could be at play, and some of them may have serious implications for your water heater. Just because this issue may not be “urgent” in the way that a water heater leaking water all over your floor may be urgent does not mean that you have any time to spare.

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How’s Your Anode Rod Doing?

Monday, August 12th, 2019

sunny-plumbersWait, you don’t know what your anode rod is? That’s okay—not many homeowners do, and The Sunny Plumber is here to clear things up.

The anode rod is just one component of possibly the most important appliance in your home—your water heater! The water heater is a true workhorse. It provides you with the hot water you need to bathe, wash dishes, do laundry, clean, and so much more. If you’re using a storage tank water heater, then you are using an anode rod.

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Are You Ready to Replace Your Water Heater?

Monday, July 15th, 2019

logoIf you’re anything like most homeowners, and your water current water heater is not currently pouring hot water all over the floor, then your answer to the question posed in the title was probably something like “Nah, I’m good.” Are you really, though? As is the case with any mechanical system, you don’t really want to wait for your water heater to give out on you entirely before you replace it. It’s much better to get a new system in place before that happens.

All of this begs the question, then, of when exactly you should be replacing your water heater in Maricopa, AZ. We’ll explore that further in the following post. First, let us gently remind you that a water heater replacement is not the type of job that you can handle on your own, nor should you entrust it to just anyone with a tool bag. Hire trained, professional plumbers—the sunnier, the better, we always say!

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3 Reasons for Heating Water the Tankless Way

Monday, May 20th, 2019

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Options. We love’em. Nobody wants to be told that there is only one right way of doing something, and this extends to something as basic as heating water for use throughout your home. If you are serious about heating water the way that most benefits you, then you need to choose the right water heater in Queen Creek for your individual needs and user preferences.  More and more, this is leading homeowners to choose tankless water heaters.

There was a time, and not really that long ago, when the tank water heater and water heaters in general were more or less synonymous. Today, however, homeowners are savvier and are willing to do more research and ask more questions before choosing the type of water heater that they’ll use in their homes. If you’re currently thinking about your next step toward a water heater installation or replacement, keep these benefits of tankless systems in mind.

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Why Stick with a Tank Water Heater?

Monday, November 19th, 2018

logoYou’ve seen us talk a lot about the benefits that tankless water heaters have to offer. But don’t let that convince you that we don’t support tank water heaters too. Tankless water heaters are the right choice for many homeowners in many situations. However, there is no such thing as a single type of water heater that is ideal in every application. If that were the case, there would not be so many to choose from! A tank water heater in Phoenix may be right for you.

Today we are going to look at some of the reasons why you might want to stick with a tank water heater or choose one as your first water heater installation in a new home. There is a lot more to consider than you may realize, and all water heaters are definitely not created equal. Each type has its unique pros and cons, and you are going to be living with your decisions for quite a few years to come. Make sure that you make an informed choice when it comes to your water heater installation.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

sunny-plumbersYou use hot water each and every day in your home. You use it to do the dishes. You use it to wash your linens. You use it to shower, and to do general cleaning around your house. But you don’t go straight to the water heater to get it. That appliance works and works and works, but it does so quietly and out of view. That’s how it is so frequently overlooked by homeowners, even though it’s so necessary.

Unfortunately, this often leads to homeowners failing to act when it comes to their water heaters—sometimes until the system breaks down entirely. Needless to say, an interruption to your hot water supply can really bring your daily routine grinding to a halt. It gets plenty hot around here, but that doesn’t mean that you want to start your day off with an ice cold shower! That is why The Sunny Plumbing Phoenix has some tips for you regarding the need for a water heater replacement in Apache Junction.

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What Kind of Shape Is Your Anode Rod In?

Monday, August 13th, 2018

logoThe type of answer that far too many homeowners respond to when faced with the question posed in the title is: “What’s an anode rod?”

If you use a tank water heater to provide hot water in your home, and you do not know what an anode rod is, then this is the post for you. Why? Well, the short answer is that the anode rod is all that stands between your hot water storage tank and total obliteration!

Okay, that last bit was a little melodramatic, but that does nothing to change that an anode rod really is your hot water tank’s best source of protection from the damage and eventual leaks caused by corrosion. An anode rod doesn’t last forever, either. In fact, it’s not supposed to. That means that your anode rod is going to have to be replaced at least a few times throughout the course of your water heater’s lifespan. Be sure to schedule your water heater services in Phoenix, AZ with The Sunny Plumber Phoenix.

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Is a Tankless Water Heater Worth the Higher Price?

Monday, June 18th, 2018

logoWhen the time comes to install a water heater in a brand new home or to schedule a water heater replacement—either due to complete system failure or the desire for a better user experience—homeowners will generally choose between tank and tankless water heater models. When they’re doing their initial research (and you should be doing research before investing in a new water heater) homeowners quickly realize that tankless water heaters are more expensive. Not insignificantly so, either.

With this in mind, prospective customers often ask us if a tankless water heater is worth the money. The answer to this question is yes. The technology and benefits of a tankless water heater are reflected in the price. Does this mean that a tankless water heater, then, is the right option for every homeowner? Not at all. We’re here to help you decide if a tankless water heater in Phoenix is right for you.

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Water Heater Efficiency Tips

Monday, December 18th, 2017

water-heaterOf the many different systems and appliances that we use these days to make our lives more comfortable and convenient,  the water heater is certainly one of the most important. In fact, unlike your heating or air conditioning system, the water heater doesn’t even get an off-season. That is why it is so important that your water heater is properly sized and installed in your home. You can’t afford to encounter a subpar performance from your water heater, after all.

Speaking of “afford,” though, we should also point out that you don’t want to be paying more than you should have to in order to heat water for use throughout your home. While hot water is obviously going to come at some cost, there are a few ways in which you can help to make your water heater in Phoenix more efficient. Read on, and be sure to reach out to the pros here at The Sunny Plumber Phoenix with any questions that you may have. We’re happy to handle all of your water heater services.

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