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

Advantages of a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, November 28th, 2016

As you may have guessed, tankless water heaters eschew the big cylindrical tanks most of us associate with water heaters. They serve as an alternative to the traditional models, and for the right household, they can offer a number of tangible benefits. If you’re looking to replace your water heater here in Westlake, OH, you might want to consider your options with an alternative, like a tankless system.

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Why Are Lime Deposits a Problem for Your Water Heater?

Monday, November 21st, 2016

Lime deposits are a common problem here in Avon, OH, and no doubt you’ve had to deal with them before now. They’re actually calcium deposits caused by hard water (or water with a high mineral content), and if you’ve ever experienced that gross white build-up on your faucet or shower head, you’ve definitely made its acquaintance. Hard water in the home can be dealt with with a little elbow grease or a water softening system for your entire home. But lime deposits can show up in your water heater as well, and when they do, they can be very hard to get rid of.

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Schedule Regular Maintenance for Your Water Heater

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Winter is on its way, and with temperatures dropping rapidly here in Bay Village, OH, it’s time to give your various home appliances a good hard look to make sure they’re ready for cold weather. This is especially true for your water heater, which needs to provide hot water for bathing and cleaning no matter how cold it gets outside. It can be hard to spot problems with a water heater, since it’s usually parked in an out-of-the-way spot like the basement or garage, and rarely shows signs of an issue until its far too late. Regular maintenance for your water heater, conducted by a trained technician, could be the perfect way to get it ready for the winter.

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Signs of Trouble with Your Pool Heater

Monday, August 8th, 2016

A pool is an outstanding way to keep cool during our hot Westlake, OH summers, as well as being a marvelous place for families to bond and have a little fun in the sun. Most pools rely on pool heaters to keep the water at an even temperatures, and they can be great for early morning dips when the heat may not have quite reached the boiling point yet. But like any other appliance, your pool heater can run into trouble from time to time, and while we recommend annual maintenance to keep such troubles to a minimum, you never know when trouble is going to strike. The sooner you spot the signs of a problem with your swimming pool heater, the more swiftly you can respond and the lower the cost will be. Here’s a few signposts to alert you to any potential problem with your system:

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Signs of Trouble with Your Water Heater

Monday, July 4th, 2016

We recommend regular maintenance for your water heater here in Bay Village, OH, in part because problems with it don’t tend to arise until it’s far too late. We rarely notice our water heaters, since they usually operate silently and are often tucked away in the basement or another part of the home that we don’t visit every day. By the time you spot signs of trouble, the problem may be very serious indeed. That makes it all the more important to be able to notice the early signals and summon a trained plumber to address them right away. They could spell the difference between a comparatively simple water heater repair job and a very costly one.

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How to Drain Your Water Heater

Monday, June 6th, 2016

We always recommend regular water heater maintenance for all homeowners in the Avon, OH area. Of all the appliances in your home, water heaters are the most vulnerable to neglect, since they do their jobs quietly and are usually tucked away in little-visited corners of the house. Annual maintenance can help you get a handle on any problems before they get out of control, and you can even take steps yourself to help out the process.

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Check on Your Pool Heater for Signs of Trouble

Monday, March 21st, 2016

With winter finally coming to an end, many homeowners in Avon, OH and other nearby towns are starting their spring cleaning. This should extend to more than just your house. If you have a pool, it’s likely sat unused for most of the winter, and you may be eager to start using it: especially if you have a pool heater. Before you do that, however, you should check your heater for problems. Ideally, a trained technician can perform regular maintenance for you before you start using your pool. They will be able to spot and correct a number of problems, allowing you to make use of your pool even when the spring weather is still a little chilly. You can assist by checking on your pool heater for signs of trouble, then alerting a professional when you spot them. We’ve provided a short list of some of the things to look for below:

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Keep your Water Heater Running with Annual Maintenance

Monday, February 29th, 2016

Appliances like your water heater rarely cause trouble until the problem is severe. By the time you realize something’s wrong, it’s too late to take little measures, and you may even have to replace your water heater entirely rather than settle for less expensive repairs. In Rocky River, OH you can call in a service that conducts annual maintenance checks, designed not only to detect repair issues early and schedule a session to correct them before they cause much damage, but to help your system avoid wear and tear to boot. What, specifically, does a maintenance visit do for your water heater? Read on for the answers.

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3 Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Tankless water heaters represent a radical departure from traditional tank models, and not every home can benefit from their use. They work best in Westlake, OH homes with comparatively small numbers of residents, although multiple units can be installed to handle larger workloads. If your circumstances fit that, however, or you own a vacation home where tank models can sometimes be problematic, then you might want to seriously consider the benefits of tankless water heaters. We’ve laid out three of the most important ones to think about.

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3 Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repairs

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Water heater repairs have a way of sneaking up on people, mostly because water heaters are placed in out-of-the-way parts of the house and tend to do their jobs very quietly. Our weather in Westlake, OH can wreak plenty of havoc on other parts of the house without having to add the water heater to the mix. But like any other appliance, water heaters can suffer wear and tear over time, and if yours hasn’t been serviced in a while then all of those years of work may come back to bite you. You can help your cause out by watching for signs that your water heater needs repairs, then summoning trained help quickly when you do. Here are 3 of them that bear particular mention.

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