Sweetwater Plumbing Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

How to Handle a Water Heater Replacement

Monday, September 21st, 2020

tankless-water-heaterWith all the heat we’ve been encountering here, it makes sense that a lot of residents around here will look forward to a warm shower at the end of the day to get rid of the sweat and dirt. This is going to be hard to do if there isn’t any hot water in the house. And without any hot water, you are going to run into more trouble with other tasks such as washing dishes and clothes.

If your water heater isn’t working well lately or isn’t working at all, you shouldn’t just try to bear through it. You don’t want to try to get by this summer and then be completely without hot water come the cooler months. Instead, reach out to a professional for a water heater replacement in Ontario.

Here is a short guide to help get you through a replacement of your water heater so that you can enjoy reliable hot water again.

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What is a Heat Pump Water Heater?

Monday, August 24th, 2020

bathtimeAre you in the market for a new water heater? If your current water heater can’t keep up with the demands of your home and is edging towards 15 years of use, you probably do need a replacement. The sooner you reach out to us for that service the better it will be for your home comfort and your peace of mind.

With that said, you will need to make a pretty important decision: choosing a water heater. When it comes to water heaters in Riverside, you actually have more than one choice. Did you know that? And did you know that one of your options is a heat pump water heater? If you haven’t heard of this system, let us tell you a bit more.

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Is Your Water Heater in Trouble?

Monday, July 13th, 2020

showerhead-ceiling-runningWhen something goes wrong with your water heater you don’t want to have to take extra time to try to hunt down a reliable plumber. It can take hours to scour through websites and try to parse out plumbers in your area that might be trustworthy and able to effectively perform your water heater repair in Ontario, CA. Thankfully when you work with Sweetwater Plumbing you have a go-to source for all your plumbing needs!

When something is wrong with your water heater you will want to get the issue resolved as quickly as possible–especially if you have a leak (water is not to be wasted here in California)!

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What You Should Know About Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, January 27th, 2020

tankless-water-heaterWhen you are considering a water heating system, you should probably know the full scope of what your options are. For example, did you know that you aren’t just limited to the standard tank water heater?

We have encountered far too many people who weren’t informed about tankless water heaters and their benefits. Its a shame too because we think these systems are pretty great. From efficiency to how much they can save and how well they heat, tankless water heaters can make for a great addition to someone’s home.

Like we said we want people to have all the information possible about tankless water heaters so we have provided some information for you below to read through. And, once you have learned a bit more about these wonderful units, if you want to look into water heater installation in Ontario, CA, give us a call!

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

water-is-too-coldWe know you have plenty to do to prepare for the fast-approaching holiday season. We aren’t here to add to your already full plate. However, we do want to pose a question in order to help you tackle a task that you might not realize needs doing.

Is your water heater going to make it through the holidays?

If you hesitate when you answer that question, you may want to consider looking into finding a replacement sooner than later. When it comes to water heaters in Ontario, CA, we know every drop that you use counts, so having an ineffective system is never good. If you need a replacement, you may want to reach out to a professional for assistance with everything from selection to installation.

But first, let’s discuss how you can be sure that you need a new water heater.

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When to Consider a Heat Pump Water Heater for Your Home

Monday, August 12th, 2019

showerhead-ceiling-runningIs your old water heater no longer able to keep up with your household’s demands? Or are you planning on putting in the first water heater for a new house?

Whatever reason you’re considering purchasing a new water heater, we want to make sure you know about the heat pump water heater. It isn’t the best choice for all homes—but it may be the best for yours, and we don’t want you to miss out on this option.

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How Hot Should I Set the Water Heater?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

water-is-too-hotThe water temperature in the water heater in your house can be adjusted using a device called the aquastat. However, before you start making any adjustments to try to find the ideal temperature—either to save energy or for comfort—we must caution you about what can happen if the water heater is set too low or too high:

  • Too low: Both we and the EPA recommend you never set the aquastat lower than 120°F. The water must be hot enough to kill off bacteria and other disease-causing microbes that may develop in the tank.
  • Too high: You create a risk of scalding temperatures in the house. We don’t recommend a setting any higher than 140°F.

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Not Getting Enough Hot Water? Here Are Some Possibilities

Monday, December 31st, 2018

hands-under-waterWhen you turn on the hot water faucet, you expect hot water. In fact, you don’t really expect it, you just take it as a given. But if you wait for the water to heat up, and it only gets to “lukewarm,” then you may have a problem with your water heater.

Before we take a closer look at the water heater’s potential troubles, make sure the problem isn’t restricted to only one fixture. If only one fixture is experiencing the issue, the trouble is probably with the mixing valve of that fixture, and you can direct your plumber right to the source of the problem.

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How Much Water Should Be Leaking from the Water Heater?

Monday, July 30th, 2018

water-dropletsA water heater that leaks is almost always a problem. If you have a tank water heater and you notice water is pooling around the base, it’s time to call for a licensed professional plumber to look at the system and find out what’s wrong. Leaking water can indicate a number of major problems that require repairs or, in some cases, a full replacement of the water heater.

However, there is an important exception, which we’ll talk about below.

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Low Hot Water Pressure and Your Water Heater

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

gold-faucetWhen you turn on the taps in your house, whether for a sink faucet or a shower head, and the water pressure feels weaker than normal, there are a number of different possibilities. In most cases, this is a municipal issue that will soon be remedied. But it could also be leaks, hard water build-up, or problems with the water main to your house.

If the low water pressure is coming only from the hot water taps, then the trouble can be narrowed down a bit further. You could have a build-up of corrosion, sediment, or other debris in the hot water lines for the home, but not in the cold water lines. Or … you may have hot water heater problems. If the low water pressure is occurring at all the hot water taps, this is probably what you’re dealing with.

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