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

The Best Reasons to Get a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Why, yes, there is such a thing as a tankless water heater, in case you were asking yourself about that. Many homeowners mistakenly believe that tank water heaters are the only option for every home that’s out there—but that’s not the case. Tankless technology exists, which means that water can be heated the moment it is desired for an almost unlimited supply of hot water.

Since we carry both types of water heaters in Bucks & Montgomery, PA, it’s generally a good idea to know the difference between the two. Unfortunately, the decision isn’t as simple as “tankless water heaters are better.” There still are plenty of homes that might enjoy having a tank water heater more. Our team is full of experts who know the types of homes, homeowners, and environments where tank water heaters might still be the superior choice.

Which home do you have? Well, let’s find out!

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My Hot Water Just Isn’t … Hot Enough!

Monday, January 21st, 2019

water-and-tapThis is one of the most common problems people run into with their water heaters: turning on a faucet or tap and waiting, waiting, waiting for the water to warm up to the temperature you want. But the running water only gets lukewarm. What does this mean, and what can you do about it?

There are a few possible reasons your water heater isn’t living up to its expectations. Here are the main ones.

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It’s Time for a New Water Heater

Monday, April 30th, 2018

tank-water-heaterDo you know how healthy your water heater is? If not, that’s okay. People often have no idea whether their water heater is in perfect condition or about to fail until something happens. Still, it’s a good idea to evaluate your system every once in a while to determine whether or not it’s in need of replacement. If you think you might need a new water heater installed in your home, but you’re not sure, have a look at the symptoms below to help you decide.

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Why Your Water Heater Output is Low

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

tank-water-heaterTaking cold showers might be good for bragging rights, but it’s kind of a horrible thing to do to yourself if you don’t need to. Even people who enjoy a cold shower every once in a while probably wouldn’t want that to be their only option when it came to washing up. If your water heater doesn’t seem moved by the muse of water heating to provide you with a warm shower, you probably have a problem. Read on to find out why your water heater output is low.

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Water Heater Issues to be Aware of

Monday, December 25th, 2017

tank-water-heaterWater heaters don’t get put under added stress during the winter, the way heaters do. Still, you should keep a sharp eye out for any problems that may develop with the system throughout the year. As is the case with any other home system, the faster you can identify issues, the faster you can have them repaired and the better off your water heater will be. Have a look at a few of the more common issues that are known to afflict water heaters, and what you can do about it.

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When to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, November 13th, 2017

water-heater-installationWater heaters last quite a while, with proper care and maintenance. They won’t last forever, though, which means that sooner or later you’re going to have to replace yours. If you’re not sure whether or not your water heater can survive another year, have a look at some of the symptoms below. Each water heater is a bit different, and you should consult with a professional before making any significant decisions about replacing the system. Still, these will help you get started.

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Water Heater Problems You Need to Know About

Monday, September 4th, 2017

tank-water-heater-repairWater heaters are built to last, even under extreme pressure. Which is good, because the water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in the average home. If you have a tank water heater, as most people do, then your system never really turns off. It operates in some capacity at all times, 24/7, in order to maintain a standing supply of hot water for whenever you need it. All that use can create a lot of problems over the years, which is why it’s a good idea to make sure you’re familiar with the warning signs that you need to call for repairs.

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Water Heater Problems You Need to Know About

Monday, August 21st, 2017

water-heaterWater heaters are built to last, but they’re not immune to problems. Years of wear and tear from normal use will, sooner or later, cause problems to crop up. Professional preventive maintenance goes a long way towards lowering the chances of problems developing. Still, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with the signs that your water heater is in trouble.  The faster you can tell that your water heater is in trouble. The faster you can have it repaired and the better off it will be.

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Replace Your Water Heater if It’s Doing These Things

Monday, July 24th, 2017

tank-water-heaterIf you take proper care of your water heater, you can expect to get quite a few years of service out of it. Eventually, though, you’re going to need to replace the system with a new one. You probably don’t want to wait for the system to fail completely before replacing it, as that could potentially leave you without hot water for an extended period of time. Instead, you should familiarize yourself with the signs that your water heater is getting close to the end of its life. That way, you can replace the system with a new one before it gives out. If your water heater is manifesting symptoms similar to those below, consider replacing it.

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3 Warning Signs That You Need Water Heater Repair

Monday, June 12th, 2017

water-heaterIt can be a difficult thing to gauge exactly what condition your water heater is in at any given moment. You probably use yours multiple times a day, every day, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to easily recognize when there’s a problem. As with most systems, the issues that can develop with water heaters don’t really announce themselves right away.

If you want to make sure that your water heater stays in top condition, though, you need to be able to make sure that you can recognize when your system is in trouble. The faster you get it repaired, the less damage is done to it. With that in mind, let’s examine three common warning signs that you need to schedule water heater repairs.

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