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

7 Signs You Need a New Water Heater

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Do you need a new water heater for your home? Maybe you’ve had trouble with your home’s water heater in recent history. You know something is a little off, but you’re not sure if it’s a full blown problem that needs you’re undivided attention. We can help you get to the bottom of this issue.

We know that this can be a big stressor in your life. That’s why we’re here to work on your water heater in Las Vegas, NV. We work on a variety of water heaters here at our company. We understand that not every home needs the same water heater work even if we all live in the same area. We make sure to tailor all our work to your specific needs. Call us today.

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Standby Energy Loss: What You Need to Know

Monday, September 21st, 2020

sunny-plumber-doorwayOkay, okay, hear us out! This is an important topic! We know that “standby energy loss” might sound a little boring, but every homeowner with a water heater in the house should really be familiar with it. Why? Because it is an easily overlooked contributor to poor water heater efficiency. Today, we’ll talk about what standby energy loss is, what it means for your water heater in Las Vegas, and what you can do about it.

One option is to invest in a very unique type of water heater, which we’ll get into a bit more below. Others are much more affordable and won’t really require professional service. If you do decide to replace your water heater, though, be sure to work with trained experts you can trust. Around here, that’s as simple as hiring a Sunny Plumber. We do it all, and we do it right! Contact us today to discuss your water heater options.

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Water Heater Replacement: Is It Time?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

logoWe sometimes joke about how a water heater isn’t the most exciting of purchases and how you’d probably rather invest in something a bit more flashy and fun. We always follow that up by reiterating the fact that your water heater, exciting or not, is essential. That means that an eventual replacement is a must—you are not likely to decide that you can actually go without one in your home. But when is the right time to commit?

That’s the question our Sunny Plumbers are addressing in today’s post. We take your 100% satisfaction with your water heater seriously, and that 100% satisfaction is just what we aim for—and achieve!—when we replace water heaters for our valued clients throughout the area. So keep the following information in mind, reach out if you have any questions, and be sure to schedule your water heater replacement in Las Vegas with a member of our team.

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Save Money with a Tankless Water Heater

Monday, April 8th, 2019

sunny-techniciansBuying a new water heater is not going to be as exciting as, say, buying a new car or finally spending your money on that family vacation that you’ve been dreaming of. That doesn’t mean that there’s nothing exciting about it, though! In fact,  one of the most exciting parts of investing in a new water heater is the opportunity that it provides you for some serious savings. That may come as a surprise, but remember: you’ve got to spend money to save money sometimes!

This matter of spending money is important when you’re talking about tankless water heaters in particular. Why? Because as you’ll see following some preliminary research, they’re expensive! Don’t let that initial cost cause any sticker shock, though. There are a lot of other factors to consider if you’re thinking about replacing your water heater with a tankless water heater in Las Vegas. So read on, and remember that you want a Sunny Plumber handling your water heater services.

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Why Is My Water Heater So Loud?

Monday, March 25th, 2019

sunny-plumber-doorwayWhen you run an appliance like a water heater, you probably expect a bit of operational noise to come with it. There is a big difference between normal, minimal operational noise and loud, alarming noises, though. Because a water heater is not likely to be installed right in your living space the way that, say,  a dishwasher may be, its sounds may not be quite as obvious. However, there are some sounds you should definitely watch (or listen!) out for.

A water heater may not operate silently, but you cannot afford to ignore those unusual sounds that can pop up from time to time.  They may indicate the need for professional water heater repair in Henderson. Here are a few examples of common water heater noises, and what they may mean. If you encounter these in your home, remember that our Sunny Plumbers are never more than a phone call away. We can get your system back on track promptly.

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Water Heater FAQ: What’s “Standby Energy Loss”?

Monday, February 11th, 2019

sunny-techniciansHeating water for showering, cleaning up around the house, doing laundry, etc., is not exactly an “optional” task or a luxury. Most homeowners would define the practice more as a necessity or an expectation in their homes. That’s what makes the water heater in your residence such a vitally important appliance. Just because you need the hot water that your water heater puts out, however, doesn’t mean that you should accept a very high price tag attached to it.

Like any other system, different water heaters have different efficiency levels. We always recommend investing in the best efficiency rating that you can afford. That efficiency rating is not the only factor to consider when it comes to the overall efficiency of your water heater in Henderson, NV, though. You should also be aware of standby energy loss—what it is, what causes it, and what you can do to limit its occurrence. Read on, and let us know what questions you have.

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I Need an Anode Rod? What’s an Anode Rod?

Monday, December 17th, 2018

logoSome systems and appliances in your home are going to get a lot of your attention. We live in a very hot area for most of the year, for instance, so your AC is hopefully very well-maintained. You change your air filter regularly, or at least you should. Other appliances that are just as important, however, may not get quite the same level of attention. This is commonly the case with water heaters in Las Vegas. And it’s a big problem.

If you had your water heater installed and you don’t really think about it at all anymore, then you may really be rolling the dice in terms of your anode rod and its overall condition. If you’re asking yourself what an anode rod even is, then it is probably time to take a step back and,  well,  read the following blog! An anode rod is a very important component in any tank-style water heater, and you cannot overlook yours!

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Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth the Investment?

Monday, March 26th, 2018

logoWhen it comes to investing in any new piece of equipment for your home, be it a single appliance or a whole new comfort system, one of the very first things that you’ll take into consideration is the price tag. It is very important that you have a strong concept of just how much money you have to spend on such investments, so developing a strict budget is definitely a step worth taking. That being said, you should also keep in mind costs–and savings–that you may encounter beyond that initial price tag.

Take the tankless water heater, for example. Yes, one of the first things that you’ll notice when researching your water heater options is the fact that tankless systems are indeed more expensive than tank models–considerably more, in fact. That does not mean that a tankless water heater is not worth your consideration, though. In fact, there are many benefits that make the tankless water heater well worth that initial investment. Read on, and remember to schedule your water heater services in Las Vegas with The Sunny Plumber Las Vegas.

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Prevent Holiday Plumbing Nightmares

Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

By Gary Eisenhauer

The holidays are a time to enjoy with friends and family. However, Thanksgiving, and other seasonal holidays, present the perfect recipe for costly and embarrassing plumbing failures. With a little planning and insight from industry experts, you can prevent yourself from holiday hassles. Here are the top four tips from The Sunny Plumber to keep your pipe dreams in check.

What’s the No. 1 issue consumers need to think about around the holidays to keep their plumbing working?

One of the most common plumbing issues people face during the holidays is a clogged sink or malfunctioning garbage disposal. I always recommend being wary of the “FOG.” Fats, oils, and grease are your garbage disposals worst enemy. While this material is in liquid form when it’s initially poured into the disposal, it congeals into a viscous sludge as it cools. The FOG then sticks to the walls of the disposal chamber, as well as the walls of the drain pipe. This can gum up the impeller, as well as clog the drain. Don’t pour FOG down the garbage disposal if you want to avoid these issues. Throw it away, instead.

That’s a good tip. What else should I avoid putting down my drain?

Never put beans, rice, pasta and bread down the drain. These are like sponges and when saturated with water, this food material will expand and can cause a backup. In addition, bones and fibrous foods should be thrown away or composted.

Moving to the bathroom, what should we steer clear of?

During the holidays bathroom facilities are taxed with additional traffic and usage. Annual maintenance to clear any build-up can often prevent major toilet clogs and avoid the spread of infectious waste in the bathroom. Also, stay away from using chemicals to try and clear blockage as this rarely remedies a clogged line and can damage your pipes. If a plunger doesn’t clear the clog, turn to the pros.

What to be mindful of with water heaters?

The arrival of cooler weather raises caution for water heaters. Cold air causes expansion and contraction in water heaters and in older units, fractures can occur resulting in failure – which usually leads to flooding. Routine maintenance can identify those risks as well as ensure water heaters are operating effectively and efficiently. Water heaters are your best friend, but can cause a lot of headaches when they are not taken care of or installed incorrectly. With some minor attention, you can prevent major problems from occurring and enjoy the holiday without flooding or no hot water with a house full of guests.

Gary Eisenhauer is general manager of The Sunny Plumber.

About The Sunny Plumber

The Sunny Plumber offers the highest quality plumbing services throughout the Southwest. All plumbers are experienced in solving a wide variety of plumbing problems including drain cleaning, leak detection, sewer line and garbage disposal repair. The company also sells, installs and services standard and tankless water heaters. All plumbers are background-checked, drug-tested, and receive continuous technical training to make them the best in the industry. For more information, visit thesunnyplumber.com.

 

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When Should I Replace My Water Heater?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

baby-in-bathPurchasing a new water heater may not be the most exciting investment to make, but there is no denying that hot water is one of those amenities that we really just cannot — or wouldn’t want to — live without. That is why you are going to want to replace your hot water heater before it breaks down entirely.

Yes, we understand that you want to get the best return possible on your initial investment in your water heater. However,  you don’t want to push things so far that you wind up with no hot water following a total breakdown.

So how do you decide if the time is right for a water heater replacement? We have a few tips to help you make that decision. If you have any questions, be sure to give us a call. Not only do we have a variety of water heaters for you to choose from, but we’ll make sure that yours is of the right size for your demands and that it integrated into your plumbing system properly.

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