Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

Here’s What Water Heater Scaling Is and Why It’s a Problem

Monday, December 5th, 2022
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Perhaps you’ve heard the term “hard water” before. It may sound a little alarming in regard to your water quality, but it’s actually okay–for you that is. It’s another story when it comes to your plumbing system.

Hard water is water with a high level of minerals in it. Namely, we mean calcium and magnesium, and sometimes even a bit of iron. But like we said, while these are harmless to you, we can’t say the same for your pipes and plumbing appliances.

Scaling–or the deposits that get left behind from hard water–will impact your water heater worse than any other part of your plumbing system. While it’s relatively easy to clean scale out of a faucet, the same can’t be said when it comes to your tank water heater.

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Your Water Heater Might Be Struggling If…

Monday, October 10th, 2022

logoIf you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t think very much about how much work your household’s water heater actually does. There is a much higher demand on it than say for your furnace, air conditioner, or other home comfort system because it must heat water 24/7 for use any day of the year, any time of the day. No matter the season, hot water must flow, right?

As you might imagine, all this work puts a lot of stress on the water heater. Although it doesn’t have very many moving parts that can break down, your water heater will eventually need professional repairs to keep it operational. Ignoring any signs that your water heater is malfunctioning can lead to it breaking down and can shorten its lifespan.

Read on as we uncover the signs that your water heater may indeed need repairs, and then be sure to dial our number!

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Help! My Water Heater Isn’t Providing Enough Hot Water!

Monday, June 25th, 2018

tank-water-heaterWater heater trouble can manifest itself in a number of different ways, depending on the problem. One of the most common symptoms, though, is difficulty providing enough hot water.

Heating difficulties could result from a number of different problems, some of which are relatively minor and some of which need immediate repair. Let’s go over some of those issues below, and what can be done about them.

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