Cooling Unlimited, Inc. Blog : Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

These Water Problems Are an Emergency

Monday, March 11th, 2024

When you imagine a plumbing emergency, chances are, you’re thinking about a frozen, burst pipe, perhaps spraying water that immediately turns into icicles. And it’s true that this is a reasonable concern in our climate (except for perhaps the icicles). But sometimes, a plumbing emergency actually has to do with your water heater.

If you’re like most people, you don’t think about your water heater much, unless you suddenly find yourself taking a cold shower. But that means you might not be taking the precautions that could prevent problems. What kind of emergencies can water heaters have? What can be done to prevent them? We’ve got some helpful information for you.

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What Constitutes a Water Heater Emergency?

Monday, September 11th, 2023

If you imagine what would lead you to call for an emergency plumber, you’re probably picturing broken pipes gushing like geysers. Sometimes, plumbing emergencies actually do look like that!

But sometimes an emergency can start out with more subtle signs. When it comes to your water heater, you may be able to prevent the worst disasters by knowing the first signs of an emergency. Here’s what to look for.

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Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters

Monday, May 8th, 2023

If the time has come to consider water heater replacement, you’ll want to know what all your options are so you can determine which water heater system is ideal for the needs of your home and your family.

One of the first ways to narrow down your options is to decide whether you want a tank or tankless water heater. How will you choose? They both have benefits and drawbacks.

We’ll give you the rundown of the differences between the two systems, so you can consider what will work best for you.

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Is it Normal for a Water Heater to Leak a Little?

Monday, December 19th, 2022

If you see a small amount of water pooling below your water heater, you may be deeply concerned. Or, you may be thinking to yourself, “This is normal, I’ve seen this before and nothing was really wrong.” Which is the correct approach to take? Is it perfectly normal or a cause for concern when a small amount of water leaks from your water heater?

There are two factors in determining whether a leak coming from your water heater is really a problem: the amount of water and the location where it’s coming from. Let’s look at these two scenarios in more detail.

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What’s The Trouble With My Water Heater?

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Water and air bubbles over white background with space for textYour water heater works hard. When we break it down into numbers, your home’s water heater accounts for nearly 17% of your home’s energy usage. This is a huge number when you consider that it’s just one system in your home. When you think about it, it does start to make a lot of sense. You use your water heater to power your home in many ways. You need to wash the dishes, your clothes, and your own body in the shower.

If you start to notice any type of water heater issue, it’s going to cause a great upset in your home. This is especially true if you’re struggling with a water heater during the winter season. This is arguably when you need it the most. Our experts can help you with your water heaters in Boston, MA

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Everything You Need to Know About Flushing Your Water Heater

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Water and air bubbles over white background with space for textIf you have a classic tank water heater, you need to make sure that it is getting the maintenance it needs. This is something we like to bring attention to because it’s so important for the lifespan and operation of your water heater. These systems work hard for your home. In fact, your water heater accounts for nearly 17% of your home’s overall energy usage. If you’re not taking care of your water heater, it’s going to create a real strain on your daily life, not to mention your energy bills.

A professional knows how to provide the upkeep that is necessary for your water heater. If you are looking for a great plumber in Andover, MA to help with your water heater maintenance, such as getting this system flushed, you can come to our team. We understand how important it is to take care of your water heater. 

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Your Water Heater Shouldn’t Do This

Monday, October 12th, 2020

Water and air bubbles over white background with space for textYour water heater is a cornerstone of your home—have you noticed that it’s been giving you trouble lately? Your water heater is typically a steadfast piece of equipment, but sometimes, it’s going to give you problems. If you need to get in touch with a professional to talk about it, you can trust us to provide the work for you. We specialize in water heater work in Boston, MA.

There are quite a few things that your water heater should never do. If you’re being honest with yourself, you probably know when something is wrong with your water heater. Your water heater isn’t something that should be picking up new tricks with time. If you need confirmation from a professional, we’re going to be the ones to help you out. Call today.

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Watch Out! These Signs Mean That You Need Water Heater Repairs

Monday, March 18th, 2019

plumber-smiling-at-workA long winter here in Boston can really take a toll on your water heater. Sometimes the cold weather is a lot for your system to battle against. You might notice that this time of year ushers in a water heater that start to perform under capacity. If you’re ready to fix the issues that you’re having, make sure that you call a professional and don’t just choose anyone—choose a member of our team! We have the best water heater services in Boston, MA. In fact, we’ve worked in the area since 1986 and have a great understanding of what our customers here want. We’ll make sure that everything gets done right the first time.

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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

Monday, May 28th, 2018

water-heater-plumberThe amount of thought most people want to give a water heater is none. After all, if hot water comes out of the faucet when you need it, what’s there to worry about? While water heaters exist in the background of our day-to-day lives, there will be clear indicators when it’s time to purchase a new one. And if you don’t heed the warning signs below, you could unexpectedly find yourself without hot water when you need it the most as well as looking at an expensive water damage bill. 

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Is Your Water Heater in Need of Repairs?

Monday, March 5th, 2018

water-heater-repairWater heaters, particularly traditional tank water heaters, are a staple of most homes in the area, and are absolutely vital to keeping your home running. Hot water is essential to cooking and cleaning, especially in the winter when the weather is cold and you need the water heater to do its job. Tank water heaters are usually very quiet, and they typically are placed in quiet out-of-the-way spots in your home, such as the basement. That’s one of the reasons why the tank model of water heating is so popular.

Unfortunately, that can be a double-edged sword in many cases. Because the system is so quiet and occupies spots that rarely see much activity in your home, problems with our water heater have a way of sneaking up on you. By the time you notice that something’s wrong, the damage could be extensive, and in many cases, it might mean replacing the whole water tank instead of just repairing it. If you want to prevent that and keep your water heater safe, you need to know if it’s in need of repairs as soon as humanly possible.

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