Posts Tagged ‘Water Heaters’

The Benefits of Water Heater Maintenance

Monday, July 24th, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceWater heaters are among the most important appliances in your home: delivering clean hot water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing. They do their jobs quietly for the most part, and since they’re usually placed in spots like the basement that rarely see daily activity, any problems with one tends to sneak up on you. The best way to prevent this is to schedule water heater maintenance once a year from a trained technician. Summer is an excellent time to do so, when the weather is warm and you don’t need to concern yourself with freezing temperatures or heavy snowfall interfering with the process. (more…)

Signs of an Aging Water Heater in Need of Replacement

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

A quality water heater, professionally installed, should last for many years providing you with the hot water you need for cooking, hygiene, and cleaning. Eventually, even the most durable water heater will reach an age where it can no longer function as it should, and repairs will not alleviate its problems. When that time arrives, you’ll need to schedule a water heater replacement.

We’ve provided below a list of some warnings that will let you know you need to make a heating installation appointment for a new water heater. If you want a professional opinion about replacing water heaters in Lapeer, MI, contact Davison Heating & Cooling today. We have installed, repaired, and maintained water heaters since 1998.

Warnings That You Need a New Water Heater

  • Rusty or discolored water: A device called an anode rod on the top of a water heater prevents corrosion from infiltrating its tank. Maintenance technicians replace this rod routinely during inspections and tune-ups. However, a water heater that has seen too many years of service will start to rust because of long exposure to minerals in the water, no matter the state of the heater’s anode rod. If you notice rusty water from an old water heater, you should schedule a replacement. Muddy discoloration can also warn you of a failing heater.
  • Metallic tasting-water: A change in the taste of your hot water to a metallic tinge indicates a water heater on the verge of failing.
  • Sudden tank leaking: If you have experienced small leaks at connecting points along your hot water lines before, it usually doesn’t mean you need to replace the whole water heater. But if leaks start to spring up around and under a tank, it could mean a catastrophic internal failure. Call up a water heater repair professional to look into the matter.
  • No hot water at all: If you suddenly discover no hot water coming from your taps, check to see if the pilot light has failed (for gas heaters) or a circuit breaker tripped. If neither caused the loss of hot water, and you have a system over 20 years old, then the water heater almost certainly has died and will need replacement.

If you make a call to an experienced heating contractor, you can have a new water heater installed fast and effectively. Davison Heating & Cooling can help you select a new water heater (you may wish to try out a tankless system) and install it so it will give you even more years of service. When it comes to water heaters in Lapeer, MI, make Davison Heating & Cooling your first stop. Call us today and speak with one of our professional HVAC specialists on your heating options in Lapeer, MI.