Whether it’s been on your mind for a while or your water heater is suddenly on the fritz, deciding if it’s time to start on your Atherton water heater replacement project can be tough. Don’t fret! That’s why we’ve put together this quick list of 5 signs it’s time for your Atherton water replacement project. 1. Age is not Just a Number The average storage water heater most commonly found in homes has a lifespan of 8 to 12 years. If your water heater is at least 8 years old and has been having problems, it could be a sign it’s due for a replacement. If your water heater is 12 years old and seemingly still works fine, it may still be a good idea to replace it. Water heaters become less efficient to operate and less energy efficient over time. Even though your older water heater is still technically working, it might be costing you more than necessary. 2. Less and Less Hot Water Having less and less hot water could be a sign your water heater needs replacing. As a water heater ages it becomes less efficient, has a tougher time maintaining temperature, and has a lower capacity [...]
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If you’re considering making the switch to a Redwood City tankless water heating system, let our guide help! Maybe you’re not sure what the differences are between tankless and storage-type systems, or you’re not sure if tankless is the best fit for your home. This quick guide provides all the basics you need before undertaking your Redwood City tankless water heating project. Tankless Versus Storage Traditional storage water heaters are big and bulky, typically taking up a large space in a garage or closet somewhere in your home. These units store anywhere from 20 to 80 gallons of hot water at all times. When the hot water tap is turned on, hot water from the top of the tank flows through the pipes and cold water enters from the bottom of the tank and is heated to keep the tank full. Obviously, introducing cold water into the reservoir of hot water brings down the overall temperature, resulting in a lack of hot water after a certain period of time. Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type water heaters, are much smaller units that are attached to cold water pipes and directly heat cold water when a hot water tap is [...]
If it’s time to replace your water heater, you might consider a Menlo Park tankless water heating unit. Going tankless might seem like a big undertaking, but we’re here to help. This guide will help you understand and decide if it’s time for you to embark on your Menlo Park tankless water heating project. Why Go Tankless? If you’ve always had a traditional storage water heater, you might not even realize that a tankless water heater is an option. Tankless water heaters, though, have many benefits over traditional types ranging from an endless supply of hot water to energy savings to space savings. Also known as demand-type water heaters, tankless water heaters are just like they sound, tankless. Instead of a giant 40-gallon water heater that stores hot water, a tankless water heater is a small unit that is hooked straight up to the cold water pipe and heats the water as needed (or on demand) when the hot water is turned on. One of the biggest benefits of this is energy savings. Since the unit does not require constantly keeping a large tank of water hot, less energy is used and more money is saved. Another benefit is aesthetic. [...]
Knowing how to find the right Redwood City plumbing services to address your needs can be overwhelming. That is why we’ve put together this simple how-to guide to make finding the best Redwood City plumbing services easier. Ask Around or Search Online There are a ton of options for Redwood City plumbing services. Ask around to see if anyone you know has a recommendation and then check online to see what other people are saying about them. If no one has a recommendation, not a problem! Get online and start researching. Check out various public domains like Yelp, Facebook, and Google Maps. See what people like and dislike about the different companies in your area and then choose the one you think would best fit your needs. Hire a Plumber that is Licensed Hiring a licensed plumber is important for a number of reasons. In the state of California, all plumbing services are required to have a license to operate. If they don’t have a license stay clear and find one that does. A license guarantees that the plumbing service has been through the required training, passed the proper exams, and taken the necessary courses. A professional plumbing service will [...]
With winter just around the corner, you might be considering starting on that Mountain View water heater replacement project you’ve been thinking about. We’re here to help! We’ve put together this quick guide to help you decide if it’s time to move forward with your Mountain View water heater replacement project. Old Water Heaters Might be Costing You Money Old water heaters can be more than just prone to problems—they can be less efficient and more expensive to run. The average water heater is expected to last around 8 to 12 years. Water heaters of this age are considered old and are likely to start exhibiting signs of age. If your water heater is old and you’re experiencing problems it might be a sign that it’s time to replace your water heater. Water heaters younger than 8 years may only require some maintenance and repair. Don’t forget that regular maintenance of your water heater will help prolong its life! Leaky Water Heaters Could a Sign of Bigger Problems If you’ve noticed water around your water heater, it’s important to identify where the leak is coming from immediately. Leaks from a water heater could come from a number of sources. Maybe [...]
Working with the right Atherton plumbing companies can save you both time and money, but knowing which companies to choose can be difficult. Performance Plumbing has put together these basic, but important, tips to help you find the best Atherton plumbing companies to help you with your upcoming plumbing projects. Always, Always Use a Licensed Plumber Going with a licensed plumber has a number of benefits. Hiring a licensed plumber means that the company/plumber in question has taken and passed all the required courses and exams to become licensed. In the state of California, all plumbers must be licensed. A qualified professional will have no problem sharing their license number with you. If a company is unwilling to share their license number or is not licensed, find one that is. Performance Plumbing displays its California license number on our website. Dig Around for Reputation Information It’s always nice to know who you’re working with. Do some research on the Atherton plumbing companies you’re considering hiring. Don’t just check the reviews on their website, check public domains like Yelp, Google Maps, Facebook, etc. You’re likely to get more honest reviews on public sites. If the majority of customers are satisfied with [...]
As the weather gets colder, now is the time to consider that Mountain View tankless water heating project you’ve been thinking about. Going tankless might feel like a massive undertaking but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. We’ve put this simple guide together to help you with your Mountain View tankless water heating project. Choosing between Gas-fired and Electric Tankless Water Heating Units There are two types of tankless water heaters for homeowners to choose from: gas-fired and electric. Take into account your personal needs when deciding which type to install. If you’re looking for one water heating unit for your entire house, a gas-fired tankless water heater is the way to go. Although gas-fired units are not as energy efficient as electric tankless water heaters, they are more powerful and have a longer lifespan (up to 20 years). If you’re looking to upgrade the water heater in just one room, you could go with an electric tankless water heater. Electric units have a smaller profile and are more quiet. They are also more energy efficient than gas-fired tankless heaters, but have a shorter lifespan. The Many Benefits of Tankless Water Heating Tankless water heating systems offer many benefits over [...]
Every homeowner dreads plumbing issues. Ensuring the right San Mateo plumbing services are there to help you could save both time and money. But with so many San Mateo plumbing services to choose from, how do you know you’ve chosen the right one? This short guide can help break down what you need to know before settling on a company. Always Go With a Licensed Plumber When you hire a plumbing service make sure they are licensed in the state of operation. In California, all plumbers must be licensed. Hiring a licensed plumber ensures that they have gone through rigorous training and passed all the required exams. Don’t hesitate to ask plumbing services for their license number. Any reputable plumber will be happy to share this information with you. If they’re not, it could be a sign to look for another service. You can even go a step further and check their license number online to make sure everything looks in order. Know What Types of Services They Offer Every plumber has a different range of services they offer. This can range from simple repairs to complex installations and replacements. To save yourself future hassle, find a plumbing company that [...]
Before initiating a Redwood City water heater replacement project make sure you actually need to replace and not just repair your unit. The following are 5 signs that it’s time to start on your Redwood City water heater replacement project. Sign 1: Your Water Heater is Old If your water heater is “old”—meaning you’ve had it for at least 8 years—and it’s having issues, it’s probably time to replace it. The average water heater has a life expectancy of 8 to 12 years. This of course depends on a number of other factors (e.g., water quality, location, installation, etc.), as well. If your water heater isn’t very old and has never had problems in the past, it’s very possible your unit only requires repair and maintenance. Sign 2: Your Water Heater is Noisy If your water heater is making loud noises that sound like knocking or popping, it could be a sign replacement is needed. There are several reasons a water heater could be making noises. One is sediment buildup. Ideally, you should flush out your water heater annually to prevent buildup from happening. We recommend you hire a licensed plumber to flush out your unit. If the noise doesn’t [...]
Plumbing problems can be a major headache for Sunnyvale homeowners. That’s why knowing which Sunnyvale plumbing companies to work with is essential. We’ve put together this easy guide on how to find the best Sunnyvale plumbing companies to service your needs. Hire a Professional Licensed Plumber Never underestimate the power of hiring a licensed plumbing company. A professional company will be licensed in their state of operation and willing to share their license information with customers. Note that in the state of California all plumbers are required to be licensed. You can do further research on the plumbing company by verifying their license number online. Hiring a licensed plumbing service ensures they have passed the necessary exams and meet the basic standards set by the state to skillfully and safely operate. Make Sure They Have Insurance The only insurance Sunnyvale plumbing companies are required to have by the state of California is workers compensation; however, responsible companies will also have other forms of insurance, such as general liability. Accidents can happen during any plumbing project and insurance protects both you and the company. Even though plumbing companies can operate without other insurance, serious professionals will not enter your home without [...]