Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators Blog: Archive for the ‘Water Heaters’ Category

DIY Water Heater Flushing Is a Bad Idea

Monday, March 7th, 2022

Has anyone ever been in one of those situations where a good DIY project quickly turned into a nightmare? They spend all day buying supplies and getting ready to flush their water heater until they realize that they miscalculated something and it starts to flood the basement and ruins certain antique pieces of furniture.

The truth is that this happens more often than one might think, and our team is trying to solve that problem. The best way we can handle helping a homeowner out of this situation is to prevent it from happening in the first place. We want homeowners to be well aware of everything that’s required for any “simple” task that has to do with a water heater in Mamaroneck, NY.

So, let’s talk about more than just flushing a water heater. Let’s discuss what can go wrong with a water heater project and why it’s always better to defer to a professional.

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3 Tips to Save on Hot Water

Monday, January 10th, 2022

Homeowners need hot water to live their lives. From washing clothes to doing dishes, to even taking a nice bath, hot water is an invaluable part of living. This blog post is not about trying to stop homeowners from enjoying their hot water, it’s just a way for homeowners to save money on practices that might be either wasting water, energy, or both! Not to mention that lower hot water usage can keep a stressed-out system from requiring water heater repair in the Bronx, NY.

Saving hot water through some pretty nifty means can save a whole lot of money on monthly energy or heating bills. Water heaters consume a lot of our daily energy usage, so these kinds of quick lifestyle changes can make a large impact on even the strictest budgets. During the dead of winter, it might be the difference between a family struggling to pay utility bills, and being able to afford that next vacation this year.

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Why a Scalding Water Heater Is a Bad Thing

Monday, November 15th, 2021

Tank water heaters grant us the ability to use hot water whenever we want. All homeowners need to do is flip or twist the handle on their faucet, and hot water of whatever comfortable temperature comes out and can help with cleaning, bathing, or even drinking. However, what if the water that comes from the faucet isn’t comfortable? What if it’s scalding hot and almost injures friends and family?

Well, this is a problem that we get calls about often, and scalding water temperature can be a sign that a home requires professional water heater repair in the Bronx, NY. Water heaters are supposed to be temperature regulated, and most of them are set to 120°F to allow for hot temperatures that don’t put a whole family in danger.

Let’s discuss why scalding water that’s coming from the water heater might be a big problem down the line.

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Fall Is Here: Time to Flush Your Water Heater

Monday, September 25th, 2017

water-heater-maintenanceWater heaters–specifically tank water heaters, which are used in most homes in the area–usually do their jobs very quietly. Unlike furnaces or air conditioners, which typically show signs of trouble, water heaters rarely draw attention to themselves when there’s a problem. Add to that their typical placement in out-of-the-way locations in the home such as the basement, and problems have a way of spreading quite far before they are noticed. In most cases, that makes repair bills far more expensive than they might have been and can even merit the full-bore replacement of the water heater in order to contain the damage.

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Replacing an Old Water Heater

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Water_Heaters_dreamstime_xl_11740158Water heaters are designed to last for many years, but they can suffer wear and tear just like any other appliance. When they run into trouble, it often goes unnoticed since water heaters tend to sit in quiet corners of the home such as the basement or garage. A lack of insulation in those places, combined with the inevitable advance of age can take their toll, and the cold winters in Rye, NY and surrounding communities can add plenty of stress and strain as well. The question becomes when the old heater needs to be replaced, and the steps professionals need to take to do so.

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