W.C. Butler Heating and Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Water Heater Repair’

How to Choose an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

Monday, February 12th, 2024

When it’s time to upgrade your water heater to a newer model, you want to make a smart selection. Choosing an energy-efficient water heater will go a long way toward lowering your water and energy costs over the life of the unit.

The thing is, a lot more goes into water heater efficiency than you may realize. You can keep reading to learn more about water heater efficiency ratings, as well as choosing the model that works best for your home and family. When you’re ready, you can give our team a call for a water heater installation in Blue Ridge, VA. We can review all of your options with you and help you make the best choice to fit your needs.

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Does Your Water Heater Sound Like It’s Haunted?

Monday, October 9th, 2023
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October is known to many as the “spooky season.” However, most homeowners want to keep the scares limited to fun activities. When your home appliances begin to act like they’re haunted, it can be alarming. If your water heater is beginning to make alarming, unusual sounds, that’s a sign that you need to schedule service. 

You may even need a water heater replacement in Vinton, VA. The only way to know is to schedule a service appointment with our team so we can assess your water heater needs. You can keep reading to learn more about unusual sounds that water heaters can make and what they mean.

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Yes, Your Tankless Water Heater Needs Maintenance

Monday, July 17th, 2023

You’ve heard of air conditioning maintenance and you may have even heard of water heater maintenance. But did you know that your tankless water heater needs annual maintenance just like a traditional tank water heater does?

If you don’t schedule maintenance for your tankless water heater, you may be left calling for water heater repair in Roanoke, VA, instead. Keep reading to learn more about how you can stay ahead of tankless water heater repairs by prioritizing maintenance each year.

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Signs That Your Water Heater Needs Repair

Monday, August 1st, 2022
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Have you ever really given much thought to how much work your home’s water heater goes through? It takes on more work than your other home comfort systems, when you think about it–since you need this system pretty much every day of the year, no matter what the weather is outside (unlike your air conditioner or heater).

All the work your water heater goes through puts strain on the system, leading to wear and tear. Water heaters don’t contain many moving parts, but eventually, it’s going to need repair work to keep running well. Ignoring the signs of a water heater in disrepair could lead to a premature and unexpected breakdown.

To help you determine when it’s time to call for water heater repair, we’ve collected a list of major warning signs for you to watch out for.

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“When Should I Schedule Maintenance for My Water Heater?”

Monday, February 28th, 2022
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Before we answer your question, we have a question to throw back out at you–do you know what “hard water” is?

Many homeowners have heard the term but don’t necessarily understand what it is, or how it impacts their quality of life. Hard water is water that has a high level of minerals in it–namely calcium and magnesium. These minerals are harmless to ingest but aren’t so great for your plumbing system.

They lead to a process called scaling, which is when deposits get left behind, sticking to the insides of your pipes and plumbing appliances, and water heaters often fall victim.

For this reason and more, we recommend that our customers schedule professional water heater maintenance at least once a year. Read on to learn more about the problem of scaling and how maintenance can help!

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Does Your Tankless Water Heater Need Professional Repairs?

Monday, January 3rd, 2022
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The great thing about tankless water heaters is that they are very sturdy devices. In fact, they typically have fewer maintenance needs than a tank water heater, which is just part of the reason homeowners choose tankless systems over the more traditional water heater models.

This doesn’t mean, however, that your tankless water heater will never need repairs. Nor does it mean that you should attempt repairs on your own, as this can void the warranty and cause more harm than good.

But how do you know when a tankless system needs repair? Some signs are more apparent than others, and we’ve covered these below. Read on!

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