Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning Blog: Posts Tagged ‘water heater’

Is a Tank or Tankless Water Heater the Way to Go?

Monday, March 19th, 2018

tankless-water-heaterWe love giving our customers sound advice and answers to the questions that they ask. In this case, however, giving sound advice means that the best answer we can give is: it depends. There are far too many factors to consider when getting into the question of tank vs. tankless water heaters to provide a definitive answer in a blog post. Different homes have different needs, and different homeowners have different personal preferences.

So while we’d need to speak with you directly—and please do contact us with any questions that you have—to really get a feel for which system is right for you, we can give you some valuable information that can help you start to weigh your options in an informed manner. Both tank and tankless water heaters have their pros and cons, and we are determined to help you your ideal water heater in Visalia, CA. So let’s take a look at what each system has to offer.

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Don’t Forget to Flush Sediment from Your Water Heater Annually

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Don’t Forget to Flush Sediment from Your Water Heater Annually
Just like your car, the quality of care you give your water heater is a reliable indicator of how efficiently it will operate. After all, if you don’t clean the storage tank as suggested by the manufacturer, your system won’t last as long as it could. Moreover, you’re likely to experience more water heating breakdowns and a spike in your energy bills.

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Did You Know Turning Down Your Water Heater Temperature Saves Money?

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

fresno, california, water heater, water heater temperature, turning down water heater temperature, lower energy bill, thermostat,When you want to save money on your heating bill, you probably turn back the temperature inside your home at the thermostat. It’s simple and it makes sense. The same logic can be used to save money with your water heater by turning back your water heater temperature.

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Find Out the Best Spot for Your Tankless Water Heater

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

Find Out the Best Spot for Your Tankless Water HeaterIf you’ve decided to install a tankless water heater, you’ve made an economical decision that should lower your home’s energy and water usage for many years. You’re also probably wondering where to best install the new appliance. Tankless systems can fit just about anywhere inside the home, such as a closet or under the kitchen sink, but there are practical matters for optimal operation to consider.

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Need a New Water Heater? Consider All Available Options!

Monday, August 17th, 2015

As a modern homeowner, you rightfully expect a certain level of comfort and convenience in your home. A major player in ensuring that this expectation is met is your water heater. If you are not able to heat water effectively, reliably and efficiently in your home, after all, a number of routine tasks, including washing the dishes, doing the laundry, and even showering, can become problematic. Should you find yourself in the market for a new water heater, we advise you to consider all of your options carefully before deciding upon your new system of choice. We install and service a great selection of makes and models, including solar water heaters in Fresno, CA. Speak with a member of the Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning staff today to learn more.

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Cut Your Winter Heating Bills with These Helpful Tips

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Cut Your Winter Heating Bills with These Helpful TipsIn order to cut your winter heating bills, you need to take a look at your entire home and develop a plan to help make it more energy efficient. There are plenty of ways you can cut your utility bills, but they may be expensive, such as replacing old windows with new ones, or having spray-on insulation installed in your attic.

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Smart Ways to Prevent and Remove Rust from Your Home’s Water Heater

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

Smart Ways to Prevent and Remove Rust from Your Home's Water HeaterHave you started noticing any discoloration in your home’s water? Is your water heater leaking? Reddish-colored water and leaks are common signs your water heating system is starting to rust.

The typical water heater is lined with glass-lined steel. As such, if water finds an imperfection in the glass, it’s only a matter of time for the steel tank to begin rusting from the inside out — unless you stay on top of maintenance.

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Figuring the Cost of a Water Heater Installation – Don’t Go in the Red

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

Figuring the Cost of a Water Heater Installation – Don't Go in the RedIf you’ve had your water heater so long that you can’t remember when you got it, it’s probably not long before you’ll have to get a new one. It’s best to be prepared for that eventuality by briefly looking at the costs of water heater installation. You don’t want to be stuck with cold showers in January without any idea what it’s going to cost to get the hot water flowing again.

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Vacation in Your Plans? Prep Your Home Before You Go

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Vacation in Your Plans? Prep Your Home Before You GoAs you prepare for your summer vacation, in addition to planning your trip, packing your luggage and making care arrangements for your pets, don’t forget that you need to prep your home as well. It’s important to make sure that your home will be energy efficient and safe while you’re away. Here are some simple things you can do to prep your home for your vacation:

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With the Energy Star Logo Comes Peace of Mind in Terms of Energy Efficiency

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

With the Energy Star Logo Comes Peace of Mind in Terms of Energy EfficiencyWhenever you spot an Energy Star label on a product, you can be confident of its quality and energy efficiency. And you likely see the label in a lot of places, from the computer you’re working on right now, to the TV across the room, to the water heater in the basement, and including the furnace, A/C, windows and even insulation.

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