It’s easy to forget just how often you rely on your water heater–until it breaks down.

Learn how to take better care of your water heater, how to spot the first signs of trouble, and how to choose a new water heater when the time comes.

You can also call on Simpson Plumbing for water heater repair and installation in Tracy and beyond.

What is the Difference Between a Commercial Water Heater and Residential Water Heater?

Those who are looking on manufacturer websites for a water heater for their home may end up a bit confused. Many manufacturers offer residential and commercial water heaters that look fairly similar. The residential tanks are intended to be used in single-family homes, while commercial tanks are intended for large [...]

By |2022-07-25T11:27:15+00:00July 25th, 2022|Water Heaters|

How Long Can You Shower with a 40-Gallon Water Heater?

When you’re buying a new water heater, you should consider that its size will limit the length of shower that you can have. Anyone who has taken a hot shower knows how frustrating it is to lose heat midway through. So, it is important to select the right-sized water heater [...]

By |2022-02-02T15:49:16+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Water Heaters|

What Size Water Heater Do I Need for a Family of Five?

When you run out of hot water well before you jump into the shower, you know you need to change something. A bigger water heater will help you get through those busy mornings with enough hot water to go around. But what size do you need? If you’re in a [...]

By |2022-02-25T13:18:30+00:00November 4th, 2021|Water Heaters|

Why Do Water Heaters Need to Be Vented?

Installing the vent for your water heater, or cleaning out the vent when something has disrupted it, is a bit of a hassle. Either may leave you wondering, why do water heaters need to be vented? We’ll explore which water heaters need to be vented, why, and what options you [...]

By |2021-11-12T21:52:52+00:00October 21st, 2021|Natural Gas, Water Heaters|

Can I Do Laundry with a Broken Water Heater?

When your water heater is broken, you can’t take a hot shower or run the dishwasher, but can you at least throw a load of dirty clothes into the washer? Well, that depends on a few factors, including your type of washing machine and what kind of clothing you want [...]

By |2021-07-22T11:28:01+00:00July 22nd, 2021|Plumbing Tips & Opinions, Water Heaters|

How Long Does It Take for a Water Heater to Heat Up?

So, someone has used up all of the hot water just before you were about to jump in the shower or use the hot water for some other purpose. It’s disappointing to wait for a bit and start showering, only to run out of hot water again before you’re finished. [...]

By |2022-03-22T19:31:37+00:00April 20th, 2021|Water Heaters|

Water Heater Making Bubbling Noises?

It’s never good when a part of your home is making a noise that it shouldn’t. If you’ve noticed that your water heater is making a bubbling, popping, or gurgling noise, you have cause for concern. If the noise sound most like bubbling, your first instinct is to think that [...]

By |2021-02-22T09:34:56+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Water Heaters|

Will A Water Heater Work Without Power?

We’ve all experienced a power outage at the worst of times. They’re never convenient, and usually lead to more stress and questions than we’d prefer. One thing many people have asked about is whether they will still have hot water during a power outage. And the answer to that is: [...]

By |2021-09-30T20:17:18+00:00September 7th, 2020|Water Heaters|
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