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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 Temperature Should a Commercial Water Heater Be Set At?

Commercial water heaters can achieve higher temperatures than the 120 degrees Fahrenheit that the average residential water heater achieves. So, why do many still recommend you set your commercial water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit? And which temperature should you actually set it to? We’ll discuss what you should consider [...]

By |2022-12-06T14:10:04+00:00December 6th, 2022|Water Heaters|

What Does a Bad Water Heater Sound Like?

The water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. Most of the time, it chugs along without any problems, producing hot water when you need it and refilling when you don’t. However, sometimes a water heater will start making a variety of odd sounds. Some of [...]

By |2022-11-23T11:43:17+00:00November 22nd, 2022|Water Heaters|

My Water Heater Expansion Tank Is Leaking. Should I Be Worried?

Noticing a leak in your hot water tank or water heater expansion tank can be a bad sign. However, repairing the issue may be easy depending on where the leak actually is. The hot water tank itself, as well as the expansion tank, both have various valves and pipes [...]

By |2022-11-02T22:07:13+00:00October 27th, 2022|Water Heaters|

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 |2022-11-23T11:50:13+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 |2022-11-23T11:54:33+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 |2022-11-23T12:03:15+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 |2022-11-23T12:09:48+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|
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