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The experience of taking a cold shower or washing clothing in cold water is not one many people enjoy; however, we typically do not think about this until our water heaters fail.

If you’ve had your water heater for a while, then it’s possible that the device is reaching its life expectancy. All water heaters run their lifespan at some point, and you should consider replacing yours.

For homeowners seeking to save money, one way is to invest in a new water heater for your home. If you are a homeowner or business owner in the Barstow area and need new water heaters, contact Total Comfort Solutions for installation. We also offer repair services for your heaters.

Let Us Install Your New Barstow Water Heater

You can count on Total Comfort Solutions Experts to install, maintain and repair your water heater in a timely and efficient manner. We believe it is crucial to provide explanations and details of what the costs are so that customers know how much they will need to pay. Our customer support team is dedicated to being understanding and helpful for any questions or concerns you might have during the entire installation process. Our technicians are well-trained and experienced, and they will make sure that your service calls or installation requests are accomplished the first time correctly. Contact our team today for any water heater needs.

When It's A Good Idea To Replace Your Hot Water Tank:

A newer, more efficient heater is a good idea if you’ve had your current one for ten (10) years or beyond.

As your heating system ages, you’ll find the unit breaks down more frequently and incur higher repair costs.

Used heating systems tend to be worse at keeping your home warm because they’re often damaged.

If your heater is old and inefficient, you are probably noticing sudden fluctuations in your energy bills.

Simply put, if your old systems are not functioning correctly, you’ll end up spending a lot more time and money.

Frequently Asked Questions About Water Heaters

Why is the pipe on the side of my water heater ‘leaking?’

The overflow pipe on the water heater is a component that protects the house from getting wet. It’s most likely this component that you are referring to. This pipe is a safety mechanism designed to help over-pressurized or overheated water heaters by relieving excess pressure and temperature inside the water heater. Occasionally, this safety valve “blows off some steam” to prevent overheating. However, frequent or continuous leaks may indicate an issue with your heater. If you suspect that there may be a problem with your pipe, call one of our experts and ask if they can help determine the issue.

What type of water heater do I have?

“I found my water heater model number, but I can’t determine what type of water heater it is. How can I identify the model?” New technology, new parts, and updated manufacturer guidelines can cause a change in model numbers. If you are having trouble finding information about your water heater, give us a call. We are experts in all types of water heaters and can probably answer any questions you have.

Why does it take so long to get hot water at my tap or shower? How can I get it faster in my kitchen or bathroom?

Long waits for hot water at a faucet are usually the result of plumbing in the home. The hot water in your water heater tank needs to travel through the pipes before reaching the faucet. A ranch-style home or a large one can sometimes have long plumbing runs, which means that hot water might not arrive as quickly as it does in homes with shorter plumbing runs. Re-circulation pump systems are an excellent solution to this issue.

Installing a tankless water heater at the point-of-use, such as under a bathroom cabinet at the far end of your home, is an alternative option. Tankless water heaters reduce the wait time for hot water. Tankless water heaters cost more on initial purchase, but over time, the energy efficiency and savings in water usage can be substantial.

To save money and keep your water heater operating efficiently, have one of our experts provide you with information on a home re-circulation system or tankless water heater. Contact our team today!

How soon can you get to our home/business?

We are responsive to customer needs and try our best to arrive at the job site within a few hours of your call for service. Of course, we can also schedule to be there at a time that works for you. Our technicians load their trucks with the most common water heater sizes and possible parts to ensure that they can fix your water heater and make them up and running as quickly as possible. Call us 24/7/365 for service.

There is a valve that releases, drips, or ‘spits’ water on occasion; is that normal?

Yes, but….

This is your automatic pressure relief valve, which allows you to maintain the perfect water temperature for your hot tub. It is typically set at 150lbs pressure or 210-degree Fahrenheit. If water flows out from the valve when it is too warm, this signifies that the pressure equalization function works. It reduces the risk of an explosion that might be caused by overheating. This is a safety feature for all tank water heaters, and it happens occasionally.

If there is constant water leakage, flooding, or a repeating “whistling noise,” then you will need to secure the help of an expert to see any issue with your relief valve. If the pressure accumulates, this can lead to hazardous situations when not addressed, so calling a professional is highly recommended. A water heater that is constantly overheating can jeopardize the safety of your home. If you think there’s too much pressure or your water heater is overheating, please give us a call, and we’ll help you.

How long does a water heater take to fully heat up?

Whenever the heater is hot, a time frame of around 45 minutes can be expected for the water to reach boiling point. If you turn off your water heater or install a new unit, it will take about 45 minutes for the tank to heat up and provide hot water. Different water heaters vary in the time it takes to recover depending on the gallons of water heated and how many BTUs they have. However, if within one hour of turning on your heater, no hot water is present, then your water heater is not functioning correctly. Gas-powered water heaters recover more quickly than electric ones, but the waiting time for them to produce hot water should not be greater than an hour for either.

At times I hear noises like ‘water dripping into a hot skillet’ coming from my water heater; do I have a problem?

A gas water heater converts ten (10) parts of air into every part of gas used during complete combustion, and this moist air is released. This moisture can condense into droplets as it ascends a cold “chimney.” The sizzling sound you hear is typical anytime your water heater has high demands, particularly when the unit is in a cold environment or just turned on with a full tank of cold water. Puddles under the water heater could be an indication of a problem. Another indication is hearing constant sizzling sound when you use the heater. Call us so we can determine what you should do next.

Are drain pans under a water heater recommended?

In certain circumstances, sheet metal pans are required, and in other cases, they can be helpful and highly recommended. Water heaters in areas near major appliances, as well as those located on the interior closet or attic flooring, would be more susceptible to water leakage. You may not even notice the minor leak until you start walking around and find your hardwood floors buckling up. The pressure in tanks can be too high or low, causing a slow drip of water that is usually just enough to mold on the floor undetected for weeks before suddenly breaking through any type of material it encounters along its way- so make sure you keep an eye out! Before going out without a sheet metal pan, make sure to think twice first.

What are ways to conserve on hot water heating?

  • Lower the preset temperature for your water heater- typically set at 140 degrees by manufacturers. You can still have hot showers and save money on energy costs with a 120-degree water heater setting. You may want to lower it even more in the summer or while on vacation as that will save you more money.
  • Installing a low-flow showerhead can help you take long, hot showers while saving money and water by using less. Showerheads today come with plenty of pressure and less water usage, so you get a long, hot shower that boosts your budget.
  • Sediment flush- If you live in an area that has rich sedimentary water, draining the water heater can extend its life and save on energy costs. One major problem with residential models of water heaters is that they can accumulate sediment that cannot be removed once they build up and solidify. The lime deposits in your water heater can cause the residue to get stuck over time. To keep this from happening, make sure you flush out the tank every year to keep the condensation moving through it.
  • Inspect your hot water tank for leaks regularly. Leaking hot water not only damages the surrounding area and causes tanks to heat up more frequently, but it can also lead to expensive repairs.

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