Posts by Phil Luther

The Reasons of a Water Heater Tank Explosion

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Gas Water Heater Repair Sterling VA, Water Heater Repair Sterling VA, Water Heater Safety | 0 comments

In terms of needing to undertake upkeep on ones water heater, it is a rather minimal maintenance device.  Even so, one significant component of it must be examined routinely.  We wish to pass on this safety material concerning ones water heater today. Too much temperature if merged with tank deterioration inside of the storage tank can lead to an explosion. Any time the water temperature is under 212 degrees Fahrenheit, one shall be protected from an explosion, though there is a risk of scalding at that temperature.  However, if the water temperature is over 212 degrees, water changes into...

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Changes to Water Heater Regulations

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Sterling VA, Water Heater Replacement Sterling VA | 0 comments

There are adjustments that will be occurring in April 2015 from the federal government on water heater laws.  The new requirements deal with the efficiency of all newly produced water heaters. What Will New Water Heater Standards Mean to Sterling Homeowners? Well the higher efficiency specifications will be a good factor naturally.  Even so, it will undoubtedly increase the expense of new water heaters.  The price increase will be due to the additional cost of manufacturing the water heaters with more insulation in them.  A side effect of doing so, will increase the measurements of the water...

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Leaking Water Heater Pressure Relief Valve

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in Gas Water Heater Repair Sterling VA, Water Heater Repair Sterling VA | 0 comments

The pressure relief valve of a water heater has a vital job – ensuring the water heater tank does not explode. So with that in mind, we wish to ensure Sterling property owners know ways to best look after it. They will certainly leak when the valve wears out or when the water storage tank pressure gets greater then the relief point. We suggest that a minimum of twice a year, homeowners test to see to it the pressure relief valve, or T&P valve as we will call it, is working correctly. All one needs to do is raise the deal with for a few seconds and let go of it. It must snap back...

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Water Heater Winterizing

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Water Heater Repair Sterling VA, Water Heating Savings | 0 comments

We love to share ideas on how to save on energy expenses at home here in Sterling VA. Here are some of the best ways to get ones water heater ready for the winter. An easy way to inspect ones water heater’s need for insulation is to put ones hand near or on the outside of the storage tank. It is feels really warm, insulating the tank is suggested. During the winter this heat loss you just felt can accumulate. Conversely in the summertime, if the water heater is located inside the home, and not in a garage, it can add heat to the room that you are trying to cool. The heat you feel is...

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Water Heater Installation Costs

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Water Heater Replacement Sterling VA | 0 comments

The typical life expectancy of a traditional tank-style natural gas water heater or electric water heater is around 8 to twelve years, so the prospect of needing to replace a water heater is a typical house improvement. We have discussed some of the elements that influence the setup expenses here. The costs to install a brand-new Sterling hot water heater do range in rate depending on the company performing the installation, and depending upon the kind of water heater installed. As an example, energy-efficient tankless water heaters do cost more to set up, though those expenses can be...

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