Water Heaters

Why diy water heater repair projects fail and what you can do

Why DIY Water Heater Repair Projects Fail and What You Can Do

May 19, 2022

DIY water heater repair is an excellent way to save a little money if you know what you are doing. That simply isn’t the case for most homeowners. A poor job may damage your heater, leading to a costly replacement. If you aren’t sure, don’t even try. The challenges to pulling off a successful water…

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Solar water heating system prevent scaling corrosion

Prevent Scaling and Corrosion to Your Solar Water Heater

December 5, 2014

SCALING AND CORROSION PREVENTION Two major factors affecting the performance of properly sited and installed solar water heating systems include scaling (in liquid or hydronic-based systems) and corrosion (in hydronic and air systems). SCALING Domestic water that is high in mineral content (or “hard water”) may cause the buildup or scaling of mineral (calcium) deposits…

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Velux solar water heater - duncan plumbing

Home Maintenance Solar Water Heating Systems

November 12, 2014

No Hot Water Check that the solar water heating systems circuit breakers are in the “ON” position. Turn the switch on the timer to “ON” and wait 15 minutes. If the water doesn’t heat up, turn the timer switch and water heater circuit breakers off and remove the top access cover on the tank with…

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Water heater anatomy - duncan plumbing

Basic Water Heater Anatomy: An Ounce of Prevention

October 25, 2014

With the holidays approaching, few things will make your family and guests as grumpy as being without hot water for a shower when they want it.  Water heaters, according to the Santa Cruz plumbing experts, (which are powered by gas in about half the homes in the United States, and by electricity in the other…

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Redytemp recirculator system installation

Run Water Lines To A Recirculator

September 18, 2014

RedyTemp® system In a typical water system, there’s at least one faucet whose distance from the water heater requires running a significant amount of cold water down the drain until the hot water reaches the fixture.  According to your reliable Santa Cruz plumber, this practice is extremely wasteful, but with a recirculator, it becomes unnecessary.…

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