What Happens During a Water Heater Maintenance Appointment

October 26th, 2015

Water heaters are very sturdy, but they aren’t invincible. Sooner or later, they are going to need professional maintenance if they are to continue operating properly. Water heater maintenance is a pretty involved process, and we don’t have the space to outline every single step of it in extensive detail. However, we can go through some of the bigger items with you. Let’s take a look at what happens during a water heater appointment. (more…)

Which Water Heater Type Will Serve You Best?

September 14th, 2015

For many years, the only real option for having hot water at your beck and call was to have a tank water heater installed in your home. In recent decades, however, the rise of the tankless water heater has given people an alternative option. This has led to some confusion over which water heater would best serve a homeowner’s individual needs. The best thing to do, of course, is to consult with a professional before making a decision. In order to make things a bit easier, however, let’s take a look at the pros and cons of each water heater type. (more…)

What You Need to Know About Your Water Heater Anode Rod

June 29th, 2015

If you have a storage water heater, as most people do, you may have wondered how your water heater can hold up so well. After all, storage water heaters are running almost constantly from the time they are installed to keep a supply of hot water heated. That leads to a lot of wear and tear on the system, and with that much exposure to water it should include rust as well. While some water heaters do eventually rust, there are plenty of water heaters that go through their whole lives without ever experiencing it. How does that happen? How can an appliance that spends its whole life in contact with water not rust away? Read on to find out. (more…)

When is it Time for Water Heater Replacement?

February 27th, 2015

The water heater in your home has been around for a while. You’ve relied on it for all sorts of tasks over the years, from rinsing the dishes to doing the laundry to taking a relaxing bubble bath. But you’re probably aware that your older water heater does have a life expectancy that could run out very soon. If it seems like your water heater has been around for a while, then you might consider looking into a replacement.

While a technician is perhaps the best person to help you decide whether you need a new water heater, we’ve put together a few of the most common reasons homeowners decide to schedule water heater replacement. Call the team at Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration for a more accurate estimate of whether you need water heater replacement in Santa Fe.

  • Greater Efficiency – You may decide to replace your water heater by choice if you simply want a unit that runs more efficiently than your older unit. Old water heaters often do not perform as well as current models due to outdated technology that forced the equipment to work too hard. According to the ENERGY STAR website, ENERGY STAR rated water heaters can help you to save 14-55% on water heating.
  • Poor Performance – If your older water heater does not perform to your liking, making repairs may fix the trouble. Other times, however, the unit is simply too old to go on. Or, it may have been sized improperly for you home, so that you don’t get as much hot water as you’d like.
  • Rust – Water heaters are made of steel, and steel rusts when it comes into contact with oxygen and water. A glass lining in the tank usually protects it from rust, as does an anode rod that diverts corrosion to itself. However, eventually, rust may develop in the tank, which means that the tank may soon begin to leak, and replacement is the only option.

At Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration, we service water heaters and offer efficient options for water heater replacement in Santa Fe. Call our dedicated team of professionals today!