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Don’t Let an Old Water Heater Ruin Your Summer Gathering

Just that fast, our summer holiday season is winding down. The upcoming Labor Day weekend is a great time to fill the house with friends and family members. A good excuse to eat all that comfort food they say isn’t good for you.

When the big weekend arrives, it’s a beautiful Southern California day as you get ready for the party. Suddenly, there’s a scream from inside the house. Is it a kitchen accident? Did someone just realize how many fat calories and sodium are in a bratwurst? No, this scream came from the bathroom. The hot water suddenly stopped in the middle of a shower. What could possibly have happened? After all, water heaters don’t break, do they?

Sanborn’s Air Conditioning & Heating sometimes hears it called “the revenge of the water heater.”  What better time than a holiday to get revenge for all those years of blissfully ignoring how much you depend on having hot water on demand. Even if your old water heater doesn’t stop working, it will be working overtime to keep your guests clean, do extra loads of laundry, and clean all the dishes. The extra demand could lead to a big surprise when you see the bill for all that hot water. In most homes, the water heater is the second largest energy user, behind only the heating and cooling systems.

Whether it’s an electric water heater or gas, just like HVAC systems, there has been great progress in energy efficiency. One popular new choice is the tankless water heater. It heats the water on demand instead of keeping an entire tank of water hot 24-hours-a-day. As a result, they are generally more energy efficient while providing a nearly endless supply of hot water. Sanborn’s features the Navian Brand.

Despite the advantages, tankless water heaters are not always the best choice. If you prefer a tank style water heater, we sell the Bradford White Brand. No one water heater is best for every application. The smartest thing to do is call Sanborn’s Air Conditioning & Heating before your big Labor Day gathering. Talk with one of our system designers about the best way to avoid the revenge of the water heater. Sanborn’s is your go-to HVAC company for Redlands, San Bernardino, and the entire Inland Empire.

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