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What Should it Cost to Replace a Hot Water Heater?

September 9, 2021
Category: Water Heater

Without a water heater, all that will come out of your spigots and faucets will be cold water. Water heaters can last upwards of ten to fifteen years if maintained properly, but even if you provide the most thorough maintenance, eventually you’re going to have to replace it. At Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating, we’ve […]

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Why Am I Running Out of Hot Water?

April 5, 2021
Category: Water Heater

Nobody likes being greeted with cold water when they’re expecting it to be hot. There are a variety of reasons why your house is running out of hot water. Sometimes, it’s an easy fix. Other times, you’ll need the help of a professional plumber. Here some of the most common reasons for running out of […]

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3 Common Problems with Water Heaters

September 11, 2020
Category: Water Heater

Your water heater is essential to delivering hot water throughout the house or commercial building. When there’s something wrong, you’ll know it. Whether you’re experiencing drastic water temperatures or the water you’re receiving has some discoloration, those are just some of the additional telltale signs that something is wrong with your water heater. Take a […]

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How Long Will My Water Heater Last?

August 5, 2020
Category: Water Heater

You can save yourself a lot of time and headaches by keeping track of the life expectancy of your water heater. As a general rule of thumb, your water heater will last you anywhere from 6 to 20 years. That’s a wide range, but there are a lot of factors that determine how long your […]

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Can My Water Heater be Repaired?

May 28, 2020
Category: Water Heater

It’s a typical work day. Your alarm goes off and you head into the shower and notice a big problem: no hot water. Hot water heaters can stop working properly for several reasons, many of which can be repaired. While finding you have no hot water, or dirty water, or even a leak around your […]

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Water Heater FAQ

March 27, 2020
Category: Water Heater

The only time you’ll probably have questions about your water heater is when it’s time to fix or replace it, so we’re here to give you the details so you don’t have to figure them out later on. Here’s a list of common questions that we’ve answered to get you familiar with your own water […]

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The Benefits of a Tankless Water Heater

February 21, 2020
Category: Water Heater

Are you tired of running out of hot water? Is your current water heater taking up too much space? Luckily, there is one permanent solution to fix these annoying problems and that’s ditching your tank water heater system and installing a tankless one. Making the switch comes with many additional advantages that you’re sure to […]

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Does My Commercial Property Need a Better Water Heater?

February 5, 2020
Category: Water Heater

Are you tired of not having enough hot water at your commercial property? Maybe customers have complained about a lack of hot water and it’s affecting your business. Regardless of the case, your business can probably benefit from a new, more efficient water heater. Water heaters in commercial properties are used more frequently and are […]

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How Can a Failed Water Heater Ruin Your Holiday?

December 5, 2019
Category: Water Heater

The holiday season is considered the best time of the year! It’s filled with family, great food, and relaxing times. You probably aren’t thinking about your water heater until it’s too late. A failed water heater can wreak havoc on your daily life as well as ruin your holiday plans. Let’s take a look at […]

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Is Your Water Heater Ready for the Fall?

September 5, 2019
Category: Water Heater

Soon the warm and sun-filled days of summer will give into the cold and dreary days of fall and winter. No longer will we be lounging in the heat of the sun, and instead we’ll be spending our time curled up under blankets watching the television while sipping warm beverages. Just as we adapt to […]

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