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Maricopa County Home and Garden Show 2020


Last week we had the pleasure of spending a few days at the Maricopa County Home & Garden Show taking place at the Arizona State Fairgrounds in Phoenix. This was our second year attending this show and we once again had a great time and a lot of great conversations about our services and water heaters in general. Here is our booth from the show:

Of course, there were plenty of water heaters on display as well as our Grand Prize: A Taco on-demand circulation pump. Here is a little better look at it:

Grand Prize: A Taco on-demand circulation pump

For those of you that aren’t familiar with what a circulation pump does, they basically make sure that it doesn’t take forever to get hot water to your shower or sink by either pushing or pulling the hot water to the faucet, dependent on where they are located. By reducing the wait time, you are saved the annoyance of waiting, but, most importantly, you aren’t wasting water, which is good for the environment and your water bill.

These circulation pumps are either installed on the water heater itself or, as you can see above, under the sink in the bathroom that is the farthest from the water heater, where you would typically encounter a long wait time for hot water. The circulation pump that we were giving away pulls the hot water to the faucet when a button is pushed. The button is located right by the pump and you can see it on the top right of the cabinet. Some even have a remote button that be pushed for even easier use. For more information about circulation pumps, click here to check out our blog.

While the circulation pumps were certainly a hot topic at the show, we also talked to a lot of people about tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters are great for several reasons including:

  • They essentially provide endless hot water (though it should be noted that it all depends on the amount of hot water being used, especially if several faucets are running at the same time). That’s because there is no storage tank to run out of hot water. The tankless water heaters use a burner assembly that heats the water as it is being used.
  • Due to their size, they can be placed in many locations that a traditional water heater can’t. So if you’re looking to free up some space, a tankless water heater might be an option for you.
  • They are more energy efficient than many storage-type water heaters. That’s because when the hot water isn’t being used, the water heater isn’t constantly heating water in the water heater itself.

For more information about tankless water heaters, go to our page here.

In conclusion, if you would like more information about circulation pumps or any other water heater products, feel free to give us a call 24/7 at 1-800-835-0077. One of our water heater experts will be happy to answer any question you may have or even set up an appointment for one of our technicians to come take a look and give you an estimate. Until next time, thanks for checking us out and we’ll see you at the next show!




Colder Temperatures and Your Water Heater

Colder temperatures can cause water heater problems

Did you know that cold weather can cause problems with your water heater? That’s right: Colder temperatures can affect your water heater. Yes, we know that we are talking about Phoenix, but the fact is that while daytime temperatures may stay in the mid to high 60’s, overnight temperatures can drop down to 44 degrees or colder, depending on where you live. And when the temperature drops, the air surrounding the water heater and, more importantly, the groundwater gets colder as well and this can cause problems for your water heater.

What is the connection between colder temperatures and water heater problems? For starters, if the water entering the water heater is colder, the water heater will have to work harder to get the water up to the desired temperature. If it is an older water heater, this could cause the water heater to malfunction or even start leaking. However, even if you have a newer water heater, the colder groundwater may cause you to lose hot water sooner and it may take longer to get your hot water back. This is due to what is known as the “recovery rate”. The recovery rate is how much hot water a water heater can provide in the first hour after being drained of all its hot water. If the incoming water is colder than usual, it may take longer.

So, what can be done to help avoid some of these problems caused by colder temperatures? One of the first things we recommend when the weather turns cold, especially if you find yourself with a lack of hot water, is to turn up the temperature on the thermostat on your water heater. On a gas water heater, the thermostat is on the metal box on the front-lower portion of your water heater. It will typically have a red knob with the letters A,B and C on it. The temperature increases from A to C with C usually being the hottest. For electric water heaters, you will have to take off the front panel to access the thermostat and turn it up with a screwdriver. Be careful when doing this as you may set the water temperature too high and that could lead to scalding. Just turn it up a little at a time and test the temperature at a faucet in the home.

Here are two examples of typical thermostats on a gas water heater:

To adjust your thermostat properly, always consult your owner’s manual. However, if you’re not comfortable and would like some help, just give us a call and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Though turning up the temperature on your water heater can help, that is not the only thing we recommend doing to make sure you have plenty of hot water in the colder months. Here are some other helpful tips to help keep you in hot water throughout the winter season:

  • Make sure your pipes are insulated, especially the hot and cold lines attached directly to the water heater. Water Heaters Only, Inc. always adds insulation as part of our standard installation. You should also consider making sure the water pipes running under the home are insulated as well.
  • If your water heater is located in the garage or an outside shed or closet, you may want to check that the area is as warm as possible. That doesn’t mean installing a heater, but you should check for drafts that could make the ambient air around the water heater colder.
  • If you haven’t done it recently, you should consider flushing out the sediment from your water heater. This is recommended to do once a year and that’s because a buildup of sediment will make your water heater work harder to heat the water and it could eventually lead to less hot water as the sediment takes up more room in the water heater. If your water heater is already working harder due to sediment buildup and then the water gets even colder, that could cause further problems. If you don’t know how to flush your water heater, just give us a call and we will be happy to set up an appointment or give you help over the phone.

We hope this has been helpful and we would like to leave you with one last important tip: Check the age of your water heater! If it is over 15 years old, the colder weather may cause the water heater to fail completely so you might just consider replacing it before you wake up to a cold morning AND a cold shower. If you don’t know how to check the age of your water heater, go to our blog post about ratings plates here. There you will find the information you need to determine the age of your water heater. Of course, you can always call us at 1-800-835-0077 24 hours day, 7 days a week with any questions you may have or to set up an appointment with one of our water heater technicians.



NARPM Phoenix Team-Up 2019

NARPM Phoenix Team-Up 2019

Water Heaters Only, Inc. was proud to be a part of this year’s NARPM Phoenix Team-Up 2019 (formerly known as the Vendor Fair). This is an annual event where the affiliates get to showcase their company and talk with prospective property management clients and catch up with current clients. This year’s event was held at the PRS Property Management hangar in Chandler, AZ. There was plenty of socializing as well as lunch and, of course, talking shop! We really love being part of NARPM as it is a great organization to help build relationships with those in the property management community.

We were thrilled to give our raffle prize to Autumn Garibay from TechKey Solutions. If you were there and didn’t get a chance to come by our table, please feel free to contact us and we can certainly give you more information about our Preferred Client program, which provides discounted rates for property managers and real estate professionals. Or if you just want to have us come out and take a look at a water heater you have, that’s no problem either. Water Heaters Only, Inc. is always happy to come out and give you a free replacement estimate as well. Just call us 24/7/365 at 1-800-835-8041.


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Water Heaters Only, Inc Exhibits at 2019 Maricopa County Home Show

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Water Heaters Only, Inc recently exhibited at the Maricopa County Home and Garden Show this past month.  The event was the very popular and well attended. It took place as the Phoenix AZ Fairground and with an estimated 25,000 attendees and 600 vendors, there was plenty to do and see!

“All 5 of the Maricopa County Home Shows are rated in the top 10 of consumer shows that directly impact Arizona’s economic growth and tourism.” Information provided by the Phoenix Business Journal Book of Lists.

Home shows are a great way for us to interact with our customers on a face to face basis.  We love to have interactive displays and learn what our customers are interested in!  Of course, it was an added bonus that we could walk around and visit so many booths to inspire us and get ideas about our own home projects.

Top Five Reasons Water Heaters Only, Inc loves Home Shows

  1. It’s a great opportunity to get our name out and continue to grow our business.
  2. We learn what is important to our customers regarding their water heaters.
  3. We can showcase new and interactive water heater products.
  4. We love to interact directly with our customers.
  5. It’s fun to shop around!

Water Heaters Only, Inc attended in order to connect with homeowners who may need the name of a quality water heater repair and installation company should the day come when their water heater fails.  With few other water heater specialists exhibiting, the booth stayed quite busy!

Consumers had many questions and concerns which we were happy to discuss.  Arizona’s customers are concerned about the effect of hard water on their water heaters, how to conserve water and energy and showed an interest in their solar powered and electric water heaters.  Our display of a Navien tankless water heater sparked a number of interesting discussions on the benefits and costs of going tankless.

Most Common Tankless Customer Questions

  • Will it save help save water?
  • How much will it cost?
  • Will it get hot water to my faucet quicker?

We had so much fun meeting everyone and providing important information to homeowners about their water heaters!  We also offered some generous coupons to event goers and had prizes at our tankless Plinko game and a daily raffle!

Since the show we have heard from a good number of participants who are eager to use their coupons to replace their old water heaters.  We’ve also had a number of people call to get free and honest estimates on replacement costs.  It was such a success I think you will see us there again next year!

Water Heaters Only, Inc has been in business since 1968!  Our phones are answered 24/7/365 and we never charge extra for weekends and holidays.  Feel free to call us anytime for information about water heaters, tankless or upcoming home show!  We are available for water heater repairs or replacements so call today 1-800-835-0077.

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Excellent Water Heater Repair Service in Arizona

All of our employees here at Water Heaters Only, Inc. Phoenix are great and when we received stellar review after stellar review for our technician Don… well, we just had to shout out about it!

Please watch the video below to hear all about Don’s outstanding work with hot water heaters in the Phoenix area.

40 gallon hot water heater replacement

Water Heaters Only, Inc Phoenix just replaced a 40 gallon leaking water heater!

Water Heaters Only, Inc Phoenix replaced a 40 gallon leaking water heater at a single family residence with a new water heater of the same size.

Our complete installation included installing earthquake strapping and bracing per the state earthquake requirements, installing a new water shut-off valve and hot and cold water lines, securing the vent, re-piping the gas line with a new flex line, and installing a drip leg/sediment trap and a shut-off valve.

We installed a drip pan with a drain line.  We then insulated the hot and cold water lines. Then we ran the temperature/ pressure overflow pipe to an approved location and insulate the valve and piping. Finally we removed the old water heater and hauled it away for disposal.

Our technician then lit the pilot on the water heater and made sure the burner turns on to heat the water. While the water heater is heating up, he cleaned up the area around the water heater and packed up his tools.

Finally, our technician went over all the aspects of the new water heater with the homeowner including how the unit operates, how our warranty works, why the WHO sticker on the water heater is so important and how long it will take for the unit to fully heat. A permit was obtained via the city and the inspection passed.


40 gallon hot water heater repair

Water Heaters Only, Inc. Phoenix just repaired a 40 gallon unit!

Water Heaters Only, Inc Phoenix completed a water heater repair for a 6 year old 40 gallon hot water heater that was not producing any hot water.

Upon arrival our technician diagnosed unit to have a failed pilot assembly, as the pilot would not hold a flame and the unit was unable to heat the water. He was able to open up the burner chamber, removed the failed pilot assembly, install the new pilot assembly, ensure the burner chamber was clear of any debris and looked in good working condition.

Our technician then resealed the burner chamber and light the pilot light. Once the pilot light was on, he set the temperature and watched to see the burner turn on. After the water heater has been heating up for a bit, he turned the temperature down to the lowest setting, the burner turned off as it should have, he then set the temperature at the recommended 120F degrees.

The homeowner checked the hot water in the house and they had nice hot flowing water again.

The repair happened on N 54th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85043 and only cost $350!