Cyclone Contracting Blog

5 Signs It’s Time to Replace Your Water Heater

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Mar 15, 2017 1:01:00 PM

Don’t be left in the cold! Know the signs of a failing water heater so you can replace yours at the right time. It’s better to be prepared and take time to find the right type of water heater instead of having to purchase one in a panic after yours fails suddenly.

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Topics: Water heaters, ames water heater

Keep Your Water Heater Bill Low This Winter with These Tips

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Dec 12, 2016 1:01:39 PM

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, water heating accounts for approximately 18% of energy consumption in the home, which can equate to hundreds of dollars in bills over the course of a year. We know that winter brings skyrocketing utility bills for many families. One way to help lower costs is to lower the water heating portion of your bill. Provided your water heater is in good shape and running properly, follow these simple tips this fall and winter to save yourself some money!

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Topics: ames plumbing, Water heaters, ames water heater

Tips for Buying the Right Water Heater

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 30, 2014 4:59:00 PM

When making the decision whether or not to buy a new water heater, or even which new water heater to purchase, there are a lot of important factors to consider. You need to think about how many people are living in your home, the type, availability, and cost of fuel that will be used, and energy efficiency ratings of different types of heaters.

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Topics: Water heaters, air source heat pump, heat pump, ames water heater

Maintenance Tips for Your Water Heater

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Apr 25, 2014 9:58:00 AM

Whether you have a gas water heater or an electric one, it is very important to keep it well maintained to avoid unnecessary hassle and expenses. Keeping your water heater clean and up to date can lower energy costs and keep your machine running smoothly and effectively.

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Topics: ames plumbing, Water heaters, ames water heater

The Benefits of Tankless Water Heaters

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Mar 28, 2014 10:32:00 AM

Are you tired of taking cold showers every morning because someone decided to take a long time before you? Granted, it is an effective way to jumpstart one’s day, but less pleasant than a cup of coffee.  We all deserve access to hot water. Unfortunately, in most homes, the water temperature drops fairly quickly due to an insufficient supply in the water heater tank.

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Topics: ames plumbing, Water heaters

6 Tips for Prolonging Your Water Heater’s Life

Posted by Jeremy Nichols on Jan 7, 2014 10:28:00 AM

We don’t want to replace our appliances more often than necessary.  At the same time, maintaining them is rarely at the top of our to-do lists.  Some simple annual maintenance, however, can go a long way in increasing our appliances’ life spans.  This is certainly true of the water heater.  Cyclone Contracting in Ames offers these six tips to keep your hot water flowing:

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Topics: Water heaters

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