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How Do Solar Water Heaters Work?


Having reliable hot water is a priority for homeowners. At AAA Heating and Cooling, we are often asked, “Can you run a water heater on solar power?” The answer is yes! In fact, solar-powered residential water heaters are a great, environmentally-friendly option to keep hot water flowing in your Beaverton home. Types of Solar Water […]

How to Convert Gas Water Heater to Electric


Is your gas water heater starting to show signs of old age? If so, you’re probably preparing to replace your current water heater with a new one. Now might be a great time if you’ve always wanted to trade your residential gas unit for an electric water heater. We answer all your questions and take […]

How to Install a Water Heater


Most modern water heaters are designed to last for years but will start to show signs of decline after 8-15 years. Over time, minerals can build up in the unit, and parts can begin to corrode or break down from use. As that happens, efficiency decreases and unit failure can occur. It’s essential to keep […]

Homeowner’s Guide to Water Heaters


When selecting a water heater for your Portland home, there are a few factors to keep in mind. You’ll want a unit that can produce enough hot water for your family’s needs without extra energy output. Water heaters can account for up to 20% of your energy costs. So, the first step when choosing a […]

Why is My Heater Constantly Running?


Some heating equipment uses a fan to distribute warm air throughout a home. When the fan continuously blows, you might wonder, “Why won’t my heater turn off?” If it seems like your heating system is working overtime to keep your home’s temperature comfortable during the cool months of the year, a bit of troubleshooting is […]

Five Signs Your Water Heater is About to Fail


Unexpected splashes of cold water are sure to wake you up in the morning, however, they might not be the best way to start your day. The average life expectancy of a tank water heater is about eight to 15 years. After 10 years, its operating efficiency dramatically reduces, making the appliance more likely to […]

How Do I Flush My Water Heater?


Unless your water temperatures aren’t optimal or you have no hot water, you might not give your water heater a second thought. While it’s simple to have the “out of sight, out of mind” attitude about this essential appliance, regular water heater maintenance is vital to prolonging its life and reducing energy costs. One of […]

How Often Should I Flush My Water Heater?


Your hot water heater tank—it’s one of the things that many people don’t think about until it doesn’t work. When it’s installed well and set to the right temperature and pressure settings, you don’t have to do much to keep it running efficiently. However, like other major equipment in your home, it needs your attention […]

Water Heater Tips to Prevent Dangerous Sediment Build-Up [Video]

We recently replaced a water heater that was nine years old and you will never believe what we found inside the tank! We cracked open the old tank and found nine years of build-up containing rust, staph bacteria, iron, and other gunk. While the build-up of sediments is normal, it’s important to stay ahead of […]