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Noisy Water Heater: Why is Your Water Heater Making Noise?

A noisy water heater is not uncommon, in fact, it can be extremely annoying, especially if the tank is located in your living space. Some of the noises that you hear could indicate a problem, and others may not be anything to worry about. If your water heater is making noise, you should diagnose the problem […]

Rheem Tankless Water Heater Error Codes

Are you seeing an error code on your Rheem tankless water heater? Before calling a professional check and see if it’s a problem you can solve yourself. Often there are a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue, and you just may be able to save yourself a service call! As always, your […]

How to Double the Life of Your Water Heater

The average life expectancy of a water heater may be 8-12 years, but there are a few steps you can take which will nearly guarantee a few more years. In fact, there’s one critical task that can double the service life, and all you need is your backyard garden hose! Whether you’re buying a new […]

Water Heater Expansion Tanks: Everything You Need To Know

A water heater expansion tank, also called a thermal expansion tank, is a safety device designed to protect your household plumbing from thermal expansion. The risk of pressure damage from thermal expansion is seldom a concern for tankless water heaters, but if you own a tank-style heater, your plumbing system may be at risk. When […]

Rinnai Tankless Error Codes: How to Troubleshoot

When your Rinnai tankless water heater has a problem, an error code is shown on the display panel. Frequently, there’s a few steps you can take to troubleshoot the issue, you may even be able to get your tankless back up and running. But at bare minimum, you’ll have an idea of the problem before […]

Water Heater Leaking from Bottom: Where’s it Coming From?

If you find your water heater is leaking from the bottom, there’s a good chance it’s a serious problem. A pool of water underneath your water heater can often be one of the first signs you notice of trouble. This is a common place to find a leak and should be addressed as soon as […]

How To Replace a Water Heater Element

Sometimes a water heater element needs to be replaced. Just because the heating element is no longer working, doesn’t mean that you need to purchase a new water heater. The task of replacing a water heater element may seem difficult, but most homeowners can make this repair themselves. If your water heater is slow to heat, […]

Water Heater Leaking from Top: How to Fix It

If your hot water heater is leaking, a leak from the top is by far the best scenario. A leak that is originating from the top of a water heater, if caught in a timely manner, is almost always repairable. However, if not fixed promptly, these types of leaks can lead to serious and costly […]

Water Heater Replacement: When to Replace Your Water Heater

Like any appliance, water heaters break down over time and need to be replaced. No one enjoys taking a cold shower, so ideally, you’d like to be able to replace your water heater before it completely stops working.   If you wait too long, it could lead to a much larger problem. Such as, large leaks […]

Tankless Small Water Heater: Reviews and Buyers Guide

A tankless small water heater can be used as a stand alone unit or a booster to help deliver hot water to a bathroom that’s not well served by the main water heating system. When a water heater is installed near the source it will serve (such as a sink), it’s called a point-of-use water […]

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