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Tankless Water Heater Buyer’s Guide: What You Need to Know

The tankless water heater is gaining in popularity, and for good reason. Tankless,  also known as on-demand or instantaneous water heaters, have many benefits over a traditional storage-type water heater. However, they also have some limitations and drawbacks which you should consider before deciding if going “tankless” is the best move for your household. We’ll take […]

Electric Water Heater Installation: Step-by-Step Directions to Do It Yourself

Electric water heater installation isn’t as difficult as you might think, especially if you are a DIY kind of person. But before tackling the job, you should consider that you will need to do some basic plumbing as well as electrical work. If these kinds of tasks make you nervous, there are plenty of reputable company’s […]

Tips for Low Water Pressure

Low water pressure can be nearly as frustrating as no hot water at all! In fact, your water pressure may drop so gradually that you may not even notice. However, sometimes beyond the inconvenience of the reduced water pressure, there are underlying issues that need to be addressed in order to prevent a larger problem […]

How To Unclog a Drain Valve: 7 Ways to Get the Water Flowing

When your water heater won’t drain, the most likely cause is a clogged drain valve. This is  generally the result of excessive sediment build-up within the tank. When water is heated, the minerals in the water separate and settle to the bottom of the water heater. If the tank is not drained routinely, the sediment […]

High Altitude and Gas Water Heaters

Natural gas is an excellent fuel source for hot water heaters . . . unless you live in high altitudes. But even if you live on a mountain, there are ways to modify your water heater so that it operates properly. High Altitude means Less Oxygen High altitude problems are not exclusive to gas water […]

Water Heater Buying Guide: Storage Type

There are a number of different water heater storage type options available on the market, and which one works best for your needs can be based on the size of your family, available storage space, and the fuel source available in your area. Storage Tank Water Heaters The storage tank water heater is the most […]

Water Heater Buying Guide: Fuel Source

In part one of our two part series in our water heater buying guide, we’ll take a look at the popular fuel source options – electric, gas, and heat pumps. We’ll also look at some of the differences and considerations you should take into account when selecting a water heater. Electric Water Heaters Cost Consideration Least expensive […]

Temperature/Pressure Relief Valve

The Temperature/Pressure (T/P) Relief Valve should be tested at least once a year. This valve is a safety devise to prevent your hot water heater from exploding. Most are designed to activate if the water temperature in your tank exceeds 210 degrees Fahrenheit, or the pressure in your tank exceeds 150 psi. When your water heater […]

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