Often, it is tempting to concentrate too much on the garden, lawn, and cleaning the house during the spring and ignore the impact that temperature changes have on our plumbing systems. Reviewing your plumbing system once every year will help you catch and address any problems earlier on and avoid expensive repairs down the line.
Many homeowners have made the decision to upgrade their water heater to a tankless one. Tankless water heaters are popular among people who are conscious about the amount of water and energy they use. These types of units heat instantly, and eliminate the standby energy loss that exists with traditional water heaters. Tankless water heaters
With the winter weather in full swing in many parts of the country, many families are looking for ways to stay warm. For some families, they might be wondering how their water heater is going to survive the winter. Unfortunately, many families do not realize that there is something wrong with their water heater until
Ever turned your taps on, only to find them running with brown, red, yellow, or orange water? Steel and iron water pipes are affected by oxidation, in the presence of moisture to form rust (iron oxide). It can be very disheartening for a homeowner to have taps running with colored instead of pure colorless water.
It might come as no surprise: not getting enough hot water is a sign that your water heater has issues. Traditional water heaters, working with your gas or electric heating system, should store and be ready to produce a lot (30-50 gallons) of hot water. Over time, though, hard water, which has a high mineral content,
Tankless water heaters, also referred to as on-demand or instantaneous water heaters are powered by gas or electricity to rapidly heat water only as it is needed. The heaters have high-powered burners which heat water as it runs through a heat exchanger and exits towards the shower or kitchen faucets for use – without the need
Do you have to take a few minutes standing in the shower to allow time for the water to heat? You wouldn’t want to imagine the day you’ll wake up and realize it’s no longer working. Water heaters have a lifespan of 10 – 15 years before they can get replaced. Fortunately, if you’re keen enough,
Imagine your home full of holiday guests with everyone snug and happy, settling in for a joyous holiday season — when your household hot water heater decided to take a powder. Not only will this make showering and bathing impossible, but you won’t be able to wash clothes or run your dishwasher. If you’re like most
Most property owners rarely flush their water heaters regularly while others neglect this vital task. Manufacturers of water heater systems recommend flushing out mineral scale buildup, silt, and sediments from tanks every once a month. Here are more reasons why you need to flush your water heater. It Extends The Lifespan Of The Equipment Allowing
In the market for a new water heater? You have a number of options to choose from, but increasingly homeowners are considering hybrid electric heat-pump water heaters as an alternative to the traditional gas-powered variety. Before you take the plunge, consider the pros and cons of hybrid water heaters. Pros Hybrid water heaters work by