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What are the Pros and Cons of Tankless Water Heaters?

Your water heater is a crucial part of your home making a more comfortable living so it’s important to know your options! Recently, you may have heard about a new craze—tankless water heaters!  When a new piece of equipment is all the new rage a bit of research to understand your options definitely won’t hurt.  Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of a traditional water heater and a tankless water heater to gain a better understanding so you’ll feel more knowledgeable when it comes time to make your decision: Traditional Pros:                                                           Cons: -Lower installation cost                           -Limited hot
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Should My Water Heater Be Replaced?

Have you recently been contemplating whether or not your water heater is ready to be replaced or not?  We have three common questions to take into account when deciding if a replacement is the best option! Has your water heater been regularly maintained? According to the The. U.S. Department of Energy the lifespan of a water heater is 10-15 years. Hard water may put it at lower range. Minerals build up, if not regularly flushed the minerals will cause damage to the inside and cause leaks if you haven’t had your water heater maintained it’s only a matter of time before it
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I Need to Maintain My Water Heater…Why?

Just as we schedule regular maintenance for our cars and HVAC systems it’s also important to schedule regular maintenance on your water heater.  How awful would it be to wake up in the morning, turn on the shower and step into an ice cold stream of water? When a licensed and trusted plumber performs regular maintenance on your water heater you’ll avoid stepping into a cold shower and gain even more benefits!  Three major benefits for keeping up with annual maintenance are: 1. Increase Efficiency: regular maintenance on your water heater can definitely help to increase its operating efficiency.  If
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Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters

Many are well aware of a conventional water heater but did you know that there are now options when it comes to the hot water flow in your home. A trending water heater is a tankless option!  These water heaters heat water directly on demand as it flows through your pipes.  There are many benefits to choosing a tankless water heater as well as a few cons to take into account when deciding if a tankless option is right for you! When it may be a pro: 1. More efficient: Tankless water heaters are much more efficient compared to conventional
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How To: Extend The Life Of Your Water Heater

Nobody likes a cold shower, right?? In order to guarantee you always have hot water for your whole shower it’s important to make sure your water heater is always able to do its job! Check It Out Yourself First: Look for warning signs all around the water heater.  Check around for puddles or any signs of a leak and check for cracks or rust on the outside of the tank.  If you see any warning signs it’s best to call a plumber since these signs are good indicators that your water heater needs serviced or replaced. 3 Steps to Maintain/Extend
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How To: Find the Source of a Garbage Disposal Leak

Even homeowners that take great care of their garbage disposal can experience a leak or two every once in a while!  If you are suddenly faced with a large puddle under your sink a plumber will definitely be able to help. While waiting for your plumber to arrive there are a few steps you can take in order to detect the source of the leak and help alleviate the problem at hand.  When becoming a detective to search for the source of the leak it’s important to know where to begin when searching. *Check the sink flange: this is the part that
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When Is It Time To Go Tankless??

Many are well aware of a conventional water heater but did you know that there are now options when it comes to the hot water flow in your home. A trending water heater is a tankless option!  These water heaters heat water directly on demand as it flows through your pipes.  There are many benefits to choosing a tankless water heater as well as a few cons to take into account when deciding if a tankless option is right for you! When it may be a pro: 1. More efficient: Tankless water heaters are much more efficient compared to conventional
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How To: Save Water All Over the House!

  Anywhere you regularly use water, there’s a good chance there’s something you can do to reduce your use.  There are three areas of the home you can make changes with the most impact: the bathroom, the kitchen and the garden.  If you’re looking for small ways you can save money and help the environment, put these tips into practice and you’ll be on your way! IN THE BATHROOM: *Be a faucet aggressor: watch the faucet like a hawk and do not allow members of your family to run the water during times not in use.  Be careful not to step away from
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DIY Ways to Hide Your Ugly Water Heater!

Yes, it’s true your water heater isn’t the most attractive object in your home…but it’s greatly appreciated by your family when it comes to its use. SO…why not find ways to make the space appealing to the eye and eliminate the eye sore?!  There are plenty of DIY ways to hide your ugly water heater!  In all cases always make sure not to place materials too close to the water heater which will restrict air flow and create a fire hazard.  A good rule of thumb is to keep at least 8 inches between your water heater and your DIY
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Indicators Your Water Heater Is On The Outs!

Being able to control the temperature in your house from all angles is one of the most important parts to your home. Imagine not being able to take a warm shower or having to wash your hands in freezing water every time! How horrible would that be?! If you are experiencing issues with your water heater and not sure if it’s time to repair it or replace it we’re here to help! We’ve come up with a list of possible signs to look for that could be good indicators your water heaters is on the fritz! WHAT TO LOOK FOR: Rust: if you are
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