Water Heater

January 31, 2012

Replacing Your Water Heater: 4 Factors To Consider When You’re Making Your Selection

When it comes time to replace your water heater, you should look at all of your options carefully to make a choice in systems that will meet your home’s needs for many years to come. By considering fuel, size, efficiency and costs, you’ll be able to select the right system and maximize your investment. Fuel                                                   There are a variety of fuel types from which to choose, and the best one will generally be determined by local fuel rates. Most water […]
March 22, 2012

Installing Tankless Water Heaters? Know How Many You’ll Need

Switching from a standard storage-tank water heater to a tankless water heater makes sense for a few reasons. Tankless water heaters don’t run out of hot water, they use up to 50 percent less energy, and they last nearly twice as long (20 to 25 years) as storage water heaters (10 to 15 years). There are three primary considerations for assessing size and number of tankless water heaters your household needs: Energy heating source. Temperature rise. Maximum flow rate. Electric […]
March 29, 2012

Water Heaters: These 5 Tips Will Give Energy Bills A Boost

Saving energy at home puts more money in your pocket, and a great place to start is your water heater. Your heater is the third-highest utility expense in your home, following heating and cooling. Follow these five tips to help you save money:   Insulate the tank. If you hold your hand against the heater tank and feel any warmth, your appliance needs insulating. Home-improvement stores sell insulation jackets or blankets. When covering tank for an electric heater, be sure […]
August 16, 2012

Tankless Or Traditional Water Heaters — Comparing Pros And Cons

Tankless water heaters have been a feature on the European market for several decades, where they’re known as instantaneous water heaters, but they’re a relatively new innovation on the U.S. mass market. Making an informed decision between tankless and traditional water heaters means comparing pros and cons. Here are a few things to bear in mind: Delivery — Traditional water heaters can only supply a volume of water that’s limited by the size of the tank. Typically a household tank holds 50 […]