water heater

June 9, 2015

Easy Tips for Reducing Your Water Heating Bills

Water heating costs rank second only to cooling and heating expenses for driving up energy expenditures. You may find that you can easily reduce water heating bills by implementing no- and low-cost measures that will help keep more energy dollars in your pocket year-round. Following are a few pointers to get you started. Clear the Sediments Every few months, hook a hose to the water spigot at the base of the tank and drain a quart. The hard water deposits that collect […]
February 17, 2015

Tips for Protecting Tankless Water Heaters in Freezing Weather

With professional sizing and installation, tankless water heaters are ideal heating solutions for many household hot water needs. Like storage water heaters, measures must be implemented to protect tankless water heaters from pipe damage caused by freezing temperatures. Here’s what needs to be done: Protecting Tankless Water Heaters Tankless water heaters are available as electric-powered models or natural-gas-powered models. As long as the heater (heating element or combustion component) is on, it’s not at risk of freezing when outside temperatures dip below 32 degrees. […]
November 11, 2014

Tips to Make Sure Your Water Heater Holds Up in Winter

Standard hot water heaters tend to last between eight and 12 years in the average home, and while this has a lot to do with the water quality in your area, taking care of your water heater is also a big factor. To make sure your water heater doesn’t give up the ghost this winter when you need the hot water the most, use these tips to make sure yours is in tip-top shape. Drain a quarter of your hot […]
October 28, 2014

Think About Having Water Heater Maintenance Performed for the Fall

As the outside temperatures fall, your water heater has to work harder to maintain the proper temperature. Because of this, it is important to perform a water heater maintenance inspection. When you’re ready, follow these tips for optimal performance. Step One: Check Temperature Settings The standard factory temperature setting on a water heater is generally 140 degrees, which is at least 20 degrees hotter than it needs to be, particularly in the colder months. By lowering the setting to 120 […]