water heater

February 27, 2014

Red-Tagged Furnace or Water Heater? Now What?

Learning that you have a red-tagged furnace or water heater isn’t good news because it usually means that the appliance isn’t safe to operate. For example, gas furnaces can develop cracks in the heat exchanger that can emit carbon monoxide (CO) into your home’s air supply. while a water heater that’s not venting properly can do the same. CO is a serious health hazard because it can be lethal with prolonged or heavy exposure. When a plumber or HVAC contractor […]
February 11, 2014

Your Home Heating Bill: 10 Ways to Save Cold, Hard Cash

No matter where you live, saving money on your home heating bill is probably a big priority during the winter. If home heating is left unchecked, it can get out of control. To help you out, we’ve compiled 10 simple ways for you to save some cold, hard cash this season: Wear more clothes – Instead of reaching for the thermostat at the slightest hint of being cold, try slipping on a sweater and socks, or get yourself under a […]
November 12, 2013

What Should Your New Water Heater Look Like and Do?

Gone are the days when water heaters were simple appliances that heated water and stored it in a tank until you needed it. Some of the new systems on the market, on-demand or tankless water heaters, do not even require a tank. With all the bells and whistles, selecting a new water heater may seem like a daunting task. Three of the main considerations when purchasing you new system should include: How do you prefer to power your new water […]
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 […]