water heaters

March 21, 2017

Tankless Water Heaters in Your House: A List of Pros and Cons

The tankless water heater has been around for a good while now — long enough for most plumbing companies to have formed some realistic views about the pros and cons of this technology. If you’ve heard some buzz about tankless and you’re thinking that might be the way to go in your home, you may want to read the following assessment before you buy. What Is Tankless Technology? Tankless water heaters are the opposite of storage water heaters. Just as […]
January 24, 2017

When Temperatures Drop, Bundle Up Your Water Heater

The most ignored appliance in many homes is the water heater because it’s tucked out of sight, operates silently and seldom fails. It’s also the second-most hungry appliance in the typical home, using around 20 percent of all energy consumed in a year. Wrapping it with an insulating blanket will cut its energy consumption and prolong its lifetime.   These blankets, found at home improvement centers, cost little compared to the energy savings they offer. Older storage tank water heaters […]
September 2, 2014

So Many Choices for a Water Heater — Tips For Finding the Right One

The water heater that you install in your home will be responsible for a big chunk of your monthly energy bill. It is therefore important to not only install a unit that is capable of providing sufficient hot water for your needs, you also need to look at the energy efficiency of the unit. There is a range of water heaters available on the market, and the best one for your home will depend on your requirements. Types of Water Heaters […]
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 […]