August 10, 2015

Here’s When You Should Consider A Water Heater Replacement

Next to your electricity and furnace, your water heater is the most important appliance in your house yet you probably know the least about it.  For most people, all they know is that it’s the big cylinder that sits in the corner of the utility room. But I bet when it’s time to consider a water heater replacement because of a leak or pilot light continues to go out, you learn about your options and what to do, fast. It’s much better to consider your options while you still have them, and that means to learn about them when it’s […]
July 24, 2015

6 Ways to Reduce Your Hot Water Bills

Most homeowners don’t fully understand the ongoing cost of their water heater — especially older, less-efficient water heaters. The reality is, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, (on the ENERGY STAR and Energy.gov websites) your water heater, with typical usage, accounts for 14% to 18% of your energy costs. If your family is prone to using a lot of hot water, that figure could reach 20% to 25% of your monthly energy bill, especially if you use an electric tank-type water heater. Here are 6 ways to lower your hot water bills: 1. Wash your laundry in cold water. […]