December 3, 2015
Leaking Hot Water Heater Can Be Bad News

Why A Leaking Hot Water Heater Can Be Bad News

If you landed here because you have a leaking hot water heater, the news may be bad, so brace yourself. If you’re lucky, you can repair the leak—if it stems from the water heater’s pipe fittings, pressure relief valve, or drain valve. For electric systems, the heating element gasket can also be repaired. Leaking Hot Water Heater Tank Cannot Be Repaired If the leak is coming from the hot water storage tank, it’s not your lucky day. You cannot repair a leaking hot water heater tank. It must be replaced. If you’re skeptical about that diagnosis, here are a half-dozen other […]
October 12, 2015
What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

Want to have some fun? Let’s go shopping for a major home appliance! How about a water heater? But before we go shopping to select a new water heater, first we have to figure out what size water heater we need. Plus, we have to determine which type of water heater we want. Types of Water Heaters First Hour Rating on Storage Tank Water Heater EnergyGuide Label If you are replacing an existing water heater, in most cases your old unit includes a water storage tank. The simplest replacement scenario would be to swap out the old water heater with […]
October 6, 2015
When To Replace Water Heater

When To Replace Water Heater

You are ready to shower. You have no hot water. You go to check on the problem. You discover your utility room floor is flooded. As you stand there ankle-deep in water, you think, “When is a good time to replace my water heater?” That’s a great question, but maybe not the best time to ask it. Out of Site, Out of Mind Unless you’ve just run out of hot water, you normally don’t think much about water heaters. But, if you own one, you will eventually need to think about it. The amount of thought we recommend you give […]
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 […]