tankless water heater

October 30, 2015

Water Heater Life Expectancy

Repair? Or replace? No, repair. No, wait, replace. Repair! … Replace? I don’t know. Help me make the right choice, please! Deciding whether to repair or replace your old water heater can be difficult and stressful. A typical water heater life expectancy is about 10 years, according to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors. Naturally, there is a tipping point at which it’s hard to see the long-term value of the price to repair an older water heater. That’s when the cost of repair is too high and the expected remaining life of your hot water system is too […]
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. […]
July 16, 2015

Water Heater Technology Changes Homeowners Need to Know

Water heater technology and efficiency have changed considerably. Based on the changes in the requirements by the Department of Energy for water heater efficiency, which went into effect on April 16, 2015, the primary change that now affects the production of new water heaters is that they need to have a higher Energy Factor (EF) rating. The EF rating of a water heater is based on the percentage of the energy it uses that is actually converted to hot water rather than being wasted. For example, a water heater with a 0.75 EF converts 75% of the energy it consumes […]
June 10, 2015

Repairing Old Water Heater May Not Be Worth The Cost

Is your water heater storage tank leaking? If so, you probably won’t read this article. Instead, you’ll be on the phone desperately trying to find a plumber who can quickly come to your house. Then you’ll be mopping up the mess. We’re sorry you’re not having a great day. In most cases, a leaky water tank means that your hot water system will need to be replaced. There really is no way to repair a leaky water tank. Did your day just get worse? We’re sorry about that too. If you’re having other problems with your water heater, you may […]