water heater

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 […]