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Do You Know Where Your Shut-Off Valves Are?

April 17, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

A shut-off valve is an important part of your plumbing system and it’s definitely something you should know the location of. If you’re scratching your head and wondering what a shut-off valve is or where a shut-off valve is located, than be sure to tune in. We’ll walk you through all you need to know […]

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I Have no Hot Water, What Should I Do?

February 22, 2017
Category: Water Heater

Did you take a cold shower this morning but not by choice? Hot water heaters can have multiple things go wrong with them leading to low supply or no supply of hot water. Here are some of the possible reasons for no hot water and what you should do about them. Hot Water Tank is […]

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How to Light a Pilot for a Gas Hot Water Heater

February 17, 2017
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve noticed you’re not getting any more hot water, it’s possible the pilot on your water heater went out. Before you attempt to re-light the pilot, be sure to read through these instructions to avoid serious damage to your person or home. Here’s how to light a pilot for a gas hot water heater. […]

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How to Save Money on my Home Heating Bill in 2017

January 5, 2017
Category: Tips, Water Heater

Looking to save some extra money this year on your heating bill? There are a few tried and tested ways which, if done correctly, will help you save lots of money on your monthly heating bill. Replace Windows If you have the means, and your windows are definitely getting up there in age, it may […]

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Is my Water Heater Gas or Electric?

December 6, 2016
Category: Water Heater

Although there are other types of water heaters, gas and electric are the most common types, and most likely what you have in your home to heat your water. There are easy steps you can take to figure out whether your water is heated by electricity or gas. Once you determine this, you can begin […]

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What Are Those Popping Noises In My Water Heater?

November 10, 2016
Category: Water Heater

Hearing any appliance in your home making unusual noises is always a cause for concern. When it comes to your water heater, popping or knocking noises can only mean one thing: the presence of mineral deposits, or sediment, at the bottom of your water heater tank. The Problem Sediment drops to the base of the […]

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When Should I replace my Water Heater?

September 14, 2016
Category: Water Heater

Your home’s water heater is usually something that isn’t on the list of things to replace until you are standing in a puddle or being hit in the back with icy shower water. Most people take an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach to most plumbing issues. Though a water heater that is […]

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What Makes a Tankless Water Heater Green?

August 23, 2016
Category: Water Heater

With the cries that the ozone layer is desperately in need of green strategies, heaters are something one would not have thought of had it not been for the immense popularity of tankless water heaters. With all the hype of instantaneous results during usage, tankless water heaters are considered a splendid choice for quick results. […]

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Tankless Water Heaters- How do they Work?

June 10, 2016
Category: Water Heater

If you’ve ever been the victim of a nice hot shower that took a turn for the worse and went cold, you might be familiar with an older traditional water heater that only provided a limited amount of hot water. Those of us who came from larger families, who were third or fourth in line […]

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Features to Consider When Buying a Water Heater

April 15, 2016
Category: Tips, Water Heater

In one of our recent articles, we’ve covered some of the most evident signs that your water heater may be destined for imminent failure. If that’s your current situation, you have probably started looking into purchasing a new appliance. But let’s face it, you haven’t shopped for a water heater in years, or maybe ever! […]

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