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How Do a Boiler and Water Heater Differ?

June 20, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Water Heater

Oftentimes, the terms ‘boiler’ and ‘water heater’ are used interchangeably. This perpetuates the misconception that the two appliances are identical. In actuality, a boiler and a water heater differ greatly! It’s important to understand the distinction between the two, because it can make a huge difference when it comes to repairs and understanding your home’s […]

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What is the Lifespan of a Water Heater

April 20, 2018
Category: Water Heater

Homeowners all over the U.S. can woefully attest to the fact that a home’s water heater is one of the most common appliances that will go up soon after move-in. It’s almost guaranteed that whether you just moved into a new home or have been in one for many years, your water heater will one […]

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Commercial Boiler Replacement Process

March 22, 2018
Category: Commercial Plumbing, Water Heater

Commercial boilers need to be replaced once the repairs are so extensive, they can’t justifiably be fixed. Sometimes, boilers can be below the ever-growing capacity needs of your business, making it necessary to replace them. Or, perhaps you’re concerned that an older boiler is wasting too much on your energy bill. Regardless of the reason, […]

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Water Heater Pilot Light Keeps Going Out

October 20, 2017
Category: Water Heater

The first indication that something has gone awry with your water heater is a lack of hot water. One of the main reasons this happens is because of an issue with the pilot light. Let’s learn about why your pilot light might be going out, and what to do to fix it! What is a […]

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Is it Worth it to Install a Super Efficient Water Heater?

September 29, 2017
Category: Water Heater

If you are ready to replace your hot water heater in your home you have some decisions to make. Super efficient water heaters have been gaining in popularity, but are they worth the hype? The answer to this question is dependant on several factors related to your preferences and family’s needs. Let’s look at some […]

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Signs You May Need a New Hot Water Heater

June 16, 2017
Category: Water Heater

The hot water heater is one of the most important components in any building. Used in homes and businesses alike, hot water heaters are complex devices that are built to last. However, even the most robust and high-quality model will not last forever. If you think you may need hot water heater replacement, you should […]

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Be Sure to Have Savings for Household Emergencies

May 18, 2017
Category: General, Tips

Do you and your family have savings for household emergencies set aside? Let’s take a look at the most common emergencies that occur in the home that are bound to come with extensive repair costs. Common Costly Household Emergencies Water Heater There is very little to no notice given when your water heater goes up. […]

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My Water Smells Like Eggs

April 7, 2017
Category: General

If you turned your water on only to be blasted with a smell of rotten eggs, or sulfur, it can be quite alarming. It’s nothing to panic over, you’re more than likely safe and fine; just turn off the water faucet. Next, you’ll need to figure out what is causing the egg-smelling water and fix […]

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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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