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Manchester Plumbing, Remodeling, Electrical & Heating Tips


How to Choose a Well Pump

Before we can discuss what type of well pump you need for your Connecticut home, a basic assessment must be made. Sources of water A source of water or a well is often referred to as shallow or deep. These terms are referring to the depth of the water source or well. A shallow well […]




Why Ignoring a Water Leak is a Costly Mistake

As reported on Angie’s List, we often don’t think about the plumbing in our homes, until something goes wrong. Angie Hicks of Angie’s List said, “Water can be your home’s worst enemy. Leaving a water leak unattended can lead to serious damage to your home.” Cost of a water leak Hicks continued, “For example, a leak […]




8 Tips to Lower Water Heating Bills

Water heating is the second largest expense in your home. 64 gallons are used by the average household each day.  This means that $400-600 is being spent each year by the average household! No one likes to spend money…especially for it to just, well, literally go down the drain. Energy Star and Energy Saver have put together the following tips: 8 Ways […]




Standby Generator: Benefits for your home

A home standby generator is the answer to Mother Nature’s mood swings! Keep the lights on, the movie playing and the coffee brewing. It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing. A Kohler generator restores your power automatically and keeps you connected to what you love to do! When you think of emergency power supply, […]




Electrical Panel: When You Should Upgrade

Electrical panels may need to be upgraded for a variety of reasons. This article will point out what to look for & safety hazards to consider. When should I upgrade my electrical panel? You should consider replacement if any of the following are true: It is 20 years or older. There has been weathering exposure. […]




Benefit of a Frost Free Outside Faucet

Part of the spring & summer ritual is hooking up the outside garden hose. Whether it’s used for watering the garden or washing the car, nothing is as discouraging as to find out the faucet isn’t working. Even worse, discovering that the basement has flooded because the pipe feeding the outside faucet has burst! You don’t notice […]




Water Softener vs. Water Conditioner

A water softener is a type of water conditioner. It reduces the hardness of your water. Hard water is caused by the minerals calcium or magnesium. If you have ever noticed a white film on your dishes, you have hard water. A water conditioner is a filter. It removes chlorine and helps to improve the […]




Tankless Water Heater vs. Traditional Water Heater

A tankless water heater provides a continuous supply of hot water from an energy-efficient and space-saving design. It is about the size of a medicine cabinet. Rheem has a wide variety of solutions for tankless water heating needs. Benefits of a tankless water heater A typical tankless water heater measures less than 15″ wide by just […]




What is an Anode Rod?

An anode rod (sounds like “anne” + “ode”) is located in your water heater. The picture below shows what one looks like:   The most common type of anode rods are made of magnesium, aluminum, or zinc. The one pictured above is aluminum. Okay, so what does it DO? Your water heater is made of […]




Wi-Fi Thermostat: control your heat from anywhere

Have you ever arrived at work and thought, “Shoot! I forgot to take something out of the freezer for dinner tonight!” Yeah. Us too. Have you also thought, “Shoot! I forgot to turn the heat down!” or “Man, it would be nice to come home to a toasty house.” While we haven’t found a solution […]




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