Posts Tagged ‘water heater’

The Professional Plumber Difference

A plumber can be a Godsend in many circumstances. We often received panicked requests to fix clogged toilets and flooded basements. Finding a plumber is usually pretty easy nowadays. You can search Google or thumb through a phone book. You can even ask your friends on Facebook for a recommendation. You’ll get a number in no […]

What Causes Smelly Water?

When everything in your home’s plumbing system is working okay, your water should not have any distinctive smell. If you smell chlorine, rotten eggs or sewage, you should make a call to your local plumber. There are a few things that cause smelly water and a professional plumber will be able to troubleshoot them. Smelly […]

Spring Home Maintenance: Plumbing Edition

Think Spring….Maintenance! The calendar says it’s officially Spring. Whew, we didn’t think that winter was EVER going to end! Assuming we are in the clear for any more major snow falls, it’s time to think about and plan your springtime home maintenance. Outside faucets Watering your gardens, washing the car and bathing the dog are […]

2015 New Water Heater Regulations

The U.S. Department of Energy has put into effect new regulations that require all manufacturers of water heaters to meet a higher energy factor (EF) rating.  Based on the new requirements, there will be significant changes to water heaters manufactured after April 15, 2015.  This includes gas-fired, oil-fired, electric, tabletop, instantaneous gas-fired and instantaneous electric.  […]

What is an indirect water heater?

Traditional water heater Before I go into explaining what an indirect water heater is, let’s talk about the one most people are familiar with. A “traditional” water heater is a piece of equipment that heats the water for your showers, hand washing and cooking needs. It is powered by electricity, oil or gas. It runs […]

Signs You Need a Water Treatment System

What is “water treatment”? A water treatment system improves the condition of the water in your home, using salt or a filter.  If you have “hard” or “smelly” water, a treatment system will take care of that. It will improve the taste of your drinking water, protect your appliances, and can improve the condition of your […]

Leaky Water Heater: What to Expect

Leaky water heater causes A water heater isn’t made to last forever. Routine maintenance is the best way to prevent a leaky water heater. The typical lifespan of this equipment is 10-12 years. If the unit is inspected on at least every two years, you’re prolonging its lifespan. During a water heater inspection, the anode […]

How to Save Money on a Water Heater

Save on an electric water heater There is a $400 INSTANT rebate out there right now to replace your old electric water heater. A heat pump water heater will cut your water heating costs by up to 50%. Energize Connecticut is offering the instant rebate. The heat pump water heater must be ENERGY STAR-certified and […]

Plumbing Tips for Homeowners

Let’s face it. No one likes huge, unexpected repair bills. And, as a homeowner, there always seems to be one lurking around the corner. While we are here to help in those situations, we also like to help you prevent them from happening in the first place! We have gathered up some DIY plumbing tips […]

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 […]

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