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VIDEO: Hot Water Heater Maintenance Tips

How does a water heater work? Most homes use a conventional water heater, like the one shown in the video below. It can be powered by electricity, gas or oil. It keeps a supply of hot water in the tank for whenever you need it. Its operation is fairly simple. Cold water is automatically delivered […]




WANTED: Your Old Hot Water Heater

Day after day, your water heater cranks out the hot water. It may be a gas, oil or electric unit. It may hold 30, 40 or even 50-gallons. You probably don’t even think twice about it, until it breaks down. Do you remember when you last had it checked out? If your water heater is getting on […]




How to Pick the Right Hot Water Heater

A hot water heater isn’t something you think about often. In fact, most people are only aware of it when there’s a problem. If you’re not getting consistent hot water, you notice leaking around the heater, or the equipment is nearing 10 years old, it’s time to think about replacement. Types of hot water heaters […]




Why Water Heater Maintenance is Important

A water heater is usually tucked down in the basement or in a utility room. This makes it “out of sight, out of mind.” It becomes all you can think about, however, once it begins to leak or if it bursts. Water heater 101 You may have a gas, oil or electric water heater. It […]




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.  […]




Avoid Water Heater Leaks in Winter

We’ve blogged, tweeted and facebooked the proverbial horse when it comes to avoiding frozen pipes in the winter. Another piece of plumbing equipment you need to keep an eye during winter on is your water heater. Whether it’s a gas, oil or electric water heater, winter can do a number on it. Constant dips and […]




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 […]




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 […]




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