Appliances

    How to Replace a Water Heater Element: A Step-by-Step Guide

    Knowing how to replace a water heater element can save you money, it’s actually not as difficult as you may think. Electric water heaters use heating elements to heat water, but over time, elements wear out and need to be replaced. If you notice your water heater runs out of hot water, is slow to […]

    110 Volt Tankless Water Heater: What You Need to Know

    Tankless heaters come in all different sizes. There are small water heater units, designed for point-of-use that only draw 110 volts, and more powerful units which can heat enough hot water for an entire household.  The first step in determining which size water heater is right for you is to understand what you’ll be requiring […]

    Water Heater Leaking From The Bottom: Causes, Fixes, and Tips

    You just found your water heater in a puddle of water, could it be that it is leaking from the bottom? What does that mean? and maybe more importantly, what should you do? First, keep in mind that water obeys the law of gravity. If you have a leak anywhere on or near your water heater, […]

    Water Heater Leaking from the Top: Everything You Should Know

    ​Frequently, when a water heater leaks from the top it’s a fixable problem. It’s also a less expensive problem. However, if the leak isn’t  promptly repaired it could lead to a serious issue, especially if the water finds it’s way into the electrical compartment. If the leak goes undetected, you could be dealing with serious […]

    7 Common Causes of a Noisy Water Heater

    Many homeowners experience a noisy water heater, and beside the fact that its annoying, it could be an indication that there’s something not working correctly. Taking the time to diagnose the problem will not only quiet things down, but it could help you prevent further damage. This article will cover the top 7 reasons you […]

    Water Heater Leaking 101: The Ultimate Guide to Find the Leak

    You probably weren’t expecting to find your water heater leaking. But there it is, sitting in a big puddle of water! The consequences can be anything from mild to catastrophic. A water heater leak may result in only a small amount of water on your floor that is more of nuisance; or it may be […]

    Water Heater Circulation Pump: What You Need To Know

    Are you considering installing a circulation pump to your water heater? This simple device will not only save you money, but it can also deliver nearly instant hot water. A circulation pump keeps the hot water constantly moving through the home’s plumbing system, so when a hot water tap is opened, the water will be […]

    How to Prevent A Frozen Tankless Water Heater

    Cold weather can be a problem for tankless water heaters. They often require additional attention in order to prevent them from experiencing weather related problems such as freezing. This is a problem rarely seen in traditional tank-style water heaters but one you can avoid with regular water heater maintenance. Most manufacturers don’t cover damage caused by […]

    Sediment Filters: Why Your Tankless Should Never Be Without One

    A sediment filter should play a big role in your water heater maintenance routine to ensure your tankless water heater is healthy. Incoming water frequently brings sediment into the home’s plumbing, and when the debris enters a tankless unit, it can quickly breakdown and require service.   A tankless unit that is properly maintained can have a […]

    Point of Use Water Heater Buyers Guide: Tank-style and Tankless Water Heaters

    It’s not uncommon to see a point-of-use water heater near a sink. They’re often tucked under the counter where they can warm your water, yet be out-of-sight. Some are even a good fit for recreational use. There are two basic designs on how they operate. They can hold hot water (tank-style), or  provide instant hot […]

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