Electric Water Heater vs Gas Water Heater

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If your existing water heater is due for replacement or you’re in the process of building a home and need to choose a brand-new water heater, you’ll have two main options to choose from: an electric water heater or a gas water heater. With an existing home, it’s generally best to stick with whichever type […]

What Size Water Heater Do I Need?

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If you are constantly timing your family’s showers to ensure that there is enough hot water left for your own, your family probably has the wrong size water heater. When replacing a water heater or buying one for a new home, many homeowners do not know which size water heater they need. This often leads […]

Why Does My Water Heater Take So Long to Heat Up?

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There’s nothing like a warm shower to help you wake up in the morning. However, waiting for the water to heat up may leave you feeling rushed. Here are a few reasons you might be dealing with a sluggish water heater. 1. Distance If you own a larger home and the bathroom you are currently […]

Traditional Water Heater vs Tankless Water Heater

A storage tank water heater, a tankless water heater, a sink, and pipes are installed beside a wall with the words "Traditional vs Tankless Water Heaters"

When most people think about a water heater, they picture a large tank that sits in their garage or closet. However, new water heaters have come out recently that are known as “tankless” water heaters. If you’re getting a house built or you need to replace your existing water heater, you may wonder whether you should […]

There’s No Hot Water in my House. What can I Do?

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We use hot water when we’re doing the dishes, washing our hands, running the washer and – of course – taking a shower. Hot water is one of those luxuries that we often take for granted. Unfortunately, because water heaters are so problematic, we’re all likely to feel our relaxing shower turn icy and unpleasant […]

Taking Care of Your Water Heater

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Water heater maintenance can be a little intimidating. What in the world do you do with that giant tank of water in the closet in order to ensure it’s in good running order? For some devices and appliances, figuring out basic maintenance is easy and intuitive. You don’t need an engineering degree to know that […]