Hot Water Heaters

How To Make Your Water Heater Last Longer

June 4th, 2014|

Every single appliance in your home is rated to last for a certain amount of time. For your water heater, you’ll typically find they will last anywhere from 6 to 12 years.

There are two major factors when it comes to adding longevity to a water heater: how hard your water is, and how much water […]

Installing a New Water Heater

May 24th, 2014|

At some point, your water heater will stop working. And usually its at the most inopportune time.

Water heaters are supposed to have regular maintenance. Regular cleaning, regular inspection, and the life of your water heater may be extended by a year or two. Yet in reality, that doesn’t happen. Its in an out of the […]

Types Of Water Heaters

May 21st, 2014|

Choosing a new water heater is an important decision. Most homeowners will only replace a water heater every 10 to 15 years Yet anywhere from 15 to 25 percent of their home energy is used to heat water.

With so many choices and so many claims in the marketplace today, how do you know which to […]

How To Get Instant Hot Water With A Traditional Tank Water Heater

April 25th, 2014|

You turn on the faucet and stand there and wait. After a minute or two (or three or four), the hot water finally emerges from the faucet.

How many times do you do that each day in your own home?

Each time you perform that simple function, precious water flows down the drain unused. In each and […]

Top 7 Ways To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

March 15th, 2014|

Start With An Energy Efficiency Audit

To find out the areas your home is lacking in, start with the one thing that can show you right where to go … a home energy efficiency audit. These audits are performed by professionals to show you where your efficiency can be improved and what it will take to […]

Why Your Water Heater May Be Leaking

March 5th, 2014|

Your water heater is an important part of your home, and it plays a big role in your day-to-day life. From washing dishes to cleaning your clothes to taking showers, your water heater is heavily relied on for multiple daily tasks. Like any other piece of equipment in your home, the water heater will need […]

Can Your Gas Water Heater Be Dangerous?

January 25th, 2014|

Every year there are one or two stories in the local news about a family effected by gas poisoning. “That could never happen to me,” is usually the first thing a person thinks when watching a story like this. But could it? Could you become one of the statistics.

The answer is yes.

Gas is a poison […]

Does The Temperature Outside Effect Your Water Heater?

December 28th, 2013|

Question:
Is there a way to tell if my water heater is working effectively? It seems as if it takes longer for hot water to make it to my faucets, and then it doesn’t seem to be as warm as it always was in the past. Its been cold outside; does that affect your water heater? […]

The History Of Hot Water Heaters

December 21st, 2013|

Your hot water heater is an important part of your everyday life. It is one of those appliances that you do not think about – until it isn’t working!

It is hard to imagine living without immediate access to hot water; but people do it every day, and hot water heaters were not always a part […]

The Optimal Temperature Setting On Your Water Heater

December 6th, 2013|

Bigger is better. More is best. Words to live by, right?

But what about when it comes to your water heater? Should you set the temperature to 140 instead of 120? Is more hot water actually better?

The Department of Energy recommends that anyone with a tank hot water heater set the thermostat to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. […]

New Standards For Water Heaters

October 22nd, 2013|

When people talk about new appliances and energy efficiency, washers and dryers, dishwashers and refrigerators get all the glory. They are in ads every week, and they have an easy time being placed in the limelight. They are front and center in our homes, so they have the opportunity to be put on display.

Yet one […]

Does Cold Weather Impact Your Water Heater?

October 7th, 2013|

Brrrr. It’s the time of year here in Colorado where we get the most varied temperatures. You may wake up to a heavy chill or even frost in the air. A jacket is mandatory if you step outside even for a moment. Then in a matter of hours, you can be enjoying blue skies and […]