Water Heaters

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Heat Pump Water Heater: A Comprehensive Guide to Its Functionality and Benefits

September 8, 2023

In today’s era of high costs and continuous inflation, we’re all looking for ways to cut down on utility bills and other monthly expenses.  Unfortunately, keeping energy costs down is a significant challenge for many homeowners. Traditional gas or electric resistance water heaters are one of the most energy-consuming components of your home – but there…

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How to maintain a water heater

7 Water Heater Maintenance Tips for Homeowners

December 27, 2022

Your water heater is a workhorse. It’s often overlooked, but it is a necessity in your home. Do you want a nice, hot shower? How about hot water to wash dishes or clothes? None of that is possible without a water heater.  Like any appliance, a water heater needs regular maintenance and some TLC to…

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Why diy water heater repair projects fail and what you can do

Why DIY Water Heater Repair Projects Fail and What You Can Do

May 19, 2022

DIY water heater repair is an excellent way to save a little money if you know what you are doing. That simply isn’t the case for most homeowners. A poor job may damage your heater, leading to a costly replacement. If you aren’t sure, don’t even try. The challenges to pulling off a successful water…

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Home Maintenance Solar Water Heating Systems

November 12, 2014

No Hot Water Check that the solar water heating systems circuit breakers are in the “ON” position. Turn the switch on the timer to “ON” and wait 15 minutes. If the water doesn’t heat up, turn the timer switch and water heater circuit breakers off and remove the top access cover on the tank with…

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Basic Water Heater Anatomy: An Ounce of Prevention

October 25, 2014

With the holidays approaching, a few things will make your family and guests as grumpy as being without hot water for a shower when they want it.  Water heaters, according to the Santa Cruz plumbing experts (which are powered by gas in about half the homes in the United States and by electricity in the…

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