Appliances

7 Common Dryer Problems and How to Fix Them

This list of common dryer problems can help you troubleshoot and find the reason your dryer isn’t working as it should. Of course, there may be other issues, but these are the most common problems. Some are simple fixes that won’t even require a screw driver and other solutions may fall outside of your comfort […]

Noisy Clothes Dryer: What are the Causes? (with videos)

A noisy clothes dryer is not only annoying, it is also an indication that something is wrong and needs repair. Some noises are relatively simple to fix, others can be a bit more difficult and you may want to consider hiring a professional if you feel it is beyond your skill set. If your dryer […]

Washing Machine Leaking? Here’s What to Do

A leaking washing machine can be more than an inconvenience. When a washing machine begins leaking you can end up with a major mess that could result in expensive floor repairs. Many homeowners choose to hire a professional to make the repairs, but it’s actually not too difficult to fix the problem yourself.Whenever you notice […]

How To Protect Tankless Water Heaters From Hard Water

Hard water can play havoc with a tankless water heater and being aware of your risk can not only save you money but also a major headache. Different geographical areas experience different levels of water hardness, which is determined by the amount of dissolved minerals within the water supply.Water that is relatively pure and mineral […]

Preventative Maintenance: Keeping Your Tankless Water Heater Humming

To keep your tankless water heater in good working order, performing preventative maintenance is a must. A tankless system can have a service life of 20+ years assuming it was properly cared for and installed. But gas and electric units have very different designs and therefore require different maintenance tasks. There is, however, some overlap.Water […]

How to Flush a Tankless Water Heater

The single most important thing you can do to keep your tankless water heater healthy is to flush it on a regular basis. Tankless units can have a service life of 20+ years if they are properly cared for, but allow lime scale to build-up within the internal parts of the system and you’ll have […]

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.Most manufacturers don’t cover damage caused by freezing under their warranties, so it’s important to give your tankless a little extra care during cold weather. You should always […]

Sediment Filters: Why Your Tankless Should Never Be Without One

A sediment filter can play a big role in keeping your tankless water heater 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 service life of over 20 years, […]

Gas vs Electric Tankless Water Heaters: Which One is Best

When buying a new tankless water heater system one of the first questions most homeowners ask is, “which is better, gas vs electric?” Each has their advantages and shortcomings, but often the decision is out of your hands and is determined by which fuel is available in your area.There are 3 common fuel sources for […]

Electric Tankless Water Heater Buying Guide

In many ways electric tankless water heaters are under appreciated in the world of on-demand hot water. They offer many advantages over their gas fueled cousin, but frequently don’t receive the credit they deserve. Although, they do have short comings, their versatility and superb energy efficiency make them hard to ignore.If you’re considering purchasing a […]

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