All posts in "Water Heaters"

Hard Water: How to Protect Your Tankless Water Heater from LimeScale

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 […]

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 quality plays […]

How to Flush a Tankless Water Heater and Improve the Efficiency

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 […]

Cold Weather Threats and How to Protect Your 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 […]

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 […]

Gas vs Electric: Which Fuel is Best for Tankless Water Heaters

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 tankless […]

Electric Tankless Water Heater Buyers Guide: How to Select the Right One

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 […]

Gas Tankless Water Heater Buyers Guide: What You Need to Know

As on-demand water heating systems gain in popularity, gas tankless water heaters are frequently the top selling fuel source. There are many advantages that a gas tankless has over electric units, but they also have their share of short comings. Check out our complete article Gas vs Electric to see a full comparison. As a general rule, […]

The Ultimate Tankless Water Heater Buyers Guide

Have you been thinking about purchasing a tankless water heater? They have many benefits over traditional tank-style water heaters, however, there are drawbacks and limitations that you should to be aware of when you’re deciding which is the right choice for you. Tankless systems are also known also as on-demand water heaters because they’re designed to deliver hot water […]

Water Heater Circulation Pump: What You Need To Know

Are you considering installing a circulation pump to your water heater? This simple device can not only save you money, 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 hot right away.  […]

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