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Hot Water Recirculating Pumps, and Why You Need One

If your water heater is getting up there in years, it could be taking longer and longer to get hot water to the faucet or showerhead you’re waiting at. It’s equal parts annoying and wasteful of water. But it happens – things just don’t need to remain as they are. In fact, now you can…

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4 Common Water Heater Noises

What do you really know about your storage tank water heater? Well, you probably know whether it’s gas or electric and if it supplies an ample supply of hot water: morning, noon and night. Here are few things you might not know: It sucks up a lot of energy to keep your water heated 24/7.…

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What’s the Best Water Heater Temperature?

The best water heater temperature, to some degree, depends on who you ask.  According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), 140 degrees is just right.  Not so, states the EPA…120 is better as it help reduce power consumption. The lower temperature is also better suited to families with small children, seniors, and anyone with…

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Common Water Heater Repairs

You’re up and ready for a great day at the office.  Or maybe a fun day with the kids at a nearby park.  Eighteen holes of golf?     You know what these and your morning routine have in common? Before launching into any of them, you’re likely to start with a nice hot shower. Unless,…

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How to Turn Off Your Water Heater

Preparedness isn’t just for Boy Scouts; being prepared can help boost anyone’s peace of mind. Take your water hear, for example. You’re well used to it behaving so well you barely give it a second thought. But, because its expected lifespan doesn’t go much past 12 or 13 years, sooner or later general wear and…

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How to Ensure Water Heater Safety.

When your water heater comes to mind, it usually is about the amount of hot water it generates: just right, or not enough. But you also should be on the lookout for signs that might indicate a water heater safety issue for the sake of your entire family.  Let’s have a look at what they…

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How to Choose a New Water Heater

Thinking about replacing your water heater?  Or, maybe you’re building a new home and you want a water heater perfect the space and your family’s needs. Either way, you now have a wider range of choices than ever before, much of that inspired by a recent federal program that mandates certain minimum energy standards for…

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The Health Benefits of a Warm Bath

A stressful day can always be improved by finding time to take a warm, relaxing bath. A luxury you don’t have time for?  You’ll think differently once you consider the several associated health benefits, including the following:   Humidity/heat: Keeping the water temperature comfortable, but warm enough to start sweating clears the lymph system of toxins,…

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How You Can Benefit from a Water Heater Shutoff Valve

There are two things you depend on from your water heater.  The first one is obvious:  a steady and reliable source of hot water for your cooking, washing, bathing, and cleaning needs.  What’s the second thing?  To operate as safely and reliably as possible for the well-being of your home and family.  Of course, it’s…

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Why You Should Have Your Water Heater Inspected

Let’s get one thing straight:  there’s no bad time of year for a water heater performance and safety inspection. It just so happens that we perform more of them in the fall than any other time of year. Part of it’s a back-to-school thing.  You know, like when four or five people all expect and…

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