Water Heater Checkup Time


So many appliances and fixtures depend on your water heater functioning properly.  But it’s surprising how many of us neglect to do regular maintenance on them or have them check by a professional.  We tend to wait until there’s a problem and by then it’s too late. There’s either a leak or a severe malfunction…

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Water Heater Efficiency and Safety: a Few Quick Tips

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What’s the right temperature? For energy savings and ensuring the safety of small children, many consumer organizations recommend setting your water heater thermostat to 120 degrees.  However, it’s also important to know that water temperatures below 120°F can enable unhealthy bacteria to grow inside your water heater. So, consider both when determining an appropriate temperature for your…

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Water Heater: Time to Repair or Replace?

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Strange noises coming from your water heater? Is the temperature of your hot water fluctuating day-to-day? Noticing leaks coming from your water heater? These are all common problems that occur with water heaters. But how do you determine whether it’s time to repair or replace it? It’s possible your water heater is simply wearing out…

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A Little Water Heater History

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Now a staple of our homes, the automatic water heater began as a vision.  While Norwegian Edwin Ruud is credited with creating the first automatic storage water heater back in 1889, others had begun the exploration before him. The Geyser Benjamin Waddy Maughan devised an early system where water was heated as it poured into…

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