4 Top Water Heater Maintenance Tips

By Tom Hall on Jan 22, 2019

Like many essential appliances, we don’t always think about our water heater – until it stops working. Thankfully there are ways to avoid these kinds of unexpected issues! By remembering these 4 top water heater maintenance tips you can prevent many water heater-related emergencies.

Adjust the Temperature

The default temperature for most water heaters is 140°. However, according the Department of Energy, 120° is the most efficient temperature for your water heater. By lowering…

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You Can Take Care of Your Water Heater

By Dave Judd on Oct 10, 2016

There are some steps you can take to ensure the health of your water heater.

One is to flush your water heater once a year. Rust, calcium, and sand builds up in the heater, which reduces its efficiency and drives up your costs. Here’s how you can flush your water heater:

  1. Set your water heater to the vacation setting.
  2. Turn off the cold water supply line.
  3. Connect a garden hose to the drain.
  4. Open a hot water faucet somewhere…
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Your Water Heater Preferences

By Dave Judd on Oct 10, 2016

You have a lot of control over your water heater. So, do you prefer a higher or lower temperature?

Your water heater’s temperature largely determines your utility bill. Home owners who live by themselves or with one other person may choose to set the water heater higher for comfort. You determine your water heater’s temperature, even when not in use, by where you set your water heater. That is why your utility bill might be higher.

Most households with families choose to…

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Tankless Water Heaters

By Dave Judd on Jan 08, 2016

Advantages of a tankless water heater:

No hot water storage tank.  That means no standby heat loss when hot water is not being used.  Navien is our brand of choice in tankless units.  According to Navien, a savings of $160 per year is average when using their tankless unit vs. keeping a tank full of water heated (and re-heated as it sits) to 125 degrees all year long.

Direct electronic ignition – no pilot light.

Tankless heaters make hot water on demand…

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