Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for You?

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The average water heater is one of the hardest working appliances in the home. Traditional water heaters are on at all times, storing up hot water for when it’s needed. While this is certainly convenient, it also wastes quite a bit of energy throughout the year. Fortunately, there is an alternative for people who want to cut down on their home operating costs. Let’s take a look at tankless water heaters, and the advantages they provide. (more…)

When to Replace Your Water Heater

Monday, September 14th, 2015

Water heaters are very resilient systems, and can last quite a long time under the proper circumstances. No matter how well you take care of yours, however, it will not last forever. Since you probably don’t want to be without hot water for any longer than you have to be, it is a good idea to learn to recognize the signs that your water heater is reaching the end of its service lifespan. That way you can replace it on your terms, before it dies on you. Read on for some of the more common signs that you need to replace your water heater soon. (more…)

What Is the Anode Rod, and Why Is It Important?

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Water heaters are in contact with large amounts of water from the time they are installed onward. That level of water exposure almost invariably leads to rust and eventually to structural collapse. Since your water heater is always interacting with so much water, why is it that it doesn’t rust out and rupture after only a couple of years? The answer is a component known as the anode rod. The anode rod is a vital part of your water heater system. Let’s take a closer look at what it is, and how it protects your water heater. (more…)

Bathroom Remodeling: What Every Homeowner Should Know

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Thinking about putting some of your hard-earned dollars back into the home? Remodeling projects are popular among homeowners looking to improve the functionality, visual appeal, and value of their homes. Whatever your reasons for considering a remodeling project, it’s critical that you hire a professional to ensure that the job is completed in a timely and budget-conscious manner. While bathroom remodeling can be exciting, it can also be frustrating and even disappointing if you don’t have a good working relationship with your contractor. What should you look for? How should you prepare? (more…)