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Hot Water Made Easy, Thanks to Tankless

Gregory

We all love hot water; it’s great for a hot shower or a nice cup of tea. And the only way we can consistently and reliably get hot water in our homes is through our hot water heaters. But not all water heaters are created equally. So let’s talk about tankless water heaters.   What mak…

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How to Double the Lifespan of your Water Heater

Gregory

To many, water heaters are a one-and done item, meaning once you install it, that's it. But think again. The way to doubling the lifespan of a water heater lies in a yearly check-up of one simple part: the anode rod. To get to the anode rod, let's first work our way through the water heater itself.…

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SharkBite Bits: All You Need to Know about SharkBite

Michelle P

Most of us in the industry have heard of SharkBite as the creators of the famous push-to-connect plumbing fittings, but did you know that in addition to their push-to-connects, SharkBite also produces their own PEX tubing and valves that can be purchased in a variety of lengths and sizes?   …

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Tankless Water Heaters Made Easy, Thanks to Rheem

Shyene

Tankless water heaters are all the rage, as they allow you to have more space in your garage, utility closet, or even on your back patio. These units are able to be mounted to the wall and have no large, cylindrical tanks. If you are looking for a replacement unit or need a water heater for your new…

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How to Replace an Anode Rod

Mark

Anode Rods Steel rusts and corrodes when exposed to water for extended periods of time.  This, along with the acidity of water, leaves water heaters vulnerable to a more rapid corrosion process and bad smelling water.   By installing an anode rod you can delay this process and extend …

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Choosing a New Appliance: Electric vs. Gas Water Heaters

Guest

If you’ve had the same hot water heater for longer than 10 years—the standard lifespan—it’s smart to consider replacing the appliance before it quits performing and puts you in a tough position.  Before you start shopping for a new water heater, however, you need to know w…

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Amtrol BoilerMate Indirect Water Heaters

Mark

When it comes to saving fuel without sacrificing hot water performance, few brands stack up to Amtrol's BoilerMate's line of indirect water heaters.  Perfect for homes the utilize hydronic heating systems, the BoilerMate line utilizes the heat generated from the hydronic system's boiler to create u…

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The AO Smith GPVT-50 Water Heater

Mark

If you need a water heater there are few brands better than AO Smith, and few units more popular that the GPVT-50 (or its LP alternative).  Featuring a 50-gallon tank and a 50,000 BTU gas burner, the GPVT-50 Power Vent delivers a first hour rating of 90 gallons and a recovery rate of 55.9 gallons…

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Blue Lightning Flexible Anode Rods: The Right Fix for a Tight Space

Greg

Water heaters protect their tanks using what are known as sacrificial anode rods.  These are metal rods which are suspended inside a water heater so that they are surrounded by the water in the tank.  The metal rods are more susceptible to corrosion than the tank walls.  The result is that the ro…

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Tanks for the Help! How to Size a Tankless Water Heater

Mark

  Looking for an alternative to traditional water heaters?  A tankless system is perfect for you!  We even made a guide to help you decide what size unit will work best for you.       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi2WDHiwKr0  …

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No More Cold Showers with the AutoBooster Electric Water Heater Booster

Jackie

Are you sick of constantly running out of hot water in the middle of your shower? Worry no more – we have the perfect solution for you: The AutoBooster Electric Water Heater Booster. This amazing product from Eemax adds up to 45% capacity to any water heater tank, providing you with more readily…

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