When functioning properly, a water heater is typically kept out of sight and out of mind. In fact, it’s not until you’re left with cold water for your morning shower that you even begin to suspect something may be wrong. Yet, a water heater often provides warning signs that it needs attention long before it… Continue reading Why Is My Water Heater Making Noise?
Every team has a “go to” person – that someone special you can always count on in clutch situations. Well, in the case of your water heater, that “go to” is the anode rod. The anode rod – also known as the sacrificial rod for reasons that will soon become apparent – is a leading… Continue reading Water Heater Anode Rod Replacement
You’re taking a hot shower, shampoo in your hair (and your eyes), when suddenly the water begins to turn colder and colder. You rush to rinse as the water turns ice-cold, and finally step out of the shower shaking and shivering. Your water heater has run out of hot water – again. Tired of playing… Continue reading Is a Tankless Water Heater Right for Your Home?
Prepping for winter weather is an annual ritual for most New Jersey homeowners. There are certain things we know to do before the first snowflake falls, like scheduling a furnace inspection and tune up, making sure our cars can handle the treacherous conditions to come, and insulating exposed plumbing pipes in unheated areas of the… Continue reading Prepare Your Water Heater for Winter
When you purchase a new item, especially one for everyday use, you want it to last for as long as possible. You also want to keep it in the best possible condition for longer-lasting reliability. Your water heater is on that very list. In fact, the average lifespan of a storage tank system is 10-12… Continue reading How to Make Your Water Heater Last Longer
Is your water heater making strange noises, like the sound of a pounding headache? Does it take more time off than you would prefer, meaning it just isn’t producing hot water like the good old days? And how about the hot water itself. Is it looking a little rusty to you – literally? Internal tank… Continue reading Is it Time to Replace Your Water Heater?
Imagine friends coming over for a visit and, out of nowhere, one of them asks: “So, how’s your water heater?” Here’s how you WOULDN’T reply: “I thought you’d never ask!” Then again, your friend wouldn’t ask that question in the first place – it’s the kind of thing people discuss only when there’s a problem.… Continue reading Water Heater Warning Signs
You’ve heard of the battle of the sexes, the clash of the titans and, if you’re old enough, even Spy vs. Spy. Well, there’s another longstanding rivalry that constantly plays itself: “gas vs. electric water heaters.” Not terribly enticing, we admit, unless you’re about to replace your current water heater. Why might you choose electric… Continue reading 5 Advantages of an Electric Water Heater
Even just a few years ago, tankless water heaters were still pretty much a well-guarded secret. Most people, in fact, still tend to buy the same kind of system they have now when it’s time to replace it, but more and more the pendulum is swinging to more energy efficient alternatives. Tankless water heaters are… Continue reading 5 Reasons to Purchase a Tankless Water Heater