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    How to Install an Electric Tankless Water Heater

    The days of using old bulky water heaters with large tanks are over. Sleek, space-saving tankless water heaters are becoming the norm these days, especially in upscale housing. The reason is pretty obvious, just in the word “tankless”. Installing an electric tankless water heater is a lot less hassle as it doesn’t have a huge tank and it doesn’t use up valuable space in your home. Just like tank water heaters, a tankless water heater also has two types—electric and gas. Today, we’ll discuss the electric tankless water heater. (For recommendations on the best electric tankless water heaters, check out this article.)We’ll describe its benefits and the installation process in…

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    How to Test the Water Heater Thermostat

    Sometimes on cold days you may face some problems with hot water in your taps. You may see that there is no hot water or maybe there might be hot water initially but suddenly it becomes cold again. There can be two causes for this problem. If there is no hot water at all, then it likely means that the upper thermostat has gone bad. If you’re getting hot water but it’s not hot enough, then it likely means that the lower thermostat has gone bad. A thermostat is necessary for maintaining the heat flow at an optimal rate in your water heater. If it goes bad in cold days,…

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    How to Test the Water Heater Element

    Imagine that it’s a very cold day and you keep fantasizing of a luxurious, super warm bath. You fill up the top and excitedly, you step in before testing the water temperature first. Ahhh! It’s freezing! That’s how you discover your water heater isn’t working.  Urgh. I know, I know…Most people check the water before jumping into the tub, but the above scenario does happen! There are several reasons a water heater may not work properly. The most obvious one is if the water heater element is damaged. A damaged water heater element doesn’t heat the water properly and you may end up with luke warm or cold water coming…

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    How to Flush a Water Heater – The 10 Step Guide

    I had just turned off my TV after watching a horror movie the other night and I heard rumbling sounds coming from the basement. I was trembling in fear but somehow managed to gather some courage to check it out, despite picturing all sorts of scary things that may await me. As I walked down the stairs, the sound got louder, and both to my relief and dismay, I realised the sounds were coming from my water heater. It didn’t sound good, so I switched it off and went back upstairs. I opened my laptop and started searching for a plumber who could fix this issue. Then I remembered that…

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    Maintenance Tips for Tankless Water Heaters

      Tankless water heaters are so much better than the conventional water heaters in so many ways. First and foremost, you don’t have to worry about using up all the hot water or worse, worry about someone having already used up the hot water before your shower! The tankless design makes sure that you have your hot water right when you need it. They are compact, energy-efficient and last longer than the conventional tanked water heaters. However, like all other appliances in your home, a proper maintenance of your tankless heater will ensure that you can enjoy your hot water without any interruption and still be environmentally responsible, talk about…