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    Do I need a Professional to Install my Water Heater?

      Most home residents quickly learn to become amateur handymen after they move in. Repairs can be expensive, and homes seem to need so many of them. Even in a new home, maintenance is required, and routine systems can malfunction for one reason or another. It’s helpful if you know some basic repair skills to save money. Repair manuals are plentiful online. Most will give detailed instructions and even rate the skill level required. Many will include tutorials or videos. For this reason, if a basic system like your hot water heater has broken down, you may be asking yourself this question: Do I need a professional to install my…

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    How Tankless Water Heaters Work

    The idea behind the tankless water heater is that it heats the water coming into your house as you need it without it heating water held in a tank continually. They save energy, and money, without it being lost for standby operation. Cold water is drawn into the heater when the hot tap of a sink or a bath is turned on, where a flow sensor activates the gas burner (or equivalent), which warms the heat exchanger. The incoming cold water then circles around the heat exchanger and then leaves the heater at a set temperature. A sealed and dedicated venting system will take care of any combustion gases generated…

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    The Types of Water Heaters For Storing Energy

    There are different types of water heaters for storing energy. They would help you to keep water warm during winter months and save energy without any worries. But how do you know which one is the right one for you? If you’re looking for storing energy in water heaters, you would have to choose between heaters with water tanks and those without. Heaters with water tanks Durability: Depending on your usage, the life of water heaters with tanks can vary. Normally, they are expected to last approximately a decade. However, they can last considerably longer if given proper maintenance.  At the same time, you may have to repair or replace…

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    Signs of a Busted Water Heater

    Let’s face it — nobody wants the bad news that they need to replace their water heater. However, it is important that every homeowner recognizes the signs of a busted water heater for safety reasons. Signs of a Busted Water Heater Leaking Leaking is a common sign of a broken water heater. Most commonly found as a pool of water near the hot water heater tank, this leaking is common in tanks that are at least 6 years old. Unfortunately, when it comes to leaking, there is no easy fix. Leaking will require that your tank be replaced right away, or else you will encounter flooding or other damage to…