• What size water heater tank do I need?

    Tankless Water Heater Sizing You’ve checked out the pros and cons of tankless water heaters here and you’ve decided that tankless is the right fit for you.  Now, you have to figure out what is going to work best. It’s time for some math.  First, you have to figure out the gallons per minute (GPM) of hot water your fixtures and appliances need at any one time and add them up to determine the total usage for the household. How to Determine Flow Rate Typical GPM by appliance Bathroom Faucet:  .5-1.5 GPM Dishwasher:  1-2.5 GPM Kitchen Faucet:  1.5-3 GPM Washing Machine:  1.5-3 GPM Shower:  1.5-3 GPM Tub:  4GPM Case Study: …

  • Tankless vs. Tank Hot Water Heaters

    You just got really bad news. Your current water heater is dying. You tried to care for it over the years and keep it living as long as possible, but let’s face it. It’s 11 years old. You’ve already spent hundreds of dollars servicing it. Most tank water heaters only live 8-12 years and maybe 15, if you’re lucky.  Maybe you had a love/hate relationship with it. It ran out of hot water too fast.  You got cold shots of water in the shower when someone flushed a toilet.  Two people showering in different rooms at once destroyed the experience for both of you.  Two people showering together wasn’t nearly…

  • My hot water runs out in the shower

    I have been asked what my top five favorite things are in life. Every time, I say that hot showers are one of them. I love them any time of day and every day of the year, but one of the best feelings ever are when I get home after being outside in cold, rainy weather and I’m chilled to the bone.  After hours of this crappy weather, all I can think about is my warm, luxurious shower or bath and I’ll be good as new. Tonight is one of those nights. After getting home, and even though I’m hungry and need to start prepping dinner, I don’t want to…

  • Watersense: how the best low-flow shower heads save you even more money!

    What’s Watersense? Watersense is an EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) program. It’s very similar to the Energy Star program, which has been around longer. As you may know, Energy Star certifies products that use less gas or electricity than usual. Watersense certifies that a given product uses substantially less water than standard models. Watersense is a voluntary program, and signifies that a manufacturer has gone above and beyond federal requirements for water efficiency. For instance, every shower head sold today is mandated to use 2.5 GPM or less. Watersense-certified models will use 20% less, or at most 2.0 GPM. Watersense is of great benefit to you because it certifies that manufacturers’…

  • Easy Ways To Conserve Energy: our tips and tricks to slash your utility bills

    We love how compact and convenient tankless water heaters are. Still, the key reason most people buy them is the fact that they save substantial amounts of energy over traditional tank models. Conserving energy is a big passion of ours. It’s the right thing to do for the environment, and it’s also a commonsense thing to do for your pocketbook. Here, we’ve put together a list of the simplest things you can do to substantially reduce your home energy usage. Most of them are things you can do yourself without any help from professionals. And even the few that require professional assistance aren’t any more effort than swapping out an…

  • Tankless vs. Traditional Water Heaters: why you should make the switch!

    If you’re reading this, it’s very likely that you’re in the market for a new water heater. Whether you’re urgently replacing a model that’s just gone south, or trying to do your research in advance of upgrading, it’s a big decision to make! Your water heater is one of the most expensive appliances you’ll buy. It also accounts for 20% of your home energy usage, on average. That’s why choosing between tankless and tank water heaters can be daunting for the average buyer. You want to make a smart decision, and have your investment pay off. Because the average person probably doesn’t know a great deal about water heaters to…

  • How Can I Get The Most Out Of My Tankless Water Heater?

    Water heaters are an essential item in the modern home. We all need hot water for our showers, dishwashers and washing machines, and our water heaters are the backbone of our comfy lifestyles. As you’ll know if you’ve visited our site, there are two options when it comes to choosing a water heater for a modern home. You can either opt for a traditional storage water heater, which holds hot water in a tank until it is required, or a tankless water heater which heats up water only on demand when it is required. Although tankless models have been common for decades in Europe, they’ve only recently started to catch…

  • How to Prevent Water Heaters from Overheating

    Considering how important hot water is to our modern lives, it is quite surprising how few people actually spend any time thinking about their water heater in their home–until something goes wrong! We require hot water for so many different purposes, including taking baths and showers, washing our clothes and using the dishwasher, however we devote very little effort into thinking about how our water heater actually works and whether or not the system is experiencing any issues, until we absolutely need to.  Even people who seem to take great care over their property’s maintenance often only consider addressing issues regarding their water supply and water temperature once a problem…

  • Are Tankless Water Heaters Environment-Friendly?

    People who are looking for more ways to save on energy and to help the environment might be wondering whether or not a tankless water heater is environmentally beneficial. The short answer is that tankless water heaters are certainly good for the environment on many different levels. They are specifically becoming more and more popular for that reason all around the world. People are looking for new ways to make their entire households environmentally efficient, and a tankless water heater can make that happen. (Take a look at products at https://tankless.reviews/) Saving on Energy One of the most important things that anyone can do for the environment these days is…

  • How to Save Energy when Using Water Heaters

    Conventional hot water tanks are one appliance that constantly bites into our energy savings. We want hot water when we turn on the faucet, and this comes with a price in high energy costs. A conventional hot water tank stores hot water until it is needed. When the water in the conventional hot water tank cools it’s called ‘standby heat loss’. When this occurs the tanks heating element starts up and begins to heat the water again. According to statistics, this cycle of cooling and reheating your water makes up for approximately 13 percent of your total household energy usage. However, there are a few steps that can be taken…