Tankless Gas Hot Water Heaters Pros and Cons

Tankless Gas Hot Water Heaters Pros and Cons

Tankless gas water heaters have an incredible immediate appeal. Instantaneous, endless hot water; as much as you want, whenever you want it. A more efficient approach to keeping your water hot, and a more economic solution than traditional tank-style water heaters. It's an attractive option. But just like any other major renovation, there are pros and cons to tankless gas water heaters. Are … [Read more...]

Hot Water Heater Leaking From Top Seam

Flexible water supply connections are the major source of water leaks on top of a hot water tank. It is therefore vital to check if the leak is originating from the threaded inlet and outlet connections on top of the tank. A leak may easily form if the fittings are loose or the threads are not taped properly. The anode rod, which is usually threaded into the top of the tank commonly leak around … [Read more...]

Relighting Hot Water Heater Pilot Light

Relighting Hot Water Heater Pilot Light

If you've just started running your bath and find the water cold, you may have come to the conclusion that your water heater pilot light may have gone out. And you're probably right. But before you hop down there to stare at your water heater, it's best knowing first how to do it and why it may have went out in the first place. While you could always call someone to help you or ring up your mom or … [Read more...]

How Do Hot Water Baseboard Heaters Work

How Do Hot Water Baseboard Heaters Work

The hot water system is a system that heats water only when required. The hot water in the system is gotten from a boiler in the utility room, and the boiler is usually heated by either electricity or oil. The hot water pipes on baseboard are commonly made of copper and are distinctively fin-shaped to facilitate rapid dissipation of heat from the surface of the pipe. Usually, baseboard heaters … [Read more...]

Checking Hot Water Heater Thermostat

Checking Hot Water Heater Thermostat

Hot water is one of the few luxuries left that you can enjoy at least once a day. It is, therefore, crucial that you inspect your water heater’s thermostat to avoid a scare in the middle of your morning shower. Testing your thermostat is a mandatory activity, which will help you in locating many more problems associated with the water heater. Many manufacturers produce thermostats based on the … [Read more...]