Is It Cheaper to Use a Natural Gas Water Heater?

Did you know that your hot water heater generates not only hot water, but also the second-largest expense on your utilities bill? Keeping that water toasty warm typically accounts for about 18 percent of your bill, according to the Department of Energy, so it’s one of the go-to places if you’re wanting to reduce your monthly expenses. Whether you’re up … Read More

Water Heater Installation: What You Need to Know

Has your water heater failed, or do you suspect a failure is just around the corner?  The sooner you start your research, the better prepared you’ll be when it’s time to call a plumber to do the work.  What might seem like a big hassle can actually be an even bigger opportunity, if you take advantage of the opportunity to … Read More

Water Heater Problems: Should You Repair it or Replace it?

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People use water in their homes each and every day — in fact, a family of four in the U.S. can use around 400 gallons of water in just one day. But when it comes to showering or doing the dishes, it’s important to have working hot water. Unfortunately, water heaters don’t last forever. If you’ve noticed problems with your … Read More

What to Do When a Shut-Off Valve Malfunctions

  Whether you are in the midst of a plumbing emergency or simply working on a home improvement project, it’s never fun to discover your shut-off valve doesn’t work. What needs to be done next depends on the situation, what valve it is, and what’s wrong with the valve. Here are a few tips to help you decide what to … Read More

Four Signs You May Need a Hot Water Heater Replacement

Hot water is an easy thing to take for granted. You turn on the hot water tap and it’s there for you! Water heaters last a relatively long time with little need for maintenance, plus they’re usually tucked away, and as they say: out of sight, out of mind. As a result, it’s easy for problems with your water heater … Read More

How a Heat Pump Works: Common Problems and Solutions

Have you ever wondered how a heat pump works? You may understand more than you realize, as a heat pump uses the same principles as an air conditioner, which transfers indoor heat to the outside of your home with the use of a refrigerant. An all-electric heat pump does the exact same thing, except in the winter you can reverse … Read More

Preventing Expensive HVAC and Plumbing Repair Costs

Furnace replacement, air conditioner maintenance, and routine checks of your plumbing are all ways to help ensure energy efficiency and reduce utility bill cost. By doing a complete check of your home’s main systems, you can avoid costly waste. If it’s been a while since your last checkup, consider that leaks in one out of every 10 American homes result … Read More

3 Signs Your Sump Pump Needs Repair

A leak in the average household accounts for almost 10,000 gallons of water wasted each year. Your sump pump exists to protect your home against flooding and water damage. When your sump pump detects an increase in water that could potentially lead to damage, it responds by pumping the excess water away. This protects your home, property, and your wallet. … Read More