Category: Water Heaters


Have you noticed that you’re running out of hot water more frequently than you used to, even though the amount of hot water you use hasn’t changed that much? The reason could be that you have sediment buildup in your tank. As water heaters age, minerals, bacteria, and tank rust can accumulate at the bottom of your tank and create such problems as:

You have to hand it to water heater designers. Knowing that steel and water don’t get along very well over time, they came up with an ingenious solution when they set out to create modern water heaters: the anode rod. What does an anode rod do? Well, first keep in mind that conditions inside a water tank create a “perfect storm” for corrosion – not only does steel decay in water, but heat, the slight [Read More...]

Tankless water heaters may cost less to run, but does that make them right for every home?

Solving Hard Water Problems There is no doubt that hard water is a nuisance. It costs industry professionals and homeowners billions of dollars a year in cleaning expenses and maintenance. The labor and chemicals required to solve hard water problems and then the eventual replacement costs of equipment are astronomical. Any plumbing fixtures and appliances that come in contact with hard water are costing you money. Water heaters, dishwashers, sinks, toilets, shower heads, aerators, steam tables [Read More...]