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Corrosion in Your Water Heater: Here’s How to Prevent It

Your water heater is a significant investment in your Metro-East home. Learn how to find and prevent corrosion to keep it working at peak performance. Galvanic Corrosion When two different metals are in contact, an electrochemical process called galvanic corrosion can take place. In galvanic corrosion, one of the metals corrodes much faster than the…

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Sizing Your New Tankless Or Conventional Water Heater

When purchasing a new water heater for your home, you will certainly want to determine the right size for your family and your water heating needs. Water heaters come in a variety of different sizes and capacities. Choosing the right size for your home will make certain you don’t waste valuable energy and money on…

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Why Draining The Water Heater Should Be On Your Autumn To-Do List

As you prepare your home for fall in the Edwardsville area by cleaning gutters, trimming trees and checking your roof, add draining your water heater to your to-do list. Many people forget to inspect their water heaters periodically, and an ounce of prevention this fall could save you from headaches down the road. There are several reasons…

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Buttoning Up Your Home For Cold Weather: 19 Tips

With winter on its way, here are some tips to help keep your home warm and energy efficient for when the cold weather arrives: Change Your Furnace Filter:  If too much debris has collected, your heating system has to use more energy to push air through. Dress Warmer:  This lets you lower your thermostat while…

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Water Heater Insulation Reduces The Loss Of Heat Energy

Your home’s water heater is one of the most valuable pieces of equipment you have. It provides a vital resource to you and your family members. Because your hot water system is such a vital part of your home’s comfort, it is used often, and will account for a good portion of the amount you…

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Reduce Your Energy Costs Through Improved Hot Water Efficiency

Reducing the energy consumption in your home can pay big dividends on the amount you save on your utility bills, and this applies to hot water use as much as anything. Using hot water in your home more efficiently can save as much as 12 percent on your future energy bills. Essentially, there are four…

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Selecting A Tankless Water Heater: Assessing Location, Size And Demand

Does your Metro-East home require a new water heater?  Don’t overlook the potential benefits that a tankless water heater provides when exploring various systems. When you’re evaluating tankless systems, you’ll need to know how to assess location, size and demand, in order to select a water heater that will suit your needs. First of all, however, it’s…

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Tankless Water Heaters — How Many You Need Depends On 2 Key Factors

Tankless water heaters, also known as demand water heaters, heat water only when you need it. There’s no storage tank like a conventional water heater, thus no standby energy loss as unused water cools in the tank. Tankless heating can reduce water-heating costs by as much as 50 percent. Because the drawbacks of conventional tank…

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Sizing Your New Water Heater

Homeowners don’t usually give much thought to hot water heaters until it’s time to repair them. Usually, people look for the number of gallons on the existing tank and go from there. However, there’s a more involved in sizing a new water heater than what you might think. Water-heating appliances take a lot of energy,…

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Tankless Water Heaters: The Right Choice For Your Home?

Water heaters have been in use for at least 100 years, and the basic technology that makes them work is essentially the same that runs today’s standard water heaters. However, the same technology requires constant heating of the water to make sure it’s ready to use. This may be convenient but it still wastes a…

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