Is Solar Hot Water Worth It?

16/06/2020

The sun’s energy is free and you can save money for years. However, the upfront cost of the unit and installation make us think twice whether to go for it. Before making a decision, it’s important to weigh the costs and benefits first. Benefits of using solar hot water Instead of electricity from the grid or fuel from the gas lines, the system uses free energy from the sun. The panels convert the solar energy into

Why Should You Still Choose a Gas Hot Water System?

13/05/2020

Why choose a gas hot water system? What about electric, heat pump or solar? Let’s quickly answer those questions to help you save money and make a practical choice. Why should you still choose a gas hot water system? First, it’s cheaper than the electrical ones. Electricity costs rise nonstop which will make an impact on your monthly bills for years. Another reason is about the wasted time and heat. If you use an electric hot

What Do You Do When Your Hot Water Breaks?

14/04/2020

First, you should turn off your water heater. This is to stop the further heating of the water and build-up of pressure. This way, you prevent the bursting that may happen because of too much pressure inside the tank and pipes. It’s also a way to protect the electrical or gas components from overloading or fires. What do you do when your hot water breaks? The next step is to turn off the water supply. Hot

Why Does My New Hot Water Keep Tripping the Breaker

12/03/2020

It could be a bad thermostat, a burnt heating element, an issue with the breaker or water from a leak is touching the electrical lines. Whichever is the cause, you should contact a licensed electrician because any electrical problem with the hot water is dangerous. But it’s a new unit Well, perhaps it’s because of the faulty installation or the water heater’s thermostat has a defect in the first place. If it’s because of faulty installation,

How Likely Is It For a Water Heater to Explode

10/02/2020

An actual explosion is unlikely. But it’s still possible for the hot water system to “burst” because of the pressure build-up. Somehow the pressure should be released and if the pressure relief valve malfunctions, the result is a burst which could damage your home or injure anyone nearby. How likely is it for a water heater to explode Hot water tanks from reputable brands can withstand high temperatures and pressures. These tanks are designed to endure

Why Are Tankless Water Heaters Expensive to Install

19/01/2020

Switching to a tankless water heater from the traditional storage type is costly because of the needed retrofit and upgrade. Perhaps the entire plumbing should be retrofitted or the gas and electrical lines should be upgraded to raise the capacity. Will the switch be worth it? Going tankless means saving space and energy. Because of how they work, tankless water heaters (also called instantaneous or continuous flow hot water) are more energy efficient because they only

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