Recent Water Heater Types Articles

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Get The Most From Your Water Heater

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 05, 2017

Let’s hear it for that hard-working yet under-appreciated home appliance … your water heater! While not as glamorous as a stainless steel fridge or a professional chef’s...

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How Much Does it Cost to Replace a Water Heater?

Posted by Laura Firszt | Oct 27, 2014

Have you ever had one of those mornings? It's hard enough to drag yourself out of bed, but you think a steaming hot shower just might help to get you in shape for the long commute to...

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Test Your Home Plumbing Smarts

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 28, 2014

As 21st century Americans, we rely on our home's plumbing system for efficient inflow and outgo. In layperson’s terms, that can be defined as bringing in clean water for drinking...

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Save Energy: Wrap Your Plumbing

Posted by Katie Marks | G+ | Dec 10, 2013

Feeling the cold this winter? So is your plumbing, and it, along with your water heater, has to work harder to compensate. But it doesn't have to be that way if you give it a helping...

A Year Ago on

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | Feb 04, 2013

2012 A Guide to Heirloom Seed Catalogs: An organic farmer discusses the best of heirloom seed catalogs. 10 Uses for Plastic Pill Bottles: Save your plastic pill bottles, since...

An on demand water heater. Photo by s.e. smith for Networx.

Considerations When Choosing a Water Heater

Posted by s.e. smith | G+ | Oct 10, 2012

When choosing a water heater for your home, you may want to consider the number of appliances you have, size of the household, environmental concerns, and economic factors before making...

Before you install this, take a few things into consideration. --Carl

A Warning About Tankless Water Heaters

Posted by Carl Seville | Jan 25, 2012

Now I got a lot of heat on an earlier post about solar panels, so I want to be clear up front that I have nothing against tankless water heaters (BTW, they are “water heaters” not...

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Solar Thermal Collectors, for Laymen

Posted by Yamini Mudaliar | Jun 04, 2011

Dr. Jay Sampat is a distributor of solar thermal collectors and the owner of Southeast Solar Co. His company has successfully installed solar thermal collectors in several homes and...