Your Water Heater: Placement Matters


During your new water heater installation, pay attention to where the water heater is placed. May homeowners tend to have an "out of sight, out of mind" mentality when it comes to their water heater until something goes wrong. There are several areas in a home that this important appliance can be placed, and just exactly where it's located can play a big role on the impact to your home if it fails or leaks.

29 March 2016

Is Your Skin Becoming Irritated By Your Home's Water?


Many people rely on skin moisturizer to prevent their skin from becoming dry, but the water in their home could be what is causing the problem in the first place. By knowing what hard water is, you can understand what problems it can cause, and how to fix it. What's Hard Water? Hard water has a higher than usual concentration of minerals, which typically include calcium, magnesium, and iron. Hard water can cause problems such as limescale buildup on faucets and white spots to appear on dishes even after you clean them.

23 February 2016

Should You Upgrade Your Furnace?


If you are pondering a furnace upgrade, then you want to weigh all of your factors before proceeding. This is not usually a decision to be taken lightly and you want to make sure that you will save money or experience a higher quality of life after the upgrade. To help you decide on the best course of action, here are some ideas to think about: How much would an upgrade really cost?

16 February 2016

DIY Gas Tankless Water Heater Installation


Tankless water heaters have become a popular alternative to traditional tank styles. These small and compact water heaters do not require the use of a water containment tank, resulting in no worries about leaking or floods in your home. Tankless water heaters can also heat the water up much more quickly and save homeowners on energy costs. If you want to install this type of water heater yourself, here are some steps to help you complete the installation.

4 February 2016

Keep Your Feet Warm With Radiant Heat


If you're tired of having cold feet whenever you're in the bathroom or basement, consider installing an under floor radiant heat system. These systems are invisible once installed in the room. The system can be placed on a timer so the bathroom floor is toasty warm when you use it to get ready for work in the morning. Here are some of the common under floor heating systems and how they will keep your toes comfortably warm.

26 January 2016

4 Signs Your Bathroom Plumbing Needs Professional Care


Your bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in the house, and when plumbing issues arise, you can have a real trial on your hands. Here are 4 signs that your bathroom plumbing needs professional assistance so you can catch minor issues before they become large ones. Tub and sink won't drain If you've already cleaned out your bathtub's trap to remove the hair and gunk that gets clogged in there and it still won't drain, or if you notice that your sink also won't drain and you have no reason why, then you should have a plumber inspect your plumbing for deeper-rooted clogs.

18 January 2016

Is Your Water Heater Failing? How To Bathe Without It


Sometimes people take things like a warm shower for granted. But your water heater can go out, leaving you cold and frustrated. The following guide will show a few warning signs of a failing water heater and how to shower without heat if necessary. Warning Signs To Watch Out For Be sure you pay attention to some of the following: The first sign you should consider is your water heater's age.

12 January 2016