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What Should I do with my Water Heater while I’m on Vacation?

Heading out for spring break? Before you leave the house, you may want to consider setting your hot water heater to Vacation Mode. Not sure how to do so? Or why? We broke down how to prepare your hot water heater for vacation below:   What is Vacation Mode? Most water heaters have a setting…
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How Often Should I Flush My Water Heater?

Do you live in an area with hard water like Upstate New York? The Capital Region is notorious for its water abundant with minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. Unfortunately, if you don’t periodically maintain your water heater, this hard water can have a significant impact on your water supply! Most manufacturers recommend having your…
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Your Top 7 Hot Water Heater Questions Answered

Got hot water heater questions? We’ve got answers! As the Albany and Saratoga region’s hot water heater experts, we field numerous hot water heater related questions from homeowners every day. Here are the answers to the seven most common questions we hear:   How long does a hot water heater last? Hot water heaters have…
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Why Not to Buy A Water Heater From a Big Box Store

Not all hot water heater vendors are created equal. If you’re in the market for a new hot water heater, you may be debating whether to get your next water heater from a local plumber or a Big Box store. In our 30+ years of experience, we’ve witnessed first hand how flashy Big Box Stores…
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What Does An Anode Rod Do?

If you’ve been reading about hot water heater repair, you may have come across the term “anode rod.” The anode rod plays a significant role in extending the life of your hot water heater, yet many consumers don’t know what one actually does. Heat, pressure, and chemical compounds in your water supply make hot water…
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How to Tell if Your Hot Water Heater is Leaking

Have you noticed a pool of water near your water heater? You may be wondering if your hot water heater is leaking, or if the standing water is due to a nearby pipe or appliance. If there is pooling of water on top, around the base, or in close proximity to your water heater, then…
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7 Ways to Make Your Hot Water Heater More Energy Efficient

Whether you’re looking to save money on energy costs or are interested in living a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle, you may be wondering how to make your hot water heater more efficient and utilize less energy. Water heaters are one of the largest energy-consume appliances in our modern households. In fact, according to the US Department…
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Top 5 Reasons to Stick With A Standard Tank Water Heater

There’s an ongoing debate concerning the merits of newer, tankless water heaters and traditional, tank-style water heaters, which every homeowner inevitably ends up having to navigate when the time comes to replace those old, tired water heaters. Tankless is the new, shiny option with touted energy savings on its side, but you may want to consider sticking with…
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Should I Buy A Gas Or Electric Water Heater?

If you’re in the market for a new hot water heater, you may be stuck trying to choose between purchasing a gas or electric water heater. And if you’ve done your research, you know there are pros and cons to each model. Whether you choose gas or electricity to heat your water largely depends upon…
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How Much Does A Water Heater Cost?

Are you in the market for a new hot water heater? If your old water heater recently broke, or if you’re considering replacing your existing one with a newer model, you may be wondering what a hot water heater unit and installation will run you. In short, there are many factors that contribute to the…
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