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Should Get a Plumbing Upgrade? How to Decide

Should Get a Plumbing Upgrade? How to DecideIf you’re like most homeowners, you may not pay a lot of attention to the plumbing system in your home until age-related issues start to develop. You can avoid the headaches of dealing with serious leaks that cause costly water damage and require extensive repairs if you learn how to spot the subtle warning signs that a plumbing upgrade is needed.

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Don’t Let Low Water Pressure Get You Down! Here’s What to Do

Don't Let Low Water Pressure Get You Down! Here's What to DoDoes your washing machine take its sweet time to fill up with water? Are your showers not so hot or just a sprinkle? Low water pressure can throw your routine off track and make everyday tasks more time consuming. If this is the case in your home, keep reading for possible sources and solutions for water pressure troubles.

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How to Know When to Replace Your Water Heater

How to Know When to Replace Your Water HeaterIf your water heater fails unexpectedly, you’ll not only face a major disruption in your daily routine, you may have to deal with a messy cleanup and potential water damage to your home. Knowing how to recognize that the appliance is on its last legs can allow you to have a new water heater installed before a failure happens. Here’s what to watch out for:

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Why it’s Important to Flush Sediment from Your Water Heater

Why it's Important to Flush Sediment from Your Water HeaterSediment problems are unavoidable with storage-tank water heaters. At high temperatures, minerals naturally present in water form into sediment and slowly settle at the bottom of the tank. If you’re not flushing the tank annually, this sediment buildup can block the electric element or gas burner and decrease your water heater’s energy efficiency. Over time, a severe accumulation can reduce the unit’s capacity, clog the drain valve, block your home’s plumbing lines and even cause a premature water heater failure.

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Find Out Where Your Tankless Water Heater Should Go

Find Out Where Your Tankless Water Heater Should GoTankless water heaters save energy and offer the convenience of a continuous supply of hot water. You can get greater cost savings and satisfaction from your tankless water heater if you choose its location carefully. Consider the following as you and your plumbing contractor plan your installation

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Discover How Turning Down Your Water Heater Temperature Can Save Money

Discover How Turning Down Your Water Heater Temperature Can Save MoneyDo you often wonder why your energy bills are so high? The A/C and furnace are not the only appliances to blame. The water heater accounts for 15 to 25 percent of the energy usage in the typical home. One of the simplest and quickest ways to save money on your energy bill is to turn back the water heater temperature. Here’s why:

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Water Heater Maintenance Tasks Homeowners Can Tackle Themselves

Water Heater Maintenance Tasks Homeowners Can Tackle ThemselvesWater heating appliances use a good deal of energy, second only to keeping your home comfortable with your HVAC system. Routine water heater maintenance gives this hard-working appliance a longer lifetime and cuts your energy costs.

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Troubleshooting Water Heater Problems in Your Traverse City Home

Troubleshooting Water Heater Problems in Your Traverse City HomeUnexpected issues that affect your home’s hot water supply can upset your family’s day-to-day routine if they’re not dealt with promptly. Troubleshooting water heater problems isn’t difficult, and it can help you make simple fixes on your own or let you know when a plumber’s help is needed. Here are some common water heater issues and how to troubleshoot them.

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Simple Ways to Reduce Water Heating Bills at Home

Simple Ways to Reduce Water Heating Bills at HomeIn the average home, water heating accounts for approximately 18 percent of total annual energy consumption, which makes the water heater the third largest energy-using appliance. If your goal is to lower consumption and reduce water heating bills, try these simple and effective strategies.

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Find a Pro to Enhance Your Home’s Water Supply

Find a Pro to Enhance Your Home's Water SupplyBad tap water can ruin your day, whether you’re in the shower or are trying to finish your laundry. Your home’s water supply may be foul tasting, foul smelling or problematic for a number of reasons. If you suffer from any of the five causes of poor water quality listed below, read on to learn how you can improve your home’s water supply.

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