What Causes Noisy Water Heaters And How to Protect Yours

A noisy water heater can be annoying and potentially indicate underlying issues with the unit. Here’s a brief summary of common causes of noisy water heaters and their solutions: 1. Sediment Buildup: 2. Thermal Expansion: 3. Loose Heating Element or Dip Tube: 4. Water Hammer: 5. Expansion and Contraction of Tank: 6. T&P Valve Operation: … Read more

Why You Need a Water Heater Expansion Tank ASAP!

A water heater expansion tank is a small tank with an air bladder installed between the water heater and the cold water pipe shut off valve to absorb excess pressure from the water heater tank. It helps to prolong the life of the water heater, stop hot water pressure fluctuations, prevent/stop a leaking T&P valve, … Read more

This is The Correct Size of Water Heater You Should Buy

I often have people ask me “What size of water heater does a family of 4 need”? Or would a 40-gallon water heater be enough for a family of 4/5? To know what size of tank-type water heater you need, calculate your household’s total peak hour hot water demand. Buy a water heater with a … Read more

How to Easily Replace a Water Heater T&P Relief Valve

Replacing a water heater T&P (Temperature and Pressure) relief valve is a crucial maintenance task to ensure the safe operation of your water heater. Here’s a summary of the steps to replace a T&P relief valve: Materials and Tools Needed Step-by-Step Guide How to Replace a Water Heater Temperature and Pressure Relief Valve Follow the … Read more

Water Heater Smells like Rotten Eggs? 5 Things to Do

A water heater emitting a rotten egg-like odor can be unpleasant and may indicate an issue with your hot water supply. Here’s a brief summary of the causes and solutions for a water heater that smells like rotten eggs: Causes of Rotten Egg Smell in Water Heater Solutions to Address the Odor Causes of Sulfur/Rotten … Read more

Hot Water Suddenly Very Hot? Why and What to Do

Your water heater is usually set to operate at 120 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature, the water is hot enough for your basic needs and to kill all the pathogens in the tank but will not scald. Hot Water Suddenly Very Hot: Causes and Solutions – A Brief Summary Causes Solutions How Do … Read more