Category: Plumbing Equipment

tankless water heater

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, also known as demand-type or instantaneous water heaters, provide hot water only as it is needed. They don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can save you money. Here you’ll find basic information about how they work, whether a tankless water heater might be right for your […]

water heater 101

Water Heaters 101

There are two types of conventional water heaters, gas and electric. An electric water heater can be used almost anywhere. A gas water heater is most likely to be installed in a home that already uses gas for another appliance such as a furnace or stove. It is likely if you are replacing a water […]

sump pump

What is a Sump Pump?

A sump pump is a small pump installed in the lowest part of a basement or crawlspace. Its job is to help keep the area under the building dry and to prevent it from flood­ing. Usually, sump pumps are installed in specially constructed sump pits. Water flows into the sump pit through drains or by […]

water heater life expectancy

Water Heater Life Expectancy

The average water heater life expectancy has diminished over the last several years. Thirty years ago you could expect a new water heater to last at least twenty years. Even without regular maintenance. How long will your water heater last if you purchase one today? Tank failure is the only reason to trash a unit. […]