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Propane Tankless vs. Electric Tank Water Heaters – Which is Better?

In this article, we will compare propane tankless vs. electric tank water heaters and cover advantages and disadvantages, things to consider, costs, and see which system is better for your home and why.

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How to Save Money on Your Water Heating Bill - 15 Energy Saving Tips

Find out how to save money on water heater using these 15 cost-effective tips. Properly chosen water heaters can save energy, water, and money. See how to cut the costs, what to consider, and what types are best to buy.

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Hybrid vs. Solar Water Heater – Which Heating System is Better?

Comparing hybrid vs. solar water heater to get the most energy-efficient and cost-effective solution for your home water heating. Find out how they work, about advantages, disadvantages, and costs. What are the options...

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Comparing the Most Efficient Hybrid Water Heaters for Home Use

Explore the most efficient hybrid water heaters for home use and comfortable living. Compare Rheem vs. AO Smith vs. Reliance vs. Stiebel Eltron, and get information about the Uniform Energy Factor, First Hour Rate, Recovery Rate, and...

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How to Replace a Water Heater Pilot Light

In this article, we will explain how to replace a water heater pilot light - fast and efficiently. If your pilot light goes out, flickers, or cannot stay on after relighting it; you might have a problem with the pilot light assembly, and this is what you have to do.

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Compare Boilers vs. Water Heaters | Pros and Cons

Many of us are unclear about the differences between boilers and water heaters, so if you are, you are not alone. Here we will highlight the differences (and similarities) between boilers and their cousins, water heaters...

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Water Heater Burner Won't Light | No Hot Water | Repair Tips

How to repair a water heater that is not working and when a gas burner won’t light? The usual culprit is the pilot light going out, but what if the problem is a gas burner, the element which generates the heat for water heating?

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What is an Energy Guide Label and How to Use It?

Every water heater, either built as the tank-type or tankless and sold in the US and Canada, comes with the “energy guide” label. The label provides valuable information such as how much energy a water heater uses

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7 Reasons for Slow Hot Water Recovery - Troubleshooting Water Heaters

Slow hot water recovery or reduced hot water supply is the common complaint in North American homes. With the slow recovery, even simple tasks like dishwashing or taking a shower requires you to wait much longer for hot water to heat up.

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Problems with our second John Wood tankless water heater

A John Wood tankless water heater was recommended for our large home. It gave us problems from the start (2011) and was replaced under warranty just before

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How Does a Gas Water Heater Work

How does a gas water heater work and what is the purpose of each component in gas water heating. Typical gas water heaters, found in most homes in North America, are built to store water inside a water tank and heat water utilizing a gas burner.

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How Does an Electric Water Heater Work - Home Water Heaters

Find out how electric water heaters work and what each component is designed for. Whether you live in a small or large house, apartment, or cottage, electric water heating ensures reliable hot water delivery anytime and almost anywhere.

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Home Water Softeners | Buying Guide | Review | What to Look For

Why should you consider installing a water softener in a water heating system? Use this article to find out how to buy a water softener, about available types, sizing tips, and popular models.

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Common Water Leaks in Homes - Symptoms, Causes and What to Do

Common water leaks in homes and what to do about it. Can you prevent leaks from happening? What to do when you find a leak? What is a serious flood? When should you call a plumber?

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Federal Tax Credit Extended until December 31, 2021

Federal Tax Credits on residential high efficient water heaters have been extended until December 31, 2021. That includes qualified tankless water heaters and boilers from Rinnai, Takagi, Rheem, Noritz, and others.

Homeowners can qualify for a $300 US federal tax credit if they upgrade an existing low efficient water heater to tankless.

If you buy a tankless with the Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) of at least 0.82, you are good to go.Also, homeowners may qualify for a $150 US federal tax credit if they choose to install Rinnai Condensing M-Series or I-Series Boiler.

ENERGY STAR certified products use approximately 30% less energy than those that are not.

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