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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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5 Reasons a Water Heater Doesn't Make Enough Hot Water

Explore 5 reasons your water heater doesn't make enough hot water and what you can do about it. Check out these repair tips to fix the problem yourself.

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5 Signs Your Water Heater is Going Out and needs Replacement

Here we give you 5 signs that your water heater needs replacement. You will find answers to questions such as - how do you know a water heater is going bad and when should I replace it?

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How to Troubleshoot Rinnai Error Code 10 – Repair Tips

Rinnai error code 10 indicates that the air supply or exhaust system is blocked or has some restrictions, so that the normal air flow or flue gas extraction is disrupted.

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How to Fix Rinnai Error Code 12 - Troubleshooting Error Code 12

A guide to troubleshooting Rinnai error code 12 and flame failure issues. See the main causes of Rinnai error code 12, symptoms and repair tips.

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