Possible Causes and Remedies for Water Discolouration in Hot Water Supply

Blog | April 17th, 2019

Having clean hot water on demand is one of the most amazing human advancements of all time. We’ve grown to expect clean water to come from our taps whenever we turn them on. When we get water that is showing signs of discolouration, something is clearly wrong. When you notice discolouration in your hot water […]

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The Importance of Electrical Testing Prior to Replacing Parts on a Hot Water Storage Tank

Blog | April 7th, 2019

Common electrical testing routines should always be carried out before replacing a part on a hot water storage unit. Why should that be the case? Think about it from a contract electrician’s point of view. This journeyman feels certain a heating element or thermostat has bit the dust. Feelings aren’t enough, though, not in this […]

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When Does a Hot Water System Need Full Replacement for Practical Reasons?

Blog | March 21st, 2019

Hot water system owners don’t like to be left in the lurch. They surely don’t want to wait until their water taps and shower heads go permanently cold. No, whether the equipment is installed in a home or a business, the occupants who are enjoying the toasty heat need to know if their gear is […]

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Heat Pump Hot Water System that Dehumidifies: What Does it Imply?

Blog | March 10th, 2019

A heat pump hot water system does a nice job of providing reverse-refrigeration action. Warm air is pulled in to the equipment through a vent, it’s dumped into a storage tank, and an energy-efficient source of warm water prospers. The fan, compressor and evaporator coil behind the intake vent even treat the air while pulling […]

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Understanding “Off-Peak” Heating in a Hot Water System

Blog | February 21st, 2019

As a rule, “Off-Peak” heating employs a scheduled activation mode. To make the schedule work, the equipment includes a storage tank, which turns on its electric elements during off-peak hours. That’s a good enough description of a power-saving solution, but it skips a few facts. For one thing, what on earth is Off-Peak energy? It’s Low-Demand Energy […]

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Electric Tankless Hot Water Systems: Continuous Hot Water Supply without the Fuss

Blog | February 13th, 2019

Here comes that one headlining feature, the appliance attribute that receives so much coverage. Right at the top of a sales brochure, there it is, the ability of a tankless hot water system to continuously pump out hot water. No fuss, no muss, as the ads always declare so confidently, the hot water supply is […]

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How to Detect a Faulty Hot Water Thermostat System

Blog | January 29th, 2019

There are parts of a hot water system that simply must function. There are safety valves, of course. Then there’s the thermostat, the control subsystem that delivers temperature-controlled warmth to your skin. With the importance of thermostat control now firmly in mind, how are these important controllers watched over? Is there a troubleshooting strategy you […]

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Can Water Heaters Outlast Its Life Expectancy?

Blog | January 8th, 2019

On accessing current technology trends, water heaters can now last as long as 10-15 years. Tankless models, because they’re cut free of problematic water storage units, outlast their larger cousins by as much as 5 years. The question is: Are those figures set in stone? Well, that’s a good question, one that demands a carefully […]

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Common Problems of Solar Hot Water Systems

Blog | December 14th, 2018

Solar water heating systems are saving their environmentally-conscious owners money all the time. Alarmingly, though, those savings can be wiped out, and it can happen fast. Just because the equipment is suffering from a repairable fault, it’s losing its energy saving edge. How frustrating is that? Very, but we can counter this headache-inducing scenario by […]

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The Importance of Accurate Testing in Water Heater Element

Blog | December 3rd, 2018

The technology to electrically test a water heating element has been around for ages. It slips out of a tech’s toolkit as a digital voltmeter (DVM), an accurate electronic tester that measures element continuity. If the water heating component is broken, the instrument’s readout simply indicates an open circuit. For subtler issues, though, it’s a […]

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