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Keeping Your Water Heater at Its Best – Tank Edition

November 15, 2021
water heater maintenance tank

A new water heater is a bit of an investment. That is why you want to extend the life of your current water heater as much as possible. You may not think about it until it’s too late and you either have no hot water or a leaking unit. There are steps you can take to make sure that your water heater has what it needs to keep working.
If you have a tankless water heater,

How Hot Water Keeps Life Running…Even When It Gets Messy

October 28, 2021
hot water life gets messy

Think about what you do around the house from morning until night. Many of the tasks you do every day are dependent on hot water. Hot water isn’t always top-of-mind, but it keeps our lives running.

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The Key to a Great Day

Everything seemed to go right today. You woke up on the right side of the bed,

Fall Is the Time for Pumpkin Spice and Checking on Your Water Heater

September 28, 2021
pumpkin spice latte

As the weather gets cooler, you may be thinking about cozying up with a pumpkin spice latte. After a long day of meetings, helping kids with homework, running errands, cooking dinner and cleaning up, you will definitely want to take a hot bath to relax. Make sure you check on your water heater so it’s there for you on the upcoming chilly days.

First, Think About Your Hot Water Needs

Have your days been impacted by not having enough hot water for your family to finish everyday tasks?

Back to School Means Back to a Busy Night Routine

August 23, 2021
back to school

With kids going back to school, anything we can do to make our night routine easier is definitely welcome. Between sports games, dance lessons, homework, dinner and bath time, you’re surely hoping to find ways to bring some ease. With everyone needing to shower to get ready for bed, use the smart features on your water heater to make sure everyone has a hot shower.

Avoid a Cold Shower with the App

No one wants a cold shower.

Three Easy Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills with a Smart Water Heater

April 12, 2021
ways to save money on your utility bills with smart water heaters

Why would anyone need a smart water heater? Why would I want anything else to have to control? If either of these questions arise when you hear the words “smart water heater,” you are not alone. However, with a smart water heater, there are three easy ways to save money during the lifetime of a water heater.
Before we get into the three ways to save money with a smart electric water heater,

How a Water Heater Booster Can Increase Your Hot Water Output

March 19, 2021
water heater booster

Blog post by Mike Henry, Rheem® Plumber Support Technical Trainer and Master Plumber

There are some ways to get more hot water out of an existing water heater without upgrading its size. You can raise the temperature up from the factory setting of 120° to 140° and then add a mixing valve that mixes the overheated water with cold water to make that stored hot water go further. There are some downsides to that option though so I’d recommend a water heater booster in many cases for long-term cost savings and reliability.

How a Mixing Valve Can Get More Out of Your Water Heater

March 19, 2021
mixing valve

Blog post by Mike Henry, Rheem Plumber Support Technical Trainer and Master Plumber

If you have a standard electric or gas tank, there are a number of things we can do to increase the amount of deliverable hot water from the simple to the complex. One of the ways to do that would be to simply increase the set-point of the thermostat so that the water stored in the tank would be hotter and would therefore go farther.

What to Do When You Need More Hot Water

September 15, 2020

You might be using more hot water in your home than you used to. Maybe you are home more or maybe your family has grown. In many cases, it’s not practical or affordable to buy a new water heater, but the good news is that there are some simple and affordable things you can do to get more hot water out of your current water heater.

How to Increase Hot Water Output

Here are pro tips from Tom McConahay,

7 Signs You Need to Call a Plumber

September 1, 2020

Your water heater is an important part of what keeps your household running. Keeping it in good condition will help ensure many years of hassle-free ownership. When an issue does arise, professional plumbers are there for you to fix any problems and get you back up and running.

When should you call a plumber to troubleshoot your water heater? Below are several scenarios where you might want to call for help.