There are several things that can have an affect on hot water production. While most of the water heaters in the Kansas City area are gas fired, a small portion of them are electric. The first step in troubleshooting your water heaters lack of production is to determine the type of water heater you have. Continue reading
Home Advisor is a national lead generation company formerly know as Service Magic. They developed a very bad reputation among service contractors which may have lead to the name change in 2012. Continue reading
In this case Lowes uses price as their gimmick to sell homeowners on the water heater installation. They don’t give specific pricing over the phone or in the store, rather a range of about $50. Continue reading
One of the things we are working on to try to increase our presence online is to create as many informative pages that relate to water heaters. Our recent post on Water Heater Wiki pages is all about the specialization of water heater installation in the Kansas City area. We focus on standar residential water heaters in 40 and 50 gallon sizes as well as commercial applications such as 100 gallon water heater replacements.
Every once in awhile we get into a situation where a water heater won’t drain. There are a few tips that can be used in order to get the heater to drain down. Continue reading
As a plumber that frequently installs water heaters we occasionally get questions about energy saving products that are related to plumbing. One of these devices that has recently become more popular is a timer for your water heater. Continue reading
In many cases you will see that a water heater has been elevated a few feet off the ground. This is most common when the tank is installed in a garage. It is usually elevated to prevent any spilled liquids such as gas or oil that could interfere with the unit. Continue reading
Chances are if you have stumbled across this page you are in the search for a new water heater. Either your old tank has started leaking or has just stopped putting out how water. Time is of the essence when you are out of hot water and you want to find a good deal on a quality tank that will last for years to come. Continue reading
If you are planning on replacing your water heater you are most likely going to be required to pull a permit to complete the project. While every city or jurisdiction will have their own rules that you must comply with, I have never heard of a city that did not require a permit for a water heater.
One of the most important reasons for pulling a permit with the installation of a new water heater is to ensure that all of the mechanical components are up to specs for the new unit. Continue reading