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Tankless Water Heater Breaker Size: How do I choose the best size?

Table of Contents How do electric tankless water heaters work? An electric tankless water heater is a water heating system that heats water as it flows through the unit rather than storing heated water in a tank. For example, when you turn on the hot water faucet, cold water enters the tankless heater and is […]

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Plumbing Basics 101: Everything You Need To Know (2023)

Table of Contents For many people, the appeal of being a plumbing DIY homeowner is saving money or having something to show for their efforts. But while small projects like painting or shelf-hanging are usually simple enough, plumbing for dummies is a more significant challenge. While fixing a leaky faucet or unclogging a toilet may […]

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5 Types Of Outdoor Faucets Compared (Advantages & Disadvantages)

Table of Contents Choosing between different outdoor faucet types is often an afterthought; however, the type of climate you live in or your yard’s design may necessitate a specific kind of outdoor faucet. In addition, different types of outdoor faucets offer various benefits that can make tasks such as watering your garden or cleaning your […]

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How Much Propane Does A Tankless Water Heater Use?

Table of Contents What is the consumption rate of a tankless water heater when it’s connected to propane? Naturally, you run into this question when your tankless water heater is fueled with propane. You hear about how expensive tankless water is all the time. That’s why it’s critical to calculate propane usage regularly.  The average […]

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How much electricity does a tankless water heater use?

Table of Contents Did you know that a tankless water heater uses up a lot of electricity? Even tankless systems, which are more efficient than traditional tank boilers, use almost 17% of a home’s total electricity consumption, according to the US Department of Energy. Tankless water heaters are some of the most energy-hungry home appliances, […]

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How Many Amps Does A Tankless Water Heater Use?

Table of Contents The water heater is among the most crucial but underappreciated pieces of equipment in your house. If you’re planning on getting a new one, be sure to factor in the amperage it will use. The number of watts determines an electric water heater’s wattage that you’ll use per day, not by its […]

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How long does a tankless water heater last?

Table of Contents Tankless Water Heater Models Depending on the quality of the model you select, a tankless water heater, whether it be an electric water heater or a gas water unit on average can last between 15 and 20 years with proper care and use. A tank unit, on the other hand, typically has […]

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How Long Will It Take My Water Heater To Heat Up?

Table of Contents A heater needs to heat the water. But not all water heaters are created equal therefore knowing how long it takes for their supply to be depleted is crucial. Regarding how quickly they work, the most popular water heater tank size is 40 gallons, which is what we’ll be using here. The […]

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What causes too much pressure in a hot water heater?

Table of Contents The T&P valve may have released pressure from your tank if you see a tiny pool of liquid next to your water heater. But why does a water warmer build up a lot of pressure in the first place? Water expands as it warms, raising the pressure inside the tank. The safety […]

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Plumbing: Repair or Replace

Table of Contents When it comes to the maintenance of engineering systems of a house, such as plumbing systems, the question of whether to repair their existing parts or elements or totally replace them inevitably stands forward. It is not necessary to explain to you how important the part that the plumbing system plays in […]

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