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Water Heater 101: F.A.Q

Planning to change your leaking water heater? Here is some general water heater 101 information to help you decide what's best for you.

​How Much Does it Cost to Install a Hot Water Heater?

​How Long Does a Hot Water Heater Last?

​When should I replace my hot water heater?

​Do I need a permit to replace a hot water heater? 

​How do I avoid emergency hot water heater replacement?

​What is the most efficient type of hot water heater?

​What kind of maintenance does a hot water heater require?

​How can I make my hot water heater last longer?

​My hot water heater rumbles and makes noise. What is the problem?

​I have rusty water. What is the problem? What causes rusty water?

​I have low water pressure. What causes low water pressure?

​How long does it take to install a hot water heater?

​What kind of hot water heater should I get? Tankless or tank?

​What is instant hot water?

​What kind of problems to water circulation systems have?

​How do I go “Green” with a new hot water heater?

​Is solar water heating viable? Does solar water heating really work?

​My water stinks. Why does my water smell like rotten eggs?

​What size hot water heater do I need for my home?

​I run out of hot water within minutes. Why do I run out of hot water?

​What is an anode rod?

​How do I change out an anode rod?

​What can go wrong with a gas hot water heater?

​What can go wrong with an electric hot water heater?

​How do I diagnose a problem with an electric hot water heater?

​How do I change out an electric hot water heater element?

​Can I install my hot water heater outside?

​What brand of hot water heater is best?

​What is a Dip Tube?

​My children take their showers and I never get a hot bath, what is the problem?

​How much does it cost to run my hot water heater? 

​What does Thermal Efficiency mean? 

​What does Energy Factor mean? 

​How do I find out what BTU my gas hot water heater is?

​What is first hour recovery?

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