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San Ramon, CA 94583

Phone: 925-383-6100

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Taking every opportunity, you can around the house to conserve energy is essential to preserving this precious resource and saving on your energy bill. The household water heater can account for up to 12% of a family’s electricity bill, so conserving energy at the water heater is essential. One way to do this is with water heater blankets. But are water heater blankets effective and are they a worthwhile investment to make for your water heater? Here we look at the details.

No one wants to run out of hot water in the middle of the coldest winter months. To prevent this happening, it's essential to have your water heater expertly inspected before the winter starts. As winter is a popular time for water heater tune-ups, it's better to book sooner rather than later to get the service you need. Here are 6 things that should be checked on your water heater before winter starts.

 Most of the time, we don't put much thought into where a water heater will be installed. Conventional tank-style water heaters are often installed in the corner of the basement or a closet, while tankless style water heaters can be installed in the same location as a tank water heater would be, or closer to the point of use. Are there any places a water heater can't be installed? Here we look at the considerations to keep in mind when installing a water heater, and where you should avoid installing a water heater.

Tankless water heaters offer greater convenience, performance, and energy savings with compact units that produce hot water on demand. While conventional tank and gas water heaters sustain standby heat losses while hot water is stored in the tank, tankless on-demand water heaters only use energy to heat water when you need it. Just like hot water heaters, on-demand water heaters can use a variety of different fuel sources including electricity, natural gas, and propane.

Choosing a new water heater replacement can be overwhelming with the number of options available. It can be helpful to first decide on the style of water heater you want and then choose your option for fuel type. Energy efficiency is one of the greatest priorities for those looking for a hot water heater replacement as this offers savings both financially and for the environment. Here we break down the options for water heater replacements by the variables you can choose from including style, fuel type, and capacity or size.

Finding a puddle under your hot water tank is never a welcome sign as it usually indicates a problem with your hot water system. However, it’s important to conduct an initial inspection to determine the source and extent of the leak. This inspection helps to make sure that the leak is, in fact, coming from the water heater, and whether you are dealing with a plumbing emergency. Below are the essential steps you should take if you notice water under your water heater.