What To Do When Your Boiler's Condensate Pipe Freezes

Posted on: 19 February 2016

When your boiler stops working on a very cold day, there's a good chance the problem is due to a frozen condensate pipe. The condensate pipe is a tube that leads from the boiler to the outdoors. It is supposed to allow condensation from your boiler to travel outside. But when temperatures drop too far below freezing, water may build up in your condensate pipe and freeze, causing the condensation to leak back down into your boiler. [Read More]

Tips For Treating Common Hot Water Tank Troubles

Posted on: 18 February 2016

Your hot water heater should always produce water that is clean and free of any added contaminants. Unfortunately, as hot water heaters age, they can start to deteriorate, which may cause discoloration of the water and even bacteria growth. As a homeowner, it's important that you are able to recognize the signs of some of the more serious contaminations. It's equally important to understand how to deal with these problems, including when to call a plumber for help. [Read More]

Should You Use Space Heaters To Prevent Frozen Plumbing Pipes This Winter?

Posted on: 29 January 2016

To keep your plumbing pipes from freezing, you may choose to use old space heaters this winter. Although space heaters can help warm up your home and family, using them inappropriately can actually place your family and home at risk for fires and other hazards. Here's why you shouldn't use space heaters to prevent frozen plumbing pipes in your home and things you should do instead. Are Old Space Heaters Really That Dangerous? [Read More]

Tanks, Or No Tanks? Should You Say "Yes" To A Tankless Hot Water Heater?

Posted on: 27 January 2016

Tankless hot water heaters, also known as on-demand water heaters, heat water as it is needed, rather than heating up a tank of water and holding it until you turn the hot water faucet. These units are becoming quite popular, but before you take the plunge and opt for a tankless system, consider these pros and cons: Pros of Tankless Hot Water Heaters You won't run out of hot water. [Read More]