Jan 21

Bathroom tips

• Spread out showers throughout the day. • Wait 10 minutes between showers. • Turn up the water heater slightly to retain hot water. Do not exceed 125°F. • If shower pressure is weak due to mineral deposits. Pour a cup of vinegar into a plastic bag, place it over the shower head, and soak …

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Jan 21

Kitchen tips

• Avoid pouring fats or cooking oils down the drain because it may create clogs. • Never put hard-to-grind, stringy, fibrous waste into the garbage disposal. • Run cold water down the drain for about 15 seconds before and after using the garbage disposal. • Turn on the disposal before adding food debris. • Run …

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Jan 15

Winter Plumbing Tips

Around here in the south we should look for exposed water pipes during the winter months. Freezing pipes are a problem in warmer climates where they often run through un-insulated or under-insulated attics or crawl spaces. Prevent Frozen Pipes If water freezes within a pipe, it will expand and crack the pipe, which ultimately can …

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Jan 07

Tankless Water Heater

Tankless Water Heater Powered by electric, gas, or propane. Instead of storing hot water in a tank it uses a heat exchanger to quickly heat water as it passes Heat exchangers only turn on when you turn on hot water faucet. Heats 2 to 5 gallons per minute. Energy cost is reduced by about 20% …

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Jan 01

Thermocouple problem

Diagnosing and fixing a thermocouple problem Before you replace a broken hot water heater, check to make sure the thermocouple still works. It’s a simple, inexpensive repair that could save you a bundle. Inside the burner compartment of your gas water heater, right in front of the pilot light, is a small metal cylinder called …

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