Should I Turn Off My Water Heater When It’s Not in Use?

Water Heater

Many homeowners ask us if they should turn off their water heater between uses to save money. Our professional answer after crunching the numbers? No, unless you’re going on vacation for a month or longer, you shouldn’t turn off your water heater. Here’s why: You won’t see significant energy savings You’ll create more problems by […]

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3 Household Projects That Require a Professional

Tips & Definitions from George Brazil

Are you a DIY kind of homeowner? If so, heads up-you’ll need a permit from the city to perform the following electrical and plumbing projects: Adding GFCI outlets (when mandated by code) Installing an appliance 30 amps or greater Replacing a water heater We know what you’re thinking: “Yeah, but just because something requires a […]

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Help! My Electric Water Heater Thermostat Keeps Tripping

Troubleshooting from George Brazil

First off, your electric water heater can actually “trip” 2 different safety features: The reset button: a red button located on the water heater itself (just above the thermostat) that trips when the water temperature exceeds 180 F. The reset button is sometimes referred to as the “ECO” (emergency cut off) or “high limit switch”. […]

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