March 18, 2022

What Are Sidewall-Venting Gas Water Heaters?

When you think of a gas water heater, many people probably picture a storage tank with a metal jacket, sitting upright on the floor in the mechanical room or somewhere in the basement, with a round sheet metal exhaust pipe connected to its top and running up thru the roof. But there are cases when...

View Article

Continue Reading
January 17, 2022

Water Heater Recovery Rates & First-Hour Ratings: What You Should Know

When replacing your tank-type water heater, there are several important performance numbers that should be taken into consideration when making a purchasing decision. This blog will focus on two of the most impactful ones, the water heater’s recovery rate and its first-hour rating. Understanding water heater recovery rates and first-hour ratings will help you get...

View Article

Continue Reading
December 26, 2021

What is the ENERGY STAR Program and How Can It Help Me?

If you’ve needed to purchase a variety of products for your home at any point in the past decade or two, you’ve likely come across the ENERGY STAR label. From computer monitors to washing machines and lots of things in between, this U.S Environmental Agency (EPA)-backed label appears on a wide range of products, and...

View Article

Continue Reading
January 31, 2021

Modulating Boilers: A Great Hot Water Heat Option!

Is your home heated by a central hot water boiler, with baseboard heaters and/or radiant floor heating? If your answer is ‘yes,’ is your boiler starting to show its age? Are monthly heating bills higher than you’d like, or breakdowns happening too often? If you think it’s time to start looking at replacement boilers, our...

View Article

Continue Reading