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Choosing the right water heater

Water heater 101– which one is right for me? We’ve been installing water heaters since 1957 and have aggregated the most common questions. Here’s what Seattle-ites want to know about water heaters: What is the energy efficiency? It can go from 60% on a tank up to 98% on tankless models. What will it cost?…

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Tank vs tankless – the water heater wars

Tank water heaters Most homes have standard 40 or 50 gallon tank water heaters. They keep water hot all day and night, ready for your use. Tank water heaters usually last around ten years, during which time even the best of them builds up sediment and a little rust. After ten years of use, don’t…

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“Tanks” for being safety minded

Corrosion is the enemy: Inside your water heater is a metal rod called an anode. Over time, an electrochemical reaction causes the rod to corrode while the steel tank remains intact. It’s meant to do that – the anode sacrifices itself so the tank survives. But, if the anode has no metal left, well then…

Posted in : Tank water heaters, Tankless water heaters

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