Why is my Furnace Making Knocking Sounds?


You start your furnace up on a cold morning and… What is that? It sounds like a house-elf is trying to break out of your furnace. If you hear knocking, banging or squeaking sounds in your furnace, it’s a sign that something is wrong.

How much does a tankless water heater cost?

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Tankless water heaters are typically more expensive to install than standard water heaters.  The cost difference is due to the process to convert from tank to tankless.  Replacing tank water heaters is not difficult but does require a bit more work to retrofit. Time to install A Tankless water heater will take anywhere from 6-10 hours to install depending on the specific requirements and … Read More

Why does my water heater smell?


Wondering why your hot water smells like rotten eggs? The most common odor problem from water heaters is a rotten egg smell that comes out of your faucets and fixtures when running water. This smell is typically caused by sulfate bacteria that can develop within the tank. This issue usually happens when warm water is left too long in the … Read More

Are Tankless Water Heaters Energy Efficient?

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Are tankless water heaters energy efficient? Yes, but to understand how it impacts you, lets first explore how energy efficiency is determined for water heaters.  Energy efficiency in water heaters is measured as energy factor (EF).  The EF indicates the water heater’s overall energy efficiency.  This is determined by the amount of hot water produced by the water heater per … Read More

Why is my swamp cooler not working?

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My struggle with cooling my home I have a confession to make, I should know more about maintaining my cooler than I do. After all, I work for an air conditioning service company. However, it wasn’t until recently that I realized I had a problem with my own swamp cooler that my husband and I had overlooked for 2 years. … Read More

Why Is My Thermostat Not Working?

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Thermostat Problems vs. Furnace Problems It is common for furnaces or heaters to stop working and the homeowner to believe it is due to a bad thermostat. Here are some things to keep in mind if you’re experiencing problems with your furnace or thermostat: