What’s the Best Type of Water Heater?

What’s the best water heater and how much does it cost? It’s a question that we get asked all the time. The simple answer, it depends. Not what you wanted to hear? It is the truth though—a water heater replacement or upgrade can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000. It all boils down to a […]

Gas vs. Electric Water Heaters

Which is better, a gas or electric water heater? Plumbers are asked this often, and the answer isn’t exactly black and white. While it’s true that gas is generally cheaper than electricity, there are several other factors that may or may not offset your hot water energy savings. Consider the following when deciding between electric […]

Five Water Heater Options For 2016

Today’s world is all about options. No matter what you’re buying or using, you have to weigh the different options that are available and the price tags associated with them. That holds true for water heaters as well. Your specific needs should determine the exact water heater options you choose, but the first step is […]

Don’t Let Your Water Heater Poison You, Burn You or Explode

Below are tips to keep your water heater performing safely, and at it’s best. When water heaters are working properly, you can install it and forget about it, right? Usually—unless of course you want your water heater to poison you, burn you or explode. That’s right—explode. Think about it—you have a metal cylinder full of liquid that you’re […]

How long do appliances last?

Appliances can cost a lot and knowing how long they last can be helpful in planning for the added expense of a replacement and determining if you’ll get your money’s worth out of them. More expensive appliances don’t necessarily last longer than their cheaper counterparts, but different features can affect the lifespan of your appliances. Here is […]

Gas prices may be down, but hot water prices are going up

Back in April 2010 the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a final rule for the energy efficiency regulations of residential water heaters, which takes effect on April 16th, 2015. After April, manufacturers will no longer be able to make the same water heaters that are made now. The new regulations are estimated to save […]

5 False Plumbing Facts Everyone Thinks Are True

Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation about plumbing being passed around. Over the years we’ve seen it all, and too often we hear these five myths repeated like plumbing-gospel. We are here to set the record straight and debunk the plumbing myths that are doing more harm than good. Earthshattering Plumbing Myths Debunked 1.Lemons […]

Go Green and Save Money by Upgrading Appliances

Looking to cut down your monthly utility bills and help the environment at the same time?  Fortunately, saving money and helping the environment often go hand-in-hand.  If you still have appliances made in the 1990s or earlier, it is probably time to consider replacing some of those old appliance, because appliance technology has come a […]

What to Do if Your Pipes Freeze

Do you know what to do if your pipes freeze? Use this blog as your quick-reference resource guide this winter. If you read our last blog, you already know what to do to keep your pipes from freezing.  However, if it’s too late and you’ve got a problem, here’s what to do. First, what is […]

State Water Heaters

ABOUT STATE WATER HEATERS You know how we know State water heaters can stand up to even the most brutal Virginia summer or any freak snow or ice storm our region can dish out? Because State Industries, Inc., the maker of State water heaters, tests every one of their products in the most extreme regions […]