The average lifespan of a well water pump is about 8 to 10 years. Take that number with a grain of salt, however. It depends on a number of factors like pump type and what your well water is like. You can also extend that number by a few years by doing some preventive maintenance on your pump. If your pump is new and you wonder how long you’ll have it, or your … [Read more...] about How Long Does A Well Pump Last? Here Is The Average Lifespan
Will a smart thermostat ruin a furnace? Is a smart thermostat safe for your HVAC and furnace equipment? The answer is.... it depends. I know how people hate that response, but the fact is that these things can be complicated and there is no easy answer. You have to know your particular set of circumstances to understand if you are ruining your boiler with a smart … [Read more...] about How To Ruin A Furnace: Use The Wrong Smart Thermostat
Reverse osmosis does filter out healthy minerals from our water which gives many people pause who look into these filters. The problem is that the WHO issued a report a number of years ago that it could cause health problems. Unless you live in a third world country that lacks basic resources, your diet will cover the lack of minerals in the water. However, it does seem … [Read more...] about Is RO Water Safe To Drink? Here Are The Pros And Cons
The problem with this question is there are too many variables for a perfect answer. In some cases, a boiler is needed and only a boiler will do. In other cases, you can certainly use a water heater and it will also be more efficient than some boilers. In yet other cases, the right tankless water heater will do a good job since it only heats the water when you need it and … [Read more...] about What Type Of Heater Do You Need For Hydronic Floor Heating?
From filter jugs claiming to purify water to drinking bottles with Bamboo charcoal water filters that attract "contaminants," there's a whole new generation of water purifiers claiming to free your drinking water from toxins. But a question we need to ask ourselves is, “do we really need to use these charcoal filters?” And in fact, far from being a healthy source of … [Read more...] about Are Charcoal Filters Safe? Are There Side Effects?
Always having clean cool water from a well is usually taken for granted. Until one day it changes. It doesn’t seem possible to run out of water from a well, but it does happen. When it happens it is never overnight, however. There are always warning signs that it is about to run dry. If you are aware of the signs, then you will recognize in advance that it is about to … [Read more...] about How To Know If Your Well Is Running Dry: The Warning Signs
Many people are disappointed when they realize that tankless water heaters don’t provide instant hot water. Somehow there was a mix up in interpretation between instant and endless hot water. All on-demand means when it comes to tankless heaters is that the water gets heated when you turn on the faucet. It doesn’t mean you don’t have to wait for hot water. Depending on … [Read more...] about Sorry, But Tankless Water Heaters Don’t Give You Instant Hot Water
When your water heater overheats and the water comes out scalding, it isn’t just inconvenient. It’s downright dangerous. If you have kids, the risk of them getting seriously burnt when the water comes out too hot unexpectedly is something every parent should be concerned about. So, how do you know what the problem is? It could just be a matter of some simple … [Read more...] about Why Is Your Water Heater Overheating And How You Can Fix It
Your water heater is probably trying to tell you something. It’s saying that it is time for it to be replaced. Not everybody picks up on the signals of when to replace a water heater, however. It’s tricky. Wait too long and your water heater dies on you and you are left without hot water while you find a replacement. If you replace it too early, then you are spending … [Read more...] about How To Tell If Your Water Heater Is Going Bad And When To Replace It
All good things must come to an end. That should not apply to the hot water in your shower, however. If you are frequently the last one in the shower and end up with cold water, or your hot water doesn’t last long like it used to, then you’ll need to figure out why. There are several reasons why this could be, from too small a tank to your heater being too old and needing … [Read more...] about Why Your Hot Water Doesn’t Last Long and What You Can Do About It
Everybody by this point is familiar with the fact that public water supplies contain varying amounts of chlorine. Now cities are adding a chlorine compound called chloramine that lasts longer to make it more effective. That’s bad news for people that have already started to filter out their chlorine because the process is totally different for chloramine. To get … [Read more...] about Never Suffer From Chloramine In Tap Water Again! Here’s How To Remove It
Can you use a tankless water heater with well water? The short answer is, yes, you can. The longer answer is the point of this article. You will have to take some things into consideration and maybe even make a few adjustments before you buy. When you have your ducks in a row then even you can enjoy endless hot water when using well water! There are a few … [Read more...] about With A Few Pointers You Can Have A Tankless Water Heater With A Well