What Temperature Should a Water Heater Be Set At?

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When you install a hot water heater in your home, the unit will usually be placed at a specific temperature that’s dictated by the manufacturer. However, just because your water heater is installed at a certain temperature doesn’t mean you can’t change it. Is your water temperature making you uncomfortable? Maybe the water is too […]

Electric vs. Gas Water Heater: What’s the Best Option?

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There are many benefits to installing gas and electric water heaters. However, you might wonder which option is right for your family’s needs. When it comes down to it, several factors can influence whether a gas or electric water heater is better suited for your home. These factors can include everything from installation costs to […]

Warning Signs That Tell You When to Replace a Water Heater

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It’s easy to lose track of your water heater’s age — especially when it’s performing its job with no trouble whatsoever. However, homeowners need to know that their water heaters won’t last forever. As they grow older, these vital fixtures can encounter bumps in the road that make it difficult for your family to enjoy […]

Leaking Water Heater? What To Do If You Notice A Water Heater Leak

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Your water heater plays an important role in your home. As such, if something goes wrong with it, it’s important to get it fixed as soon as possible to keep your house in working order. This is especially true if you’re a property manager who may have multiple tenants counting on them to keep their […]

Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters: The Eco-Friendly Option That Will Save You Money


If you’re looking for a way to save money on your next water heater, you may have considered an eco-friendly water heater. Not only are eco-friendly water heaters such as the hybrid heat pump water heater good for the environment, but they also save you money. Who doesn’t like that winning combination?   However, just […]

Why Your Handyman Hates Installing & Repairing Water Heaters

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  As a property manager, you’re bound to have your go-to guy when things need a little TLC. Whether it’s the handyman that always cuts you a deal because you’ve known him for decades or the handyman who’s always available for last-minute, late night calls, having contractors you can trust is pivotal if you want […]

Rental Property Plumbing Emergencies: Take These Steps To Avert A Disaster


As a property manager, plumbing emergencies such as a water heater leaking are some of your worst nightmares. Not only are these sorts of plumbing issues a nuisance for tenants to deal with, they may pose a risk to your ability to maintain your lease agreement and protect your property from further damage. Old, worn […]

7 Common Water Heater Questions Answered

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Just because your home has a hot water heater doesn’t necessarily mean that you understand all the ins and outs of how they work. At the same time, in order to be a responsible homeowner, you should have a basic understanding of when to call in the professionals if something is going wrong with your […]

Water Heater Installation 101: Cost and How to Best Prepare

Water Heater Installation 101: Cost & Preparation If you’re dealing with a water heater line leak or you have a hot water heater leaking from the bottom, it’s most likely time for a replacement. A water heater that requires constant fixes may often cause you more money and stress in the long run than a […]

Poor Vendor Communication? Ditch Your Old Vendor For A New One

Poor Vendor Communication? Ditch Your Old Vendor For A New One As a busy property manager, there’s nothing worse than having your time wasted. No property manager likes reviewing rental applications from renters who haven’t followed basic instructions,  no property manager likes chasing down tenants for rent, and no property manager likes losing half of […]