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What is the best water temperature for hand washing?

With the Coronavirus spreading rapidly, we’re all being told to wash our hands with soap and hot water. But how hot does water have to be to kill germs, and should you alter the settings on your water heater to achieve it? Here are some things to consider. Too Hot

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How should you choose a hot water heater?

Some of us prefer to wake up in the morning with soft music coming from our alarm clocks, some like to open the curtains and let the sun in, and some simply prefer a strong cup of coffee. But no one we know likes to wake up to the shock

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What is a Condensing Water Heater?

If it’s time for you to replace your water heater or you’re just looking for a more energy-efficient option, ask your plumber about a gas condensing water heater. In a conventional water heater, fuel is burned in an open chamber and hot combustion gas rises through a flue in the center

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Hire a Plumber to Maintain Your Water Heater

If you want to avoid waking up to a cold shower, it’s important to maintain your water heater. Even energy efficient water heaters will become less efficient if not taken care of.  Because water heaters combine water and electricity, it’s always best to have a licensed plumber perform a maintenance check

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Tankless Water Heaters Are Growing in Popularity

According to Water.org, the average American uses 176 gallons of water per day. While a lot of that water needing to be heated for showers and laundry – things we do at certain times of the day – the typical water heater continues to heat water 24 hours a day, 7 days a

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Cold Showers? Time to Shop for a New Water Heater

Most of us in Middletown have to pull our kids out of bed on school mornings. But if your kids are jumping out of bed in the morning and fighting to get into the shower first, it’s probably because none of them wants to be stuck with cold water. Your water heater should be able to

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Plumbing Maintenance Tips for Fall in Frederick County

Fall is officially here! While we’re hoping for mild weather for the next couple of months, it won’t be long until temperatures in the Middletown area will start to drop. It’s a good idea to go through a plumbing checklist before cold weather hits to prevent any disasters in your home.     Get a tune-up on your water heater

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Use Your Tax Return to Update Your Plumbing

If you’re getting a decent amount on your tax return, it’s tempting to spend it on fun stuff. But instead of planning a cruise or a trip to the Poconos, why not invest in something that will improve your home’s value and make it function better for years to come? Particularly if

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Go Green in 2015

  If you never got around to some of the home updates you wanted to make  in 2014, make a resolution to get them done in the New Year. Doing it for the environment is a great reason to make changes, but you’ll also enjoy not having to pay as much

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