Archive for the “water Heaters” Category

How Does a Solar Hot Water Heater Work?

In recent years there have been nearly innumerable tools and home appliances that have been improved by making them more energy efficient. There’s a massive emphasis on making things more environmentally-friendly and less costly to run, which are both great in our books! Today we’re going to cover one of our favorites in the world […]

When Does a Water Heater Need to Be Replaced?

Hot water heaters are something we all rely on in our Indianapolis homes—we may even take them for granted a wee bit. But with a system that is so out of sight and out of mind, it’s hard to tell when you need to replace without something going horribly wrong. Want to know when you […]

3 Ways to Prepare Your Home for the Cold

It’s been a mild fall, and it may very well be another month until temperatures really begin to dip. Take advantage of this “Indian Summer” of sorts by making sure your home is ready for the winter weather ahead. Here’s how to prepare your home for the cold: 1. Tune up your heating system. No […]

#TipTuesday: Coupons & Specials

What better way to celebrate Tip Tuesday than by pointing you to our coupons and specials? Here at Service Plus Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, we offer a variety of discounts for just about every service. However, a lot of these coupons expire at the end of the year — so now’s the time to cash […]

Where to Put Your Water Heater

Is it time to invest in a new water heater? If so, the first thing you need to determine is where you’ll put your new equipment. Here, we take a look at a few different options: 1. Close to where you’ll use the most hot water This is especially true for tankless water heaters. The […]

Fire Prevention Week: Heaters & Water Heaters

It’s Fire Prevention Week here in the US! The initiative, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), aims to reduce house fires and home fire deaths. Did you know that if not properly maintained your home’s heating system could cause a fire? That goes for your water heater as well. Take these steps to […]

Money-Saving Water Heating Tips

These days, saving money is more important than ever. By making just a few small adjustments to your water heater and how you use it, you can slash energy costs! Follow these money-saving water heating tips, courtesy of the US Department of Energy: 1. Take shorter showers Save baths for special occasions, instead opting for […]

Water Heater Tips for Summer

It’s summertime, and hot water is probably the absolute last thing on your mind. However, with a few minor tweaks to your water heater, you can save money this season and year-round. Let’s take a look: Change the temperature. According to the US Department of Energy, turning your water heater’s temperature down to 120 degrees […]

How to Choose the Right Size Water Heater

Every family’s water needs are unique. And when it comes to choosing a water heater for your home, bigger isn’t always better! Don’t waste money on heating up water that you won’t use. Follow these tips to choose the right size water heater: 1. Figure out your home’s FHR (first hour rating) This rating measures […]

What to Do When Your Water Heater Leaks

Is your water heater leaking? It doesn’t necessarily mean your hot water tank is done! It all depends on where the leak has occurred. Here’s what to do when your water heater leaks: Inspect your water heater See if the leak is obvious. If you can’t seem to pinpoint its location, it could be due […]

A Guide to Energy Efficient Water Heaters

Choosing a new water heater can seem complicated. It’s an important decision that will affect you, your family and your utility costs. There are a few things you’ll want to consider, including efficiency. Below, we’ve compiled the facts from ENERGY STAR and US Department of Energy: Fuel type Every water heater relies on fuel to […]