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What Is a Water Heater Booster?

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Do you have family members who take long showers, leaving you in the cold? If you’ve discovered the chilly truth of running out of hot water due to a too-small water heater, you may want to consider a simple addition to your water heater called a water heater booster.

Homeowners are often surprised to learn that a single shower can use 10 or more gallons of hot water. If you have a standard 50-gallon tank, you can quickly surpass your family’s hot water needs. Dishwashers and washing machines only add to the daily consumption. If you’re tired of running out of hot water mid-shower, it might be time to consider the installation of a water heater booster.

What is a Water Heater Booster?

A water heater booster is installed directly on the water line to provide more hot water than the tank can provide. In fact, this small device, that is attached to the tank or nearby wall, can nearly double your shower time. Compatible with both electric and gas tanks, a water heater booster detects the temperature of the water from the tank outlet and activates when it senses that the inlet temperature has dropped below a set activation temperature.

Should You Invest in a Water Heater Booster?

If your household is battling the daily challenge of not enough hot water, it may make sense to consider a water heater booster. A unit can be added to an existing tank or installed along with a new water heater. Call Cool Blew today to learn more about the benefits of a water heater booster and if it’s right for your home.

Looking to Reduce Hot Water Use for Energy Savings

Nearly 15 percent of your home’s energy costs can be attributed to your water heater. While a water heater booster can help increase the amount of available hot water in your home, it’s also wise to consider ways to increase the efficiency of your water heater. Often, a few small modifications can make a big difference.

Consider Low Flow Showerheads

Reducing the flow of water in your shower and sinks can mean more hot water when you need it.

Insulate the Tank

Wrapping your tank can save up to 10 percent in heating costs. Check your tank’s manual for specific insulation requirements.

Replace an Inefficient Water Heater

Today’s energy-efficient water heaters can save 15 percent or more in energy costs over older models. Look for an Energy Star model that has heat traps that prevent convective heat losses through inlet and outlet pipes.

Have questions about water heaters? Call Cool Blew today at 623-872-2900. Serving Peoria, AZ and the greater Phoenix area.

Should You Get a Home Energy Audit?

During the summer months, Arizona homeowners are often shocked and dismayed by sky-high utility bills. Air conditioning costs to keep a home cool can jump up tremendously when temperatures are over 100 degrees. What if there was a way to potentially reduce these costs? There is, and it starts with a home energy audit.

The Ins and Outs of a Home Energy Audit

A home energy audit is a multi-step inspection of the potential drains on the energy efficiency of your home. This begins with carefully looking at your entire HVAC system to ensure it’s running efficiently. Often, there are simple efficiency issues, like clogged filters, that can be replaced to make your system more efficient.

During the audit, your home will also be evaluated to identify hold and cold spots that could indicate costly leaks. This includes windows, doors, attic, ductwork and other areas throughout your home. A window or door that isn’t properly sealed can be a big source of wasted energy. Simple repairs can make a big difference on your utility bill each month!

It’s Not About Pushing New Products

Unfortunately, many companies offer home energy audits with a single goal of selling products. This deters many homeowners from scheduling an audit on their home. At Cool Blew, Inc, this isn’t our goal. We are focused on finding the deficiencies in your home that can be driving up your energy expenses. We are also dedicated to educating and empowering homeowners to make the decisions that are right for them and their budget. Yes, we have the HVAC and indoor air quality products that can improve your home’s efficiency, but we also offer do-it-yourself tips that can save you money.

Get Ready to Start Saving!

Most homeowners are surprised at the level of savings they’ll experience following upgrades prescribed during a home energy audit. Customers have saved up to 30 percent by making just a few quick and easy improvements to improve their home’s energy efficiency.

Don’t spend another month paying more than you should for energy costs. Call Cool Blew’s Home Energy Audit Service today at 623-872-2900.

When It Comes To Heat Pumps, Does Size Really Matter?

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Time For Facts-Does Heat Pump Size Really MatterWhen it comes to the heating and cooling system in your home, the heat pump is an important aspect. It’s responsible for shifting air inside or out to control and maintain the temperature in your house. Getting the right size heat pump is crucial and will ensure that you have a comfortable indoor environment, an efficient system, and lower energy costs.

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Heat Pump Freezing Up? Here’s What To Do

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Heat Pump Freezing Up

The elements can take a toll on your HVAC unit and leave you scrambling to figure out what to do, but you do not need to let bad weather get you down or stress you out.

We here at Cool Blew Inc., are here to help you understand the issue of your heat pump freezing, what may be going on, and how to troubleshoot the problem. Continue reading

Is A Ductless Split System Right For Me?

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Is A Ductless Split System Right For Me-Cool Blew HeatingDuctless split systems have been around for a while but this type of system has recently been gaining in popularity.

Both traditional centralized systems and ductless split systems have their advantages. The appropriate choice depends on the circumstances and needs of each homeowner.

Here are a few questions to help determine if a ductless split system is right for you.

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5 Ways To Save Money On Heating Your Home This Winter

5 Ways To Save Money On Heating Your Home This Winter

It has been cold these last few weeks, and, of course, that translates into a lower bill. When money is already tight since we just got over the dreadful summer heat and cost, we all could benefit from a few cost-saving strategies for keeping our homes warm without cranking up the heat. The following ideas are easy to implement and when combined can save you significantly on your heating bill.
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Tankless and Solar Water Heaters – What You Need to Know

waterHeaters101_sidebar-07There’s nothing like a nice warm shower on a cold winter morning. And, there’s nothing quite like the shock of experiencing a water heater failure on a cold winter morning! If you have an aging water heater that has seen better days, there has never been a better time to upgrade to one of the new, energy efficient models that can save you some serious money on your home energy bill each month.

Both solar water heaters and tankless water heaters are becoming increasingly popular because they are so much more efficient than the older models that typically accounted for 14 to 18 percent of your home’s energy bill. At Cool Blew, we install both solar and tankless water heaters, as well as the traditional electric and gas tanks, and can help you choose the right model for your specific needs. The following provides a brief overview of these two options for heating water for cooking, cleaning, and bathing.
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