How a Heat Pump Water Heater Works

Bradford White AeroTherm Heat Pump Water Heater

At a time when energy efficiency is increasingly important, the heat pump water heater has emerged as a game-changer in residential and commercial water heating. Unlike traditional water heaters that rely on direct electrical or gas heating, heat pump water heaters extract heat directly from the surrounding air and efficiently transfer it to the water […]

Heat Pump Water Heaters – Will One Work in My Home?

Woman in bathrobe testing bath water

You may have heard about the energy-saving merits of heat pumps for heating homes, and now that technology is available for water heaters. But will a heat pump water heater work in my home, in winter-cold Minnesota? And – how do they work? Forbes Magazine has a good article about heat pump water heaters that […]


Bradford White Water Heater

NEW WATER HEATER COUPON! Water Heater installation coupons are BACK! Don’t wait until your water heater starts to leak. If it’s 10 years old or older, you can replace it with a new, Bradford White water heater this week, and get $75 off your order! Simply fill out a request here . It helps to […]

How Does My Water Heater Work?

Bradford White Defender Water Heater

The lowly water heater in your basement or utility room may be one of the most-overlooked and hardest-working appliances in your home! When it stops working, it quickly becomes an emergency install to get hot water flowing in your home again. We probably miss hot water on tap as much as not having a refrigerator […]

Do I Need a New Water Heater?

Leaky Water Heater

Your lowly water heater. It works day in, day out and we never think about the magic that happens when we turn the hot water tap and presto! Hot water comes out – and we can adjust the temperature to whatever we need. Most of our appliances use hot water – the dishwasher, the washing […]

What to Expect From the Inspector

Water Heater Inspection

At Jake the Plumber, all of our work is up to code. This means that we pull city plumbing permits and have city inspections on all work required. As a homeowner, what does that mean? Each city has its own inspectors of plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and construction work. It’s both a safety factor – and […]

Do I Need Water Leak Sensors?

Flooded Living Room

The answer should be a resounding YES! Flooding of your home can happen from a leaky water heater, a pinhole crack in a water pipe, or a leaky appliance. To the left, see the creative solution to a leaky toilet above this first floor bathroom that one of our plumbers found recently. That’s hardly a […]

Water Heaters

Leaky Water Heater

A Drip At The Base… It’s Time To Replace! The lowly water heater. Most of the time it sits, neglected, in your basement or crawl space. Delivering hot water whenever you turn on the tap, it fires up to heat more water for the next shower, dishwasher or laundry cycle. Most of us don’t know […]