The water heater of the future…and the future is now!

Home ownership today is all about sustainable maintence. Installing a product that will save you money and is envionrmnetally friendly is an obvious choice for most consumers. The Eternal hybrid tankless water heater offers you both of those advantages for your water heater needs. Combining higher efficiency with lower energy use makes the Eternal hybrid water heater a product that Baker Elman loves to see customers interested in. Using different technology than a traditional water heater allows the Eternal hybrid tankless water heater to function efficiently and avoid the “cold water sandwich” that other tankless water heaters can cause.

In Eternal’s Counter Flow design, cold water enters from the bottom up as a way of self cleaning the sedimentation, while heat is pushed through 44 radiating transfer pipes.

The Eternal Condensing Hybrid’s innovative 3 cycle process pushes heat in 3 directions through the water and maximizes energy transfer. In simplest terms, our patent slows the exhaust of heat by reusing the energy multiple times, rather than reducing water pressure.

The end result is a small heat exchanger that is capable of replacing multiple tanks, while supplying endless hot water with consistent water pressure and doing it efficiently time after time.

From October 1st 2012 until December 31st, 2012 Eternal is offering a $100.00 cash rebate on their GU100 model. Eternal Hybrid Water Heaters have a $100.00 cash rebate for GU100 purchased from Oct 1-Dec 31 2012

With the Eternal water heater there is no more cold shower for the last one up in the morning. Call Baker Elman today to set up an appointment to evaluate your home for an Eternal water heater. We’d love to help you save money and energy in your home!

Winterize now and avoid hassle later

House covered in snow

New England winters can roll in without notice, but don’t let your outdoor plumbing get                                            stuck out in the cold! This October, take a look in your backyard and consider what needs to be winterized. If you have a cabana out by the pool it needs to have the lines blown out and non-toxic anti-freeze added to the drain traps to prevent pipes from freezing. Nothing can be worse than coming to the pool cabana in the spring to find that a pipe had frozen and burst in the winter!

              Outside sillcocks (also known as spigots) need to be winterized as well.  It’s a good idea to take a walk around your yard and see how many sillcocks your home has, and prepare to have them shut down so they don’t crack as the weather gets cold.

              Winterizing is a proactive way to ensure the lifetime of your home equipment and avoid a potential homeowners catastrophe. Call Baker Elman today and make an appointment to prepare your home.

Plumbing nightmares avoided…

Floodmaster Unit

A floodmaster like this can prevent water damage in your home

Your worst plumbing nightmare: After finally succumbing to the alarm clock, you get up and go to take a shower. There is no hot water. As you walk down into the basement, your slippers start to get waterlogged– your basement is flooded! A small leak in your water heater has turned into a flood. After leaking all night while you slept, the basement is covered in water and everything stored down there is wet.

              Want to avoid this nightmare turning into a reality? Consider a Floodmaster for your water heater. These are units that will automatically stop the feed of water to your water heater if they detect a leak. This could mean the difference between a small puddle of water when a water heater leaks or a full on flood. This type of unit is also available for washing machines, and Baker Elman can help you with your decision to explore either one (or both!) of these products.

Fall is the time for…boiler servicing


 As fall rolls in it’s time for apple cider, sweaters, and kicking on the heat.

If you have a steam or hot water boiler heating your home now is the time to think about boiler service and cleaning. Baker Elman can help you service your boiler to keep your equipment running its best and your home warm and toasty in the upcoming winter.

Boiler servicing typically takes about an hour to an hour and a half and can be very helpful in finding any potential problems before they become emergencies. If you live within Baker Elman’s service area and want to see about servicing your boiler, call us today!