When your home's furnace doesn't work, it can be good to leave major repairs to a professional, especially if the repairs may involve gas lines. Not performing those repairs properly can mean a gas leak that can be very dangerous for you and your home. However, some repairs are somewhat simple and you may be able to manage them yourself with a few tools and a bit of know-how. Note a few of those here so you can address them, or at least know what to expect by way of repair bills if you do need to call a contractor.
Hot water circulation pumps offer several advantages over traditional hot water heaters. In order to make an informed decision, though, it's important to consider all of your options and compare both types, including: price, ease of installation, tank size, annual utility cost, and service and repair cost. Keep in mind that initial upfront costs may pay off down the road when overall utility costs are reduced. Also, if you live in a remote area where these circulating pumps are not common, you may have to pay more for service and repair calls.