Many older homes and offices were built with materials that wouldn’t be used today. Some of the materials that were once considered safe we now know are harmful – asbestos and lead paint are the most common examples. Polybutylene piping is now considered one of these dangerous materials. Unfortunately, it was used in many older Arizona homes and businesses. Many homeowners and commercial property owners are unknowingly at risk.
Knowledge is power and knowing more about your gas water heater and how it works means that you can take better control over your home appliances as well as your bills. By understanding the parts that make up your water heater, you can start to troubleshoot problems, attempt minor repairs, or just feel more knowledgeable when it’s time for a service call.
Components Of A Gas Water Heater
The following are the components of a gas water heater, where to find them, their functions and important tips. Continue reading
Tankless water heaters are becoming more popular and are starting to be more common in households these days. They have proven to be more efficient, last longer and help reduce monthly electric bills.
Remember, every home’s set-up and every family’s needs are different, but if you are considering going tankless with your water heating system, check out these 4 benefits of tankless water heaters. Continue reading
The new 2015 water heater regulations have had a major impact on new water heaters purchased in the United States. Congress passed guidelines, and they went into effect in April 2015.
The regulations require greater energy efficiency for all electric, gas and propane units. Depending on the type and size of a heater, they have resulted in efficiency improvements of three to 30 percent. This cuts operating costs and protects the environment.
Learn more about the 2015 water heater efficiency regulation changes. Continue reading
Like other household appliances, water heaters have become more energy efficient over the past decade. While the cost of heating water accounted for 25% of the total energy bills a decade ago, today, it accounts for only 18% of the total utility bill, according to the Department of Energy.
Thus, homeowners with older systems should consider installing modern, high–efficiency systems. The most common types of water heaters include:
If you own a tankless water heater, you have probably experienced what is best described as a “cold water sandwich”.
This phenomenon occurs when you step in the shower with warm water flowing only to be shocked when cold water blasts out of the faucet. The cold blast only lasts a second or two and is followed by warm water again. If this has happened to you, you may wonder why. Continue reading
In Phoenix, plumbers often recommend water softeners to their customers for a variety of reasons. Arizona water is rich in magnesium and calcium that can cause a lot of problems for homeowners and their plumbing systems.
If you’re like most homeowners, you use your garbage disposal every day. Yet, you probably don’t think too much about this kitchen workhorse until it breaks. On today’s blog post, as your Phoenix plumber, we wanted to share with you a little background information about this essential piece of machinery and how you can keep it running as long as possible. Continue reading