A hot water heater is a unit that converts energy to heat and transfers that warmth to water. It’s connected to a cold water supply pipe, and has an outgoing hot water pipe, or system of pipes, that supplies heated water to the taps and appliances in your home.
Conventional vs Tankless
A conventional water heater stores heated water in its tank. Tankless water heaters bypass the tank and route heated water straight to taps or appliances instead. Most water heaters are fueled by natural gas, although propane and electric water heaters are not unusual. Where natural gas is available, it is by far the most efficient fuel for heating the water in your home.
Water Heater Maintenance and Tips
Regardless of whether you go with a traditional tank unit, or shift to a tankless model, you can take certain steps to optimize your hot water usage and save money. Lower the thermostat on the water heather to 120 degrees to save on heating costs and to prevent scalding. If you have children in the home, your water heater should never exceed the 120 degree limit to prevent serious injury. Small children don’t understand the difference between hot and cold dials on tubs and sinks, so taking this important precaution can easily fend off trips to the emergency room if the unthinkable should happen. An alternative solution to this potential scalding problem is to install special cut-off valves in your showers and tubs that automatically cut the flow of water when there is a sudden increase in temperature beyond a reasonable amount.
Schedule Regular Maintenance Checkups
Finally, bring in a technician to perform a regular inspection on your hot water heater. Besides water temperature, it’s very important that your hot water operates as efficiently as possible. Inefficient hot water heaters are a prime source of carbon dioxide poisoning, which can lead to illness and death. And if you’ve got the means, think about upgrading your hot water heater if it is at all possible. New Energy Star rated hot water heather, tankless or otherwise, pay for themselves over time in energy savings, and are an easy way to help reduce energy consumption if you’re concerned about your impact on the environment.
The Pros and Cons of a Tankless Water Heater.
Okay, so winter is going to take its toll on your old water heater. Do you go tank or tankless? What we all want is NOT to have to wait for the hot water. And, this time of year especially we don’t want the hot water to run out in the middle of our shower! Then, of course the bottom line IS the bottom line… how much will it cost?
Here is a recent price comparison for your consideration. A 40 gallon tank heater will provide two showers simultaneously. A tankless water heater does the same thing, naturally. Here is the reality. The tankless unit will run about 4 times more than the old tank water heater. So now the homework begins. Is the extra cost worth it?
That is where AquaTech Plumbing comes in. AquaTech is your local plumber standing by to explain the difference between tank and tankless. Residents of the Naperville - Plainfield - Aurora, Geneva - Batavia - St.Charles or Wheaton - Winfield - Warrenville - Glen Ellyn call AquaTech Plumbing 24 hours a day at (630) 416 - 3555, (630) 377 - 9555, or (630) 462 - 3555 for around the clock emergency service.
A 24/7 Plumber.
This time of year relatives and friends are coming together for holiday celebrations. Step AWAY from the table! No, not really. Enjoy the season and make memories. As you recover and/or prepare for more holiday gatherings keep one thing in mind. Your garbage disposal and all of your plumbing in general is getting a workout.
We just want you to have a worry-free December and welcome in the New Year with everything and everyone in tact. By the way, keep an eye on your water heater as well. Do not ignore even a small leak especially if the unit is several years old. If one of the toilets is not flushing properly or the kitchen sink drips take action.
In southern Fox Valley it is comforting to know that there is a plumber standing by to take your emergency plumbing call 24/7. Residents of the Naperville - Plainfield-Aurora, Geneva - Batavia - St.Charles or Wheaton - Winfield - Warrenville - Glen Ellyn call AquaTech Plumbing 24 hours a day at (630) 416 - 3555, (630) 377 - 9555, or (630) 462 - 3555 for around the clock emergency service.
Be Aware of Gas Leaks.
No one ever saw a gas leak. It is like witnessing the wind. We can smell it and we certainly should be aware of its potential impact. A gas leak demands immediate attention. If you are lucky it will be minor and easily repaired. A major gas leak not only puts your family in danger, but may be harmful to the entire neighborhood.
Do you have a carbon monoxide detector in your home? If not, please get one as soon as possible. If you buy it now then you can have it installed before Chicagoland is locked in its annual winter grip. Always pay particular attention to a sulphur-like smell anywhere around your home. That is a nearly certain sign that a gas leak is occurring.
Residents of the Naperville - Plainfield - Aurora, Geneva - Batavia - St.Charles or Wheaton - Winfield - Warrenville - Glen Ellyn area know exactly what to do next. For decades they haved called AquaTech Plumbing 24 hours a day at (630) 416 - 3555, (630) 377 - 9555, or (630) 462 - 3555 for around the clock gas leak emergency service.
Give me a Plumber that is always open!
Did you go to the bank last night? Did your auto mechanic get out of bed to get your car back on the road? How about that favorite Italian restaurant of yours... when you got a craving for their food at midnight were they open to satisfy your hunger pangs? While these are humorous examples you simply CANNOT afford to have your plumber closed whenever you need them.
Many plumbers around Chicagoland will return your call in the morning when your toilet is leaking, or your sump pump went out, or you are up to your ankles in goo because your hot water heater decided to go on the fritz outside of normal business hours. Give me a plumbing company that has empathy and shows up in a crisis!
If you live in the Naperville - Plainfield - Aurora, Geneva - Batavia - St. Charles or Wheaton - Winfield - Warrenville - Glen Ellyn area that plumbing professional every minute of every day is AquaTech Plumbing. Call (630) 416 - 3555, (630) 377 - 9555, or (630) 462 - 3555 for 24 hour emergency plumbing service. AquaTech is at your disposal 24/7.
Plumbing Tips for Fall and Winter
The frost will soon be on the pumpkin and your plumbing will respond accordingly. Just like it was when the hot summer sun was trying to take its toll on your infrastructure the coming severe change in temperature will wreak havoc in its own special way. Your Chicagoland plumber will come to your home or office and troubleshoot potential problems.
Some of them potentially may be -
Those are among many preventative advice tips that are best handled by a plumbing pro. If you live in the Naperville - Plainfield - Aurora, Geneva - Batavia - St. Charles or Wheaton - Winfield - Warrenville - Glen Ellyn area that plumbing professional is AquaTech Plumbing at (630) 416 - 3555, (630) 377 - 9555, or (630) 462 - 3555. AquaTech is at your disposal 24/7.
Nasty, nasty, nasty! You don’t even want to think about sewer excavation. The smell, the digging, the mess it makes on your property, etc. Someone has to do it. Thank heaven we have a clear-cut choice in western suburban Chicagoland. Before you freak out about the enormity of the job you need to have in the back of your mind that digging may not even be necessary.
An experienced professional will explore any and all ways NOT to tear up your yard. You want someone to remove the clog and keep costs down. So many area plumbers will just “dig in” and do the project with more mess for more money because you are not informed. Your plumber should be an expert at “rodding”. This is a method of finding the clog without having to dig and removing the obstruction.
If you live in the Naperville - Plainfield - Aurora, Geneva - Batavia - St. Charles or Wheaton - Winfield - Warrenville - Glen Ellyn area call AquaTech Plumbing at (630) 416 - 3555, (630) 377 - 9555, or (630) 462 - 3555 any time any day. AquaTech is your full-service area plumbing expert on sewer unclogging in Chicagoland.
The Virtues of a Tankless Water Heater.
Who goes around thinking about their water heater? It just doesn’t happen until it is almost too late. If that time has come in your home or business, carefully consider a tankless water heater. It may cost more in the beginning but the benefits will grow over time. It is obviously better for the environment and will save you big $$$ on future water bills.
Your first decision is to determine if a qualified area plumber is able to properly fix your current broken-down model. You may even want to bypass that step as putting a band aid on a gaping wound. Here is a benchmark for that decision. If you determine that the labor cost of repair rather than replacement averages less than $50 per year over the remaining life of the warranty, then it is an option.
If you live in the Naperville - Plainfield - Aurora, Geneva - Batavia - St. Charles or Wheaton - Winfield - Warrenville - Glen Ellyn area, call AquaTech Plumbing at (630) 416 - 3555, (630) 377 - 9555, or (630) 462 - 3555 any time any day. AquaTech is your full-service area plumbing expert on tankless water heaters in Chicagoland.
Fall Plumbing Tips.
Most of us may not want to think about it, but summer will be over soon. One more holiday, then back to school and back to the autumn and winter routines. Your plumbing does not respect the change of seasons. It only knows that when the weather changes it will be subject to harsh changes in climate. It is up to you and your family plumber to be ready for them.
Here are a few valuable tips for the upcoming season…
When it comes to plumbing it is ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry. If you live in the Naperville - Plainfield - Aurora, Geneva - Batavia - St. Charles or Wheaton - Winfield - Warrenville - Glen Ellyn area call AquaTech Plumbing at (630) 416 - 3555, (630) 377 - 9555, or (630) 462 - 3555 any time any day. Aquatech is your full-service fall check-up Chicagoland plumbing company.
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