The weather’s getting nice and hot. You don’t have to worry about heating quite so much, which is great news for your HVAC system and your water heater. Does that mean you shouldn’t call in plumbers?
If your energy bills are higher than normal, you might just have a new project of your hands. That’s far from a bad thing, however. Small signs that your energy bills are too high are a great opportunity to take control of how your home works. Americans today, more often than not, find themselves wrestling fruitlessly with high energy bills, constant maintenance, and ongoing home renovation projects. Save yourself a little trouble and start right at the source with experienced plumbers.
From leaks to water heater repair, plumbers will make sure not a drop — or dime — goes to waste.
Summer is a wonderful season, but it can make many of us complacent. Now’s the time to get the hang of your heating and cooling expenses so you don’t get faced with a no-heating emergency this winter. Around two-thirds of American homes use HVAC systems, though boilers and furnaces are very common. Water heaters remain one of the more problematic elements of the home, their warning signs ignored until they’re well past their useful expiration date. If you want to enjoy a more comfortable home and save money, plumbers will give you the perspective you need.
First things first…address your household leaks. Another common warning sign that goes ignored, household leaks will drain your monthly utility bills right under your nose. According to data provided by Plumbing Manufacturers International, nearly 15% of water use is the result of leaks. At least 10% of American households have leaks in their plumbing that can wate nearly 100 gallons of water every day. Ask plumbing specialists next time you have a faucet leak that just won’t quit…you’ll be surprised by how much you save.
It’s not just visible leaks that are hurting your monthly bills, either. Hidden leaks can create a potential flooding or clogging disaster when you need it least. Your toilet, for example, accounts for over 30% of your household water usage. Leaks can be right beneath the surface, caused by cracks in the pipes or just an inefficient water system that’s broken down over time. Plumbers can give your home a yearly maintenance check-up to ensure everything’s on the up and up.
Tankless water heaters are one of your home’s most valuable resources. It keeps your shower hot and maintains your piping during the frigid season. Water pressure should range between 60 to 80 PSI — anything too low and you won’t receive the water you need, while anything too high can cause a pipe to burst. Common signs your water heater isn’t functional are showers that run cold early, being unable to take a bath, and inconsistent heating. Water heater installation, sometimes, is better than a repair job.
Your home is always in need of improvement. You have a pipe that’s cracked and caused a flood, a leak that’s costing you money…it’s a lot to handle and something you shouldn’t do alone. Experienced plumbers have the ability to spot issues well before they arrive, making sure you’re prepared for what the future holds. Water heaters have a lifespan that can range from seven years to 10, though it’s good to double-check the older ones no matter how well they work. You never know when an old system could break down out of nowhere and leave you stranded.
Prepare for the winter season early. Call plumbing service and repair for a check-up this week and stay worry-free this 2019.