Roger’s Plumbing has published home plumbing system advice related to potential problems associated with water heaters. The leading Austin plumbing company posted the advice to its online blog; the blog is frequently updated on the company’s website, listed in the contact information below, with plumbing advice that may be useful for the general public.
Roger’s latest blog post begins by acknowledging the importance of the water heater in the context of the larger home energy system. The water heater, the plumbing company explains, accounts for almost a fifth of the energy used by a home energy system. To put the energy use of a water heater into further context, Roger’s Plumbing explains that its energy use equates to more than all other household appliances combined.
The blog post goes on to provide tips for increasing the efficiency of a home’s water heater. Making sure water does not run unnecessarily during various household activities and setting the water heater to an energy-saving mode when away from the home for extended periods of time are considered by Roger’s to be among the best actions homeowners can take to limit environmental and financial impact of the water heater.
Improving the efficiency, according to the information provided by Roger’s Plumbing, may also involve upgrading to new appliances. Many upgrades may improve the efficiency of the water heater and prevent issues, “such as installing low-flow fixtures in your shower and sink. You can get new water efficient toilets that use less water, too. And if your water isn’t’ currently insulated, wrap it in an insulation blanket.”
The factors to consider if purchasing an entirely new water heater, according to Roger’s, are efficiency and water heater type. Homeowners should look at the efficiency rating of their potential new water heater as well as whether it is a tankless or demand-type water heater. Fuel sources, electricity-delivering mechanisms and size are other factors Roger’s asks homeowners to consider. Further details can be found at http://callrogersplumbing.com/harboring-energy-hog/
For homeowners having issues with their existing water heater, Roger’s Plumbing notes elsewhere on their website a specialization in water heater repair and replacement, including services for tankless water heaters.
In addition to water heater repair services, Roger’s Plumbing also provides clients in the Austin area with a full range of services related to plumbing, drain cleaning and sewer line repair. The family-owned company’s founder, Roger L. Patterson, started Roger’s Plumbing in 1994 and remains active in the business. The company prides itself on providing customers with a guarantee of their satisfaction as it relates to both the skilled work and professional demeanor of their technicians; customers who aren’t satisfied with these aspects are not required to pay for their service. https://www.facebook.com/CallRogersPlumbing/
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