Thursday, June 27, 2013

Shopping for Water Heaters and Plumbing Companies

Your home’s water heater is one of the most critical parts of your home’s plumbing system. Without hot water, your dishes won’t get clean, and your showers will be a lot less comfortable. Although modern manufacturing has created extremely reliable water heaters, they still only have an expected life span of about 10 to 15 years as they approach this age they tend to experience more and more problems such as slow replenishment rates, pilot light blow outs or leaking tanks. When you start to notice these things happening, it is time to start looking for a replacement heater and shopping around for a reliable New Orleans plumbing company. This article will discuss the basics of shopping for a water heater and what you can do to make sure you hire the best plumber possible.


Shopping for a Water Heater


There are few things as boring to shop for as a water heater. Although it may seem like the least exciting purchase of your life, the reality is that it is a good time to upgrade to a more efficient model and save yourself some money in the future. There are a lot of different models available on the market, but you should look at the yellow energy start sticker on each one to determine whether it will meet your home’s hot water needs and how much it will cost to use on an annualized basis. One good option is to invest in a tankless on-demand heater that will heat water as you use it. These are pretty pricey but can take a big chunk out of your energy bills.


Looking for the Perfect Plumber

New Orleans plumbing companies are definitely not in short supply. One of the biggest problems many people have is sorting through them all to find one that they know will work hard for them. One of the easiest methods for finding a plumber quickly is to ask your neighbors who they use. Typically your neighbors can give you the names of three or four plumbers who have all done good work for them in the past. With any contractor that you hire, you should make sure that they are both licensed and insured, but other than that as long as they are willing to meet your schedule requirements, almost any referred plumber is likely to do a great job for you.

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