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Tips to Hot Water Heater Repair and Maintenance Category: Water Heater Repair

A water heater’s energy efficiency is measured by the correspondence between electrical input, and the production of hot water. To maximize this energy efficiency, it's critical to have your water heating system installed by a water heater specialist. Trying to install your water heater on your own will affect its efficiency, costing you more in both the short and long run.

A lot of people try to take on water heater installation as a DIY project to save money and possibly pick up a new skill in the process. Most often, they do this without understanding how they might do things incorrectly and damage the entire system. Your water heater is delicate equipment that needs meticulous handling, otherwise you’ll end up with an ineffective — or even nonfunctional — water heating system.

This is why when you get a new water heater tank, you need the help of licensed local plumbing specialists to install your device accordingly. Proper installation guarantees that your water heater will run at maximum efficiency and give you a sufficient amount of hot water for your household.

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Quick Tips to Save on Your Water Heating Category: Water Heater Repair

Rinnai RUC 98 Tankless Water Heater. Photo David Dodge, GreenEnergyFutures.ca.

Most people know their water heater is an essential household appliance, but do you know that it typically accounts for 15-20% of your energy bill expenses?

When you use hot water in your home, some goes unused and then has to be reheated due to a process called "standby heat loss". This can account for up to 20% of your water heating costs in colder weather.

Going without a water heater entirely isn't practical, but there are definitely ways you can ration your use to conserve energy and keep some extra money in your pocket. Give these tips a try.

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Plumbing FAQs Category: Water Heater Repair

Rusted and corroded pipe

Plumbing is a common requirement, and almost every home has a plumber that they rely on. Homeowners often have a lot of plumbing questions, so we thought we'd answer some of the most common ones in a post. These are some of the most frequently asked questions our Greater Victoria plumbers hear.

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Helpful Emergency Plumbing Tips for Every Home Category: Water Heater Repair

A certified plumber explaining a kitchen sink repair to a homeowner.

The first step to becoming a responsible homeowner is having a good understanding of basic plumbing tips. Plumbing systems might need emergency service at any time. Imagine discovering a heavy leak in your water line early in the morning, or a flooded bathroom late at night!

There are plumbing companies in Langford & Colwood that offer emergency solutions, but it's also good for you to know the basics. Once an issue is no longer manageable, you can get in touch with a Westshore plumbing service to handle the situation.

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