Hot Water Heaters- Tankless
Tankless water heaters or “On demand” water heaters, may operate on natural gas or propane. They heat water when you turn on the hot water faucet instead of keeping a storehouse for use.
There are advantages and disadvantages to this system however.
A pro, is that they take up very little space and use up to 50 percent less energy than units with tanks. That continuous supply of hot water could be helpful for filling up a hot tub or spa bathtub.
Standard Tankless systems do a great job if the demand is moderate. When you have higher demand than normal you may need to upgrade to a larger unit designed for family usage.
Another problem is the need for a professional’s installation and maintenance calls for warranty purposes. Even if, as a homeowner you are fairly proficient in maintenance, this is not a DIY project.
Another Con’s is the fluidity of the tankless water heater market. The companies come and go at a quick rate, the product is oversold. The marketing is geared towards those who want to “keep up with the Joneses”, “be more green”, “be modern”, and so on. When the companies dry up, their customers have a tough time finding more parts or technical support.
Hot Water Heaters- Tank
There is no set standard surprisingly for comparison. Marketers of course want either one to look good to the consumer, and the movement to be more “green” has been gaining momentum for quite a while, enough to carry more questionable projects based on their claim to “green” fame.
For the cost conscious, an up to 50 gallon tank heater that provides 2 showers or appliance usages at once, costs around $350 compared to almost $1000. Installation is a difference as well, the cost almost triples. Unless your usage is very high, to take advantage of the electricity savings, your cost conscious decision would be a traditional tank water heater.
A pro of the tank water heater is the ability to multitask. Dishes, and shower, wash, and bath. Depending on the size of the tank, possibly even 3 tasks using hot water at a time. However, the tankless heater cannot flex with that demand.
Another pro of the tank water heater is the ability to regulate the water temperature. It is set and maintained by the unit, and can even be set low for safety sake (young infants) or if your tank is small, it can be set higher to accommodate for usage. Unfortunately the tankless water heat can and does have water temperature fluctuations. Not a good thing when bathing an infant.
Both types of hot water heaters do a great job. With pros and cons to both types it is important to consult a local plumber or expert. A professional can help you evaluate your hot water needs and layout options that will work great.
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New Home Installation
Building a home is a set of complicated tasks that involves various elements. One main task in making a new home is to estimate the cost of various things, such as estimated cost of the Plumbing Installation. If you want to know the cost of plumbing for your new house, you will know the complexities in which you can run into.
Existing Home Plumbing
If you are not building a new home, but you have some plumbing jobs to be done in your existing home, you better call a plumber to prevent any major damage. The professional plumbers can charge something in the range of $75 to $150 per hour. Charges also depend upon the required job and complexity involved. Some factors that affect the plumbing costs are:
Tips to Avoid Plumbing Problems:
There are some simple tips that can save you a lot of money by preventing some minor plumbing problems. These tips are:
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Having a clogged shower drain, or a toilet that won't flush, or even worse, a busted pipe could be the most humiliating experience for anyone. Instead of getting upset about the whole thing, you may want to look for a good local plumber.
Fortunately, there are many places to look, and interestingly, these companies preach the same thing-"being the best". But this is not always the case considering the growing number of plumbing scammers around. Although, we must confess that there are so many companies around that have consistently kept a good track record. But often times these companies are not usually easy to spot in the crowd.
How to find the best company around
Plumbing is something that needs to be done right, at least the first time, so a small issue doesn't end up taking more and more of your money and time. So, you need a local plumber that can guarantee you a quality job at a reasonable price and will always treat you with the respect you deserve.
But, how will you find such a plumbing company?
Here are the top 5 things to look out for when choosing a local plumber in Boise Idaho
Make sure the plumbing company you choose is operating with a licence. You should always ask for an ID for proof. When in doubt, don't hesitate to check up the validity of license online.
It is usually better to compare your options before deciding on the price that's right for you. Check up as many plumbers as you can and get their quotes. If you have a job that you think will cost a lot, then try inviting the plumbers over to make sure they will charge extra when given the job. Shop around; don't limit your search to just two or three plumbers especially if it's your first time.
Check references and past work
Nothing can ever replace reputation. Although, you want to get the job done at the lowest price, you would also want to make sure it's done well the first time. This is why you need to get a plumber that is qualified, and the only way to do this is by evaluating the job history of the plumber. Any plumber you are hiring should have a lot of good reference and recommendations from previous jobs.
A small job can pass for any good plumber around, but for more complex jobs, you need a plumber that can really assure you there won't be a repetition of the problem. So you want to get a good plumber that has handled several problems like yours in the past.
Before hiring a plumbing company, make sure they are fully insured. Find out what guarantee they offer for their work and how much time the guarantee is supposed to last.
Toilet Tips in Boise
One of the most important and most used home fixtures is the toilet. Although, toilets are a reliable part of the plumbing system in your home. Eventually all of us have to face some toilet issues.
One of the most common problem regarding toilets is clogging, but obviously, this is not the only one. Good thing is that many toilet related problems can be fixed by do-it-yourself techniques.
In this article, we will discuss some common toilet problems and will learn to solve them.
Some clogs are just too stubborn to be cleared with a plunger and may require a local plumber to assist you.
Call Plumbing Solutions of Idaho 208-895-7969 for all those stubborn clogs which just won't clear.
Once you get the right size of your replacement seat, simply loosen and remove the nuts on the hinge and lift your toilet seat. Sometimes, the nuts can be corroded and you are unable to remove them easily. If this is the case, use a penetrating oil and give it enough time to get soaked. If you can’t access the nut, use a wrench. But make sure that you don’t use too much force, as it damage the bowl or the water tank of your toilet.
Toilets are simple and easy to understand mechanisms. You can keep your toilets in running and good condition with just a little maintenance each year.
Maintaining a water heater only requires a beginner skill set and a couple of hours. A few simple steps are all it takes to extend the life of your water heater.
Boise is known for its active outdoor lifestyle, and this attitude tends to translate to a community that wants to reduce their impact on the environment. Anyone can contribute to a greener city, and it can begin with household plumbing.
Small bits of food find their way down our kitchen sinks every day. If there is an existing clog or one in the making, food can then become trapped. As a clog builds in your kitchen sink, so does a stench. Eventually, the smell is unyielding and an odor that begins in your sink can invade every other room in your home. While it may be too late to prevent a drain blockage, there are a few things you can do to try and eliminate the smell.
As Boise gets through this cold Winter, the last thing you want to worry about is your water heater. If you are concerned about the efficiency of your water heater, there are signs to look for that point to trouble
If you have found that it is time to replace your water heater, the following steps will assure that you find exactly what you are looking for.
Boise has had a record amount of snow this season with more on the way. Many people have had to take into consideration how their homes are being affected and what will come when all the snow melts. While most affected areas are visible, don’t forget about your plumbing. The new snow and freezing temperatures can create problems for plumbing all over the city of Boise.
Nothing changes a well-earned shower from relaxing to uncomfortable like standing in six inches of water. Your shower should not be a stressful place whether you are taking a quick rinse or enjoying a bath. Drains need care and maintenance like all other parts of a home but are more likely to be overlooked. Until they start to act up, that is. While a professional plumber is the best choice for dealing with problematic drains, there are ways to take care of your bathroom with some at home care. Foresight will allow you to maintain and prevent emergency