Residential Electric & Gas Hot Water Heaters
EMERGENCIES: Phone 203 650-1953
MASTER PLUMBING & DRAIN CLEANING installs, replaces, repairs and services residential electric and gas hot water heaters. We've been serving Stratford, Bridgeport, Milford, Trumbull, and most towns in Fairfield County, Connecticut since 1998.
We'll install the appropriate water heater for your home and requirements, (includes pulling the permits and hauling away your old unit at no additional charge). We install, maintain and repair most all major water heater brands, and in most cases provide same-day service. We offer 24/7 Emergency Service and all our work is guaranteed**.
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- ALL OUR WORK IS GUARANTEED**
- BBB ACCREDITED BUSINESS since March, 2005 with an A RATING!
Your water heater is typically the second largest consumer of energy in your home. Unlike your heating system, your water heater remains in use all year long. Any steps that can be taken to improve efficiency should be considered, as they will save you on your water heating costs all year long. As each year brings newer and more advanced technology, today's water heaters are more energy efficient than ever. Now you can lower your utility bill and help the environment at the same time.
Here are a few tips that may help you save on your water heating costs:
The Department of Energy tells us that lowering the water temperature of your gas hot water heater just 10 degrees can result in 6% energy savings. If the setting is further reduced to 140 (or even 120 degrees), you could save as much as 18%. Setting an exact temperature at your gas water heater can be a challenge as the temperature adjustment dial is not calibrated in degrees. One way to determine your hot water temperature might be to use a cooking thermometer under a faucet, (running only hot water, of course).
Many electric water heaters come preset at 150 degrees. We recommend a setting of 130 or 120 degrees. Changing the temperature on an electric water heater requires that you turn off the power to your electric water heater at the fuse or breaker box BEFORE making adjustments. As most electric water heaters have two elements and two thermostats, you may want to call us for help in making any adjustments.
If you have hard water, another way you can save energy is to periodically drain a few gallons from your water heater. Do this two or three times a year and you'll not only increase efficiency, you may increase the life expectancy of your unit. Why? Hard water often causes mineral deposits and scale to collect at the base of your water heater, surrounding the heating element. The scale and deposits effectively become an insulator, preventing the heat in your element from efficiently transferring to the water in your tank. By draining a few gallons from your unit, you can flush out the deposits so your unit can operate more efficiently.
Finally, you can purchase an insulation kit to insulate your water heater, (try Home Depot). Kits are made for both gas and electric units. The Department of Energy recommends that you use a kit (and only a kit) if your unit is gas fired. Follow all instructions when installing. If you have questions, simply pick up the phone and call us. We're here to help.
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