Plumbing Tips & Advice

Water Heater Care

There are simple and low cost ways to improve a water heater's efficiency and life-span. Some of these things are more obvious than others.

Water heating is the third largest energy expense in your home. It usually accounts for nearly 14% of your monthly utility bill.

Here are some ways to cut your water heating bills:

  • Adding insulation
  • Setting the proper temperature
  • Flushing the tank
  • Checking the anode rod

These things should all be done or checked annually. Some tasks such as adding insulation and setting the temperature could be performed by homeowner, while things such as Flushing the Tank and Checking the Anode Rod are best suited to be service by a Papa's Plumbing Certified Proffessional.

  Cost Saving Tip

An average family of four, each showering for 5 minutes a day using a conventional shower heads, which flows at 5 gallons per minute or more, uses at least 1500 gallons of water a week. That's enough drinking water to last one person almost 8 years!

In comparison, low-flow shower heads typically flow at only 2.5 gallons per minute or less!. There is a small initial investment of course, but your water conservation efforts will save you A LOT OF MONEY in a relatively short period of time. You are not only saving on the cost to heat the water, you are also saving on the cost of the water itself, which you already know can be quite costly here Palm Beach County, Florida

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Debbie H. West Palm Beach, FL

I have used Papa's Plumbing for over 15 years. My mother, mother-in-law and sister also use him We have never had a problem. They have done everything from running the water lines for our "city" water to putting in a new bathtub. His prices are reasonable, service is excellent and they are just nice to deal with.