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Understanding Water Heater Energy Regulations

Saving energy helps to save the planet, which is one reason the government puts certain regulations in place regarding your water heater. These regulations can save you money as well, so watch this video to gain an understanding of the new water heater energy regulations.

If you’re looking at smaller water heaters, today’s units will come with more insulation so you can enjoy extra efficiency. Bigger units can no longer connect to the chimney, and instead you’ll have to vent them directly to the outside. A hybrid heat pump takes wasted heat inside the building and uses it to heat your water, but it takes up more physical space.

At Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating, we’re happy to discuss the energy regulations that apply to water heating in Berkeley. Call us at (510) 843-6904 or view our website to learn about our drain repair, duct cleaning, and water heater installation services.

Could Your Home Benefit from Plumbing Repiping?

You need your pipes to be in good shape if you want your plumbing system to be as efficient as it can be. If your pipes have seen better days, you might deal with problems like low water pressure and lead in your water. This is especially likely to happen if your pipes are on the older side. Read ahead and see if your home could benefit from plumbing repiping.

You Have Low Water Pressure

Trying to take a shower with a trickle of water coming out of the shower head is a pain. If you’ve noticed that the water pressure in your house isn’t where it should be, talk to your plumber. Obstructions in your piping can affect your water pressure, but repiping may be able to help.

You Want to Protect Yourself from Lead

One of the most important elements of plumbing piping is the residue that could wear off into your water supply. If you know or even suspect that you have lead pipes, it’s a good idea to look into repiping. It’s very dangerous to have lead in your water, and you might not even realize that it’s there. If you want to protect yourself and your family from the threat of lead poisoning, think about having your pipes redone.

Your System Is Old

Even the highest quality plumbing pipes will only last for so long. If your home is on the older side and you’ve never replaced the piping, you might want to talk to your plumber about repiping services. Modern piping tends to be much more efficient than the older pipes that might currently be in control of your plumbing system. If you’re not sure how old your system is, have your plumber take a look and give you an estimate.

Are you in need of plumbing repiping? Don’t forget to contact the team at Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. Our Berkeley plumbers specialize in both residential and commercial plumbing. Give us a call at (510) 843-6904 to learn about our hot water heaters, furnace repair, and air quality services today.

Recognizing the Dangers of Gas Line Leaks

Gas line leaks aren’t just inconvenient—they’re dangerous, too. If you do end up dealing with a gas line problem, you should talk to your HVAC and plumbing professional as soon as possible. Keep reading for advice on recognizing the dangers of gas line leaks.

When your gas line leaks, you need to make sure you get the problem solved immediately. A leak in your gas line can make your appliances less effective and increase your energy bills, but it can also put you and your family in danger. Gas line leaks, however small, will release potentially dangerous fumes into the air. It’s especially dangerous if you encounter a carbon monoxide leak, as this gas has no smell and can be deadly if inhaled for too long. Always call the professionals if you spring a leak in your gas line, and make sure you and your family get to safety.

The professionals at Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating can help you if you have a gas line leak. We specialize in HVAC services as well as plumbing service in Berkeley. Please don’t hesitate to head to our website or call us at (510) 843-6904 to find out how we can help.

Myths About Tankless Water Heaters That Are All Wet

Myths can be dangerous, because they prevent people from taking proper care of their plumbing and HVAC appliances. Failing to understand your appliances can cause their working lives to suffer, and it can also steer you in the wrong direction when looking for replacement or repair. Here’s a look at some myths about tankless water heaters.

Myth: Tankless water heaters are all the same.

Many people have been making the conversion to tankless water heaters, but they still need to decide which model works best for their home. If you think that all tankless water heaters are the same, you should look at the details. Some brands are easier to install than others, and some brands have poor customer support, which can make it difficult to make the most out of your investment. Keep in mind that the way your water heater is installed can have a substantial impact on its longevity and efficiency.

Myth: There’s not much to tankless water heater replacement.

Replacing a tankless water heater isn’t the easiest of tasks, so you should always talk to your plumbing professional if you think you’re in need of a new one. In some areas, you need a permit or an inspection to have the replacement done. Improper installation can take a whole lot away from your unit’s efficiency, so you’ll want to make sure you have a reliable plumber replace your tankless water heater.

Myth: Tankless heaters are more expensive.

Although a tankless water heater may be more expensive to purchase, it’s certainly not more expensive to operate. This type of heater is more efficient than conventional water heaters, which means it will save you money on your energy bills. In this case, you won’t have to spend the money to heat the water you’re not using, so you can expect lower bills.

If you want to make sure you know what you should and shouldn’t believe about tankless water heaters in Berkeley, you can count on the team at Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. Give us a call at (510) 843-6904 or check out our website to learn about our plumbing services.

What Exactly Is Indoor Air Quality?

Your heating and air conditioning units can have an effect on your indoor air quality, but not everyone knows what that means. Indoor air quality impacts how comfortable and sanitary your home is, and it’s an important element to consider if you have a respiratory problem. Watch this video on what exactly indoor air quality is.

The indoor air quality of your home or building depends on its physical and chemical characteristics, as well as airborne contaminants. Good indoor air quality is healthier and more comfortable, while low quality air provides the opposite effect. Indoor air quality can refer to temperature, humidity, and contaminants like radon or carbon monoxide.

Your indoor air quality is important, and Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating can help you keep yours in shape. You can always call us at (510) 843-6904 or visit our website to learn about our leak detection and water heater installations in Berkeley.

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