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Spotlight on Germicidal UV Lamps

Poor indoor air quality can have a very negative effect on the health and wellbeing of every member of your family. If you live in a home with allergy sufferers, or simply want to improve your health, you might want to talk to your AC and heating technician about the possibility of installing a germicidal UV lamp in your HVAC system. A germicidal UV lamp is engineered to destroy bacteria, viruses, and allergens on contact. When a germicidal lamp is combined with an HVAC filter, the two systems will keep your indoor air incredibly clean and clear.

To learn more about how HVAC maintenance can help preserve your indoor air quality, get in touch with Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. Our technicians repair AC systems in Berkeley, and we will be able to help you find the right air filtration and purification solution for your heating system. Call (510) 843-6904 to schedule an appointment with our technicians today.

The Homeowner's Water Heater Buying Guide

Without a properly functioning water heater, your home’s plumbing system would be without hot water. If you have recently noticed that your water heater is starting to show some of signs of wearing out, you will want to purchase a new unit right away. Gathering information about water heaters before you buy will help you make the best decision for your plumbing system. Here is a guide to what every homeowner should know about water heaters.

Compare Water Heater Styles

Your plumber will be able to provide you with several different types of water heaters for your home. A big decision that you will need to make when you are purchasing a water heater is whether to buy a tankless or standard model. Tankless water heaters are suitable for smaller households, or families who want to save on their water heating bills.

Evaluate Your Storage Space

If you decide to go with a conventional water heater that is equipped with a tank, you will need to choose a unit that has the appropriate amount of hot water storage. A large home may need a water heater that holds 50 gallons of hot water in its tank. It is important to remember, however, that larger water heaters need bigger storage areas.

Ask About Fuel Sources

Water heaters can typically be powered by either natural gas or electricity. The type of fuel source that you use for heating your water will depend on how your home is already set up. If your plumber has already installed a natural gas line in your home, you will be able to purchase a gas-powered water heater.

At Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating, we can provide you with water heater repair or new installations in Berkeley. From water heater installation to tankless water heater installation and more, there are many ways that we can restore your hot water system. Give us a call at (510) 843-6904 to schedule a new water heater installation for your home.

Choose Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating for Your Residential Plumbing Needs

When you are seeking a plumber who can do it all, look no further than Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. In this video, you will get a glimpse at some of the terrific plumbing services that we have to offer for your home. When you book our plumbing company, you can rest assured that we will provide you with competitive pricing, excellent workmanship, and service with a smile.

To hire a Berkeley plumber, get in touch with Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating by calling (510) 843-6904. Our company specializes in all types of plumbing services, and we will make sure that your plumbing system is in terrific shape after we are finished with our work.

FAQs About Radiant Heating

If you and your loved ones are tired of treading on chilly floors during the winter and early spring months, you may want to talk to your heating and cooling technician about the possibility of installing a radiant heating system. Unlike conventional heaters, which supply heat to your indoor air, radiant heating systems gently heat up the flooring and walls of your home. To help you decide whether this type of heating is appropriate for your household, read on for answers to the most commonly asked questions about radiant heating.

How does radiant heating work?

Many homeowners have questions about how a radiant heating system works. During a radiant heating system installation, your heating technician will place special tubes underneath your homes flooring. When you turn on your radiant heat system, these tubes will be filled with heated water, which will gradually elevate the temperature of your floors.

What are the advantages of radiant heating?

Radiant heating offers a few distinct advantages for your household. When you install your radiant heating system, you will enjoy superior comfort when you are walking around your home. A radiant heating system can also be much more energy efficient than a conventional HVAC system.

How does the radiant heating installation process work?

Installing radiant heating is a quick and easy process that can be completed by your regular heating and cooling contractor. The first step of the process is to determine which areas of your home will benefit the most from radiant heating. Next, your technician will install special heating panels underneath your floors. You will be able to adjust the temperature of these panels using a programmable thermostat.

If you have additional questions about the benefits of using radiant heating at home, contact Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. We proudly offer heating for homes in Berkeley, and we can help you choose the right alternative to a conventional HVAC system. Call us at (510) 843-6904 to learn more about how our radiant heating services can help you save money on your energy bills.

What Homeowners Should Know About HVAC Filters


When you hire a heating contractor to service your HVAC system, he may recommend that you change out your HVAC air filter. The air filter in your HVAC system is responsible for eliminating tiny dust particles and other types of debris from your indoor air. As your HVAC system operates, the air filter will naturally start to get clogged. During the peak heating and cooling seasons of the year, it may be necessary to clean or change your air filter once every month. Investing in a reusable electrostatic filter can help you cut back on the costs of furnace filter maintenance.

When you are in need of HVAC maintenance, get in touch with Albert Nahman Plumbing and Heating. Our company repairs all types of heating systems in Berkeley, and we will be able to help you maintain your air filtration unit. Give us a call at (510) 843-6904 to learn more about our quality furnace maintenance services.

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