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Best NYC Company to call for Water Heater Installation

image_water-heater-installation-repairMany people who live in, or around New York City wouldn’t consider a water heater installation a do-it-yourself type of project. The potential for flooding and other problems when replacing an older water heater is high and has the potential of causing even larger problems. For this type of repair, give us here at HUB Plumbing NYC a call.  We are qualified to install and service every brand of regular and tankless water heater.

Replacing an Older Water Heater

If your current water heater has stopped heating your water well, or if you have noticed that it is leaking, it is probably time to take it out and get a new, more efficient water heater installation. This can be done by a New York City plumber that knows how to treat customers. HUB Plumbing NYC will deliver their “red carpet” service, making sure that your work is done with the utmost care and consideration. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year, because we know that a plumbing emergency can happen even at the most inconvenient times.

Installing a New Type of Water Heater

If you have decided to get rid of your current water heater and replace it with a tankless water heater installation instead, be sure to contact us at HUB Plumbing NYC at 646-862-7059. We are licensed and qualified to make sure that your water heater warranty will remain valid. Because we are a New York City plumber, we are familiar with the permits and codes that may be required before installation. By choosing to install a tankless heater, you may save up to 35% on your normal water heating costs.

Winter Heating Tips from Your New York City NY Heating Repair Company

The winter months are upon us and your New York City NY heating installation and repair company, HUB Plumbing & Mechanical, want you to consider some heating tips from Energy Star to help save energy and money on heating your home or business.

Maintain heating equipment. Dirt and neglect are the number one causes of heating system failure, so be sure to maintain your equipment. Now is a good time to schedule a pre-season checkup of your heating equipment with a licensed contractor to make sure your system is operating at peak performance. Check your system’s air filter every month. When it is dirty, change it. At a minimum change it every 3 months.

Use a programmable thermostat. Regulate your home’s temperature while you’re away or asleep by using one of the convenient pre-programmed settings on a programmable thermostat. When used properly, programmable thermostats can save you up to $180 every year in energy costs.

Seal air leaks in your home. As much as 20 percent of the air moving through your home’s duct system is lost due to leaks and poor connections. Sealing air leaks with caulk, spray foam, or weather stripping will have a significant impact on improving your comfort and reducing energy bills. If you are adding insulation to your home, be sure to seal air leaks first, to ensure you get the best performance from your insulation. Seal duct work using mastic sealant or metal tape and insulate all the ducts that you can access (such as those in attics, crawlspaces, unfinished basements, and garages). Also, make sure that connections at vents and registers are well-sealed where they meet floors, walls, and ceilings. These are common locations to find leaks and disconnected ductwork.

Look for ENERGY STAR qualified products. Whether you are replacing light bulbs or appliances in your home, ENERGY STAR qualified products can help you save energy and reduce energy bills. The label can be found on more than 60 types of products ranging from heating and cooling equipment to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). Also, look to EPA’s ENERGY STAR program for advice on other ways you can save at home such as using power strips as a central ‘turn-off’ point for electronics and office equipment, making sure computers and monitors are “powered down” when not in use and reversing the blade rotation on ceiling fans to help spread warm air around a room.

HUB Plumbing & Mechanical offers heating repair and heating maintenance in New York City NY and surrounding cities. Call 646.862.7059 today for all your heating and cooling needs or visit us online to schedule service.