Thursday, May 24, 2018

Is Your Hot Water Heater “Long in the Tooth”?

Just what is the life expectancy of a hot water heater?  The average life expectancy of a tank water heater is about eight to 15 years. After 10 years, its operating efficiency dramatically reduces.  So, as it enters double digits in age look for tell-tale signs that it may need to be replaced.  Let’s avoid catastrophe…shall we!

Here are some signs to look for –

1.  You start hearing strange noises…usually due to sediment build-up.
2.  You notice that the water is becoming rust-colored.
3.  Water builds up at the bottom of the tank.
4.  The water it dispenses is cooler than usual.

If you live somewhere long enough you simply must eventually replace your faithful water heater.  That is a job for the Albuquerque area water heater professionals at E M Plumbing.  When that time comes, call Eric to come in and have a look so he can give you an estimate.  Keep cool and stay hot!  Call E M Plumbing at (505) 980-9334.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Staying in Hot Water.

This is not good advice unless it pertains to the water that comes out of your tap when you need it to be hot.  Generally speaking, Albuquerque area residents don’t want to know the inner-workings of their boiler system.  When the hot water gives out, you may wish you knew more about its potential breakdown BEFORE it happened!

Here are a few things you may want to know -

1.  Do boilers actually boil water?
2.  Do you have a standard or high-efficiency boiler?
3.  Why do they suddenly stop working?
4.  Do boilers prevent humidity problems?
5.  Are you wasting water or energy?

All of these questions, and others, can be answered by Eric Montoya and the boiler experts at E M Plumbing Heating and Mechanical.  If your boiler system needs repair or replacement in the Albuquerque area immediately call Eric to come out to your home and troubleshoot the problem.  That phone number is (505) 980-9334.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Why You May Need a Home Inspection.

It does not matter if you are buying a new home or have lived in your castle for decades, home inspections for your plumbing and HVAC systems are the key to proper maintenance.  Some actually believe that such inspections are an unnecessary expense but, inspections will actually save you more money in the long run!

HVAC systems are one of the least inspected areas of a new home.  Are you aware that almost half of the insurance claims result from faulty systems?  Why does this happen?  It occurs probably because when new homes are inspected the heating OR the air conditioning will be scrutinized due to the time of year.

Proper inspection and maintenance is necessary for a complete home inspection.  That is where Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing Heating and Mechanical comes in.  Eric and his team are Albuquerque’s thorough HVAC home inspection experts.  Please give him a call today…no matter the age of your ABQ area home at (505) 980-9334.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Installing a PEX Plumbing System.

We know that it is not a topic to which you pay a lot of attention, but eventually it may affect you and your new home.  We want you to know how it is done.  First of all, PEX (or crosslinked polyethylene) is part of a water supply piping system that has several advantages over metal pipe or rigid plastic pipe.

When we install a new PEX system in your ABQ area home we –

1.  Drill through the stud plate.
2.  Run all of the water lines.
3.  Pull, then secure those lines.
4.  Apply crimps and position the fittings.
5.  And, in the end, connect the water lines.

It is not simple, but it is necessary to attain the best plumbing system for your home.  Here at E M Plumbing we are your Albuquerque area experts at installing PEX plumbing systems.  Note to contractors and to new home buyers…give us a call before you are ready to install PEX.  I am Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing at (505) 980-9334.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Is it Time to Flush your Water Heater?

Springtime is a great time to take care of annual household duties.  Flushing your home’s water heater is a perfect example.  How long has it been and why does it need to be done?  Your water heater needs regular maintenance for top performance. A water heater flush clears out sediment and minerals, such as calcium and lime, that could impede your heater’s performance.

How is it done by a professional?  A technician attaches a hose to your tank, empties it into an approved drain, then fills the water back up. In the process, they clear out sediment and other buildup inside the tank and provide a clean unimpeded surface for heating water. In most cases, rods will be inspected and cleaned as well as ventilation and other important parts.

It’s time to pay attention to your water heater to ensure longer life and save lots of money in the long-run.  For decades people in Albuquerque have turned to Eric Montoya of E M Plumbing.  He and his team are water heater repair and replacement professionals in ABQ and the surrounding area.  Give him a call today at (505) 980-9334.