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Out of Sight, Out of Mind = A Plumbing Disaster

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Out of Sight, Out of Mind = A Plumbing Disaster

It’s easy to ignore until it damages your home to the tune of hundreds or thousands of dollars. It’s your plumbing system.

Just like your HVAC systems, your plumbing requires regular inspections and maintenance by a licensed and qualified plumber. Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air offers complete plumbing services including, but not limited to:

  • Drain cleaning
  • Sewer cleaning & repair
  • Video inspections
  • Leak detection
  • Faucet repair
  • Toilet repair
  • Garbage disposals

Dixie’s professional, local plumbers don’t rely on “guesses” to make plumbing repairs. They use tools like real time video inspection.

When Dixie arrives it’s with a fully stocked truck. What does that mean to you? No wasted time with trips to the parts store to repair your toilet or fix a clogged drain. As with everything Dixie does, plumbing services completed in your home or business are backed by our Service & Repair Money Back Guarantee.

Now let’s talk about saving some money on something you seldom, if ever, think about. In some cases, it might be hiding where you don’t even see it. But it’s likely the 2nd largest energy user in your home. It is your hot water heater.

It usually costs $700 or $800 a year to operate. If you want to reduce the cost you have 3 options:

 

  • Use less hot water in your home – It’s not as hard as you think. Make sure to fix any leaky faucets. According to energy.gov, a faucet dripping once a second wastes hundreds of gallons a year. If it’s hot water that’s $35 down the drain. Use cold water to wash clothes instead of warm or hot. Energy efficient dishwashers and clothes washers can help. Install low-flow shower heads and take shorter showers.
  • Make your current hot water heater work more efficiently – Check that your hot water heater is set to 120° or the warm position. There is no good reason your water needs to be scalding hot. Put an insulating blanket around the water heater. It can pay for itself in a year or less.
  • Replace your current system with a new, more efficient hot water heaterIn most homes, the water heater is an insulated tank usually holding 50+ gallons of water. It can be a gas or electric water heater keeping all of the water hot. A tankless water heater is a popular alternative. It heats the water as you use it and doesn’t have to keep an entire tank hot.

Let our professional, local plumbers help you make an informed decision. If you decide to go tankless, Dixie is a fan of the Navian brand.

Just remember, “out of sight and out of mind” is not necessarily a good thing when it comes to water heaters. It could be costing you a lot of money.

 

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