Water Heater Upgrade and Other House Projects to Consider if the Climate Bill Passes

The climate bill that recently passed for 2022 offers rebates and tax breaks for qualifying homeowners who install energy-efficient products such as an energy efficient water heater. Estimated savings are approximately $1,800 in annual costs for gasoline and utility bills and can exceed $30,000 after 10 years and $140,000 after 25 years, if a household invests their energy bill savings from making energy efficiency upgrades.

There are many ways to make your home more energy efficient, including upgrading to an energy efficient water heater, installing an HVAC heat pump, adding insulation, installing rooftop solar panels, replacing drafty windows and doors, and more. For example, an energy efficient water heater will use approximate one-third of the electricity of a conventional water heater and would qualify for up to $1,750 in rebates.

Learn about home improvements that can reduce energy costs and quality for tax savings and rebates.

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2022-08-14T14:15:06+00:00August 12th, 2022|

How to Hire a Plumber for a Water Heater Repair

While some water heater problems may be fixed with little mechanical knowledge, some issues require professional help. A plumber can assist homeowners in repairing their water heater timely and efficiently, and they can save homeowners money. Hiring a plumber can prevent a homeowner from buying parts for their water heater if the appliance needs to be replaced.

The average cost to repair a water heater is $587, with typical repair costs ranging between $150-$955. Common water heater problems include temperature issues, leaks, and running out of hot water.

When hiring a plumber, make sure the plumber is licensed and is established in your local area, request a quote for the repairs before authorizing work, confirm the plumber has liability insurance and worker’s compensation, and confirm their expertise in water heater repair and replacement.

Learn more about the cost for water heater repair and replacement and considerations before hiring a professional plumber.

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2021-10-22T01:38:29+00:00October 12th, 2021|

The Cost to Install a Water Softener System

Water softener systems can neutralize or eliminate heavy minerals from water reducing the water’s hardness. These systems are available in various configurations based on method of mineral removal and volume of water to be treated. Water softener systems cost between $500-$6,000. Factors that impact the cost of installing a water softener system include the type and capacity of the water softener the system, size of the house or plumbing system, area of the home that will utilize treated water, geographic location, electrical and plumbing requirements, permits, and labor for installation. Keep in mind that the water softener systems will require regular maintenance to perform. Learn about why your home may require a water softener system, different types of water softener systems, and costs for installation.

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2021-08-12T13:30:13+00:00August 11th, 2021|
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