DC / MD’s Water Heater Repair, Replacement & Installation
Washington metro area residents know that for repair, replacement and installation of water heaters, Spartan Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is the best choice. With our Better Business Bureau BBB A+ Rating rating and our 46 years of experience, we can take care of all your residential and commercial, gas, electric or tankless hot water heater repair needs.
Energy Saving Tankless Water Heaters in MD and DC
Water heating makes up about 14 percent of the average U.S. household energy budget when you use a traditional gas or electric water heater. On demand hot water from a tankless water heater can save Washington, DC and Maryland residents money by eliminating the energy lost from warmed water sitting in a water heater tank. Spartan can install a new energy efficient tankless hot water heater or replace an existing gas or electric water heater with a new tankless water heater so there is always enough hot water ready on demand when you need it–no waiting for water to heat up! Learn More about our Tankless Water Heater services.
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Energy Saving Insulation for Hot Water Heaters in MD and DC
The U.S. Department of Energy recommends that a licensed plumber or HVAC technician install insulation on your older gas hot water heaters, unless it already has a high R-value of insulation of at least R-24. According to the Department of Energy website, “Adding insulation can reduce standby heat losses by 25%–45%. This will save you around 4%–9% in water heating costs.” If you have a newer hot water heater, you can still save money by insulating the pipe from your hot water heater. The Department of Energy says, “Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise water temperature 2ºF–4ºF hotter than uninsulated pipes can deliver, allowing for a lower water temperature setting. You also won’t have to wait as long for hot water when you turn on a faucet or shower head, which helps conserve water.” Insulate all accessible hot water pipes, especially within 3 feet of the water heater. It is also a good idea to insulate the cold water inlet pipes for the first 3 feet.
Spartan Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help. When you schedule another service at your house, tell us the make, model and size of your hot water heater and we would be happy to insulate your water heater at a discounted rate while we are there. Or for a newer hot water heater, both gas or electric, we can insulate the water pipes. We can also insulate your electric water heater and water pipes. With a little water heater maintenance we can help you save money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.