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Plumbing Inspection: How Often Do You Need to Have One?

Before we talk about how often you need to have your plumbing inspected by a professional, let’s talk a bit about why it’s a good idea. AHWA can take care of all of your plumbing needs, but routine inspection will pay for itself by preventing costly repairs down the road. Let’s discuss it a bit further. Why Should You Have a Plumbing Inspection Done? There are a variety of situations that might dictate a need to have your plumbing inspected. If you live in a home that you have built and are familiar with the plumbing, you might expect the …

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Do You Need a Hot Water Heater Expansion Tank?

As water is heated, it expands and causes pressure to build up. In earlier water heater systems, this pressure forced the water in the tank to drain into its original water supply source. Modern plumbing systems don’t allow this kind of backflow. A check valve keeps this kind of wastewater from within your household from backing up into the water supply and potentially fouling the incoming water supply. Read on to learn more, or contact an American Home Water and Air expert to discuss your needs further. What Does a Hot Water Heater Expansion Tank Do? An expansion tank is …

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Water Heater Inspection Checklist: What to Look Out For

Many homeowners don’t give their water heater a second thought unless it stops working, but you can make sure this never happens in the first place with a hot water heater inspection and ongoing water heater maintenance. Unless your water heater is brand new, the water heater inspection cost you incur will likely pay for itself in the form of money saved on costly future repairs. AHWA is always ready to perform a water heater inspection for you at your convenience. Of course, you can also do a simple water heater inspection yourself. Let’s talk about the things you should …

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Types of Plumbing Noises: Causes and Solutions

If you’re having issues with your plumbing making different types of noises, such as hisses, thumps, clangs, or thuds, it’s important to consider that you might have some functional issues taking place. If you can’t decipher what the noises might indicate, don’t worry: the professionals at AHWA can help! We understand that noisy plumbing can indicate everything from minor issues to signs of major problems. When in doubt, give us a call to come take a look and make sure everything’s working okay. In the meantime, here’s a quick overview of the types of plumbing noises you might encounter and …

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7 Types of Energy Efficient AC Units of 2022

With rising energy costs and environmental concerns related to fossil fuel usage, many homeowners are looking to find the most energy efficient AC unit on the market. If you are among those seeking an energy efficient AC, you’ll first want to familiarize yourself with some standard terminology: The Energy Efficient Ratio (EER) measures the operation effectiveness of a cooling system. A rating of at least 12 is considered good. The Combined Energy Efficiency Ratio (CEER) is the standard used specifically for window units by the Department of Energy. It takes both the energy required during use and the energy used …

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