Friday, July 7, 2017

Is It Time For A New Water Heater?

Water heaters that use hot water tanks usually last about ten years. Naturally, this is only an average. If you get lucky and maintain your hot water tank, it might last you almost twice as long. On the other hand, it’s not unheard of for a water tank to fail after only two or three years.
If you do need to replace your water heater, you have several decisions to make. With hot water tanks, the key to performance is how much hot water is being stored and how efficiently the tank is being insulated. Other decisions involve which heat source to use (gas, oil, electric, or solar), the size and shape of the tank, what type of insulation you need, whether to use thermal stores, whether your hot water heater is going to be part of your central heating. Many of these decisions may already be made for you, depending on your home and the climate where you live. Talking to a local contractor is the best way to determine what will work best for your particular situation and needs.

If you think it may be time to replace your water heater, call AquaTech Plumbing at (630) 416-3555, (630) 377-9555, or (630) 462-3555, for more information.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Sump Pumps Save The Day

How many of you remember the great deluge of 1996? Aurora Illinois received 19 inches of rain in 24 hours matching a national record. You never know when Mother Nature will unleash another monster storm on Chicagoland. Basements were flooded, yards were under water, and roads were closed. How do you protect yourself from an unexpected summer storm?

Try a sump pump with a battery backup system in place. Within hours, a flood can envelop your home from the basement on up. The result could be hundreds of thousands of dollars in water damage, not to mention the loss of personal property that can never be replaced. For the solution call AquaTech Plumbing at (630) 416-3555, (630) 377-9555, or (630) 462-3555, for more information on how you can defend your home against colossal rains.