HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT COMMERCIAL WATER HEATER?

HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT COMMERCIAL WATER HEATER?

August 25, 2014

Almost all businesses depend on running hot water in some capacity. For food service and hospitality companies, a steady supply of heated water is a necessity. But even standard offices will need hot water for their employees’ comfort. Having the right commercial water heater handling this task in your building is an important part of keeping your company running.

We offer installation of top-of-the-line water heaters, and we will help you select the right model to meet the needs of your workplace.

For help with Hillside, NJ commercial water heater services, contact the professionals at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Choosing the ideal commercial water heater

You should not attempt to purchase a commercial water heater on your own without any expert advice. Even the hot water needs of a small residential home require professional assistance! Imagine how much more hot water a business building requires compared to a house, and you will have an idea of how complicated a task it is to find the right commercial water heater.

Your first step toward picking a new water heater is to contact specialists in commercial plumbing and comfort systems. The professional installers will come to your workplace, examine it, and talk to you about your needs for hot water. The technicians will estimate the average hot water use per day and how large a system they will need to install to meet those demands. They will also discuss your budget plans with you. You are probably interested in saving money, and the installers will go over the various options to show you how much specific water heating systems cost upfront compared to how much they will save in energy-efficient performance over the long-term. If you are also concerned about reducing emissions to benefit the environment, your installers will be able to help in that area as well.

One option to consider that is becoming more popular with each year is the solar water heater. Ask your installers if they can fit your business with a solar water heating system, and they will find out if it is feasible and the savings you will receive from it.

Not every commercial installation company offers solar water heater installation, which is one of the reasons that you should make BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. your first choice for commercial water heater services in Hillsdale, NJ. Along with solar heaters, we offer a wide selection of other commercial systems: we will find and install the one that will do the best job delivering hot water for your company.

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HOW TANKLESS WATER HEATERS WORK

August 18, 2014

The development of the tankless water heater is one of the most significant leaps forward in providing heated water to homes. Tankless systems first appeared in Europe, and are now the most popular option for new homes there. They have since moved to North America, bringing their energy efficiency and convenience to millions of homes.

If you still have an old hot water tank in your home, you should give a tankless system serious consideration as a replacement. Going with a tankless water heater means you will never run out of hot water and you will significantly reduce your energy use. Call the specialists at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for more information about installing tankless water heaters in Fair Lawn, NJ. We’ll determine if a tankless system is right for your home.

The operation of tankless water heaters

If you’ve spent most of your life in homes with standard storage water heaters, you may find it strange that a water heater could work without energy applied to a large tank of water. But tankless systems are simpler than you may think.

A tankless water heater attaches to the water main entering your home, and it runs the water through a heat exchanger, a device which transfers heat from one source to another. Tankless water heaters either use natural gas or electricity to generate the heat that they then transfer directly to the water as it passes through the heat exchanger.

However, the heat exchanger only activates when a hot water tap somewhere in the house demands a supply of hot water, and it will only remain on as long as the tap continues to demand hot water. The flow of water toward a hot water tap is what causes the exchanger to turn on and remain on.

This means that 1) you will only use energy to heat the water for a short time, instead of needing constant heat for a storage tank, and 2) you won’t run out of hot water because the heat exchanger will always heat up more whenever you need it.

For professionals to find out the appropriate tankless water heater to meet your needs, they must know the flow rate (the amount of water you’ll need to heat at one time) and the temperature rise (the difference between the temperature of the incoming water and the temperature you need for comfort). Armed with this information, installers will know the ideal sized tankless water heater for your needs.

Tankless water heaters have some other benefits as well: they last 5–10 years longer than storage heaters; they require less space; and you never have to worry about the danger of a burst tank. Although they cost more to install than storage water heaters, their energy savings will soon let them pay for themselves.

If you think that one of the available tankless water heaters in Fair Lawn, NJ might be an excellent choice for your home, give us a call at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

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WHY YOU NEED STORM DRAIN MAINTENANCE

August 11, 2014

The outdoor drainage system for your house is important to protect your home during rainstorms. Storm drains collect the runoff water that would otherwise enter your home and lead to serious structural damage and destruction of your property.

However, you cannot expect a storm drain to always be ready to do its job. Just like any drain inside a home, outdoor drains can become clogged and ineffective over time. You need to have regular maintenance from a professional plumber to make sure that your storm drains are in good condition and not a threat to your home or the local water supply. To schedule maintenance for your storm drains, call BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. and talk to our professionals who are familiar with outdoor drainage in Hillsdale, NJ. We can provide the storm drain service you need to shield your home from the dangers of storms and flooding.

The importance of storm drain maintenance

The runoff water from a storm contains more than simply water; if you’ve ever watched water from flooding go down into a storm drain, you’ll know how much debris, such as leaves, dirt, and rocks, can flow along in the water. All of this material going down into the storm drain will eventually start to build-up until it restricts and finally blocks the drainage. The drains will grow dirtier and dirtier each year they go without maintenance, and if you’ve experienced a severe storm recently, the problem will be accelerated. Regular maintenance from storm drain professionals will clear and clean out the drains so that the water does not back up into your home.

Another reason you need to have the outdoor drains maintained regularly is because a polluted storm drain can lead to pollution entering the nearby fresh water supply. Water from storm drains does not go through sewage treatment plants like the water that leaves a home through the sewer line. The amount of water that goes down a storm drain is too much for the regular sewer system, so the water instead goes out into lakes and rivers. Dirty drains can end up contaminating these fresh water supplies, which is bad for everybody. Help keep the environment clean with routine professional maintenance.

Finally, regular drain maintenance will discover cracks, breaks, and leaks in storm drains that can occur because of pressure and age.

You should schedule maintenance for the storm drains on your property once a year or after a major storm. Damage to storm drains, or worse, damage to your home, can be very expensive; maintenance is a small investment in preventing costly and distressing larger repairs.

Contact BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. today to arrange for the necessary maintenance for your outdoor drainage in Hillsdale, NJ.

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OPTIONS FOR GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENT PLUMBING REMODELING

August 4, 2014

You may not realize that the fixtures in your bathroom and kitchen are costing you money in water waste. Older fixtures use much more water than newer fixtures. Thanks to developments in green technology, there are excellent high-efficiency installations for your plumbing that will increase your water savings to a level you never thought possible before.

One of the best times for installing energy-efficient plumbing is during a remodeling project. Whether it’s for a bathroom or a kitchen, plumbing remodeling in Dumont, NJ will benefit from adding fixtures that reduce water waste.

Here are some of the options available to you when you schedule plumbing remodeling for your home that will help you save energy. Call the remodeling professionals at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to find out more details about your choices.

High-efficiency dishwashers

ENERGY STAR-certified dishwashers make a tremendous improvement in how much water and power the use to clean your kitchenware. If you have a dishwasher from pre-1994, you are probably paying an extra $40 each year on your bills than you would if you had an ENERGY STAR model. Just like that, you have paid for detergent for the whole year! Certified dishwashers will also save around 1,300 gallons of water during their service lives.

Low-flow faucets

Whether placed in your bathroom or your kitchen, a low-flow faucet can reduce water usage by 30%. A WaterSense® faucet (manufactured in partnership with the EPA) can reduce the standard faucet’s flow of 2.2 gallons per minute to 1.5 gallons per minute—and without a loss in performance. The average family can save 700 gallons of water per year, which is equivalent to 40 showers, with the help of WaterSense® faucets installed in a home.

Low-flow toilets

Toilets use more water than any appliance in your house: sometimes a third of your annual indoor water use. Depending on the age of your current toilets, you can reduce the water use by 20–60%, which is equal to almost 13,000 gallons of water and savings of $110 each year and $2,200 over the appliance’s lifetime.

All of these appliances require the work of professional plumbers to select and install. When you make them part of your plumbing remodeling in Dumont, NJ, you can have the plumbers handle putting in the new fixtures and appliances so they do the efficient job they are supposed to.

You can trust to the experienced plumbing remodelers at BZ Dependable Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to help you get the most energy- and water-efficient new bathroom or kitchen possible.

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