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2020 Hot Water Heater Tank Guide

Although many have switched to tankless water heaters, may hot water heaters still use a tank. If your home has a water heater tank, there are a few important tips you may want to know about properly caring for it and when you may need to get it replaced, or how to maintain it to best extend its life. Welcome to 2020 It's another new year and time to have a realistic look at your home or businesses heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing. If You Forgot, You're Not Alone No matter how many times your plumber warns you about [...]

Muccia Plumbing Explains Water Heater Replacement

We often bring up water heater replacement in our online and Facebook posts. Some readers might assume it’s not just sound advice. Today we’re going to go a little deeper on why hot water heaters need to be replaced. Like any other home appliance, it can be a surprising hit to your budget. Just like your refrigerator, microwave or even your car, replacing the water heater will result in one less headache you can count on for several years. Consider that neglecting to replace your water heater before it fails ends up costing far more in repairs and operational costs. [...]

Muccia Plumbing Embraces Conversion: Tank to Tankless Hot Water Heaters

 From Tank to Tankless Hot Water Heaters: Muccia Plumbing of Hackensack NJ Embraces Conversion with Discounts The venerable hot water tank has finally met it's match. For the last ten years, debates continued about the efficiencies and longevity of tank vs tankless water heaters. However, the match is over. Recent updates in materials and processes for on-demand hot water from a tank unit can stand up side by side with a new tankless. First, the obvious, there is no need to run precious water up two stories until it's warm enough to take a shower. In fact, there is a [...]

Getting Ready for Winter

Mike Muccia's first 4 tips to get ready for winter Mike's Tip #1 In a recent edition of Mike's Kwik-Tip on Facebook, we recommended that you remove the timers off any hose bibs since a quick unexpected freeze will destroy the internal plastic parts. (In English please!) There is a fitting where a hose can be attached to a home water supply (usually more than one) so watering the lawn and garden is simplified. The part that the hose screws onto is called a hose bib.  We received many "thank you"s for that tip, but now that we are in [...]

NJ Licensed Plumbers: It Really Matters

Everyone, depending on age and education, can feel confident doing handyman jobs around their home, condo or business. One example is dealing with a slow or clogged drain. Most (both male and female) homeowners will take a quick drive to the local home improvement center, and look for something stronger than what is sold in the local grocery store next to bleach and dish detergent. However, when it comes to drains and sewage plumbing, while there are many small things that a regular handyman can do on his or her own, small issues can turn into big problems. And a [...]

US Dept. of Energy Rule Raises Hot Water Heater Costs

ALERT: a New US Deptartment of Energy Rule Will Raise Hot Water Heater Costs The announcement happened about 18 months ago. The US DOE allowed distributors to sell in-stock units made before the announcement, but now those units have all but disappeared. Home and business owners are likely unprepared for a much larger than anticipated expense. As a Bergen County Plumbing and Heating service for more than 40 years, Muccia Plumbing wants homeowners to be aware of this change now. This post serves to remind you to budget accordingly, based on the age of the existing water heater you own. [...]

Your Thermostat: the Easiest Way to Control Heating Costs

Whether you heat your home with propane, fuel oil or natural gas, there is a direct connection between the higher cost of oil and the overall cost to warm your residence or business regardless of fuel type. It doesn't matter if your system is hot air, hot water or radiant heat. As heating fuel prices rise, homeowners and business owners begin looking at energy efficiencies. These include replacing old windows, putting more insulation in attics, even putting foam inserts behind light switch plates. With the return of NJ subsidies for solar energy, high heating costs drive some to consider rooftop [...]

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Selecting Heating System Repair in Bergen County New Jersey

Your home and/or business heating are obviously important when the weather starts changing. A heating system that has stopped working brings a lot of inconvenience to the people living in that house. These systems are very complicated, and it is better to call a Bergen County heating repair company to fix the problems. With the companies available in Bergen County, you should take extra care to ensure you land the best one and avoid the bogus ones that will add more problems to your system. Here are the tips; Operation Period. Always prefer the heating repair companies that have been [...]

Treating Your Water Heater Like It’s Your Car

When it comes to keeping autos maintained, few people ignore the manufacturer’s recommendations. For example, many cars built in the last 5-7 years, alert the driver to remaining oil life. It’s a common to hear friends and neighbors state “My car is due for an oil change, I need to get that scheduled.” Additional maintenance most people also include is brake pads, wiper blades, the engine air filter, and the cabin air filter as part of scheduled car care. It is a simple concept. To avoid an unexpected repair due to a clogged filter or low/dirty oil and filter, maintenance [...]

Where’s That Water Coming From?

During the heating season, when your gas or oil fired hot water furnace is running, you might be surprised to find a wet floor starting right below a long copper pipe towards the back of your system. This pipe is connected to what is called a blow off valve which is designed to relieve pressure by allowing excess water to “blow off” or get expelled systematically. There are three components that usually lead to this problem, and for more years than I care to remember I always recommend replacing them all at the same time. First is the blow off [...]

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