Water Heater Efficiency Changes — Be Prepared

If your water heater is over 10 years old, it is time to change it.

There are big changes coming April 16, 2015 to the water heater codes. The water heaters have to be more energy efficient, which equals higher costs for the heater and for installation.

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The new water heaters are also reportedly going to be approx 2″ bigger in length and width because of increased insulation. That means there’s a chance they won’t fit in the space where the old water heater was. Homeowners might have to move the heater to another part of the house, go tankless or purchase a smaller one with less capacity.

Our recommendation is to get your older water heaters changed out before the deadline so you need not worry about it for the next 8-12 years. Hope this was helpful and  call if you have any questions.

 

IRC Plumbing Inc.

772-696-3747

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Water Heater Reviews from our customers :

 

Review by: A. S.

Work Description: 40 gal. hot water tank + updated pluming connections

Great work. Very reasonable price. Had a hot water tank replaced. Very courteous. I know my plumbing, but the last time I installed a water heater was in 1972 when I was 19, so I was happy IRC saved my time at a great price & high quality tank!
~A.S.,Vero Beach

 

Review by: D. M.

Work Description: Replace and move water heater in garage

Lucien has an “old school” work ethic; and in these days it is hard to find. He takes pride in his work and it shows. He is competitive with his pricing, and honest with what needs to be done. He will sell and fix only what you need. Lucien is not a pushy salesperson…he is a plumber who stands behind his work.
~D.M., Vero Beach, FL

 

Review by: S. S.

Work Description: Replace Hot Water Heater

REVIEW:

Christmas night my hot water heater started leaking heavily and flooded my garage. The supply shutoff valve didn’t work so I had to turn the water off to the house. Afterwards, I started looking on the internet for Brevard County plumber reviews. I found a site that I could search for plumbers to repair or replace my water heater. Within minutes, Lucien from IRC plumbing contacted me to help resolve my problem, even though it was Christmas night and was cutting into his family time. I described the problem to him, sent him a couple pictures via text message, and he immeidately explained my options, repair vs. replace, and quoted me a price. I chose to replace the heater based on his assessment and explanation. We discussed the different heaters available and I chose the brand I preferred. The next morning he went to the distributor and sent me a picture of the water heater to ensure it was the one I wanted. He showed up at my house shortly afterwards with the heater and everything he needed to do the job. Lucien was prompt, curteous, and very knowledgeable. He upgraded my hot water heater to a larger model, put it in a pan so that it wouldn’t rust out like the previous one had, and replaced the supply valve with a higher quality valve. The job turned out to be more work then he had originally thought, due to the location of the pipes, however, he still did the job for the price he had quoted on the phone the previous evening. Lucien did an outstanding job and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a reliable, quality plumber in Brevard County. Thank you Lucien for the work that you do, and for being the person you are. We will definitely call you in the future for all of our plumbing needs.

~Steve, Vero Beach, FL

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