Your Tankless Water Heater and Energy Efficiency

Looking to save money on your energy bills and transform your home into a more sustainable overall space? You might want to look at your plumbing. Specifically, your hot water heater.

While conventional hot water tanks are effective at heating water and dispersing it to all the various household water-using appliances, they’re not very efficient. Nor are they long lasting. Tankless water heaters are an alternative that a growing number of households.

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Hard Water: What Is It & How Does It Affect Your Home?

Hard water is a common problem, but many homeowners still don’t understand what it is or why it’s important. When water is considered hard, it is full of dissolved minerals like calcium, magnesium, and iron. These minerals don’t just make the water taste or smell odd. They also build up on surfaces where water flows or splashes, resulting in deposits that can be hard or impossible to remove. Understanding the many possible negative effects of hard water will be enough to convince you to let us here at Pilot Plumbing fix the problem for you.

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PEX Pipes vs. Copper: Everything You Need to Know

For many Texan homeowners, the devastating February cold snap and subsequent Texas power grid failure left them with a plumbing Armageddon on their hands as frozen pipes burst across the Lonestar State.

State Farm alone received nearly 19,000 property claims within days of the frigid storm, most of them related to broken water pipes. The largest home insurer in Texas, State Farm said it had received more claims due to frozen pipes in the state than it has from across the entire U.S. in all of 2020.

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