Month: February 2018

Navien Tankless Water Heater with Navi-Link and Navien Hot Button

Hellgate Plumbing & Heating recently installed a Navien NPE-A high efficiency tankless water heater with a built-in buffer tank and re-circulation pump! Additionally, we installed a Navi-Link, which is a Wi-Fi remote control system that allows you to change the water temperature, turn the unit off, and monitor the system. All you need to do is download the Navi-Link app on your smartphone and you can control your water system anywhere in the world with Wi-Fi access!!

 

We also install Navien Hot Buttons! Hot Buttons are an awesome addition to your home. If you want your water to be hot before using the fixture, such as a bathtub or kitchen sink, press the button and the water will automatically warm the water up to that location before you turn the faucet on! You can install multiple Hot Buttons in your home, and it can save on water costs!

Call us today to learn more about Navien tankless water heaters, Navi-Links, and Navien Hot Buttons!

Flushing a Tank-Styled Water Heater

Even though a tank-styled water heater doesn’t need a mandatory cleaning every year (like a tankless water heater or boiler), there are still ways you can help keep a tank-styled water heater maintained. This cleaning guide can be used on tank-styled water heater brands such as AO Smith, Bradford White, and Rheem!

Sediment buildup in a tank-styled water heater can reduce your water heater’s energy efficiency and clog your water lines. To help alleviate these problems, and to help increase the life of the water heater, flush the tank every time you check the pressure relief valve.

Step 1
Turn off the electricity to the water heater, or turn off the gas to extinguish the pilot light.

Step 2
Connect a garden hose to the tank’s drain valve. Locate the draining end of the hose in an area that won’t be adversely affected by the scalding hot water. Gradually open the drain valve, and run for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Step 3
Close the tank drain valve, and disconnect the hose from the valve. Open each hot water spigot until all air is removed from the system.

Step 4
Close each hot water spigot as water begins to flow from it. After all the spigots are closed, turn on the electricity to the water heater, or re-light the pilot light and reset the gas valve to the previous temperature setting.

Northwestern Energy Rebates

Happy Wednesday everyone!

We think it is important for our customers to know that we are a Northwestern Energy Preferred Contractor, which means our customers have the opportunity to get energy rebates!! As long as you are a Northwestern Energy customer, you can sign up! The rebate amounts are valid until June 30th of this year.

If Hellgate Plumbing recently installed an efficient heating system in your home, call us today to see if you qualify for getting a Northwestern Energy rebate!