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28 October 2019
Bad Habits for Hot Water Heaters in PA & NJ | Deiter Bros.
How is your Lehigh Valley hot water heater holding up? If it’s less than perfect, click here to see Deiter Bros.’s top tips to keep it running safely.

 

Bad Habits That Harm Your Pennsylvania Home’s Water Heater

Unlike your furnace, boiler, or air conditioner, your hot water heater is a home comfort appliance you rely on throughout the year. Now think about the appliances and fixtures you use every day in your home. How many of them rely on your water heater, and how quickly does it produce the hot water you need? Without an efficient water heater, household activities like dishwashing, showers, and laundry can cause daily frustration. Read these helpful hints to make sure you’re not unintentionally harming your Greater Bethlehem, PA home’s water heater.

Bad Habits to Avoid

1.      Running out of Oil or Propane

Experiencing a fuel runout isn’t ideal for any home comfort appliance. An empty oil tank or propane tank will result in a forced shutdown of your water heater (and furnace or boiler, for that matter) which will put you in a stressful and inconvenient no-heat situation. At Deiter Bros., our experts recommend signing up for automatic fuel delivery or placing fuel orders before your oil or propane tank starts to run low.

2.      Skipping Annual Maintenance

Foregoing your annual water heater tune-up is a surefire way to overlook any small issues before they become large problems. Be sure to contact us to schedule an annual preventative maintenance tune-up, or simply enroll in our water heater maintenance agreement.

3.      Allowing Your Water Heater to Be Inaccessible

PA hot water heaters (both direct and indirect) need space to breathe. Along with being a fire hazard, things piled on and around your water heater will prevent it from getting the air it needs to function properly. Besides, having easy access to your water heater makes it easier to inspect for safety and efficiency.

4.      Letting Your Water Heater Age Significantly

Water heaters last around 10-12 years. After that, their efficiency is significantly compromised and repairs are more frequent, costing you more in fuel bills to get the same amount of hot water you’re used to. If your water heater is starting to get old, consider a high-efficiency upgrade to maximize your home’s safety, comfort, and oil or propane budget.

Want to Protect Your Hot Water Heater?

Contact the expert HVAC service techs at Deiter Bros. today to order propane or oil, schedule a water heater tune-up, enroll in a maintenance agreement, or book an equipment replacement. We’re here for you with the best service in Lehigh Valley.

01 October 2019
Get an Emergency Generator for Your Home in PA | Deiter Bros.
Protect your family and your property from storm season with a backup, emergency generator. Click to get protected when the power goes out.

Why Your PA Home Needs and Emergency Generator Now

Homeowners across the country are wondering how the rest of 2019 hurricane season is going to shake out. Storms aren’t expected to cease anytime soon, and after that Pennsylvania residents can expect the staples of winter in the Northeast: below-freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, and Nor’easters.

Are you wondering what you can do to help protect your family and your property? Feel more secure at home this fall – and every season – with an emergency, backup generator. An emergency backup generator can be powered by the same fuel that heats your home. If you use propane to stay warm, adding an emergency generator is simple.

Worry Less Each Storm

Downed power lines, high winds, and flash floods. It can happen at any moment! When the power goes out, there are endless things to worry about: food going to waste, preparing family meals, keeping rooms safe and comfortable, charging electronics, and so on. When you have an emergency generator, your power restores in seconds so that you can enjoy nearly uninterrupted power access.

Winter Will Be Here Soon

Hurricane season may be from June 1st to November 30th, but we all know all too well that winter storms in Pennsylvania can be some of the worst. Add freezing temperatures and snow to the list of power failure concerns, and it becomes even more essential to have the extra support of backup power.

Be Prepared, Save More Money

Don’t wait until the next big storm. Contact your local full-service energy professional to install your standby generator now. That way, when the power goes out you will take advantage of the benefits of standby, emergency power immediately. Deiter Bros. is pleased to be your local energy experts. We are available to install emergency backup generators for customers across our service area. After installation, you can also count on us for professional generator maintenance and repairs. By scheduling your installation in advance, you’ll be better prepared for unexpected blackouts and you’ll actually save money on your service!

 

Why wait? Contact Deiter Bros. to request a free estimate for your new backup emergency generator. Be on your way to greater security this fall and winter!