Signs That It’s Time to Upgrade Your Tankless Water Heater

February 6, 2024

Are you experiencing inconsistent hot water supply or noticing a decline in the efficiency of your water heater? It might be a sign that your tankless water heater needs attention. At PJ's Plumbing & Heating, we understand the importance of a reliable and efficient hot water supply, and we’re here to guide you through the signs indicating that it might be time to replace your tankless water heater. 1. Age Matters: Tankless water heaters typically have a lifespan of 20 years or more. If your system is approaching or has surpassed this age, it’s a good idea to start

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Keep Your Furnace Running Properly This Winter

January 8, 2024

The winters in Montana can be extremely long and cold. Therefore, your home’s heating system must work its best throughout the cold season. Fortunately, there are many easy steps that you can take to keep your furnace in peak condition so it runs efficiently and provides you with optimal comfort each year. Prevention Is Often the Best Cure Perhaps the most effective way to keep your furnace from breaking down is to have it inspected during the late fall. Our technicians at PJ's Plumbing & Heating in Bozeman can inspect your heating system to catch issues while they

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Factors to Consider When Purchasing a Hot Water Heater

December 11, 2023

There are numerous factors to consider when selecting a hot water heater for your Belgrade, MT, home. Each consideration is pivotal in making a well-informed decision to ensure optimal performance aligned with household needs and budget constraints. 1. Type of Heater Water heaters come in various types, including tankless, storage tanks, heat pumps, and solar heaters. There are pros and cons to each option. Tankless heaters provide hot water on demand and save space, whereas storage tank heaters store hot water for immediate use but occupy more space. Heat pumps are energy-efficient but may not work

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Top Reasons to Get an Annual Plumbing Inspection

November 16, 2023

When you think about the sanctuary that is your home, the last thing you want is an unexpected plumbing disaster. It’s the hidden pipes, the silent workers behind the walls and under the floors, that often go unnoticed until a small leak becomes something much larger, turning your home into a hassle. This is why it is important that you prioritize an annual plumbing inspection for your home. Catch Small Problems Before They Become a Catastrophe Having a regular plumbing inspection can help you spot and fix small problems before they turn catastrophic. For example, a

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4 Benefits of a Combination Boiler

October 18, 2023

A combination boiler in Belgrade, MT, is among the most common options you’ll come across if you’re planning to install or replace your heating system. The experts at PJ's Plumbing & Heating listed the top four benefits of this system to help you decide whether it suits your needs. 1. Compact Size Unlike traditional boilers that need a separate hot water tank and cold water cylinder, a combi boiler integrates all its components into a single compact unit that can fit in a standard cupboard. This allows you to free up space in your home for other

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Methods for Adjusting Your Water Heater Temperature

September 19, 2023

Learning how to change your water heater’s temperature will make it easier to ensure your family is comfortable. While many systems are set to around 120 degrees Fahrenheit, you may want to increase or decrease that number depending on your household needs. Here are the quickest ways to make both electric and gas water heater adjustments: Electric Water Heaters An electric water heater comes with two thermostats and two separate heating elements, though only one will generally come on at a time. To change your temperature, you’ll need to access the thermostats, which are hidden behind

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4 Reasons You Need To Call a Professional to Clear Your Clogged Drain

August 7, 2023

Attempting to clear a clogged drain on your own can be challenging. If not done properly, you could also inadvertently cause long-term damage to your pipes. Professional plumbers are the best option when it comes to drain cleaning. Here’s what you need to know. 1. Experience and Expertise Pouring drain cleaner down the sink might seem like an easy fix, but drain cleaners use caustic ingredients that can damage your pipes. Professional plumbers have the experience and expertise to properly diagnose the cause of your clogged drains and efficiently eliminate the problem. Plumbers also have access

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How Regularly Should You Service Your Sump Pump?

July 17, 2023

A sump pump is a critical piece of equipment designed to prevent water accumulation in basements, crawl spaces, and other low-lying areas of your property. By efficiently averting water accumulation, it effectively mitigates the risks of water damage, mold infestations, and structural deterioration. However, like any device, a sump pump requires regular maintenance to function optimally. Determining the Frequency of Sump Pump Servicing We recommend having your sump pump inspected every 3-4 months and serviced at least once a year. However, the frequency of sump pump service is contingent on several factors. Age

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Why You Should Switch to Water-Conserving Toilets

June 22, 2023

If you’ve ever been stuck in a bathroom with a faulty flushing toilet, you know how uncomfortable and embarrassing that can be. But it’s not just the embarrassment you need to worry about. A faulty flushing toilet can waste hundreds of gallons of water per year! That’s why installing water-conserving toilets is a great choice for any home. Here are some of the benefits of having a water-conserving toilet in your bathroom: Saves Money A water-conserving toilet can save you money every year on your water bill. According to the EPA, a household can save up

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Will a New Water Heater Be Safer For My Family?

May 11, 2023

As a homeowner, there are various components of your home that will need to be replaced from time to time. Your water heater is going to be one that needs to be replaced about every 10 to 15 years. One question that you may be asking yourself when it comes to getting a new water heater is whether or not it will be safer for your family compared to your old unit. New Ignitors The short answer to this question is that, yes, new water heaters are designed to be safer than older style ones.

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