Friday, September 19, 2014

Denver Plumbing Companies Warn of Hefty Penalties for Leaky Plumbing

It's time once again for the city's water utility service to remind citizens not to waste precious water by adhering to summertime watering rules. Denver may have a relatively stable water supply, but it may not last long even with sporadic summer rains. This year's water conservation slogan is ""Use Only What You Need."" Over the past few months, the noose around Denver's water regulation has grown even tighter. Recently, the Colorado legislature passed Senate Bill 14-103, which orders the phase-out of low-efficiency water fixtures come September 1, 2016 to make way for WaterSense-certified ones. While this move will cost homeowners a bit of money, this investment is certainly worth it in the long run.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Denver Plumbing Tip: Pick your Plumbing Fixtures and Fittings Wisely

According to a recent study by ReportBuyer, the demand for water-efficient plumbing fixtures and fittings in the US steadily increases each year. This gain is largely attributed to new residential constructions, although home improvement and repairs, as well as the commercial sector, also help drive demand. You can easily imagine the bounty of choices you have thanks to manufacturers’ eagerness to supply this demand. Yet if you haven’t the slightest idea as to which faucets, toilets, showerheads, and other plumbing implements fit your needs, you might want to get help from experts. Of course, you also need licensed Denver plumbers for the installation to be done right.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Studies Say Reliable Heating and Cooling in Denver is Badly Needed

It’s official: Denver, Colorado has the third worst urban heat island in the country. This was the conclusion of nonprofit climate news organization Climate Central after analyzing the temperatures of 60 U.S. cities from 2003 to 2014. Denver’s average temperatures have increased by 4.9 °F throughout this timespan, but Las Vegas, Nevada experienced the highest change, with about 7.3 °F. That said, things are actually getting worse everywhere, as Doyle Rice of USA Today reports. Considering that 80 percent of Americans live in densely packed metropolitan areas, it is not surprising that the need for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in Denver is greater than ever before. Residents can rest easy, though, because Denver heating and cooling experts like Total Plumbing have got their backs.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Replacing your HVAC in Denver? Prepare for the 2015 DOE Regulations

When is the best time to have your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system checked? In an article published by Explorer News, StatePoint Media gets the pulse of the experts from a major international HVAC provider. According to these experts, fall is a great time to conduct a thorough inspection and maintenance, and more importantly, to remedy the kinks and glitches that can make the colder months unbearable. Before you turn off your AC system for the season, consider having it checked out by a certified contractor. If it’s older or has been giving you problems, you might want to replace it. So-called “zombie” heat pumps appear to be alive and running, but in reality are not performing optimally, or at all. If your air conditioner doubles as a heat pump, fall is the time to have your system checked out for the heating season.