At Vigilante PHAC, our team receives a variety of customer questions about their water heaters. At the top of this list are ways to save money on their water bill and ensure their home is safe from disastrous accidents. Our first tip is not to procrastinate when it’s time for a water heater installation or repair. Our plumbing technicians are the experts on hot water heater services in Queens, so don’t hesitate to call when you need prompt assistance. 

In addition to the necessary maintenance, installations, and repairs, there is another way to save money and ensure a safer home: buy much-needed water heater accessories. If you don’t want all the bells and whistles, these are our top four recommendations. 

Hot Water Recirculation System 

When you need instant hot water in every shower or faucet in your home, you will benefit from buying a hot water recirculation system. This handy device allows homeowners to save thousands of gallons of water annually, significantly reducing their water bills. It also provides protection to your pipes against the frigid New York winters, preventing pipes from freezing when the temperatures drop. 

Installing a hot water recirculation system to your water heater is fast and affordable, so don’t hesitate to contact the plumbing technicians at Vigilante Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning to perform the job. 

Anti-Scale Devices 

Scaling is a common issue water heaters have, which can cause long-term effects to your system, such as overflow, corrosion, and severe tank leaks. Purchasing anti scale devices enables you to prevent scale formation and prolong the life of your water heater. In general, these devices are easy to maintain. 

Leak Detection System 

A residential leak detection system is small, easy to install, and a lifesaver, as it helps prevent flooding to your residential property. A leak detection system will automatically shut off the water supply to the water heater and sound an alarm once it has detected a leak. All other household fixtures and appliances remain fully functional during this time. 

We recommend water tank leak detection and automatic shut-off systems to all our clients, as even the smallest leak can cause serious damage. Small leaks generally go undetected. This can result in damage to the floors, subfloors, walls, and the development of mold and mildew. As you may already know, mold and mildew in your home can cause major health issues. This system is one way to prevent multiple issues from occurring. 

Water and Gas Safety Valves 

Also known as a WAGS valve, this device is primarily designed to detect gas leaks and, much like a leak detection system, water leaks when they occur. When a water heater or gas leak has been detected, the WAGS valve kicks into action by cutting off the water and gas supply (for gas-fired heaters) to reduce damage to your property. WAGS valves are placed in a drop pan that sits under the water heater system, both of which the professionals at Vigilante PHAC can install. 

Why Vigilante Plumbing, Heating, & Air Conditioning? 

We are a well-established, family-owned, and operated business that has serviced the five boroughs of New York for over 80 years. Three generations of our family have provided high-quality service in three integral ways. Our business: 

  • Offers a 24-hour live representative – and we actually mean it. 
  • Bills by the job, not by the hour – this is where most companies get you. They showcase their low prices but squeeze their customers dry by putting in more hours than the job is worth. Vigilante offers a flat rate and provides details of the job before each project. 
  • Performs rigorous background checks and periodic drug examinations on our plumbing and heating technicians to ensure quality and safety. 

Unlike other companies, we don’t cut corners. When you need a water heater installation or repair in Queens, contact Vigilante PHAC at (718) 530-0404 for a free estimate.