Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

Tankless Water Heater Maintenance

By now you’ve probably heard about tankless water heaters. Traditional hot water heaters have tanks that take up space, constantly burn energy keeping the water warm, and can run out of hot water. All of these potential hazards are avoided by a state-of-the-art tankless water heater.

Sounds great, right? But like any appliance, traditional water heaters and tankless models need regular maintenance in order to maintain efficiency and ensure a long life. A tankless water heater can last up to 20 years when properly maintained. In this post, we’ll explore a few things you can do to make sure your tankless water heater stays in tip-top shape for years to come.


Hard water is common in West Texas, and the buildup of minerals in your water can have an impact on your water heater, whether it’s traditional or tankless. If left unchecked, the amount of “hardness” in your water (calcium and magnesium deposits) can actually increase over time.

In a tankless water heater, buildup over time can restrict water flow to the point that you start to lose pressure. You’ll lose efficiency as well because the unit will work harder to push out the same amount of water. This extra effort can lead to a premature breakdown. Regular and thorough cleaning is recommended. A water softener can also reduce the impact of hard water before it even reaches your unit.


A small dial on your water heater will set the temperature. Have you noticed that you’re having to keep turning the dial up to get the same temperature water from your shower? Hot water, when combined with hard water, can make the buildup on your faucets even greater. That hard, white, chalky substance on your showerheads is the perfect example. When there’s enough buildup, the system has to work harder to produce the same amount of heat. So a good clean of your faucets and showerheads could save you in more ways than you realize!


City Plumbing offers a variety of services and products, including Rheem Tankless Water Heaters. If you need maintenance or are considering making the switch to tankless, give us a call today. You can reach us at 432-366-2401, or make an appointment online. Give us a call and we’ll come running!


Bryant HVAC

Bryant HVAC

The hot weather is here again, and that means many of you may be shopping for a new HVAC unit to ensure you stay cool. There are so many companies and styles to choose from; how do you decide? In this post, we’ll introduce you to Bryant heating and air systems, of which City Plumbing is a certified dealer.


Bryant has been providing in-home comfort for more than 100 years. Their HVAC heating and cooling systems have always been built for both comfort and efficiency, consistently breaking new ground with state-of-the-art technology and award-winning innovation. Every Bryant unit is factory-tested so it will be ready to start working the day it is installed.


When purchasing a Bryant system, it’s always a good idea to go through one of their partners. City Plumbing is a factory-authorized dealer. This means we are specially trained directly by company employees on all Bryant equipment and can give advice on which model is right for you. The training also ensures we can troubleshoot any potential issues, should they arise. Bryant dealers like us are also NATE certified, meaning they are the top HVAC installers in the business.


As with any home appliance, maintenance will be necessary at some point. Regular tune-ups (twice a year is recommended) make sure that the unit is running strong (at top efficiency), keeping your home cool or warm, and eliminating potential airborne contaminants. You can even take simple steps on your own, like changing your air filters every 3-4 months, which will help improve air quality and long-term efficiency.

Preventive maintenance from a Bryant-certified technician is recommended once a year. Not only will this improve efficiency and performance, but it will also extend the overall life of the unit and decrease the chances of a breakdown. Heating systems with heat pumps should be checked out twice a year, since these function in all seasons for both heating and cooling.


Lucky for you, not only is City Plumbing a Bryant partner, but we’re also still offering our annual spring clean and check! For just $89.99, we’ll check out your entire HVAC system, and even throw in a free 1” filter. Make an appointment online, or give us a call at 432-366-2401. Give us a call, and we’ll come run

Choosing a Great Commercial Plumber

Choosing a Great Commercial Plumber

If you’re reading this, chances are you are in need of a plumber, You’ve got a faucet that’s leaking, a drain that’s clogged, or any number of common plumbing problems. You have a lot of options: you could try to fix it yourself, call a handyman, or call a certified plumber, like the ones at City Plumbing. In this post, we’ll examine those options, specifically for those needing commercial plumbing.


Depending on what you’re needing, you need to make sure your plumber has experience specific to the job. This is especially true if you need a plumber for your business. Plumbers used to dealing with commercial codes will be a better fit, and won’t make mistakes that could lead to fines.


Speed is always of the essence when you need a plumbing job done, but imagine if you were actually losing money while waiting on the repairs. Business owners need a reliable and fast plumber to diagnose and repair any emergencies so they can get back to serving customers, and making money!


Some plumbers are experts at repairs – but how are they with installations? If you’re ready to expand your business, or, say, add another bathroom, you need someone who understands installations and the complicated work that goes with them.


All plumbers should be properly bonded and insured. This protects the plumber as well as the home or business owner, just in case something goes wrong.


This seems like a no-brainer in the information age, but going with a reputable plumber gives you an opportunity to check customer reviews online. Many online platforms (including Google, Facebook, and many more) offer space for reviews. Check out the reviews and the ratings – and if you have experience with a plumber, leave a review!a


Everyone loves a good deal, but as with anything, you tend to get what you pay for. Lucky for you, City Plumbing offers competitive prices on all our services, without cutting corners.


Have a need that we can fix? City Plumbing has the experience for all your commercial and residential plumbing needs. Make an appointment online, or call us at 432-366-2401.

air purifier

Need an Air Purifier?

Some West Texas dust storms are so bad you can even taste the dirt in the air! If that’s what the air quality can be like outside in West Texas, you want to make sure that the air quality inside is as pure as possible so you can at least breathe easy while at home. Have you considered getting an air purifier? In this post, we’ll discuss some of the reasons it might be a good idea.


Seasonal allergies are basically bound to happen for most of us, as is the common cold. But if you find yourself constantly sniffly and sneezing, it may be an issue with your air quality. An air purifier can help rid your home of the dust, pollen, pet dander, and other particles circulating in your air. The RFG Halo-LED Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier treats every cubic inch of air in your home.


So maybe bad allergies aren’t a problem. But your home just doesn’t smell good. A good air purification system could be the cure to getting rid of that old air, and the stuffy smell that comes with it. By constantly pumping clean air through your ducts, the Halo-LED will eliminate the stuffiness and have you breathing easier.

Mighty Mites

Isn’t it frustrating how quickly dust seems to pile up on your furniture? If you notice it on the nightstand, that means dust mites are everywhere, even in places you can’t see. An air purifier can greatly reduce the amount of dust in your home, and reduce the frequency you need to clean.


Did you know that impurities in the air are one of the things that can cause snoring? Things like pollen and pet dander can clog up your airways, causing congestion and snoring. An air purification system can clean the air and lead to a better night’s sleep.


A lack of quality air in your home can lead to a variety of other health issues. Smoke, mold, and viruses (even those known to spread COVID-19) can all be eliminated or greatly reduced with an air purification system.


City Plumbing is proud to be a certified dealer of the RFG Halo-LED Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier. For more information on what it can do for you and your household, call us at 432-366-2401 or make an appointment online. Give us a call, and we’ll come running!