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New water heater efficiency requirements are coming

Water heaters are changing.  Again.  That is to say that efficiency requirements for storage water heaters are increasing.  For the most part, standard storage heaters from 40 - 50 gallons will remain the same, as they already meet the minimum efficiency.  However, anything above 50 gallons will require increased effiency.  As usual, that will result in a price increase.  Even more, water heater manufacturers will use the new requirement to increase the price of all water heaters.  Even those that already meet the efficiency standard.  I've been told to expect a 15% increase by April 16th, 2015.  For a standard install that will be an increase of $150 approximately.  So, if you're water heater is near the end of it's life, consider a replacement before April 16th, 2015.  Of note, all tankless water heaters already meet the efficiency standards.  And, provide endless hot water. 

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The Mapleservice Jingle

“The Mapleservice jingle has been a great story.  It’s hard to believe the song is 15 years old.  The first draft, however, was nothing like the jingle we hear today.  That is, the first attempt was all about pipes, trenchless sewer lines, water line repairs, and water heaters.  We even tried to get Humboldt County plumbers and Sonoma County plumbers in the lyrics. Nothing rhymed or made any sense.  It was just weird.  So, we threw it out, and started over.   Truth is, on the second attempt, I personally wrote the words.  I chose to write less about plumbing, and more about Mapleservice, and our history.  The words came easier.  It’s a story I’ve lived my entire life.  Delivering “great service” and “building honesty and trust since 1960”.   Sometimes it can be a little fun to be associated with the jingle.  I often hear from my kids, “dad, my teacher was singing the Mapleservice jingle to me today in class.  Thanks a lot dad.”

Submitted by  Dale Maples, Co-owner

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