Hot Water Heater Money Saving Tips

Hot Water Heater $$$$ Saving Tips

Water heaters are among the highest energy-consuming appliances in your home. Water heating accounts for about 18% of your home’s energy use.

Energy Star estimates that households spend between $400 and $600 on heating water every year for things like laundry, showers, and washing dishes, making water heaters the second most energy-consuming appliance in your home.

Hot Water Heater Energy Saving Tips

Heating water requires more energy than any other household task except heating and cooling your home. Making sure your water heater is as efficient as it can be, will save you money.

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Reverse Osmosis Water System

Feeling Good With Pure, Clear Water

When the dog days of summer are upon us almost anything we do outside makes us thirsty. Our bodies need water to recover and feel refreshed.

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Reverse osmosis water filtration systems provide clear, clean water free from impurities.

Why Good Water Is Needed for Good Health

Water, along with quenching our thirst, also lubricates our joints, nourishes and protects our organs, keeps our body temperature normal, and plays a large role in removing waste from our bodies.

So when our bodies crave water it is important to give our families the best drinking water possible. With the water in our area not always smelling or tasting the best, we often reach for a bottle of water purchased at a local store.

This option is not always convenient and can be costly to our wallets as well as to the environment. Not purchasing bottled water saves money and means less plastic to discard. Read more


Water Softener Problems

Signs Your Water Softener Isn’t Working Properly

clear-water-being-poured-into-a-glassFor most of us in central Indiana where hard water is prevalent, a water softener is pretty much a necessity. It’s one of those items that we depend on to work all the time and don’t fully appreciate until it stops working properly.

Mostly likely, your water softener doesn’t just break and stop working all at once, but over time it slowly stops completely softening your water.  Here are a few signs that your water softener may need to be serviced. Read more

Red Stains in Sinks and Drains

How Do I Get Rid of the Red Stains in My Sinks and Drains?

Red stains in your sinks, tubs, showers, toilets and drains are a result of iron in your water supply.

If you have red or brown deposits in your sinks or drains, then you most likely have a high concentration of iron in your water. An excessive level of iron is a common problem and one that an iron filter is designed to remedy.

Will a Water Softener Remove Iron?

A common question we hear is “Will my water softener remove iron from my water?” The answer to this is, “Yes, but very little.” Water softeners are designed to treat hard water by removing minerals, including small quantities of iron. In most cases a water softener alone is not an effective solution for removing iron from water. Read more

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Spring Cleaning Your Drains

Your Drains Need Spring Cleaning Too

Spring cleaning is a ritual many of us take part in every year when the temperatures warm and the days get longer.  This often entails cleaning windows, dusting everything, and making sure our homes smell fresh. But what about your drains?

Don’t Wait for a Problem to Clean Your Drains

Cleaning your drains may not be an item on your traditional spring-cleaning list, but taking a little time to clean your drains thoroughly can avoid some major problems down the road. Read more

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Test Your Sump Pump

Rain, Rain Go Away From My House

Heavy spring rains can lead to water problems in your basement. For homes with finished basements, significant losses due to flooding can occur.

Sump pumps work hard to move water away from the home’s foundation, ensuring that your home remains free of water damage from built-up groundwater or an abundance of rainwater.

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Online Bill Payment

It’s Easy. It’s Fast. It’s Secure.

Brenneco Plumbing Online Bill Payment Now Available

pay online iconContinuing to find ways to better service our customers is always the goal at Brenneco Plumbing.  Many of our customers have asked for an easier, faster and more secure way to pay the invoices they receive from Brenneco.

Pay Online

You can now pay your Brenneco Plumbing invoices by going to our website:  Simply click on the “Make a Payment” button on the home page and fill out the requested information on the form.

It’s quick, easy and secure.  No more providing credit card information over the phone or to our service techs.  This makes bill paying easier for everyone.

We accept Master Card, VISA, Discover and American Express credit cards.

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If you have questions regarding our new online payment process, please contact Rusty Ashby at or 765-448-6190.

Brenneco Plumbing Services

Brenneco Plumbing’s Complete Line Up of Services

Knowing a good plumber can come in handy when you find water collecting on your floor, a drain plugged up, you need a new faucet installed, or you are tired of drinking rusty or smelly water.

Brenneco Plumbing has been taking care of our community’s plumbing needs for over 40 years.  It has the experienced and trained plumbers that can help you with any of your plumbing needs. Read more

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Clogged Kitchen Drains

What Shouldn’t Go Down the Kitchen Drain

The holidays are fast approaching when many of us will be gathered together to enjoy a wide variety of festive meals with friends and family.  This may also be the time between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day when more cooking is done at home than at any other time.

It can also be the time when we rinse or pour more stuff down our drains. In many cases it is items that can damage our drains and lead to high plumbing repair bills. Being aware of what we should and shouldn’t be sending down our drains, can ensure that our holiday cooking and clean up won’t contribute to future drain problems. Read more

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Winter Plumbing Tips

Be Prepared for Cold Weather Ahead

With cold weather dead ahead now is the time to do a few simple plumbing tasks to avoid major issues later this winter.

Frozen pipes are the #1 contributor to water damage in any home.  Ensuring that your water pipes are well insulated can avoid thousands of dollars of water damage when temperatures drop below freezing.

Starting outside you’ll want to do the following:

  1. Disconnect your outside hoses, drain them of any remaining water, and store them in your garage or shed. This will keep them from freezing and the plastic hose from splitting.
  2. Make sure you do not leave any hoses connected to your outdoor faucets. This can lead to your faucet freezing and breaking causing significant water damage. You will also want to check your faucets for any leaks and drips, and fix these prior to cold weather setting in.
  3. Close any interior shut-off valve that is connected to the outside faucets and plumbing. Open the outdoor faucets to eliminate any remaining water in the line that could freeze.
  4. Clean out your gutters of leaves and other debris. This ensures that water flows away from your home and prevents water from entering your home and causing mold and foundation issues.

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