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Backup oil heating system
Backup oil heating system –  to save money? Why in the world would anyone want to convert to heating oil or need a backup oil heating system?  For one thing, if you’re located in cold winter environment, heating with a more expensive fuel source like electricity, you could save money Read More...
Military Discounts
We see a lot of companies offering military discounts for Memorial day weekend and we too at A+ Plumber llc want to do the same. We welcome all our brave heroes home. We remember those whom made the ultimate sacrifice, and we will never forget our lost of missing. The Read More...
Bradford white oil water heater
Bradford white oil water heater installers, quotes, repairs, replacements and new installations. We don’t often talk about Bradford White oil-fired water heaters on this website because of their high price and low performance numbers, compared to the Bock and other manufactures of oil-fired water heaters.  Bradford White vs Bock oil Read More...
John wood oil fired water heater
John wood oil fired water heater, prices, repairs, quotes, replacement & new installation services.  We are the leading installers of John wood water heaters for New Haven, Fairfield, Hartford & Shoreline towns throughout Connecticut. John wood oil fired water heater.   Free quotes are available for John Wood water heater replacements. Read More...
Burnham MPO-IQ Boiler Installer, CT
MPO-IQ Product info, repairs, replacements, and local burnham mpo-iq boiler installers. Is your old oil fired boiler leaking, smoking, making a lot of noise?   When your finally ready to replace your old energy sucking, loud, dirty, smelly oil-fired boiler, give us a call.  Every day our helpful sales consultant; J Sullivan, Read More...
Alpine ALP85 Quotes, Installation, Service- CT
The Alpine alp85 gas-fired boiler is 95% efficient, comes with an outdoor reset, has an advanced board computer with open ports for add-on wireless thermostats and other communications.  We have had a lot of luck with the Alpine boilers and the homeowners that choose the Alpine are all in agreement, Read More...
Direct Vented Oil Fired Water Heater
Direct vented oil-fired water heaters are used when their isn’t enough air supplied to the burner. The additional venting kit is connected directly to the burner, to the outside air supply.   Pictured below is a Bock 32e oil-fired water heater, with a direct vent kit attached to the burner, piped Read More...
Reusing an oil burner, can cost you more in the long run
I get calls almost every day from homeowners shopping around for oil fired water heater quotes.   Some people are surprised to learn about the high investment requirement for a new oil fired water heater tank, burner, control, installation labor, tax.  This has lead some people to ask me about reusing Read More...
Thermaflow water heaters
Like most manufactures according to the Thermaflow website, they make all types of water heaters in all sizes.  In reality, you will only see two types of Thermaflow water heaters in homes.   More specifically, Theraflow water heaters are only found in homes that heat with heating oil. The two most Read More...
Do I need a thermal expansion tank?
When room temperature water is heated to 120 degrees it expands 3% in volume.  This expanded water has to go somewhere and often times this stress is the final nail in the coffin for an aging water heater tank.  Thermal expansion tanks offer longer longevity to all “tank type” water Read More...
How long should a Bock water heater last?
The service life of a residential Bock water heater greatly depends on the supply of water.    In areas with untreated “hard water” standard glass-lined oil-fired water heater tank may only last 6-7 years.   On the other hand, in areas with naturally clean water, we have seen Bock water heaters Read More...
Why is my water getting hotter?
When hot water heaters get old and are close to the end of their lives, often, they start running extra hot. If this is happening to you turn down the temperature and Be careful, the sensor or thermostat isn’t communicating with the burner or electric elements.   If the temp gets Read More...
2014 clearance pricing on water heaters.
New Haven & Fairfield Counties Only- Ask about our end of the year discounts on all our remaining Conventional “Tank Type” in-stock 2014 water heaters. 2014 clearance prices on all our standard 2014 model year water heaters. We are offering end of year discounts from all our Standard – Conventional Read More...
Oil Boiler Installers, Fairfield CT
Proudly Serving Connecticut Homes, Multifamily & Commercial Buildings for 22 years and counting! Oil boiler installers, Fairfield CT Who do I call when a oil fired boiler starts leaking or stops providing hot water? That answer is a heating contractor experienced with oil-fired boilers. When you have an oil fired Read More...
Can I reuse an old oil heating burner?
Can I reuse an old oil heating burner? It sounds like a good idea.   Who wouldn’t want to save 400-500 bucks on a new burner, when the old one seemed to be working fine?  The thing is… Why you shouldn’t put an old oil burner in a new oil fired water heater tank. 1) Use Read More...
BBB Rated Business
BBB Accredited for years of continuous accreditation. BBB has determined that A Plus Plumber LLC meets BBB accreditation standards, which include a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.  Note:  BBB Accredited Businesses pay a fee for accreditation review/monitoring and for support of BBB services to Read More...
Labor for installing an oil fired water heater CT
What is the labor for installing an oil fired water heater?   We hear that at least 2-3 times a week. Please allow me to explain what that “labor charge” represents. When looking at the total cost of a $2,000 oil fired water heater replacement you must realize only about .25-.30% can Read More...
Discounted water heater installations for senior citizens.
Discounted water heater installations for seniors citizens. Seniors are feeling the economic pitch more than anyone else.  Millions of seniors throughout American are living in poverty.   All we see on TV is politicians talking about many random acts of violence, the upcoming 2016 elections,  Obama Care-  while 47 million Read More...
Electric Boiler Options
If you recently have been told your home is a good candidate for a solar system, or you have inexpensive electric rates for any other reason, converting your home heating system from oil to an electric might be a great idea.    Some local utility around the county have access to Read More...
Flood Damaged Boiler Information
Subject: Flood Damaged Boilers The unfortunate situation and questions relating to flooded boilers and heating equipment arises whenever major flooding occurs.  Our customer service and technical service representatives are often asked what should be done with a flood damaged boiler. It should be noted that flooded boilers present a number Read More...