by Todd Ellner
November 8, 2016 Home Maintenance

Keep a safe and energy efficient home by learning some settings and maintenance tips for your sump pump and water heater system.

Why you need a water backup for your sump pump?

The sump pump is a useful piece of equipment to have in your basement. It is the most important disaster prevention equipment in your house. But what happens when due to a storm or heavy weather, your power gets cut off? The water keeps accumulating and the sump pump can’t keep up. What can you do to prevent this?

Here’s where a water backup sump pump system comes in handy. No matter the reason for the pump failure, a backup system will prevent some major repairs in your home. The water backup sump pump allows for the water to be removed from the house and not cause any damage or overflow.

Installing a sump pump with water backup can keep your house safe in the event of a power failure. (Tweet this!)

Is your water heater energy efficient?

Water heating accounts for about 18% of your home’s energy use. Lower your energy bill by changing your water heater temperature settings. (Tweet this!)

The water heater comes with adjustable temperatures. If the temperature setting on your water heater is not to your satisfaction, it can be changed at any time by:

  • Going to the hot water heater
  • Looking at the front panel
  • Adjusting the temperature from its current setting to the desired temperature you’re trying to reach.


There are a few simple ways to ensure the safety of your home. Your sump pump is the important disaster prevention equipment in your home. You can install a water backup sump pump to prevent any damage in case of a power failure. Make sure your energy use is efficient by setting the desired water temperature on your water heater.

Learn more about your home equipment maintenance and settings by contacting one of our expert colleagues today: call 908-206-4659 (FREE) or  send us a message.

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