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Replace air conditioner filters
Dirty filters restrict airflow and can cause the system to run longer, increasing energy use. Replace filters monthly for maximum benefit. (Save: 1-2%)

Plug your home's leaks
Weather-strip, seal, and caulk leaky doors and windows, and install foam gaskets behind outlet covers. (Save: up to 2%)

Our expert technicians repair & install boilers, furnaces, hot water heaters & pool heaters. For your peace of mind, we feature our Comfort Plus gas heat service contracts that guarantee fast reliable service.

Universe's appliance technicians specialize in repairs of all major brands of washers, dryers, refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, microwaves and gas grills. We even stock parts for the "Do-It-Yourselfer."

Our expert air conditioning technicians specialize in installing & servicing your central air system. For service, replacement of an existing system, or the convenience of central air in your home, give us a call, we can do it all.

Universe Now Offers Expert Plumbing Service and Repairs!

Now you can call on Universe for all your plumbing needs and experience the same high level of service and satisfaction that homeowners have been experiencing for service and installation of their gas heating and central AC systems and appliance repairs! Now, one call fixes it all...with rapid response to all your plumbing needs!

• Faucets, Kitchen Sinks
• Toilets
• Bath Sinks, Bathtubs
   and Showers
• Water Heaters
• Clogged Drains
• Leaks and more!


Long Island Gas Hot Water Heater Installation

Long Island Water Heater InstallationA gas water heater is a cost effective option for you to meet your hot water needs. Operating it will cost you half as much as an electric heater and will be reimbursed for the comparatively high upfront cost within a year's time. Despite that, gas water heaters can be a tricky proposition if it is not installed properly. There are some basic tips that you need to follow upon its installation for it to function properly. In most cases, the best option for installation is to hire the experts in Long Island to do the job. However, if you are determined to do it yourself to save money, you can use the following tips to ensure proper installation.

Drain the Tank

Firstly, you need to turn off the gas and water supply in your home. Then you have to attach a hose to the drain valve and empty the tank. To let air into the apparatus, you will need to turn on the faucet for hot water.

Disconnecting Water and Gas Lines

Use two pipe wrenches to disconnect the gas line. If the pipeline is galvanized, disconnect it at the union fitting. On the other hand, if the gas line is copper, you need to detach it at the flare fitting. Use the same procedure for the water supply-lines.

After, you will have to follow the instruction manual, supplied by the gas water heater company to install it properly. Just remember to keep at least six inches of room clear around your water heater to ensure proper ventilation. Be sure that you can access the controls and burner without obstruction.

If you are not comfortable with the procedure, choose professional Long Island services like Universe Appliance for the job.

Have an emergency heating problem? We pick up the phone 24/7. We service all of Western Long Island, including Massapequa, Merrick, Wantagh, Baldwin, and Levittown. Give us a call today at 516.882.1189.

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