May 14, 2018
Chances are, unless you’ve had to repair it, you haven’t given much thought to your water heater. But, if you’ve had your water heater for 10 years or more, it’s a good idea to replace it. Our water heaters work hard all year long to power our dishwashers, laundry machines, showers, and more, and regular wear and tear can create costly and even dangerous issues. Here are just four benefits of upgrading your water heater.
Why You Should Consider a Water Heater Upgrade:
1. More Efficient Operation
Today’s water heaters are much more energy efficient than those of years past. By upgrading your water heater to an energy-efficient model, you’ll use less energy to heat the water in your tank by keeping the hot water at a constant temperature for a longer period of time. Newer technology has improved the way these appliances trap heat, and can keep outside temperatures from affecting the inside of a tank.
2. Lower Fuel Costs
When you upgrade to a more energy-efficient water heater, you won’t just be saving energy—in turn, you’ll be saving money, too. While you may not realize the cost benefits right way, over time, the monthly savings on fuel will add up, and your decision to upgrade your water heater will be a cost-effective one!
3. Get Ahead of Issues Before They Happen
Don’t put your family or home at risk. If your system is not being professionally maintained on a yearly basis by a certified HVAC specialist, failure can occur at any time, with no warning. And the older your water heater is, the more likely this is to happen. Rust may become a major issue, and water pipes that connect to the water heater may corrode and begin to leak, potentially causing flooding. Even worse, a more dangerous problem could occur with electrical connections or gas leaks that are old and worn out.
4. More Readily Available Hot Water Every Day
Stop worrying about being the first one in the shower so that you have enough hot water, or waiting forever for the water in your sink faucet to heat up. A new water heater will provide you with a fast, longer-lasting supply of hot water for all your home needs.
If you’re uncertain whether it’s time to replace your water heater, a certified HVAC specialist can visit your home and evaluate your system. There are a number of options for hot water heating on the market today, including indirect water heaters and tankless water heaters, so make sure to weigh the options with a specialist and pick the system that’s right for you and your family.