Think about the appliances and fixtures you use every day in your home. How many of them rely on your water heater, and how quickly does it produce the hot water you need?
Without an efficient water heater, household activities like dishwashing, showering, and laundering can cause daily aggravation. It’s easy to get used to the burden of a cold shower or forgoing the hot cycle on your washing machine, but it’s easier to upgrade your water heating equipment for better results.
When to Upgrade
Most water heater failures are due to age, and they often occur without any warning. When a water heater fails, the tank containing the water it is heating usually ruptures, causing damage and loss of service. If your system is more than 10 years old, replacing it now can help you avoid an unexpected malfunction down the road—not to mention, you can enjoy the immediate benefit of consistent hot water each and every day! A new system will also operate more efficiently, using less fuel and lowering your year-round energy costs.
Which Equipment to Choose
Your current water heating equipment may provide you with an adequate hot water supply now, but just like any of your home energy systems, making a proactive upgrade allows you to greatly improve your home comfort and peace of mind. Choosing an ENERGY STAR-approved water heater is your best bet for high performance equipment that will last for years to come.
✓ Greater monthly savings
✓ Quicker recovery time
✓ More available hot water
Indirect Water Heater: An indirect water tank utilizes the heat coming from your boiler (used to heat your home) to also heat your hot water—using just about the same amount of energy! When hot water or heat is called for, the demand is taken from the indirect water tank, rather than the boiler. This means your boiler runs less to generate the same amount of heat and hot water. Even in months when you are not heating your home, you save money by burning less fuel.
Tankless Water Heater: Tankless water heaters heat water directly without using a storage tank. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the system to heat and deliver a constant supply of hot water. This means you won’t need to wait for a storage tank to fill up with enough hot water before it is delivered for use. These systems don’t produce the standby energy losses associated with storage water heaters, which can greatly reduce your energy costs.
As a homeowner, you know how important it is to have your heating system properly maintained before each winter and your cooling equipment serviced ahead of summertime. Don’t forget about the equipment you use all year long! Reduce the chance of needing an unexpected service call, and gain peace of mind with a new water heater installed by the experts at Genove Oil & Air!