We know that chances are, unless you have needed hot water heater repairs in the past, you have not given much thought to this plumbing system. However, if your system is starting to act up or is reaching the ripe old age of 10 years old, it is time for an upgrade. Malfunctioning or outdated equipment will not perform efficiently or effectively.
Technology has significantly changed over the past decade, and newer models outperform older units in both energy savings and water output. So, this means both your utility costs are increasing while your hot water supply is declining—where is the benefit in that?
That’s why we here at Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air are bringing you the benefits of installing a new water heater in your home. Here is why you should upgrade your system:
With universal improvements in the technology industry, water heaters have gone through innovations to better improve their energy efficiency. New models have an eco-friendly operation, requiring less power to perform equal, or better, tasks. From traditional storage tank systems to tankless units, both have undergone updates that improve their form and function.
Storage tanks have become better insulated to reduce standby heat loss. The water within your tank will remain at the desired temperature for longer periods of time, reducing the number of heating cycles per day. This will reduce your utility costs and installation is budget-friendly!
Tankless water heaters resolve standby heat loss altogether by eliminating the need for a water storage tank. This network heats water as it moves through your piping. Heating coils beneath your pipes will activate when you turn the nozzle on a plumbing fixture, warming your water as it travels to you! This system is more expensive to install than the storage tank unit; yet, it will slash your utility bill significantly more than its counterpart.
Whichever unit you decide one, your system will work better for you and your family…and at a lower cost.
LOWER UTILITY BILLS
As we mentioned above, when you install a new water heater, your monthly savings will increase as a result of lower utility costs. These cost benefits, overtime, will outweigh the cost of installation and far surpass the value of your appliance.
When you upgrade your system, you know its longevity. If you install a storage tank unit, it will have a lifespan of about ten to twelve years. If you decide to switch to a tankless system, it will have a lifespan of about twenty years! That is if you perform regular maintenance on your systems! Remember a system only lasts if it is well-maintained, as wear and tear is inevitable.
Schedule annual maintenance with your local plumbing experts to ensure your system is not headed towards any major breakdowns. If you hear any banging, clanking, or squealing make sure to reach out for repairs as soon as possible.
If you are reading this blog, it is likely that your water heater is not delivering to your standards. So, naturally, a new system will provide you with improved performance. Reliability is important, especially when we are all spending more time at home.
If you are uncertain if your unit needs repairs or replacement, contact Hi-Tech Plumbing & Air, Inc. at (561) 220-3107! We will make sure your system performs at its best.