The beginning of the year is a good time to get a fresh start, and that includes replacing old appliances around your home that are no longer doing the job you demand from them. For example, how long have you had your current water heater? A water heater that’s over 15 years old is probably past its date of effective operation, and it’s costing you too much to keep running it. Installing a new system will allow you to take advantage of developments in technology that make water heaters more energy efficient and convenient than ever.
Here are 3 of your main options when you decide to replace your old water heater:
Tank water heaters
This is the conventional kind of water heater. You probably already have a model like this, and there are some good reasons to stick with the tried-and-true. Storage tank water heaters are dependable, and they deliver hot water quickly to the taps. Newer models have higher energy efficiency levels, so even if you don’t change the type of water heater you have, you’ll still end up saving money.
Tankless water heaters
One of most popular alternatives to standard storage water heaters is the tankless model. These water heaters apply heat directly to the water as it moves through the hot water lines, and they only activate when there is a demand for hot water from one of the taps or appliances. This allows tankless water heaters to consume much less energy than tank water heaters. They also won’t run out of their supply of hot water.
Heat pump water heaters
These models combine a storage tank water heater with the operation of a heat pump. Rather than apply heat to the water in the tank with natural gas or electrical heating elements, heat pump water heaters absorb heat from the surrounding air and then release it in the water. The result is a system that uses less energy than natural gas or electric water heaters.
To arrange for a new water heater, call Ken Neyer Plumbing, Inc. in Cincinnati, OH. We’ll help find the right type of water heater replacement for you.