Time for a new water heater? Maybe… a few signs that you are in need of a water heater installation: accumulation of rust in your water or inlet valve, having a water heater that is ten years or older, noise or leaks coming from your water heater, and lack of hot water even after adjusting the thermostat.
Whether you need a water heater for your home or a commercial water heater, an on-demand water heater (also known as a tankless water heater), has gained popularity in recent years because of their energy efficiency and longevity. Where a standard gas or electric water heater needs to be replaced every 10 years, a tankless gas or tankless electric water heater can last up to 25 years before replacement is required. So, while some consumers are hesitant to purchase an on-demand water heater because the initial price is higher than that of traditional water heaters, they are ultimately swayed to purchase a tankless water heater because of the long-term savings. If you are still not convinced that an on-demand water heater is for you, there is also the option of having a hybrid water heater installed. Hybrid water heaters are like traditional water heaters in that they have a tank, but they are heated through electricity, not propane. If you want an ultra-modern way to heat the water in your home, you might also consider a Smart Water Heater. This water heating system in a Smart Water Heater links to your Smart Phone to give you on-demand hot water when you need it, and turns off the heat when you don’t. And lastly, another modern version of an on-demand water heater is a Point-of-Use Water Heater. This puts the water heater right next to the bath, shower or sink instead of heating the water at a central water heater and then making the hot water travel through your pipes.
If you are still unsure about which water heater suited your needs, call Heiland Home Services to help you simplify your choice.