Hot water heaters are fairly simple, but like many appliances, they will eventually need to be replaced. In general, the industry guidelines are that if the cost of the repairs is 50% or more of the current value of the water heater, then it is time to schedule a new hot water heater installation.
One of the best ways to determine if you need to replace your hot water heater is to consider the age; when your water heater is over 10 years old, it’s probably time. Other signs of possible failure include a leaking hot water heater, slow recover, noisy operation, calcium buildup and, of course, no hot water.
Maintenance and repairs will extend the life of your hot water heater, but they aren’t designed to last forever. Plus, replacing an older model will result in extra savings as modern water heaters are at the very least 10% more energy-efficient than older models.
The energy efficiency mandate from the Department of Energy (DOE) requires all residential hot water heaters to have higher energy factor (EF) ratings. The “Final Rule” mandate by the DOE includes ratings for all gas, oil and electric hot water heaters; each model will need to meet a specific requirement.
It’s important to ensure that you get the water heater that meets your budget and hot water needs. Our professionals at Brown’s can help you navigate the different options and sizes, and install the right water heater for your home and usage requirements.
Conventional hot water heaters are powered by either electricity or natural gas. Tank sizes range in capacity from 20 to 100 gallons.
Tankless hot water heaters are an energy-efficient, greener option as they heat the water directly as you need it, saving energy and money!
This type of water heater uses the surrounding ambient air of your home to heat your water supply. It works just like a heat pump and is often supplemented with a conventional heat exchanger.
With so many choices it’s important to choose the right water heater for your family. Our comfort advisors can provide you with all the information you need to decide on which water heater is the right fit for your home or business needs.
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At Brown’s Heating, Cooling and Plumbing, we are the expert team to trust in for all of your residential and commercial hot water heater and HVAC service needs. If you have questions about plumbing repair or installation, please contact us to speak with one of our plumbing installation experts today.