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February 9, 2018
Your water heater does more for your home and family than you probably realize. Though it sits in your home tucked away, your water heater helps you with a myriad of everyday tasks; from cooking food and cleaning dishes to taking showers and washing clothes. When you consider just how much you rely on your water heater, it makes sense to invest in one that is going to provide you and your family with reliable hot water for years to come. That’s why at the start of every new year we encourage our customers to ask themselves if it’s time for a water heater upgrade.
Signs That It’s Time for a New Water Heater
Not sure if it’s time to upgrade your existing water heater? Here are a few telltale signs that you may benefit from a new, high efficiency water heater:
Water takes a long time to heat up
Only one person can use hot water at a time
Utility bills are unusually high
Rusty water is coming from your faucet
Water heater makes rumbling or banging sounds
Water is puddling around your water heater
Water heater needs frequent repairs
Because some of these symptoms could also be signs of a different problem in your plumbing system, it’s always best to consult a professional if you are unsure about your water heater.
Tank or Tankless: Which Water Heater Is Right for You?
When it comes time to invest in a new water heater, the first decision you must make is whether to install a tank or tankless water heater. Both offer unique advantages, and the type you choose will largely depend on what your needs are.
A tank water heater features a tank that stores and preheats 30 to 75 gallons of hot water. As hot water is used, the tank refills. When installing a tank water heater in your home, be sure to invest in an energy efficient model. Tank water heaters are especially popular because they have a lower upfront cost than tankless water heaters and are relatively simple to install and maintain.
A tankless water heater heats water on-demand rather than keeping hot water preheated in a storage tank. This makes tankless water heaters more energy efficient than tank water heaters. Tankless water heaters do have a higher upfront cost, however they can save you money in the long run due to their high energy efficiency.
Upgrade to a New Water Heater with Greiner
If you think it may be time for a new water heater, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We install both tank and tankless water heaters, helping homeowners find water heating solutions designed specifically for them. As experts in energy efficient water heating, we’ll create a solution that meets your needs while lowering your utility bills.