The main question you as a homeowner should ask yourself is;“how energy efficient is my water heater?”Seems like a silly question right? You may be thinking, aren’t all Water Heaters designed to be energy efficient? Sadly, the answer is a huge NO!!!
Maryland Water Heater Repair & Replacement is a commonly misunderstood issue for many homeowners. On average,the conventional Water Heater accounts for nearly 20% of your homes energy costs. That is due to the fact, conventional Water Heater tanks are constantly working all day long to keep your water hot. Whether you are home, at work, or asleep, your Water Heater is using valuable energy, that could otherwise be more efficiently distributed.
Maryland Water Heater Repair & Replacement Options
Guidelines have been put in place to make conventional Water Heater tanks more “efficient” but still have missed the mark. Due to insulation and size, a new Water Heater tank could mean serious spatial difficulties. Resulting in homeowners decreasing the gallon amount of water a tank can hold to fit in the old Water Heaters spot. This is problematic, and confusing. So, what are homeowners to do?
What Are My Options?
Conventional Water Heater
Tank-less Water Heater
Well, we have a couple solutions for you. The simplest solution would be to switch to a gas powered Water Heater. Gas is more efficient at heating water and cost less than electric. What many people have begun to do is switch to a tank-less Water Heater.
A tank-less Water Heater is the newest, and most energy efficient type of Water Heater you can own. Unlike the conventional Water Heater, a tank-less heater only heats the water you need. A tank-less heater eliminates the spatial issues associated with a
conventional Water Heater, and cuts down on energy costs. While this solution may cost homeowners more initially, it saves tons of money and stress in the long run.
Contact a Professional
Before making a decision, it is important to speak to a Plumber and get a professional opinion. Whether you are set on a conventional Water Heater or swinging towards a Tank-less Heater, it is important to assess if you have a good location to house a Tank-less Heater. We will do all in our power to help you make the best decision for your home and family. Stop wasting valuable energy and call us today!