In a perfect world, appliances would last forever and homeowners would not have to worry about when they will need to make upgrades. Water heaters are appliances that some homeowners forget about until they experience a breakdown. These convenient appliances can last for many years, but they eventually reach the end of their lifecycle. Water heater maintenance is easy compared to some appliances. Homeowners need to ensure that they get their water heaters flushed to prevent sediment buildup, which can create a premature need for a replacement. Getting a new water heater is something to look forward to. The following points will help you to understand why you should be looking forward to your next water heater installation.
Modern Design and Space
Older model water heaters have a bulkier design. As technology has evolved, the design of water heaters has too. Today's models are sleeker in appearance than their predecessors and take up less room.
The older your water heater is, the less efficient it also likely is. Water heaters are assigned Energy Factor ratings. The ratings are used to let consumers know how efficient water heaters are. This can be helpful when shopping for a new water heater. A high Energy Factor rating means that a water heater has high efficiency. The higher the efficiency, the better it is for consumers who purchase the model because, in the end, they should experience energy savings.
New water heaters have warranties, but at some point, warranties expire. Older models that have reached the end of their lifecycle do not have warranties. This leaves homeowners responsible for water heater repairs. Investing in a new water heater will offer the peace of mind that if there is an issue it will be covered by warranty. One word of caution, ensure that your water heater installation is completed by a licensed plumber to avoid voiding your warranty.
Improved Recovery Rate
If your family has periods of time during the day where hot water is needed more than other times of day, you have likely run out of hot water before. A new water heater would allow you to have a faster recovery rate. This means that your new water heater installation would allow you to have a water heater that recovers and reheats water quickly.
A plumber is a good resource to use to learn more about water heaters. They explain what's new and help you find the best water heater solution based on your preferences and budget. You may want to consider a tankless water heater as an alternative to a traditional water heater.
For more information on water heaters, contact a company like Legacy Plumbing Inc.