As winter approaches, many North Texans are preparing for the worst. However, one preparation factor many homeowners overlook is their water heater.
While having hot water throughout your home is a luxury many of us take for granted, it can also save your pipes during the coldest months of the year.
Even if your water heater provides hot water, an issue can still occur. While many water heater problems can be solved with professional repairs, sometimes the most cost-effective solution is to replace your water heater. Below are some factors to consider if you are purchasing a new water heating system.
Choosing The Correct System For Your Home:
One of the most impactful decisions you will have to make when purchasing a new water heater is which system will best suit your home.
Conventional Water Heaters:
A conventional model uses a tank to store water in a wide range of gallon capacities, often between 20 to 100 gallons. Electric or gas energy is needed to maintain the water at a set temperature until the water is used at any part of your home. The average life expectancy of a conventional water heater is between 10 and 12 years. Still, other factors such as the quality of installation, amount of maintenance, and your home’s water quality can affect your water heater’s lifespan.
Conventional water heaters may increase the time it takes for you to get hot water but are usually the recommended option for larger homes.
Tankless Water Heaters:
Although many homes are equipped with large, conventional water heaters for their hot water supply, tankless water heaters have become a popular option in recent years. Unlike traditional models, tankless heaters only heat the water when it’s needed, which means they help cut down on the overall energy use in your home.
There are a variety of advantages to switching over to a tankless water heater. However, a tankless model might not be the most suitable option for you if you have a large home or use a significant amount of water daily.
Tankless water heaters use around 30% to 40% less energy compared to traditional tanks. This saves you money because tankless water heaters do not produce the same energy losses associated with conventional models.
Endless Supply Of Hot Water
You don’t have to worry about running out of hot water with a tankless water heater. Whether you are doing multiple loads of laundry or using the shower multiple times a day, a tankless water heater means you’ll constantly be provided with the hot water your household needs.
Tankless water heaters are substantially smaller in size compared to their conventional counterparts, which can free up significant storage space in your home. Rather than installing it in your utility room or basement, they are small enough to be installed in non-traditional spaces such as closets.
While conventional tanks can last for 10 to 12 years, tankless water heaters typically last for 20 years or more.
Replacing your old water heater can be a tedious and nerve-racking process but not with Bacon at your side. Our fully equipped vehicle will arrive at your home on time and ready to install the make and model best suited for your home. Whether you are replacing a traditional storage tank or moving into a new home, Bacon Plumbing can install a system that you’ll love. Schedule an appointment with us today!