If you’re like most people, you’re unlikely to shop for a new water heater until your existing one fails. But why add that hassle to your life? Think about it. You’re putting yourself on the spot to rush out and make a panic buy, without taking the time to do your proper research, crunch some numbers, and shop for one that offers real energy efficiency.
Why put so much effort into your water heater? Well, next to heating and cooling, heating water is the largest source of energy use in your home, accounting for nearly 20% of your home energy bill. And since the average household uses close to 65 gallons of hot water a day for showers, dishwashing, laundry, and other cleaning chores, it pays to educate yourself before you need a replacement.
Most water heaters have a lifespan of 10–15 years. If yours is up there in age, have your plumber look at it and advise you on how much useful life it has left. If it’s in bad shape, replace it now before it starts leaking or the burner stops working. It often makes sense to replace an inefficient water heater even if it’s in good shape. The energy savings alone could pay for the new water heater in just a few years, and you’d also be happy knowing that you are dumping fewer pollutants into the air, on top of running your current system to the brink.
The performance of any water heater lessens over time, and this leads to wasted energy and higher costs. If your water heater is 10 or more years old, there’s a good chance that it should be replaced. Call Poore’s Propane & Oil today to schedule a no-obligation inspection! We are a leading water heater installer in the Greater Delmarva region, and we’ve seen it all!
Remember that water heaters may not always warn you when they are about to fail, and when they do, water damage can be the unpleasant result. Sometimes, though, you do get clues. If it takes longer to heat water, or the water doesn’t get as hot, these are strong signs that you are ready for a new unit. Other trouble signs include a slow leak from your tank or rust on the tank or in your tap water.
If you think your water heater is failing, we provide you with a multitude of options for both oil-fired and propane heaters. Both options provide plenty of hot water at a very affordable cost. And that’s something that extremely inefficient electric water heaters cannot provide!
Poore’s Propane features high-performance systems from stout companies like Rinnai and Rheem! We have decades of experience in evaluating our customers’ needs. To schedule a free estimate, contact us today!