Tankless Water Heaters
After every ten to fifteen years or so, you may start to find that the water heater in your home just isn’t working as well as it used to. By this time, any issues you are having with your water heater aren’t likely to be resolved any time soon, and it will probably be a lot more cost effective to get yourself a bran new water heater. If your water heater is over a decade old, it may be a good idea to plan ahead now and have it replaced, before you wake up to an icy cold shower one morning before work!
Tank vs Tankless Water Heater
Most people have a water heater that heats up water in a tank installed in their homes. While these types of water heaters are among the most common and least expensive to purchase, they aren’t the best choice for the long term when it comes to energy costs and their ability to provide hot water when you need it. With a tankless heater, you will be able to heat water on demand as you require it, so there won’t be any energy wasted on maintaining the temperature of water in a tank. You can also save a great deal of space by switching to a tankless heater, which can open up room for storage in your utility room. Some tankless heaters can even provide you with a rebate or a tax incentive for all the energy you will be saving. While they may initially cost more than a traditional tank heater, a tankless water heater will last longer and provide hot water on demand for less money over time.
Is It Time to Upgrade Your Water Heater?
Below we have provided you with a brief list of issues to look for or be aware of when trying to determine whether you will need a new water heater in the near future:
Your heater is more than fifteen years old
Water is not heated effectively
Minor leaks in the tank
Tank has rusted through
Moisture around the base
It is emitting a foul odour
Significant sediment build-up that has clogged water lines
Rust colored tap water
For a fantastic selection of quality tankless water heaters, and reliable installation from Vancouver’s team of fully certified and licensed electrical experts, contact Highmark Electrical to book a consultation today. We certify all of our equipment with a one-year warranty and will provide you with all the expertise and knowledge we have to offer concerning your current repair, upgrade or installation.