Cold water…you either love it or hate it. For some people, cold showers have become a trendy badge of honour. Regardless of the season or outside temperature, those people defy the odds of humanity and seem to enjoy the shock of icy H2O on their nerves. Letting a rush of freezing water run over their bodies is not necessarily a pleasant experience for the vast majority of people, however, and if the temperatures have dipped in the dead of winter, the thought of stepping into a cold shower at 6 a.m. before work is an absolutely horrifying thought.
But for many homeowners, having older water heaters can also force inhabitants to have to deal with cold water unexpectedly. The average water heater can last about eight to twelve years (tankless water heaters can last for about twenty years), yet many homeowners will push their water heaters to keep working for far longer than that. A new water heater can easily and quickly solve all of those problems and ensure that all household occupants have access to hot water on demand.
There are several types of water heaters on the market, so you can find one that fits your needs depending on your financial and space constraints. Conventional storage water heaters are the most common traditionally, followed by the newer tankless and solar water heaters that tend to be highly cost-effective. Heat pump water heaters are high efficiency, and tankless coil water heaters use a home’s space heating system to heat the water.
When you call Anytime Plumbing & Solutions, we will help you evaluate your options based on your criteria. The cost is one of the most important aspects of purchasing a new hot water heater. Another thing to consider would be the size of the home in relation to the size of the water heater. Energy efficiency is also important, as are potential costs of fuel (electricity, propane, gas, solar, etc).