Water heaters are often one of the underappreciated appliances in a home. They do a lot for a household, but few people give theirs much thought until something goes wrong.
Take a moment to appreciate how much your water heater does. It provides warm water for bathing and washing hands (and Covid-19 taught us all how important hand-washing is). Additionally, you use warm water for washing dishes, laundry, and other household chores.
Your water heater does so much, it’s responsible for about 20% of your energy bills (according to the US Department of Energy). And during winter months like these, your water heater has to work even harder because it has to heat colder water. And if you have a water heater with a tank in your basement, your water heater has to work harder not only to heat the water initially but to keep it at the desired temperature in your colder basement.
At Hocon, we provide water heater installation for our customers in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. We offer propane tankless water heaters as well as storage tank water heaters that are efficient and reliable.
If it’s time to replace your old water heater, trust Hocon with the installation. We recommend the cost-saving benefits of having a propane water heater. On average, customers who switch from electric to propane for water heating save up to $240 a year. We also stay up to date on rebates that can help lower the cost of your new water heater.
The average water heater lasts about 10 years with proper maintenance. With proper maintenance and some luck, yours may make it to 13. But once your water heater hit the 10-year mark, you should monitor it closely for signs it’s time to replace it.
When a water heater fails, it can cause thousands of dollars in water damage. And going without hot water is terrible—especially during the winter. Don’t wait until your water heater fails to replace it. You’ll save yourself stress and money if you’re proactive and replace your water heater before it lets you down.
Fortunately, water heater breakdowns don’t usually happen out of the blue. There are usually some clear warning signs.
Here are five signs it may be time to replace your water heater:
If you live in Danbury, Guilford, Norwalk, Shelton, Suffield, Torrington, Waterbury, or one of the surrounding towns in Connecticut, New York, or Massachusetts, trust the experts at Hocon when it’s time to replace your water heater. And be sure to ask us if you qualify for any money-saving rebates.
Contact Hocon today or visit one of our showrooms (by appointment only) to learn more about the water heaters we sell.