One of the very last things anyone wants to deal with is the loss of hot water. This is especially true if you’re a homeowner. It’s easy to sometimes forget just how often we use hot water over the course of our everyday lives. We use it to shower, bathe, wash dishes, clean and do laundry. None of these tasks would be possible without a water heater.
The US Department of Energy estimates that a water heater accounts for about 20% of a household’s energy bills. This should give you an idea of just how much we rely on the home appliance. And since we are so reliant upon water heaters, it’s important to know what options are out there and what would work best for your home.
Electric and oil water heaters tend to be outdated and inefficient. They don’t have a particularly long lifespan. In fact, the average lifespan is only about 10 years.
Tankless water heaters, on the other hand, provide an endless supply of hot water on demand and will last much longer.
But the benefits don’t stop there. A tankless water heater can help your home in numerous ways.
As mentioned above, most traditional water heaters have a lifespan of about 10 years. If a water heater is well maintained and taken care of, it could last for about 13 years. Tankless water heaters last longer. On average, tankless water heaters last about 18 years.
You may want to think about replacing your water heater if:
Hocon is proud to offer water heater installation, propane tankless water heaters and storage tank water heaters to homeowners in Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Contact us today to learn all about your water heater options.