Is your water heater on its last leg, or is your water heater over 20 years old? If so, you should consider replacing it with a modern water heater that is energy efficient and cost effective. Replacing your old water heater with a modern water heater that is sized correctly for your home or business can save you a lot of money on your utility bills, and you can feel good about your environmentally-friendly decision.
Oversized: Many water heaters are oversized because they were installed by Highlands Ranch, Colorado plumbing contractors who were more concerned about making their margins than taking the time to evaluate a system and calculate the true hot water demand of a structure. Oversized water heaters waste energy and money by heating more water than necessary and losing heat as the extra hot water sits, waiting to be used.
Poor Insulation: Standard modern water heaters are more efficient than water heaters built before 1991. In 1991, the 1987 National Appliance Energy Conservation Act went into effect and required all new electric water heaters to meet a minimum energy-efficiency rating. Hot water heaters built after this Act went into effect had thicker foam insulation. The most efficient standard hot water heaters today use insulation that is three inches thick, providing superior protection against heat loss from hot water tanks.
Energy Efficient: Tankless water heaters, also called on-demand water heaters, demand water heaters or instantaneous water heaters, have the potential to use about 30 percent less energy when installed in most homes. Tankless water heaters only heat water as it is needed, so your hot water will never cool down again and waste extra energy.
Proper Installation: Be sure to hire Highlands Ranch plumbing professionals who are well-qualified to install these energy-efficient tankless water heaters. These systems need to be sized carefully to provide sufficient hot water for your residential or commercial requirements. Your system will not perform as expected unless it is installed correctly by a Highlands Ranch, Colorado plumbing contractor who is experienced with these high-efficiency water heaters.
No matter which problems you're having with your water heater today, our plumbers in Highlands Ranch can help. Give us a call and we'll get someone on the road for emergency service, or just help walk you through your options for a new installation.