Upgrade Your Water Heater
Your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. Water heaters, like any other appliances, wear out over time. There are a few signs that may indicate that it is time to invest in a new water heater.
- Rust colored water comes out of the faucet
- Your water doesn’t get hot or you run out of hot water frequently
- There are cracking or popping noises when the unit heats water
- The water tank leaks
- The unit is at least 12 years old
These are pretty obvious signs and even if you don’t notice any of these, but the unit is over 10 years old, you should begin considering a replacement unit. Water heaters, in particular older models, use a lot of energy. By upgrading to a new water heater, you will reap the benefits of energy savings because the new units are more efficient when it comes to heating and distribution. Investing in a new, higher quality water heater will save you money over time in energy costs.
When you need a new water heater, Superior is the first call you need to make. In addition to our expertise in water purification and water softeners, we also specialize in water heater installation and repair across the Boise area.
We give you the extensive knowledge and high quality service that has solidified our reputation for so long. We’ll help you select a water heater that is ideal for your home water heating needs and budget.
Considerations for Replacing Water Heaters
There are a few points to keep in mind when shopping for and upgrading your water heater. Here are some of the top concerns.
Capacity- The size of the tank is an essential consideration when looking at water heaters. Evaluate your home water use and size to determine the capacity of tank you will need. If you buy a tank that holds more water than you need will be a waste of energy. A tank that is too small, though, may cause shortages in hot water. When you call Superior we’ll run a capacity test to determine the precise size of tank for your home’s needs.
Efficiency- The energy efficiency of the unit is an important consideration as this will affect the life of the unit and costs to you when running it. The “Energy Factor” is the standard that measures energy efficiency in water heaters. In general, the higher the number, the more efficient the unit. This number will also fluctuate by type–gas or electric.
Cost- The final, and maybe more important factor, is cost of the unit. Selling price is always a serious point to consider, but you should also take into account energy efficiency and long term operating costs. Modern water heaters come with Energy Guide labels to help you determine how cost effective the appliance will be. Read this information and feel free to discuss concerns with a Superior technician.
Superior gives you every advantage in evaluating and selecting a water heater that is compatible with your home and budget. Call us today at 208-343-7683 for a free estimate and consultation, and to find out how you can reduce your home energy costs with our energy efficient water heaters.