HEATING

Tankless Water Heater

f your water heater is 10 years or older, it might be time to get a new one. In homes with less than ideal water, the water heaters way have build-up and this can have a corrosive effect on the sacrificial anode, a water heater may fail within the warranty period. If you haven’t replaced your water heater in a few years, you’ll find more choices are a available today. New energy efficient models will save you money over time. Water heating amounts to nearly 20 percent of a home’s energy costs.

Most water heaters are sold on the basis of how many gallons they hold. A family of four, for instance, might  take several showers, run the dishwasher, and wash a load or two of laundry in an average day, totalling 100 gallons of hot water or more. But that doesn’t mean they need a 100 gallon storage tank.

Energy efficient  on-demand water heater don’t hold any water (unless it has an auxiliary tank), it has a rating of how much hot water it can produce in a given period, known as the GPM (for Gallons Per Minute). You get continuous hot water unless you draw from multiple sources at once, e.g., a shower and the dishwasher. If you frequently do this, you might consider two units.

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Remember, your water heater wasn’t designed to last forever, but you can keep yours running smoothly for longer with proper maintenance and repairs as necessary. We carry a variety of water products to meet your needs. Contact us for details.