In the heat of the Sacramento summer, you may not be too concerned about the efficiency and performance of your water heater. If your water heater is underperforming, however, there is no better time than now to replace it with a new, more energy-efficient model. If you are concerned that replacing your water heater now will present you with a cost you cannot justify, then read on to find out how hiring a plumber to upgrade your water heater will save you money in the long run.
An inefficient water heater will have to be replaced at some point. You can delay acceptance of this fact until your garage is home to a rusty tank that can hardly deliver lukewarm water to your shower, dishwasher, and laundry machine. Alternatively, you can accept this reality and start saving money on your water bills now; enjoying the comforts and conveniences afforded you by your energy-efficient water heater in the meantime. Your upgrade may even qualify you for a tax rebate.
Short-Run vs. Long-Run Costs
The initial cost of upgrading your water heater will put a dent in this month’s budget. Before long, however, you will start to realize how much money you will save in the long run with a professionally installed water heater with the capacity to heat water far more efficiently than the tank it is replacing.
Environmental Benefits, Comfort, and Convenience
Whereas a conventional water heater uses energy to keep a certain volume of water hot and ready for use upon request, a tankless heater works in an on-demand fashion. When you turn a hot water tap or activate your dishwasher, fresh water will pass through a heated coil and go straight to the faucet or appliance to which it has been directed. This manner of heating water conserves both water and energy.
Replace your water heater now, and by the time winter arrives you will already view your decision as having been financially sound. Choose a tankless heater, and you will also be thankful for the timeliness with which hot water starts flowing through your showerhead. If you would like to speak with an experienced plumbing professional in the Sacramento area about your water heater upgrade options, call Ace Plumbing at (866) 999-4703!