Is it time to replace your old water heater? Instead of having another conventional water heater installed, consider buying a tankless water heater for your home instead. Here are three good reasons to switch to a tankless water heater.
1. You Want to Use Less Energy
A traditional water heater holds a quantity of water in a tank and keeps that water at a set temperature. The electric elements or gas flames in the conventional water heater must turn on intermittently all day and night to keep the water ready to use.
A tankless water heater doesn’t have a holding area for water. Instead, cold water enters the heater, is heated by gas or electric elements, then exits shortly after being heated. Tankless water heaters fire up and raise the water temperature only on demand, so the heaters aren’t running all day and night.
Depending on your water usage, you can save between 8 and 50 percent of your energy costs for hot water by switching to a tankless water heater. Experts claim that a typical family may save at least $100 per year by choosing an ENERGY STAR® rated tankless water heater.
Your home’s water heater is one of the most important appliances you own. Your water heater is solely responsible for supplying hot water through your plumbing system. The average water heater will last at least 12 years, and sometimes even longer, with regular care and maintenance.
Don’t ignore age-related issues with your water heater. Read on to learn the signs of water heater failure so you can replace or repair your unit before you run out of hot water.
- Discolored Water
Your water heater is showing its age if the hot water you run has a yellow, orange, or red tinge to it. If your cold water is also discolored, then the issue is probably related to aging pipes rather than the water heater itself — although you should still have your water heater inspected.
When a home’s plumbing system functions properly, homeowners don’t give the plumbing much thought. Drains are an integral part of any residential plumbing system. Without functional drains, water and waste wouldn’t be able to exit your home.
Some of the drains in your home can quickly transform from friend to foe by emitting foul odors. Any odd smells coming from the drains in your home are cause for concern and should be examined by an experienced plumber.
A number of things can cause smelly drains, but these three are the most common sources of drain odors in residential properties.