Thinking of replacing your water heater?
With energy costs rising and alternative energy sources becoming more prominent, Plumbers 911 Boston wants to help you make the best decision.
Water heating is one of the top energy costs throughout the country — and Boston is not an exception. Plumbers 911 Boston will quickly refer you to a licensed and insured plumbing contractor in your area for emergency service and more.
2 common water heater options in Boston
When it comes to water heating, there are two main types of water heaters used in Boston and surrounding New England households:
- A storage water heater is fairly self explanatory. It stores hot water for instantaneous use. It’s the most common type of water heater.
- There are also tankless water heaters, which heat water as it passes through the plumbing to where it will be used.
Alternative water heaters can save money
Water heating technology is constantly evolving with new technology and equipment. The heat pump water heater is one new option that’s affordable for the average consumer.
A heat pump can make a storage water heater more energy efficient. The heat pump connects to a storage water heater, and takes excess heat surrounding the tank and pumps it into the tank to help heat the water. It’s a great way to cut costs without completely replacing your entire water heating system.
What are the pros and cons of different water heaters?
The pros and cons of the different types of water heaters vary. Consumers should consider variables, including space, upfront costs, projected energy savings and more.
One thing is certain — it’s better to not wait for an emergency to make a change. This only makes the situation more difficult and expensive. A little proactive planning can save you money in the long run, even if there are some higher upfront costs.
The type of water heater that is best for you depends on how many gallons of water you use and similar variables. There’s an industry consensus that tankless water heaters are more energy efficient, but the decision likely comes down to how much you want to spend.
Need help lowering your energy bills? Call Plumbers 911 Boston at 877-754-4148 to be connected to a trusted and experienced contractor with years of experience fixing and replacing water heaters.