Water Heater Replacement
Why Replace My Water Heater?
If your water heater makes odd noises or you see rust on the tank, it may be time for a water heater replacement. Red or brown water coming out of the faucets or puddles around the unit may indicate that it's time for a modern, more efficient water heater. Replace water heaters with these symptoms to prevent injury or property damage.
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Failing to make a preemptive decision on your water heater can come with dire consequences. An improperly working water heater can cause your electric bill to skyrocket. If the thermostat fails, you risk scalding injuries. If too much pressure builds up, your water heater could even explode. Additionally, water heater leaks can compromise the integrity of your home and damage your belongings.
What Type of Water Heater Is Right for My Home?
There are three basic types of water heaters, Traditional, tankless and hybrid units.
Water heaters with storage tanks are the most popular and use natural gas or electricity to power the unit. Gas-powered units can save you a bit of money on your energy cost and use a flame burner or heat coil to heat water. Electric-powered units run off the grid and cost a bit more to run than gas water heaters.
On-demand or tankless units heat water on demand. These units are more efficient because they don't continuously heat water in a tank. Tankless water heaters can also use either electricity or gas.
Hybrid or heat pump water heaters use compressed air to help heat the water. A heat pump retains warm air and expels cool air. Also, hybrid systems work best in warm weather and draw from electric coils when you use a lot of hot water or in colder temperatures.
When choosing between gas or electric units, consider the replacement cost. For example, you can expect to pay around $2,600 to replace a 40-gallon gas water heater. The same size electric water heater costs around $1,900. Of course, the actual price will vary depending on the features you choose, the size of the unit and any other modification to the install you want done.
Benefits to Replacing your Water Heater Now
If you have an older hot water heater, this may be a good time to replace it. In fact, you can receive rebates from FirstEnergy utilities in Pennsylvania. Besides, replacing an older unit can save you up to 50% on your energy costs.
Work with a trusted contractor and check the manufacturer's label to verify that the hot water heater qualifies for the energy efficiency rebate.
Contact Deluxe Plumbing & Heating for assistance with your water heater replacement in Bethlehem, PA and surrounding areas.