With everything that’s been going on, many NYC homeowners are working on their homes. The projects taking top priority are, listed in order of importance:
Improvements to family safety and health
Improvements that make a home “greener” with a smaller carbon footprint
Improvements that save the homeowner money
Let’s look at how replacing the water heater stacks up against this criteria.
Does Replacing the Water Heater Make the Family Safer and Healthier?
YES! Older water heaters- particularly those beyond the expected useful life of 15-20 years, should be inspected to ensure they are safe. A water heater with a rusty, leaking compromised tank poses a definite safety hazard. Pay particular attention to the thermostat controls, as water that’s too hot can pose a serious burn risk, particularly for small children and the elderly. If you have safety concerns, see a plumber for water heater replacement.
Is Replacing the Water Heater Good for the Planet?
YES! Modern water heaters are much more energy efficient than those manufactured years ago. Your NYC plumber can help you choose the appropriate water heater based on family size, lifestyle habits – such as having active young children who generate a lot of laundry – and energy efficiency.
More efficient water heaters heat the water faster, using less energy. This is better for the environment. You may wish to research particular water heater models based on their energy efficiency rating before making your purchase.
Will Replacing the Water Heater Save the Homeowner Money?
Absolutely YES! Replacing an old, poorly functioning water heater with a new more efficient water heater means lower energy bills – important when you’re trying to save money!