The water heater is one of the most important appliances in any building. Spring is here, and
many property owners are cleaning and considering repairs, upgrades, and renovations. If you
have an outdated water heater, Evergreen Plumbing & Heating can help you find a new solution
that works best for your needs.
An outdated water heater can take longer to heat water and may have trouble storing hot water at
a consistent temperature. Water heaters include lots of small parts that may erode over time,
reducing the system’s overall effectiveness. If you notice your water heater seems to supply hot
water for a much shorter time than it used to, this could be a sign you need a repair.
Save Money on Utility Bills
Older water heaters are much greedier when it comes to energy consumption than newer, more
efficient models. If your utility bills are higher than you would like them to be, the energy
consumption of your water heater and other old appliances could be the reason. A newer and
more energy efficient water heater may entail some initial cost, but the savings over time can be
One of the newest options available to property owners looking to replace an outdated water
heater is a tankless water heater. Instead of heating a large quantity of water and storing it until it
is needed, a tankless water heater heats water on demand. Instead of using stored hot water,
when someone engages a hot water faucet the tankless system kicks on and starts heating water
rapidly for only as long as necessary.
Tankless water heating systems can offer fantastic value, but homeowners should understand that
an electric water heating system is vulnerable to power outages. If you lose power in a home
with a tankless electric water heater, you will not have hot water until the power turns on again.
Investing in a tankless water heater is a major decision that offers some tremendous advantages,
but these systems may not work for every property owner.
Evergreen Plumbing & Heating in Rhode Island can help property owners make informed choices when it comes to upgrading their