There is nothing quite as relaxing and welcoming at the end of a long, hard day than a hot shower. With that said, however, most people take their long, hot showers for granted without ever giving a single thought to their hot water heaters. Certainly we have a lot more things to think about than our hot water heaters. But then, when you jump into that shower longing for that hot water relaxation only to find that you have no hot water, then rest assured your thoughts will turn to your hot water heater.
If you have a hot water heater that is more than 10 years old then more than likely it is time to replace it with one of the new energy efficient water heaters available on the market today. Contacting the experts here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling will afford you the guidance and insight needed to choose the perfect water heater for your home. Taking into consideration the size of your current hot water heater and the fuel type, our specialists can help you choose the appropriate hot water heater for your family needs. We will discuss energy efficiency with you as well when discussing your hot water heater options, and, of course, advise you of the varied costs for the different brands and models of energy efficient water heaters.
The primary consideration you must have when choosing an appropriate replacement hot water heater is the type of fuel source you have. Today the majority of homeowners heat the water in their homes with natural gas, electricity or propane. Depending upon the type of fuel source you have in your home, an average home will pay anywhere from $250 to $600 a year to heat their water depending upon the fuel source with electric hot water heaters costing the most. For this reason alone, it is understandable why the majority of homeowners prefer natural gas.
As a bit of insight, a standard hot water heater will effectively convert 58-60% of the energy being used to heat your water into heat. There are some models, however, that are equipped with better insulation and thus provide better conversion ratings and therefore, contribute to greater savings per year as well as greater energy efficiency.
On the flip side of the standard hot water heater is the state of the art Energy Star water heaters. These quality water heaters are better insulated, offer a flu damper control and have an electrical igniter for the pilot light which means they present with an 8-10% higher efficiency rating than standard water heaters and provide greater cost savings as well. Surely the Energy Star is a welcomed addition to any home because of its energy efficiency and cost savings across the board.
If you are like the millions of other homeowners who have found themselves facing the dreadful problem of having no hot water and needing to replace your current hot water heater, there’s no need to fret. Simply get in touch with the highly skilled and highly qualified technicians here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling and know that the well-being and safety of your home and family are in our hands. We will work alongside of you to determine which of the cost effective, energy efficient water heaters will best suit both your family’s needs and your pocketbook.
We know full well how frustrating unexpected heating or cooling system problems can be which is why we are confident when you put your trust in us that you will be 100% satisfied with our quality products, superior services, and our friendly HVAC team. That long, hot, relaxing shower is once again just a step away when you take time out to contact the professionals here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling!