Is your water heater gurgling or popping? Do you know how old it is? Water heater energy standards are changing. The average life of a water heater is 10-15 years. Right now, homeowners have a unique opportunity to upgrade their water heater and save money at the same time.
How Water Heaters are Changing
In 2015, NAECA regulations will require most water heaters to be larger, requiring more space in your home for installation. The diameter of a new unit that has the same gallon capacity as an existing unit may be two or more inches wider and two or more inches taller.
How It Impacts You
Because water heaters will be larger and heavier, there will be an increase in product and installation costs due to additional labor. Additionally, if you do not have room to accommodate the new size of water heater, relocation may be required. Also, some may require an electrical outlet to power the unit. Because they are newer models, it is unknown how much maintenance they will require.
On the plus side, newer standards make it possible to save money in the long run in efficiency savings.
What You Can Do Now
Whether you want to upgrade your unit to the new standards or want to get a conventional water heater before standards change, TLC Plumbing provides professional water heater installation that is backed by warranty. With either choice, you are investing now for a long-term reward: dependable, hot water for your home that saves you money.
For more information about the new standards contact TLC Plumbing today or give us a call at 505.761.9644 to schedule a water heater installation today!