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Which Kind of Water Heater is Right For My Home?

Parker Gas is your local water heating expert!

water heaters north carolina If your water heater is 10 years old or older, it’s time to start planning for a water heater replacement. The average lifespan of a storage-tank water heater is only 10 to 12 years.

At Parker Gas, we provide top-tier water heater installation, maintenance, and repair services. We are a Rinnai-certified ACE dealer and can help you get any rebates or specials your new water heater qualifies for, saving you money!

Not sure which type of water heater is right for you? Here’s a breakdown of the different kinds available so you can make the best decision for your needs and budget.

Storage tank water heaters

A tank water heater stores and heats a large amount of water so that it will always be available whenever you need it. The pipe that brings hot water to wherever it is needed, such as the dishwasher or washing machine, is located above the tank.

Water heaters have come a long way in terms of energy efficiency and replacing an old model with a new one can be a great way to save money. Tank water heaters are affordable and easy to install, making them popular among homeowners.

Tankless water heaters

A tank water heater stores all of the hot water your home has available at any given moment. This type of heating system regularly heats and reheats the water throughout the day and night so that you always have access to hot water.

You can save up to 40% on your water heating energy costs by switching to a tankless water heater. This appliance only heats water when you need it, so you’ll never have to worry about running out. For most people, heating water makes up 20% of their total energy costs every year.

Although a traditional tank water heater only lasts for about 10 years, investing in a tankless model will provide you with 20 or more years of hot water.

Indirect water heaters

Indirect water heaters are water heating systems that heat water using your home’s heating system.

Indirect water heaters are more energy efficient and can help reduce your water heating bill, especially during the colder months. However, they need to be connected with your home’s heating system, which makes installation more involved than a conventional or tankless water heater would be. Consequently, indirect heaters tend to cost more than other types of heaters overall.

Signs that you need a new water heater

Replacing your water heater before it begins to fail gives you the opportunity to compare different models and find the best one for you. You’ll feel much better knowing that you made a proactive decision.

Water heater malfunctions can often be prevented by checking it on a regular basis for any early signs of failure. If you see any of the following, call Parker Gas immediately:

Contact Parker Gas today to get started on upgrading to a new, high-efficiency water heater!