A well maintained water heater can continue to deliver you gallons of hot water. On the other hand if you neglect your water heater you most likely will see the dollars disappear from your wallet. There are a few things you can do to help prolong the life of your water heater.
Four ways to increase water heater efficiency:
If your water heater is 10 years or older it is probably only running at 50 percent of its efficiency. The good thing is that there are plenty of options these days from gas, electric and even tankless water heaters. Depending on the company you use a 40 gallon gas or electric water heater can run anywhere from $700 to $1,300. A tankless water heater is usually twice as much as a traditional one, but can also last twice as long and save you money in the long run.
Angie's 4 tips for hiring a company to install a water heater:
You can reduce your monthly water heating bills by selecting the appropriate water heater for your home. While storage units are the most popular type of water heating systems, tankless systems offer energy savings by providing hot water only when it's needed.
Why consider a tankless water heater: