Hot water is one of those amenities that homeowners today cannot live without. And you shouldn’t ever have to, even if your budget doesn’t leave you with much wiggle room. This is why you shouldn’t ignore signs of trouble with your water heater, including an overly expensive operating cost. Sure, you need hot water in your home, but that doesn’t mean you should just grin and bear it when your system starts costing too much for comfort.
If your water heater in Phoenix is causing you budgetary woes, then it is essential that you contact us right away. There are a number of different issues that could be at play, and some of them may have serious implications for your water heater. Just because this issue may not be “urgent” in the way that a water heater leaking water all over your floor may be urgent does not mean that you have any time to spare.
You May Need More Insulation
Modern water heaters are quite efficient—much more so than those manufactured even in the relatively recent past. However, there is always room for improvement. And using a tank water heater does mean that there is always room for standby energy loss. This is energy loss that occurs as heat from the water in the tank transfers through the tank and into the air outside.
By putting an insulating jacket around your water heater’s tank, you can simply and effectively slow the transfer of heat through the tank. Will it completely eliminate standby energy loss? No, of course not. However, it will help you limit it, saving money and taking some strain off of your system.
You May Want to Go Tankless
If you want to eliminate standby energy loss entirely, then you need to eliminate the tank from your water heater system. That means opting for a tankless water heater. They’re quite expensive, but many homeowners find the investment worth the cost.
When you eliminate the need for a storage tank, you eliminate the risk of heat transfer through the tank. The tankless system heats water in an on-demand fashion, as it is called for. They’re small and ideal for those homes where multiple outlets are not all calling for hot water at the same time frequently. Contact us if you think that you’d like to go tankless in your home.
You May Need too Replace Your System
Even if you’re not interested in making the switch to a tankless water heater, you may want to replace your existing tank water heater with a newer, more efficient model. This is especially true if you’re not only overpaying to heat water for use in your home, but you’re also paying for frequent water heater repairs.
Whatever you need to get a more efficient water heating experience, you can count on the pros on our team to get the job done right. Call us with your concerns and we’ll find the perfect solution to the problem.