As homeowners, we all have a variety of challenges to face every day and certainly proper care and maintenance of the hot water heater is not at the top of that list. As a matter of fact, people often tend to overlook their hot water heaters because, like your HVAC system, it is not visibly present in the course of your every day. Rather, it is one of those necessary appliances that works quietly in the background, providing the hot water needed daily. Much like the HVAC system with its hidden ductwork and its tucked away presence somewhere in your basement, hot water heaters are an appliance so often forgotten.
But, when you step into that shower after a long day at work and, to your surprise, the water is ice cold, it’s your hot water heater making its presence known and surely it has now moved to the top of your cluttered task list.
Typically a hot water heater that is greater than 10 years old will most likely need to be replaced. With that said, the folks here at M&A HVAC, Services, LLC highly recommend investing in an energy efficient water heater that will not only provide needed hot water but will also help with your home’s energy efficiency. There is a wide range of energy efficient water heaters available on the market today. Choosing the ideal appliance can be a challenge in and of itself, but that is where the professionals here at M&A HVAC Services come in.
By contacting our highly skilled and trained technicians you can be sure we will provide you with all the insight and assistance needed in order to select the appropriate hot water heater for your home and family. Our technicians will determine the size and features of your current hot water heater, including its fuel source, and be able to provide you with options that are best suited to your home and needs. They will talk with you about your energy needs and present you with a list of options, including brands, models and costs, that you can choose from.
It goes without saying that the first and most important factor to consider when choosing an energy efficient water heater is that of your fuel source. Do you currently have an electric, propane or natural gas hot water heater? Once determined, we can then make appropriate recommendations for your new investment. The average home hot water costs come in somewhere in the range of $200 to $600 a year, with the total cost depending upon your fuel source. Electric hot water heaters, as we all know, come in at the top of the cost charts with natural gas being the least expensive.
When choosing the best water heater for your home, it is important to take into consideration insulation features and conversion rates as well. Again, that is where the experts here at M&A HVAC Services come in. We find that the Energy Star water heaters are, by far, at the top of the list for quality, efficiency and affordability. They are overall better insulated and afford high quality energy efficiency features such as electrical igniters for pilot lights and flue damper controls. It goes without saying that investing in an Energy Star hot water heater for your home is a formula for lower utility bills, energy efficiency and cost savings year after year.
Don’t get caught this winter without hot water. Reach out to the friendly, professional technicians here at M&A HVAC Services today and schedule an inspection of your hot water and heating system now. If, indeed you need to replace your hot water heater, then surely we are the team for you. Contact our qualified team today and put the well-being and the safety of your home and family into the hands of some of the industry’s very best. We look forward to serving you with all your HVAC needs and send along wishes for a safe and happy holiday season.