Upgrading Your Home’s Water Heater

If your home's water heater has reached the end of its life or you need a system with better performance, you will likely find that replacing the water heater is a project that you will have to undertake.

Myth: You Will Always Have To Install A Larger Water Heater System To Increase Your Supply Of Hot Water

If you are wanting to increase the amount of hot water that is available to your home, you might assume that this will require the installation of a much larger water heater. While this can be the case for traditional hot water heaters, you may also be able to increase the amount of hot water that is available without installing a bigger system by choosing a tankless system. These systems will avoid the need for massive reservoir tanks to hold the water that is being warmed, which can be one of the main causes for higher-capacity water heaters being much larger and requiring far more amounts of space in the home.  

Myth: Tankless Water Heaters Are Always Electric

For homes in areas with unreliable power connections, an electric water heater may not be a good option as they may find themselves without any hot water or with only a very limited amount until the power is restored. Having a gas water heater can help you avoid this problem as it will be able to continue generating heat even when the power has failed. While electric tankless water heaters may be among the most popular options, they are far from the only solution as gas and oil tankless systems can also be chosen. These systems may require slightly more maintenance due to the need to remove residues that accumulate on the system.

Myth: Installing A New Water Heater Is An Upgrade That Will Take Many Days To Complete

The installation process for a new hot water heater will be a major plumbing change. However, it is not an update that may take as long as you think it will. Generally, the entire process of replacing the water heater will only require a few hours for a professional water heater replacement service to do. This can avoid the need for your home to be without hot water for an extended period of time, which can be a reason for individuals to delay making this change. However, it will generally only require your home to be without hot water for an afternoon or, at most, a full working day.