Today is the day that water heater regulations go into effect nationwide, raising the standard of water heater efficiency for homes across the U.S. What does that mean for your home?
Essentially, the new water heater models are higher efficiency because they are required to have more insulation. This insulation keeps heat locked inside so that the heat you use to warm water for cleaning, cooking, and showering doesn’t escape— this prevents energy waste and ultimately lowers energy bills. Which is great! Here in Southampton, most people are still using conventional water heaters that heat water in a storage tank — older models, and even current ones, aren’t insulated well enough to make the new grade. Better efficiency is a good thing. The only problem is that the new water heaters are on average:
- 2″ Wider and Longer
- Up to 35% More Expensive
At first, this doesn’t seem like to big of a deal, but then you need to consider whether or not the newer, larger, and more expensive high efficiency models are going to fit your home…and your budget! If your water heater is in a tight closet or utility room, you might not be able to replace it with the high efficiency model without cutting a hole or even knocking out a wall.
So what can you do? Do you just wait around until your current water heater breaks, forcing you to make an expensive and inconvenient upgrade? No — luckily, you still have some options when you work with Central Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning. But you’ll need to act quickly! Time for getting a water heater replacement without upgrading is running out!
Options for Water Heater Replacement
The current model of your water heater is no longer being produced, but savvy water heater replacement contractors like Central Plumbing who have your best interests in mind have managed to keep a stock of older water heaters for new replacements! But again, you’ll need to take action soon. This supply isn’t likely to last long, as every homeowner in Bucks County in need of water heater replacement is going to want one for themselves.
In order to ensure you can get a direct replacement of your current water heater, you’ll need to be preemptive. Noticing signs of disrepair on your water heaters? Don’t wait for it to fail! When you start to see any of the following, call Central Plumbing and request water heater replacement:
- Visible Rust or Corrosion
- Bad Odors
- Poor Performance
- Expired/Near Expired Warranty (Typically 6 Years)
We may still have your model in stock!
Make sure to work with Central Plumbing for your water heater in Southampton. Other plumbing contractors will want to sell you the high efficiency model since installation is more expensive, but at Central, your needs come first. Call or fill out the form to request water heater replacement today!