You wake up in the morning and stare at your alarm clock.
You aren’t a morning person, but you roll out of bed anyways. It’s almost time for your favorite part of the day: your morning shower.
You turn the water on, giving it time to heat up, and brush your teeth. After a few minutes, you go to step in but stop the second the water touches your skin.
The water is ice cold.
Hot water is one of the simplest luxuries available in the modern world, and one we can take for granted — until it’s gone.
Replacing a water heater can be a difficult process, and there is a great deal of misinformation.
In this guide, we’ll bust a few of the biggest myths about replacing your water heater, giving you the tools to replace your water heater much quicker than before.
- MYTH: A New System Will Heat Water Immediately
Many people believe that once they buy a new water heater, water will immediately come out of the faucet warmer. Unfortunately, if your water took a while to warm up with your last water heater, it will likely need time here too.
That’s because your water heater can’t heat the water already in the pipes. Even if you purchase a tankless water heater, you should expect a similar wait time. Unless, that is, you have added a circulation system.
- MYTH: It’s More Expensive to Purchase a Tankless Water Heater
While a tankless water heater is more expensive at the onset, it will pay for itself over the course of its lifetime — and that lifetime itself is nothing to scoff at. The average tankless water heaters last more than 20 years.
The main reason why people who purchase a tankless water heater pay less, in the long run, is the increased efficiency, which can have a drastic effect and help lower your utility bill.
- MYTH: There Are No Greener Options For Water Heaters
Water heaters are notorious for the amount of energy they use. In fact, 30% of the average homeowner’s energy expenses will be the result of the water heater. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t cleaner ways.
As we’ve already mentioned, tankless water heaters are significantly more efficient, but they aren’t the only option homeowners have. Geothermal heating is a new option that uses the natural heat of the earth to heat water.
Buying a new water heater can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be painful. Hopefully, by busting these myths we have given you a clearer idea of what you need when buying a new water heater