4 Facts You May Not Know About Water Heaters

4 Facts You May Not Know About Water Heaters

Water HeatersExploding Water Heaters?

The myth of the exploding water heater is rare, but actually true. While it’s possible for a water heater to explode, there are simple ways to prevent it. These include regulating the temperate and pressure as well as checking for rust and smells of leaking gas. Another way to avoid the threat of an exploding water heater is to have a licensed plumber install your water heater. This will ensure it is installed properly and there is no risk of it exploding.

What is the lifespan of a water heater?

A typical water heater will last anywhere from 8-12 years. This is based on the manufacturers suggested service life. Although, the lifespan is also dependent on the design of the unit, quality of the installation and maintenance schedule. On the other hand, a tank less water heater will last around 18-20 years. This lifespan can be extended as the units have easily replaceable parts.

How much energy does your water heater use?

Did you know that there are greener options available?

Geothermal solutions are a way for you to forgo the traditional hot water heater and go green. A geothermal heat pump heats your home using a compressor. During use, the compressor produces waste heat. This heat is then used to heat your hot water tank. Another way to go green is to install a solar water heater. Solar water heaters change the rays from the sun into heat, using solar collectors mounted on the roof of your home. The energy will be collected and used to heat your water.

In order to save you money and ensure efficiency, selecting the right water heater for your needs can make a big difference. Certified technicians, such as those at Universal Plumbing and Heating assess your needs first and foremost in order to determine the best water heater for your needs.

Universal Plumbing and Heating technicians will evaluate your needs as well as your budget. Once you make the decision, Universal Heating can begin working on installing your water heater right away.

Call Universal Plumbing and Heating at 604-873-3551 for your water heater assessment.

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