Owning a home comes with its own laundry list of expenses. One way to keep that load down is to make sure your water heater is running efficiently while saving energy and cost. With advancements in technology, newer Energy Star Certified water heaters play a big role in saving us money and reducing greenhouse gases released into our environment. So how do you know when it’s time to replace your water heater?
- Age – If you water heater is getting older (more than a decade old), you’re opening the door for water heater mayhem! Leaking and flooding is around the corner for the homeowner who doesn’t keep on top of the situation. This results in replacing a whole lot more than just the faulty equipment.
- Leaks – This is the point at which you can either prevent or experience the mayhem! Pay attention to your water bill. If your water bill is going up with no real changes in you or your family’s lifestyle, there’s a chance that your water heater is leaking and may need to be replaced or at the very least, serviced.
- Rust – Now that we’ve discussed age and leaking, rust around seals or near the floor are a sign of both! And think about rust coming through the pipes and into your kitchen sink or even worse, your shower – gross!
A new Energy Star certified water heater could save the average size family up to $3,500 over the lifetime of the product. One of these energy efficient water heaters can reduce the amount of pollutants in the air we breathe every day. While that may not sound as exciting as saving loads of money; protecting our health has never been more paramount in our everyday lives.
LaPensee Plumbing is a proud authorized dealer of Rheem water heaters. Energy Star certified, these water heaters are installed throughout the Bradenton and Anna Maria area for as low as $850. Yes, that includes up to three hours of labor. Contact us to about this deal to replace your water heater!