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New-age water heaters and things to consider while buying one

An average Canadian household utilizes 75 ltr water each day for daily chores such as bathing, washing, cleaning and more. It is worth noting that energy rating is just as significant for an appliance to function over a lifetime just as its purchasing price. The cost of operation of heating systems is evaluated by examining unit size and type, energy source and appliance’s quality.

Majority of the purchases are done under undue influence, often overlooking the factors like energy efficiency, installation needs, costs, appliance lifetime, high flow rate and its effects on the climate. Among these factors, cost (purchasing price + operating cost) is something that needs further attention. If you are purchasing a water heater, it could be appealing to just hunt for a low-cost model and blatantly disregard the costs of operation. That means you are being penny-wise and pound-foolish. However, the economically feasible heating systems are perhaps the most expensive in the long run.

This illustrates that the electric heat pump water heater, while pricey to acquire, has little operation cost over the longer run. On the other hand, the solar-powered heating system, which ends up costing the most to purchase, has the smallest annual operating expenses among all the modern electrical systems.

Additionally, “out of sight, out of mind” is arguably the best description for the water heating system. Because users probably never worry about it until they have guests at the house and the water runs cold and sometimes when the system starts leaking.

Consider the replacement of your existing water heating system before it bails out on you. The lifespan of the majority of the water heaters is between 10 to 15 years long. Before yours has taken its course, take a look and get it checked by an HVAC expert to determine how much serviceable life it has left. If it is in poor shape, swap it out before it begins to leak, or the burner ceases to work. If it is in decent condition, then get it serviced/maintained. Timely and consistent maintenance service aids in extending the appliances’ life.

In fact, although your water heater is in good shape it still might make perfect sense to upgrade an outdated water heater with an energy-efficient one. In a few years, energy savings alone will fund the new water heater cost, and you will be relieved to know that less pollutants are dumped into the ecosystem and less money is wasted in the repairing and maintenance.

When choosing a new water heater for the house, pick a water heating system which would not just provide sufficient warm water, but will be energy efficient, saving you dollars.

Generally, there are five types of water heaters available in the market such as:

  • Water heaters with storage tank
  • Tankless water heaters
  • Solar water heaters
  • Indirect water heaters
  • Heat pump water heaters

An energy-efficient water heater uses the latest technology to heat water and then transfer it through the supply line. When we talk about the efficiency of the heater, we mean to say that it uses up to 95% of the energy to heat up the water.

So, if you install a new-age water heater at home, you can save hundreds of dollars on your heating bills. The money that was spent on heating can now be used for other purposes. The fact that the system is built with high-efficiency technologies makes it very durable and reliable. This also provides a long life to the unit and extends its useful life span.

This means that the value of an energy-efficient water heater is not only for the present but also for the future. It is not difficult to understand why many people consider purchasing these systems today rather than wait until they face the problem of scarce money or electricity.

Getting started

If you are planning to upgrade your water heater and want to examine the existing one, do it with a licensed HVAC experts. At Hwisel, we have designed Water heater service and maintenance plans to help you get expert assistance on time and keep your appliance in good shape.

Our heating and air conditioning experts are available to help you consider the advantages and disadvantages of the various water heaters on the market. Regardless of what you choose, we promise that it will be a convenient and hassle-free installation. Get in contact with our team when you need us to arrange the best-in-class water heater services. To learn more, visit Hwisel !

John Nassar

Mr. John Nassar is Founder of Hwisel Soft Inc. He has 18+ years of experience in the Residential HVAC, Home Security, Smart Home, and Consumer Finance industry. He is a serial entrepreneur that is also a consumer and advocate for the same products and services his companies provide. He is a change junky that enjoys cycling, traveling, and family. He holds a Masters Degree in Business, an undergraduate B.Comm Degree with a Major in Economics.

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