Have you heard about the new water heater regulations? As of April 15th this year, the Department of Energy is changing legislation for water heaters nationwide. Manufacturers will stop selling older, less efficient models — which could mean trouble for homeowners with older water heaters!
Why Are the Regulations a Problem?
If your device fails after April and you try to get a replacement, you may not be able to find your direct model anymore. You’ll be forced to upgrade to a larger and more expensive model.
Typically, the new water heater models cost about 35% more and are 2″ wider and taller (due to having more extensive insulation). Will this new device fit in your utility room? If not, you could have a major issue on your hands.
That’s why the experts at Arco Comfort Air suggest that you install a new water heater before your current model breaks. If you have an older machine or are starting to notice the warning signs of water heater replacement, consider making an upgrade today! But what are the warning signs of water heater failure?
Signs You Need Water Heater Replacement
If you notice any of the following, it’s time for water heater replacement. But don’t
- Loud Noises Coming From Machine
- Water Pooling on Floor
- Past Warranty (or older than 10 years)
- Insufficiently Heated Water
- Rust-Colored Water
- Odors from Water Heater
Even if your water heater isn’t past its warranty yet, it should still receive professional annual maintenance. When was the last time a professional serviced your machine? If you experience any of the above symptoms, you may be on the verge of water heater collapse.
Upgrade to Tankless Water Heating
Rather than doing a direct replacement of your device, now may be the right time to upgrade to tankless water heating. These devices are more efficient than conventional water heaters because they don’t have to store water at a constant temperature, which means they already qualify for the new regulations, and they can provide you with endless hot water from any point of access or whole home machine! Imagine never experiencing a cold shower again!
So call for a consultation on a new water heater replacement today. Save money and live smarter by replacing your water heater with Arco Comfort Air sooner rather than later!