energy efficient water heater

Is your family complaining about the cold water in your house?

Your water heater is an important part of your home as your family grows and grows up. If you think about how much use your water heater gets throughout the day, then you’ll realize why it’s important to upgrade if you’re not getting the production that you need.

An energy efficient water heater helps you out now, and in the long run. Think of a life where your bills are cheaper and everything from your dishwasher to your shower works with ease.

In this article, we’ll go over 7 of the biggest reasons why you should upgrade to an energy efficient water heater today.

Let’s get started.

1. You’re in Constant Repair Mode

If you find yourself constantly calling your plumber, then you may want to consider a change. Why continue to fix your old water heater when you could just get a new one that will actually work? 

If you notice rust, consistent leaking, or a faulty TPR valve it might be less worthwhile to fix and more worthwhile to replace. Rust erodes the tank, which leads to big-time leaks. If your TPR valve is faulty, it could mean big trouble via one big explosion.

2. Energy Efficient Water Heater = Less Money Spent

If you didn’t know, it takes up a lot of energy to heat the water every time you need it. If you upgrade now, your energy bills will make up the cost of the replacement over time. 

Modern water heaters have way better insulation, which means that once the water is heated, it stays heated longer with less energy. A new water heater could lower your energy bill by up to 20%!

3. No More Cold Showers

If your water heater actually works, you won’t have anyone taking cold showers. There’s nothing worse than coming home at the end of a long day, turning on the shower, and getting about 3 minutes of good, hot water.

It’s probably enough to convince you to upgrade when your kids are constantly complaining about the lack of hot water. Complaining is one thing, but experiencing it is another entirely.

4. Tankless

One option for you is to go tankless. Many companies are offering this nowadays. Compact and reliable, tankless heaters take up much less space than old water heaters and operate at 99% thermal efficiency. It’s an option.

5. Reliability

The headaches involved in constantly calling up the plumber to get your water heater fixed will be rectified by replacing it entirely. When you move into a house, the water heaters are usually unfortunately old, so you’ll be calling for repairs a lot.

A new water heater will give you reliable hot water for your dishes, laundry, and showers without the trouble of repairs and maintenance.

6. Propane Is Efficient…

A propane water heater will heat water faster than electric heaters and only when you need it. Typically, a water heater accounts for around a quarter of an American home’s energy cost.

Propane heaters are smaller, act faster, and more efficiently. That means that they save you money. 

7. And Lowers Your Carbon Output

Again, propane water heaters only take up about 12 square feet of space. Being so small, coupled with the fact that propane burns cleanly and produces less greenhouse gas emissions, means that your carbon footprint is lowered. Isn’t that what we all want, anyway?

Propane also keeps jobs in America. There are about 150,000 Americans employed in the propane production and distribution sector.

Upgrade Your Water Heater Now

Upgrade to an energy efficient water heater now and see results almost immediately. It’s not fair to you or your family to suffer because your water heater is outdated.

Install a new, energy efficient, propane water heater today and enjoy life with hot water once again.

For plumbing help, call Cochrane Oil & Propane today.

high-efficiency hvac

Have you ever considered getting an energy efficient heating and cooling system?

Did you know that 6% of all the electricity produced in the U.S. comes from air conditioning? That costs about $29 billion for homeowners yearly!

Installing a high-efficiency HVAC system can help you keep your house temperature more consistent while saving you money. Check out these eight reasons to invest in a high-efficiency heating and cooling system.

1. Cleaner Air

When you have older systems in your home, you run a greater risk of allowing carbon monoxide into your home. This happens when the heater exchanges develop cracks. Since carbon monoxide is odorless, the only way to know if and when this happens is by having a carbon monoxide detector in your home.

2. Good for the Environment

When you have a high-efficiency HVAC system, you decrease your carbon footprint. This means that it’s better for the environment than the older, less efficient model. Higher-efficiency systems use less fuel to run which preserves more of our world’s natural resources. 

3. Lower Electricity Bills

Better HVAC efficiency can lead to lower electricity bills. With upgrades like proper HVAC system installation, you can slash your energy costs. Older models need much more energy to run, so if your model is 15 years old, you could easily get your money back when you replace it.

When you have a more efficient unit in place, it won’t be running as frequently as the older model. Older units tend to run more frequently, so when you replace it for an energy efficient model, it will run less and save money.

4. Quiet

Gone are the days of having noisy, rattling furnaces. Newer HVAC systems are made up of noise absorbing materials. This makes things much quieter throughout your home.

5. Better Control of Temperature

You’ve heard of smartphones, but have you heard of a smart HVAC system? With technological advancements, you can now better control the temperatures in your home with a smart HVAC system. This gives you the ability to control the air conditioner or heat in specific rooms more efficiently.

6. Remote Access

With certain units, you can connect the controls to your smartphone. This means that you can use your phone as a remote. When you’re heading home from a vacation, you can adjust the temperature so that it’s comfortable when you walk in the door.

7. Less Electrical Issues

High-efficiency HVAC units have less electrical issues than their older counterparts. It can be expensive to keep up with older systems. They’re more likely to experience short outs and the cost of fixing the older unit could be very similar to buying a new one.

8. Increase Home Value

You never know when you when you may decide to sell your home. When you have a newer HVAC system in place in your home, it increases your home value. Home buyers are always looking for benefits and this can be an important one to check off their list.

Have Your High-Efficiency HVAC System Installed Today

There are many benefits to trading in your old unit for a high-efficiency HVAC system. From saving the environment to putting money back in your pocket, you will reap the benefits immediately.

Are you interested in replacing your older system with a more energy efficient system? Contact us today and we can help you pick the right system for your home.