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Is It Time for a New Water Heater?

An upgrade could save you big!

water heater installation massachusettsThe best time to replace your water heater is before it breaks. Unfortunately, that point in your water heater’s life often comes as a big surprise – often in the form of a cold shower! Nobody wants to be forced into a hasty decision out of necessity, but water heaters don’t have an infinite lifespan. Models that are more than 10 years old should especially be monitored for signs of wear and suboptimal performance. Read on to learn about how being proactive with your water heater upgrade can be a big benefit.

Signs your water heater is on the fritz

Water heater “health” can be assessed in several ways, many of which are more subtle than “does the water get hot?” Signs that your water heater needs professional attention include:

  • The water gets hot, but not as hot as you’d like;
  • The water gets hot, but doesn’t stay that way;
  • There is enough hot water for one person to shower, but not for multiple showers in a reasonable timespan;
  • Your water heater tank sweats or leaks;
  • Buildup, condensation, rust or corrosion is visible;
  • You notice mold or mildew on or around the tank;
  • There is bubbling or buckling on the surface of the tank, such as its paint;
  • Sediment is present inside the tank;
  • Your water heater or the water itself has a funky odor or color.

Consider upgrading your water heater

You can’t truly enjoy home comfort in Middlesex County and Norfolk County, MA, unless you have a dependable supply of hot water. It’s a must-have, from showering and bathing to cooking to washing clothes and dishes and so much more.

If your water heater has seen better days and a repair doesn’t make sense, it may be time for an upgrade. When you become a customer, Needham Oil Complete Heating and Cooling offers you options and our experts can help you choose the right one for your home and budget.

Hot trends in water heaters

  • Energy-efficient hybrid water heaters. One of the most popular options these days are hybrid water heaters, also known as heat pump water heaters. This type of unit uses electricity to move heat from one place to another, as opposed to generating its own heat like a traditional electric water heater. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this makes hybrid water heaters about two to three times more efficient than your standard type of electric water heater.
  • Heat pump water heaters. These units are often considered to have hybrid functionality because during periods of high hot water use, they can switch to standard electric resistance heat automatically. You also have the option to control water usage manually, using the unit’s control panel settings, including hybrid mode, which is the most energy-efficient mode for daily use. If you don’t want it to switch over automatically, simply set it to the regular heat pump mode.
  • Traditional electric water heaters. We understand that some homeowners might prefer a tried-and-true traditional storage-tank unit. It’s important to choose the water heater that best meets the needs of your family.

Through the HEAT Loan Program of Mass Save, Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling helps you qualify for no-interest financing to increase the energy efficiency of your home. You may also qualify for the new Mass Save rebates.

Needham Complete has your water heater upgrade covered

No matter which type of water heater you choose, you can have confidence that the certified and experienced Needham technician who arrives at your home to install your new water heater has been thoroughly trained to do the job. We install all types of water heaters throughout the year, so not only does our team have vast experience but we know how to handle any situation that might arise in a typical installation job.

Every water heater we install is covered by a manufacturer’s warranty, and we stand behind our installations with a 100%-satisfaction guarantee. Whether you want to replace your old water heater now, need some maintenance or non-emergency repair, or simply want to learn more for future reference, contact us today and one of our water heater equipment experts will be happy to help.