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Your Water Heater Works Harder in the Winter

Winter is “marathon season” for your water heater

water heater repair massachusettsIt’s no secret that your water heater works harder in the winter in Norfolk and Middlesex Counties, since the water is starting off from a colder baseline temperature. In other words, when it’s colder outside, it takes more energy to heat the water to your desired temperature.

Even though winter is “marathon season” in terms of hot water usage in Massachusetts, your traditional water heater isn’t able to condition itself like a marathon runner to withstand the increased wear and tear during this season – and that’s one reason why it’s so important to keep up with regular maintenance. Read on to learn more about how Needham Oil COMPLETE can help you can get the energy-efficiency you need to save on energy bills during the colder months.

Warm water is in hot demand in the winter

Most homes use more hot water in the winter, because:

  • There’s more laundry, clothes are bulkier and people wear more layers.
  • Many people like to relax after coming in from the cold with a warm bath or shower.
  • Families gather for the holidays and eat at home.
  • An increase in the number of people in the household means you’re using more dishes, taking more showers and washing more laundry.

Protect your water heater with regular maintenance year-round

If you love your current water heater but want to keep it running smoothly after the extra wear and tear of winter, Needham offers expert water-heater repairs and water-heater maintenance, including 24-hour emergency service.

Newer models save you money: Do you need an upgrade?

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 because an electric heat pump water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and transfers it to the water in an enclosed tank.

Heat pump water heaters are often referred to as hybrid water heaters because, during periods of high hot water use, they can be programmed to switch to standard electric resistance heat automatically, if you’d like. Many control panels have multiple settings and modes to maximize energy savings. For instance, if multiple family members are showering at the same time in different bathrooms and you’re also operating your dishwasher at the same time, you can easily switch your control to high-demand or hybrid mode to ensure your hot water demand is being met. The hybrid mode is the most energy efficient mode for daily use.

Needham keeps the warm water COMPLETELY flowing while saving you money

No matter whether you need maintenance, repair, or an upgrade of your traditional water heater, you can have confidence that the certified and experienced Needham technician who arrives at your home is thoroughly trained to do the job. We repair and 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.

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. One of our water heater equipment experts will be happy to help you find a solution that meets your needs and budget.