High-Efficiency Water Heaters
You love taking hot showers but hate the high energy bills that go with them. According to US Department of Energy statistics, heating water accounts for 14 to 18 percent of your utility bill, with the average household spending between $400 and $600 a year to heat water.
At Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC, we can help you save money with the installation of a high-efficiency water heater. These particular models are singled out because of how they are designed to use less gas, oil, or electricity and reduce standby energy loss during low-demand hours.
If you are interested in learning more about these high-efficiency systems and how one of these new water heaters can immediately cut your energy bill, contact us today. Our MetroWest Boston area water heater experts will help you evaluate your options to make an informed decision and start saving money immediately.
Energy Factor Ratings for Water Heaters
Did you know your water heater has an efficiency rating? The energy factor (EF) is a measure of your water heater’s energy efficiency, which is based on the amount of hot water produced per unit of fuel consumed. The more efficient your water heater is, the higher the energy factor.
This rating is used for both tank and tankless water heaters. Call one of our Master Plumbers today to learn more about EF ratings and how having a high-efficiency water heater installed in your home can save you money in energy.
High-Efficiency Hot Water Heater Options
There are multiple types of high-efficiency water heaters on the market, with varying energy savings and initial installation costs depending on your particular needs and budget.
Condensing Water Heaters
Condensing water heaters, or condensing boilers as they are sometimes called, are extremely efficient, using upwards of 90 percent of the energy they consume to heat water. They are similar to conventional water heaters in many ways, except they recapture the energy that would normally be vented out of the device after combustion.
Instead of heavy flue losses, which result in much higher energy bills, a condensing water heater condenses and reuses the remaining heat. The result is an extremely high heat-retention rate, allowing you to save a tremendous amount of money.
Tankless Water Heaters
Tankless water heaters eliminate the need for a storage tank. Instead, they place heating elements at contact points within your indoor plumbing system. When you turn on the hot water tap, these heating devices are triggered and will heat water on demand. The result is about 85 percent efficiency—still significantly higher than a standard tank model.
These types of water heaters provide hot water in a high-efficiency manner because they only run when hot water is needed (lowering your energy bills). Keep in mind, their purchase prices are often higher than a tank system’s price.
Indirect Fired Water Heaters
Indirect fired water heaters, also known as indirect water heaters, use the thermal energy produced by your boiler to heat your water. This is a high-efficiency system that recovers quickly, meaning you will not have to wait for your hot water. Trust your water heater experts at Basnett to install and service your indirect fired water heater.
Water Heater Installation
When it comes time to replace or install a new water heater, no matter which type of water heater suits your needs best, you can count on our professional team to install it correctly. We will work quickly and do our best not to disrupt your lifestyle while we are in your home.
Water Heater Repairs
All water heaters break down from time to time. If you notice a problem with your water heater, reach out to our team. We offer excellent water heater repair services that include 24/7 emergency repair services, so we can be there when you need us.
Water Heater Maintenance
Taking care of your water heater is a job best left to a professional. At Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC, we spare no effort to ensure your tank or tankless water heater works just as promised.
Ask about our Ultimate Service Agreements to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. These preventative maintenance plans are uniquely tailored to meet your personal needs and budget. When it comes to your plumbing system and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), maintenance is the key to extending their service life.
Call Your Water Heater Experts
Contact Basnett Plumbing, Heating & AC today for all of your water heater services here in Acton, MA. We work with all makes and models and will help you find the best system for your lifestyle. Call 978-431-2906 or request service online today.
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