Some homeowners don’t realize that with modern advances in technology, they could actually be saving money by replacing their old worn out Water Heaters. Most property owners don’t give much thought to their heating units until they begin to have trouble producing sufficient hot water, but well before any noticeable difference appears sediment begins to accrue in the tank and the system begins to draw more electrical power in order to produce the same amount of heat.

The average life span of most heating units is between 10 and 20 years, barring any serious mechanical failures. 20 years ago the systems being designed were nowhere near as efficient as they are today, when tankless heaters provide hot water on demand, using less power and consequently lowering utility bills. These Water Heaters can be installed either indoors or outdoors and take up significantly less space. In addition, because the hot water is not sitting in a tank waiting to be used there is no chance for sediment to buildup, so the hot water produced is also cleaner. The lifespan of new tankless water heaters also exceeds their less advanced counterparts.

Even more traditionally gas and electric tank heaters have seen major improvements recently in efficiency and general design. It can be helpful when considering who to call for installation to look into what discounts are available, as well as whether or not the product under consideration comes with an available warranty. Not sure whether a new heater is in the budget? Consider the long term cost of continuing to maintain and repair the old unit; if annual repairs are running up costs that amount to half the price of a new heater, it’s probably time to look into options.

Avoid the unpleasant sensation of a suddenly freezing shower by taking action before system failure occurs. Families that find their old heating units just aren’t holding up to the test of time or increased water demands can contact a plumbing company like Southern Plumbing Inc. for a free quote on the installation of a new heater. Don’t wait until winter hits to consider replacing this integral system. You can also follow them on Twitter.