How do I know when my Denver water heater needs to be replaced?
A. Water heater units have a typical life cycle of 15 to 20 years. During this time water heaters accumulate calcium and rust deposits in the units which can lead to unsafe drinking water. New water heaters are much more efficient than water heaters made a few decades ago, so getting a new water heater will help on energy savings, but the corrosion of internal piping can not be avoided.
What is the difference between a normal water heater and a high efficiency water heater?
A. High efficiency water heaters, much like the 90% high efficiency furnaces use a different method of venting the flue gasses that ultimately reduces the run time of the unit and the cost of heating the water. High efficiency water heaters are more expensive than regular water heaters but in the long run save money annually because of efficiency.
What are tankless water heaters?
A. New tankless water heaters heat water only when needed. Instead of a typical water heater that always keeps 50 gallons of water hot, tankless units only heat the water when it is needed. The unit super heats the water quickly then delivers it into the system.
The biggest misconception of tankless water heaters is that they are “hot water on demand”. In reality, they deliver the same rate of hot water to the sink, shower etc. as conventional water heaters. The difference is the hot water is not stored until it is used, drastically saving money in energy costs annually.
Ameri-Mech Heating and Cooling can help you with all your new water heater needs. Call 303-975-6090 for a water heater quote.