Water heaters are expected to have a useable life of 8-12 years, but some last much longer and others quite a bit shorter. How do you know if yours needs to be replaced? Several signs could indicate your water heater may not be working correctly. Water buildup in or around your water heater, water quality issues, a reduction in the supply of hot water, or a change in temperature (either much hotter or much cooler) can all be signs it’s time for a repair or replacement. An in-home inspection by a Sure Temp technician can determine whether or not you need to install a new water heater.

Today’s water heaters are designed to require little to no maintenance by home owners. Once installed, most homeowners don’t think about their water heater until there’s a problem. 

Wondering if it’s time for a new water heater? Call Sure Temp Heating and Air Conditioning today at 607-729-6800. Sure Temp carries only high quality, energy efficient water heaters built by brands our clients can trust to perform year after year.

Tankless Water Heaters

Tankless water heaters, also known as on-demand or instant water heaters, provide hot water only as it’s needed. When a hot water tap is turned on, cold water travels through a pipe into the unit. Either a gas burner or an electric element heats the water. Unlike traditional storage water heaters with large tanks of water to keep warm, they don’t produce the standby energy losses. This can save you money as tankless water heaters can be 24-34% more energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters for moderate hot water use homes and around 8-14% more efficient for high use homes. Tankless water heaters deliver a constant supply of hot water. However, if you have a large household with a high demand for hot water, you may need to install several tankless water heaters to meet demand.

Advantages of Tankless Water Heaters

  • More energy efficient than conventional storage tank water heaters
  • Lower operating cost
  • Longer life (more than 20 years) compared to conventional hot water heater
Wondering if a tankless water heater might be right for you? Call Sure Temp Heating and Air Conditioning today at 607-729-6800. One of our experienced technicians can discuss your hot water needs, the products we have available, and recommend the best system for you.