We are taking the following precautions due to the COVID-19 virus. All of our technicians have masks, glasses, latex gloves and shoe booties if they have to enter your home. Our technicians also have hand sanitizer and disinfectants that they use after every call.
If we are there to do maintenance and we don’t have to come inside your home to get to the equipment, we are asking homeowners to adjust the thermostat for us so we can do the system maintenance without entering the home. We will not be shaking hands and will keep our distance from customers.
Time for a New Water Heater? Consider These Tips Before Shopping
With an average 10- to 15-year life expectancy, your water heater may have seen better days. And if you’re surprised to learn that water heating costs comprise up to 18% of your home expenses, doing a little comparison shopping can help you find the best fit for your home’s needs. If it’s time to go shopping for a new water heater, make an informed decision by considering different water-heating options.
Types of water heaters
Storage. Conventional water heaters use a reservoir that heats water continuously and stores it so it’s always on standby.
Demand. Tankless water heaters heat water on demand for point-of-source use, which eliminates the cost of, and space needed for, storage tanks.
Heat pump. Used typically to heat and cool homes, heat pumps can also heat water. Instead of generating heat, heat pump water heaters use electricity to move heat from one place to another.
Electricity and natural gas. These traditional energy sources not only fuel storage and demand water heaters, but they can also work in tandem with home heating and cooling systems. Electricity can also fuel heat-pump water heaters.
Solar. Temperate climates like Northwest Arkansas can readily harness the sun’s energy for heating water with solar systems. Your new water heater can be a big step toward reducing your carbon footprint if you choose a solar system.
The federal Energy Star program rates many home appliances so you know you’re purchasing the most energy-efficient water heater for your family’s needs. Look for the star logo and read the Energy Star label as you shop for a new water heater so that you can realize maximum savings.
In Springdale and the surrounding areas, call Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. We’ll help answer all your questions so you can make an informed decision about a new water heater.