You’re in the shower preparing for that long Monday ahead of you.
You’re soaped up from head to toe, enjoying the warm shower before you face the day, until …that first drop of cold water hits your back. There’s no going back now. The threat of cold showers has been lurking around for a while now, and now you’re out in the cold.
After suffering through the rest of your shiver-inducing shower, you run to the basement and check your water heater,
and, yep, you guessed it…it’s not working anymore. Maybe it’s finally time to replace that old unit.
Your water heater is one of the most-used but rarely-seen appliances. The only time you pay attention to the water heater is when it stops working. Then you realize just how important it really is.
If your current water heater is more than 10 years old, you could be in the market for a new one soon.
Next to your heating and air conditioning system, your water heater is one of the biggest energy users in your home. With homes becoming more energy efficient, it’s important to consider efficiency when selecting a new water heater. But the lifespan, cost and capacity are important, too.