Fall in Love with a New Water Heater This Month

January 30, 2024


It’s finally February, which means the month of love has arrived. And even if you don’t have a sweetie to dote on this Valentine’s Day, you still have something to love—your home. After all, home is where the heart is, right?

So, let us ask you this: Have you ever fallen in love with a new home appliance? If not, now might be the time! This month, to celebrate the affection we have for our homes, the A.J. Perri pros have whipped up some sweet reasons why you should find true love with a new water heater this season.

The Benefits of a New Water Heater

If you’re like many homeowners, you don’t give your water heater much thought—until you’re taking a shower and that chilling blast of water shocks you! Brr! A cold shower is one of the first signs that your water heater might need replacing. But what are the others? Our emergency plumbing experts weigh in on what you need to know.

  • Cold water doesn’t get hot
  • You are calling repeatedly for water heater repairs
  • Your water has a metallic-like taste or smell
  • You notice rusty water in your sink
  • Your system is over 15 years old
  • The base of your water heater has water pooling around it

Now that you know the signs that point to the need for water heater replacement, you probably have questions. Here are the most common inquiries homeowners have when they’re looking to replace their current system.

Should I invest in a tankless water heater?

If you’re in the market for a new water heater, you have several different options, including the modern tankless water heater. A tankless water heater often costs more upfront; however, the savings and benefits it provides over time are worth the investment. The first thing to know about a tankless water heater is that it heats water “on demand.” This makes these options much more energy-efficient than the traditional models. If you ask us, that sounds as good as chocolate-covered candy hearts!

Additional benefits to love about a tankless system include:

  • Less space required since there is no tank
  • Quicker delivery of hot water, which equals less water waste
  • Long system life expectancy
  • More capacity for hot water
  • More advanced technology (which increases efficiency)

What is maintenance like for a tankless water heater?

Similar to scheduling annual furnace service, regular maintenance for a tankless water heater is equally important. An annual water heater service appointment helps prevent breakdowns, lowers energy consumption, reduces utility bills, and helps provide a longer lifespan for your system. With all these benefits what’s not to love?

Are there any downsides with switching from a traditional model to a tankless model?

The only challenge most homeowners face when upgrading to a tankless water heater is the cost. However, tankless water heaters provide an array of benefits and investing in one saves you money overall.

How do I know what size tank I need?

Great question! And this is why you have A.J. Perri to assist! Typically, a family of four requires an 8 – 10 GPM (gallons per minute) tank. But our experts can easily help you determine the proper size tank for your home’s needs when we do an evaluation.

Ready to Cozy up to a New Water Heater?

If your Valentine’s Day plans include staying warm and cozy, upgrading to a new tankless water heater can help. The team at A.J. Perri is always happy to help with all your plumbing and HVAC needs—from heating system repairs to emergency plumbing issues, our pros are just a phone call away when you need us. Schedule your service online today!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Last Updated: January 30, 2024