When you have a bathroom remodel done for your home, either to enhance and brighten the room, or because you want to swap out old and worn fixtures, there are a number of other options you can consider to include in the work. Many homeowners who live in older houses take the opportunity to have old, deteriorating pipes replaced with newer plastic pipes. Others install upgrades like whirlpool tubs.
There’s one upgrade people don’t often consider: upgrading the water heater. The bathroom is the place where you will find hot water the most crucial, since it’s important for your comfort and hygiene. If you have an older water heater (over 12 years for most models), you should think about having plumbers install a new one during the remodel.
Our staff at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc. specializes in bathroom remodeling and water heater installation. For all your needs for plumbing in Havertown, PA, trust to our 37 years of experience.
Why a new water heater?
The first reason to opt for a new water heater installation is because your current one is past its prime and shown signs of failing (inconsistent heat, running out of hot water quickly, discolored water). With plumbers at work on your hot water pipes already, it’s not difficult for them to take on water heater replacement as well.
The other reason for a replacement is you can take advantage of the many new alternatives for your standard storage water heater. If it’s been over a decade since you current heater was installed, you now have much higher efficiency models available.
- Tankless: The tankless type of water heater has excellent energy efficiency, since it only heats up water as you need it, instead of keeping it in a tank at constant temperature. Another major advantage is that tankless systems do not run out of hot water: they supply it “on demand,” so there’s never down-time for a tank to heat up more water.
- Solar: Have you considered making some upgrades in your home to solar, but found the prospect too daunting? Having a solar water heater installed is a great “entry level” way of going solar, since the installation is simpler and the solar cells required take up a small amount of space. Imagine having the energy needed to heat your water costing you nothing! The power from the Sun is 100% free. It’s renewable as well, so you’ll help the environment.
Turn your bathroom remodel into an even larger upgrade for your life with a new water heater. Even if you decide to remain with a storage water heater for your installation, you’ll have superior efficiency and many more years of easy water heating.
Talk to out remodeling specialists today at Wm. Henderson Plumbing & Heating Inc., and we’ll find the ideal water heater for your Havertown, PA plumbing.