Your home’s water heater is one of the most consequential pieces of equipment you own. From your morning shower to the dishwasher you run after dinner, so many crucial daily activities depend on hot water. Additionally, the average American household uses about 20 percent of its energy on water heating (and consumes roughly 65 gallons of hot water per day)!
If your water heater suddenly breaks down, your life can grind to a halt until you get a water heater repair or replacement. Burt’s Reliable helps many families in Suffolk County, NY, optimize their hot water systems. And oil-fired water heaters are among the most dependable and efficient options out there.
Traditional storage tank water heaters typically last between 8 and 12 years. Over time, particles in water can corrode the tank, eventually leading to a system failure. Some early warning signs that your water heater is nearing retirement are:
Don’t ignore these issues. A water heater failure is serious business. It can lead to extensive water damage. Your family also won’t have hot water while we secure your replacement equipment.
If you’re proactive, though, the Burt’s Reliable team can help you preemptively arrange a water heater installation before your current unit fails.
Oil-fired water heaters offer superior efficiency. The reason is that oil heats at a higher temperature than natural gas or electricity. One gallon of heating oil can generate about 138,500 Btu of heat, the equivalent of roughly 41 kilowatt hours of electricity and 134 cubic feet of natural gas!*
This superior heat generation allows oil-fired systems to heat water much faster. They have a hot water recovery rate as high as 120 gallons per hour. Electric units achieve only a fraction of that rate.
What does this mean for your home? In addition to needing less fuel to heat your water, you can count on sufficient hot water for all your fixtures and appliances.
Indirect-fired water heaters offer a high level of robust hot water generation and exceptional energy efficiency. These systems use heat from your oil-fired boiler to generate hot water. A heat exchanger filled with fluid uses your heating equipment to warm up the water. When you pair an indirect-fired water heater with high-efficiency oil-fired heating equipment, you will enjoy some of the lowest-cost hot water generation possible!
The experienced technicians at Burt’s Reliable are ready to assess your current water heater and find a premium storage tank or indirect-fired water heater from a leading manufacturer like Bock or Vaughn. We can install your new, high-efficiency product promptly and remove your old unit at no additional cost.
Contact Burt’s Reliable today for a FREE estimate.