If it takes longer to heat water than it used to, or the water doesn’t get as hot, these are strong signs that you are ready for a new water heating unit. Other trouble signs include a slow leak from your tank or rust on the tank or in your tap water. (A water tank rusts from the inside out).
If you think your water heater is failing—the average water heater lasts anywhere from 7 to 13 years—then please contact your local heating oil company about your options in new oil-fired water heaters.
Oil-fired water heating systems mean low-cost access to virtually unlimited amounts of hot water. That’s because their “recovery rate” is as high as 120 gallons per hour. (Recovery rate measures how many gallons of water can be heated in an hour). This means plenty of hot water for the whole family.
Many people in Massachusetts now use their boilers not only to heat their homes, but to produce hot water for showers, hot tubs, washing machines, dishwashers—you name it. And they get it virtually free in the winter.
It’s called an indirect-fired water heater, and if you have a boiler, it can be a phenomenal option.
Anytime your boiler is heating your home, your indirect water heater works for free.
Please contact your local heating oil company in Massachusetts to explore your options in oil-powered water heaters.