You probably don’t need to be reminded about how much hot water you use on a regular basis. It’s part of our routine everyday lives. We use it when we wash our hands, shower, wash dishes and do laundry. In fact, it is estimated that the average American household uses about 60 gallons of hot water everyday! Because we use hot water so often we, of course, want to make sure our home’s water heaters are in tiptop shape and never get to the point of not working, which could leave us high and dry without a drop of hot water to be found.
It’s common for homeowners to use oil boilers as a way to heat their homes throughout the cold winter months. Oftentimes, homes also rely on oil boilers for hot water as well. A home’s hot water is often produced through indirect-fired water heaters, which connect to a house’s boiler system and uses the heat that’s produced to warm your house to also heat your home’s water. This is turning into common practice and four out of every five boilers that Jennings Oil & Propane Company installs includes an indirect-fired water heater. Even though indirect-fired water heaters are connected to boilers, they operate through a separate thermostat and within their own zone so the boiler is able to heat just the water heater (instead of both the water heater and boiler together), which eliminates the use of unnecessary heat. Additionally, they cut your energy bills by about 30%.
Like most appliances that we find around our homes, hot water heaters don’t last forever. It may be time to replace your water heater if:
Jennings Oil & Propane is proud to offer a wide selection of water heater brand and models including:
If you are in Danbury, Kent, New Milford, Ridgefield, Southbury or Newtown Jennings Oil & Propane Company is here for all your water heater needs. We sell and install oil-fired water heaters as well as indirect water heaters. Contact us today so we can tell you more.