Every household runs better with a steady and reliable supply of hot water. And everyone loves a long, hot shower! But the question is: Are you wasting money on hot water?
Next to heating and cooling, heating your water is the next largest use of energy in the home. It accounts for nearly 20% of your energy bill. The average household uses 65 gallons of hot water a day for showers, dishwashing, laundry and other normal chores.
Heating oil uses less energy than electric for heating water and it’s better for the environment. Electricity from a coal-fired power plant creates many more carbon dioxide emissions than heating oil. Make the switch, and you’ll not only save money, but also reduce your carbon footprint. An oil-fired water heater also heats water much faster and for less money, compared to an electric water heater.
The performance of any water heater diminishes over time, leading to wasted energy and higher costs than necessary. At a minimum, contact Westmore Fuel for an inspection and let us take care of your water heater maintenance. And you can always call on us for water heater repairs in Connecticut or New York.
If your water heater is 10 or more years old, maintenance may not be the best choice—it may be time to make the switch to a newer unit. Today’s oil-fired water heater technology is far superior to older models, which will translate to energy savings for years to come.
Westmore Fuel installs high-quality high-performance water heating systems from the nation’s leading manufacturers, like Phase III. For most commercial applications and high-volume residential use, many customers prefer a “continuous flow” water heater system. With continuous flow, the water heater maintains a significant volume of hot water at all times. Even with hot water use in multiple locations in the home or business, a continuous flow system ensures a steady supply, ready for use.
Many Westmore Fuel customers 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 free. A traditional stand-alone water heater has to use gas or electricity to keep that water hot. And that’s a huge waste of money.
If you have a gas or electric water heater that is 10 years old or older, start checking out an indirect—and less expensive approach—to heating your water.
Westmore Fuel is your best choice for hot water heater installation in CT and NY. We have decades of experience in evaluating our customers’ hot water needs. We will be happy to review your usage and provide a free estimate for the cost of a new hot water heater, along with the expected savings you will experience with your new unit.