Some homeowners pay close attention to their energy consumption, while others use multiple appliances a day and then grimace when the utility bill arrives. If you’re an energy-conscious homeowner – or you’d like to become one – a great place to start is your water heater. No matter how old or new your water heater is, it’s important to know how much energy it’s using to provide hot water for your home. Gladiator Plumbing & Repipe can inspect your water heater in San Jose, and recommend an upgrade if the appliance is working too hard to supply heated water.

According to the California Energy Commission’s Consumer Energy Center, water heaters currently account for approximately 18 percent of your utility bill, as opposed to 25 percent a decade ago. With every type of hot water heater being used in California homes – conventional, tankless, electric, and propane – it’s important to know how long your appliance will last. If it’s been ten years since you replaced your water heater, it might be time for an upgrade. A more energy-efficient model can save you hundreds of dollars each year in energy costs, and you can improve the flow of hot water throughout your home. It’s also important to install the proper size of water heater, and depending on the number of taps and faucets in your home, we can recommend the correct one.

If you want to reduce your energy consumption by installing a new water heater in your San Jose home, contact Gladiator Plumbing & Repipe today. We can inspect your current model, and propose the appropriate upgrades for your home.