Why Your Hot Water Heater Might Be The Most Important Piece Of Equipment In Your Home This Winter



When the temperature starts to drop, most homeowners fire up the heater to make sure it’s working or maybe even have an annual heating system service from a South Jersey HVAC contractor. It makes sense. When it gets cold, you turn on your heat.

There is one piece of equipment, though, that often gets overlooked, but might just be the most important piece of equipment in your home: your hot water heater. 

Why is it so important?


If you have an old water heater, you will likely end up spending a lot of money on your utility bills during the winter. That is true even if you have a high efficiency heating system.

Your hot water heater will play a huge role in saving you money during the winter. That is because you spend more time indoors and use more hot water during the winter. It also takes more energy to heat the water up. This means that your hot water heater will be using more energy during the winter.


Who doesn’t like a hot shower during the winter? As much as you can warm your home, having hot water is vital in the winter. It will be really difficult to be comfortable during the winter without hot water. It will also be difficult if it takes 10-15 minutes for your water to get hot. 

Not only does your hot water heater impact your shower, but also your kitchen. With winter comes hot soup, cocoa and lots of coffee. Without efficient hot water, you won’t be able to enjoy any of it.


No, your hot water heater will never add style to your home. But it can surely take away from it, especially during the winter. With the cold weather, your water heater is going to run more often to heat your water up. That means if you have an old system, it might be running all day, especially when it is cold. 

When you’re spending your time inside, the last thing you want to be hearing is a hot water heater constantly running. With a new hot water heater or tankless water heater installation in South Jersey, you can rest peacefully in your home during the winter. 

It may not be the piece of equipment that is first on your mind when it comes to winter, but your hot water heater plays a big role in keeping you comfortable during the winter. It can also keep your utility bills manageable. So, give us a call to see if you need to have your hot water heater repaired or replaced before the cold gets here for good this year.