Water heating is typically the second-largest energy expense in your home, after space heating and cooling.
On average, a water heater lasts from 10 to 15 years. Because an energy-efficient model can help you save money, you may want to consider replacing your old tank. Read about the different types of water heaters and how to choose one.
You can start saving money on water heating costs right away by following these money-saving tips.
Many local public power companies offer cash rebates or other incentives for buying energy-efficient water heaters. Contact your local power company to find out what rebates may be available.