Have you ever wondered how we got information before the internet? When I think about it, I find it strange because the things that I normally search for, I don’t think I can immediately get the answer by calling someone I know.
For instance, when I thought about purchasing an air purifier for my home, I used the internet to help me to make my decision.
I don’t know anyone who owns an air purifier, so there was no one to call and ask the questions I needed an answer to. I could have called a local HVAC provider, but the internet was far more convenient. A year ago, when I needed to replace my hot water heater, I went straight to the internet to research which heater was better for me. There are two types of hot water heater, one that is tankless and the other has a tank. The water heater that broke had a tank, so I was trying to decide if I should switch to a tankless. Based on what I found during my research, the tankless water heater was the best choice. It has a better lifespan than the tank water heater and it is more energy efficient. In fact, the Department of Energy website mentions that if I use less than 41 gallons of water per day, then a tankless water heater could save upwards of 34% on my energy bill. I found out all of this information without having to contact a plumber, and I was able to make my decision just from spending a few minutes on the internet.