A water heater is an essential component of enjoying your home. By providing you with hot water, you don’t have to worry about water contamination. You also have the joy of having hot water when you need it. But, what if your water heater stops working? How do you choose a replacement?
Choose an Energy Efficient Water Heater
Energy consumption is a major factor when it comes to choosing a water heater. You want to make sure you choose a water heater that will not require so much energy to operate, especially if you have a large family.
Energy Star is part of the US Environmental Protection Agency that rates appliances. If your goal is to purchase an energy-efficient water heater, then you can rely on their recommendations. They make comparisons among all the water heaters on the market to determine what water heaters conserve the most energy each year.
Consider the Size of Your Family When Choosing a Water Heater
Another important factor to consider when you choose a water heater is the size of your family. With more people getting ready in the morning, you will need a larger water heater to supply your entire family with hot water; otherwise, you may have to wait for the water to heat up again.
Another option you may consider is a tankless water heater. These water heaters provide your household with instant hot water, which prevents you from running out. Additionally, these water heaters are energy efficient. Most tankless water heaters use less energy than traditional water heaters.
Purchase a Water Heater that Will Last
All too often we make purchases based on a budget. Although a budget-friendly water heater may seem like a good investment at the time, if it doesn’t last long, it’s money down the drain. You should invest in a water heater that has the potential to last you longer than 10 years.
When it comes to longevity, your installation matters as well. Many homeowners try to save money on their water heater installation, but installing it incorrectly can affect how long it lasts. To be on the safe side, you should always have your water heater professionally installed.
At Steve’s Plumbing and Heating, we can help you choose a water heater and help you with the installation. We have years of plumbing experience. We are the good guys your friends told you about. We encourage you to contact us today to start the process of replacing your water heater.