A properly functioning water heater is an important part of your home. They supply your family with the hot water they need for day-to-day use. When it’s time to replace it, choosing a water heater can be a daunting task.
Here are some tips to consider when purchasing your new water heater:
Tank or Tankless Water Heater?
There are two basic types of water heaters: storage tank units and tankless or on-demand units. Storage tank water heaters are one of the most commonly used types. Tank units heat and store the hot water for your use.
Tankless units are different because they don’t store massive amounts of water and take up a lot less space in your home. In tankless units, the water is heated by passing through the unit as you use it, making it in most cases, more energy efficient, which translates into long-term cost savings for the homeowner.
Keep it Family Friendly
The size of your family is an important factor when purchasing or upgrading your homes’ water heater. A large family consumes a lot more hot water than a single person or couple does. A family will need a water heater unit with a larger tank size and higher recovery rate. The recovery rate is how many gallons of water can be warmed in an hour.
It is important to consider how much water your household will be using when buying a water heater. Tankless or on-demand water heater systems could also be an alternative for larger families.
Make Room For The Right Size
Consider the storage space or area that will contain your unit when buying a water heater. You want to ensure that you are able to fit the size of unit that you need into the space that you have. Water heaters come in a variety of sizes and storage capacities so be sure you or your professional installer measure the dimensions of your storage area so you know what you are working with.
Count the Cost
Water efficient heating units can equal big savings. When you are buying a water heater it is a good idea to consider all the costs that will be included, not just installation costs alone.
Buying a high-quality energy efficient unit now, allows you to save each month on your utility costs and is also environmentally friendly.
It is essential that you choose the right water heater for your home and the size of your family. If you require assistance in deciding which type of water heater unit is best for you and your family, contact Legacy Plumbing.
We are professional licensed plumbers that can assess your water heater requirements and complete the installation.