Oct
15

Things to Remember When Buying Water Heater

Water heater replacement is a thing that is conducted hardly ever. Often it would take 5-10 years before you can find issues in it. In case you are having troubles just like the hot water doesn’t last that much or the water have some odd taste and smell, then perhaps it is indeed time to look for a replacement. Here are points that you need to put into consideration before selecting one.

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POWER
–    When you purchase a water heater, you may always wish to have an effective and cost-effective one. Water heater uses different sources of energy such as solar, atmospheric gas, electric and more. When you wish of saving fuel cost, choose solar water heater. And when you wish to be more eco-friendly, choose a natural gas heater. In addition when comparing the operating costs of electric and gas water heater, the latter is more cost efficient.

SIZE
–    To decide on the right water heater for your household, you have to think about the size of your household along with other aspects that contribute to your Peak Demand Output Requirement. It is to ensure that you aren’t wasting energy in water heating. A small (50- to 60-gallon) storage tank is typically adequate for one to three people. A medium (80-gallon) storage tank helps with three or four people. A big tank is suitable for four to six persons. If you aren’t quite sure in this decision, you can seek the help of a plumber to provide you the best alternative for your requirements.

LOCATION
–    It is a typical scenario that replacement water heaters are positioned on the same location of the previous one. However, you should determine the peak and width to be certain enough space is available for installation since there may be changes on the size or efficiency of your water heater. As an example, in case your hot water use grows and you need to upgrade to a bigger tank size, it might be necessary to run plumbing to a different area so the new, larger unit will fit. No matter it may be, it is still suggested to let a professional plumber determine the right spot.

TYPE
–    Tank water heaters are more expensive to use in the long run because they heat water continually, and keep the entire tank hot continuously. A tankless model is more highly-priced in the beginning, but it will save you energy over time. In addition, it supplies fast hot water, as it heats water as it passes through the unit, instead of trying to heat a large tank of cold water.

If you don’t feel at ease doing this choice on your own, contact a professional plumber to examine the home and make suggestions. They will help you choose the correct size of appliance for your house and water requirements, the best place for set up and more.