Top 4 Tips for Choosing Your New Hot Water Heater

Top 4 Tips for Choosing Your New Hot Water Heater

The hot water heater in your home is one of the biggest users of energy and one of the largest drains on your electric bill in today’s modern world. No one wants to jump into a cold shower on a frigid winter morning. Is your hot water heater working to its full capacity? Is it time for a new hot water heater? Here are our professional tips and suggestions to help you decide the type of water heater to work best for you.

Do Your Research

The first thing you should do is get online and do some research. There are plenty of articles and websites out there to help you understand how hot water heaters operate. Decide whether you want a gas or an electric hot water heater. Both have their advantages and disadvantages – for example, gas water heaters are more energy-efficient and tend to be easier to repair, while electric water heaters heat water faster and generally have a longer life expectancy. If you’re still not sure which type of unit is best for you, call us and we’ll be happy to discuss it with you.

Consider a Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heaters have become extremely popular in the last few years as an alternative to storage type water heaters. Instead of storing water all of the time, a tankless hot water heater only produces water when you need it. This is not only great for your electric bill but great for the environment as well. They can save you valuable space in your home – another reason that many homeowners are going with tankless models.

Decide on a Size

Once you have decided on the fuel type you want to use, then you need to figure out what size water heater you need to service your home. If you are a single person who is rarely home, then you won’t need a large water heater. If you have a family of four and plans to grow, you should consider going with a larger water heater that can keep up with the needs of a large family – with several bathrooms, loads of laundry, and dishes to wash.

Compare Prices and Brands

There are many different makes and models of hot water heaters on the market today, and the sale prices vary from store to store. Do your research online and try to set a budget that works for you. When searching for your new water heater, check out brand, warranty, and service information as well as prices for the unit, installation, and haul away of your old hot water heater.

We are here to offer our expert advice in choosing the perfect hot water heater for your home. Wolfschmidt Plumbing, Heating & Cooling offers top brands in gas, electric, or tankless hot water heaters. Call or contact us today for more information about hot water heater repair and installation services.

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