If your water heater goes out, you are likely to want it replaced ASAP. After all, you use hot water for cleaning yourself and your home, cooking, and laundry, among other things, but you don’t need to run out and buy the first water heater you see in the hardware store. No, you need to make sure that you’re getting the right water heater for your home and needs.
Gas or electric?
If your current water heater is gas, the space designed for it likely isn’t set up for electricity and visa versa. Usually,you’ll have to get the type of water heater that your home is already set up for, unless you want to switch. If the rest of your home is on electricity and you don’t have any other gas appliances, you might want to have the extra work done to convert the compartment to eliminate that bill. Electric water heaters also cost less to operate.
When getting a new water heater, look carefully at the Energy Star ratings. Those ratings will tell you how much you can expect to pay to operate your water heater on an average day. You want to keep your operating costs low, so you’ll want to consider electric energy saving options. If you go with electric, you can also reduce your operating costs by getting a tankless water heater.
You have to make sure that your new water heater can keep up with the demand your household puts on it. If you have a household of six and you all take showers at the same time of day, you’ll have to get a water heater with a high capacity, or you’ll be taking forever to get through showers every day.
Ready for a new water heater? We can help you get your water heater replaced with a more energy efficient and cost effective solution when it dies or just because the system is old and you want to avoid an outage. Contact us today for more information.