How To Choose A Hot Water Heater
When you need a new hot water heater for your home, selecting a hot water heating system that will have enough storage for all your hot water demands, and also provide an energy efficient money saving option is important. Of course, determining if your current water heater is in need of a repair is an optimal first choice.
Hearing odd plumbing noises?
Notice limescale buildup on your plumbing pipes?
Is your hot water heater leaking?
These may be indications that you just need a hot water heater repair!
After doing some hot water heater troubleshooting, if you determine your water heater cannot be repaired, you will likely need a hot water heater replacement. When shopping for a hot water heater, know that there are several different types of water heaters to choose from.
Types of Hot Water Heaters:
- High Efficiency Water Heater
- On-Demand Water Heater
- Gas Fueled Vs. Electric Water Heater
- Tankless Water Heater
A tankless water heater is a great option for those that don’t have a large area for a storage tank. Since this style does not require a tank it also eliminates the possibility of a tank rupturing and causing water damage from many gallons of water unloading into your home.
High efficiency water heaters are eco-friendly, meaning they use less waste and have lower energy costs. Some states may even offer tax benefits for using an HE water heater. Tax incentives are given to consumers that use this option, as they have a higher energy efficiency rate.
Using energy only to heat the water that is being demanded allows for on demand water heaters to have a longer life expectancy. It allows for decreases in energy waste, uses less water, and can provide unlimited hot water.
Before setting up your hot water heater installation, take into consideration the fuel type and its availability in your area and their costs. Keep in mind you may be able to save more money if you switch to a more efficient system or a cost saving energy source. Your utility company can provide you with costs or rates.
Fuel Types to consider for your hot water heater:
- Fuel Oil
- Natural Gas
Whether you are experiencing odd noises coming from your pipes, having efficiency deficits, or your water heater is getting old, it is most likely time to replace your water heater. A water heater technician can help inspect your hot water heater and help you to diagnose any issues you may be experiencing. They can also provide you with the best resolution to your plumbing troubles.
Here at Kulk’s Plumbing we offer hot water heater repair services and can also help you with your new hot water heater installation. We offer units with a lifetime warranty to the original order or a 6 year warranty. If you are having issues with your hot water heater, or are in need of a new one contact us today!