Considerations When Picking a New Hot Water Heater
A hot water heater is an essential part of the home that gives you hot water for bathing, for laundry, for household cleaning, etc. Whether you are looking for a new hot water heater to replace an old one (because it takes a long time to heat, you’ve noticed rust-colored sediment in your water, it’s loud and / or leaks) or you are outfitting a home, office, factory, or other building with a hot water heater for the first time, there are some things to keep in mind so that you will be pleased with your purchase and have access to as much hot water as is needed.
To Rent or Own the Hot Water Heater
Some utility companies offer water heater rental. But by buying your own you could save a lot of money in the long run as well as have more choices. A local plumber may be able to help you choose.
(Tip: At Best Plumbing Services, serving we offer a variety of hot water heaters for sale and we offer free estimates!)
Hot Water Heater Capacity
There are varying sizes of hot water heaters available, depending on the size of your family. There are also new tankless hot water heaters on the market that take up less room and that offer hot water on demand.
Today’s hot water heaters are more energy efficient than ever. There should be detailed information about available options that give you an idea of how efficient a particular unit is.
Warranty / Guarantees
Not all product brands are created equally in hot water heaters and that’s why you’ll find that warranty coverage varies from brand to brand. Keep this in mind when you purchase a hot water heater versus renting one so that you can buy something that is expected to last many years.
It’s also advantageous to have your hot water heater inspected periodically as this can help you avoid unexpected expenses and could even extend the life of your heater.