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Selecting a New Water Heater: What You Ought to Know

As with most things these days, selecting something as simple as a water heater can be daunting, to say the least.

While it’s nice to have a wide selection to choose from, this can also make it difficult to figure out which type of water heater would be right for the particular needs of your household. Should I choose a tankless or conventional tank system? What is a heat pump water heater? What other factors should I consider? It’s important to be in touch with a professional early on in the process to ensure that you make an informed decision when it comes to selecting a new water heater for your home.

There are numerous factors to consider, and in-person, customized advice is always preferred. But there are some general comments to make about what to look for.

  • We know that a new water heater is a major investment for a lot of folks. It’s also one that you don’t want to make too frequently. Finding a water heater that matches your budgetary requirements is important to ensure that you feel good about your purchase. Your local technicians can help you figure out a compromise between the amount of money that you can spend (or want to spend) and the features that you need in your water heater.

Tank or Tankless?

  • Conventional tank water heaters work by heating a large volume of water in a tank and then distributing throughout the various fixtures in your home as need be. This inevitably leads to standby energy loss, a term that describes the loss of thermal energy from the water inside the tank to the surrounding air. A tankless system heats your water on-demand, thus cutting out this issue entirely. As a result, your hot water is produced much more efficiently.

We’re sure that you have lots of further questions about what constitutes the right water heater for your home. You need only pick up the phone and give us a call so that we can get started on your water heater installation.

Call us today to schedule a service appointment.

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