Heating water can be an extremely costly part of owning a home, and annoying water heater repairs only add to the bill. If your hot water heater is constantly breaking, running out of hot water, or causing other problems, it might be time to seek out a replacement. Here are three tips for choosing the best hot water heater for your home.
Pay Attention to Size
Different sizes of hot water heaters produce different amounts of hot water daily. Therefore, if you have a large family or home, you might want to invest in a hot water heater that can provide enough hot water for your family’s showers, dish washing, and more. Also, measure the space you have available for the hot water heater before purchasing one. Some kinds are better at fitting in cramped spaces than others, so ask a professional if you’re not sure which one would fit in your home the best.
Look for a Heater With a Good Warranty
Most water heaters come with a warranty that covers the first few years, if not more. If you can afford it, you might want to purchase a heater with a higher warranty (10 years or so). You’ll thank yourself when the heater needs potentially pricey repairs in the future.
Consider Purchasing an Environmentally-Friendly Water Heater
Solar hot water heaters and tankless hot water heaters tend to use substantially less energy. Additionally, heat pump (or hybrid) water heaters capture heat from the air and transfer it into the water, which cuts down on electricity use by about 60 percent. Although they can be costly to install, these heaters can actually save you money after several years of use. Because you won’t be using excessive amounts of electricity or natural gases, you’ll be doing Mother Nature a favor while also saving money in the long-run.
When it comes time to install your brand new hot water heater, hand the potentially dangerous process over to a professional company like bluefrog Plumbing + Drain of Phoenix-Scottsdale. Their trained representatives will handle the installation carefully and efficiently so you can start enjoying the benefits of your new water heater immediately. To speak to a representative or schedule an installation, call 602-362-9165.