There comes a time for all of us when the water heater finally gives out and we have to begin the search for a new one. At Reed’s Plumbing, our family wants to serve your family in this process by giving you a few key things to look for. Here’s some of the most important things to consider: How much will it cost to operate? Is it large enough to provide hot water to your entire house? What kind of fuel will it need to operate?
First off, a good thing to look at is the annual cost. Is the water heater energy efficient? This will probably be the biggest factor on how much the heater will cost to operate. For example, a solar powered water heater will not cost as much because its power source is separate from the rest of the house. Researching the different types of water heaters will help you determine how efficient each different model is.
Next to consider is the size of the water heater. It is important to find a water heater that can provide hot water to your entire house and keep it warm. But at the same time, you do not want to go too big because this will be inefficient and cause you to have a higher bill. Once again, researching types of water heaters will help you to determine which type will fit your house best.
Last, what kind of fuel will your water heater run on. The most common are electricity or propane. There are some higher end models that will run on solar energy or geothermal energy that will cost less to operate but have a higher purchase price. When doing your research make sure to take into consideration the setup that you already have in your house or consider changing to a different type that may be more efficient.
When you call Reed’s and have one of our expert & friend plumbing pros come out to give you a free estimate on replacing your water heater, they will talk all these considerations over with you and help you get the unit that works best for your home or business!