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Choosing A New Water Heater

 

 


What Factors Should I Consider?

Choosing a new water heater is a very important decision, especially because it’s supposed to last you for many years into the future. A water heater can be either gas or electric, and it can be accommodated in many types of homes.

If a person has a gas water heater currently, they can still switch to an electric water heater if they choose to. A person who has a home with electricity only, cannot use a gas run water heater.

There are several things to consider, like how the water heater is running, and the cost of maintenance over time.

You’ll want to know how often the water heater needs to be maintained, the cost of the potential maintenance, and how much money you may save over time. Any time you get a new appliance, such as a water heater, you will usually end up saving on energy costs. New appliances are made specifically to help people save on energy costs.

If you’re skeptical about what a new appliance may end up costing you over time, check with the company selling you the water heater, or just check for the energy label. Once you know everything about a water heater, it makes purchasing it that much easier.

How Often Does it Need Maintenance?

Water heaters are different, and maintenance issues may occur in some water heaters and not others. Many are using the tankless water heaters today, and they have foregone the traditional water heaters with a tank. Water heaters with the tank will have to have a reserve of water stashed away, in order to give the persons in the home warm water.

Winchester New Water HeaterWater heaters with a tank require a different type of maintenance, but they are not as popular as tankless water heaters. Tankless water heaters will require flushing from time to time, depending on the usage of the unit. You may have to have a professional come in to flush the tank every six months to two years.

Potential Savings

Buying a new water heater can help you to save money, especially if the old one was over 10 years old. Newer water heaters are made to be energy-efficient, saving you money over time on your energy bill. Just make sure to purchase a water heater that will save you money, so you’ll see your savings on your energy bill.

Doing some research on a new water heater for your Winchester home? Call Powell’s Plumbing at 540-665-8196 today, and get the proper insight on your new water heater choice.