Water Heaters: Is It the Right One for You?

A water heater installed in a bathroom

When purchasing a water heater for your home, select one that will suit your family and their needs. But at the same time, it should be efficient enough to save you money. Before choosing a new water heater in Lehi, Utah, Expert Plumbing, Heating, Air and Electrical recommends that you make sure you’ve decided on the following things.

Type

There are many types of water heaters available on the market today. They all have different characteristics to suit your needs. One of the most popular is the tankless water heater (demand-type water heater). This type heats your water directly without using a storage tank. There is also a conventional water heater, which has a ready storage tank for your hot water. You could also consider solar water heaters. These use the sun’s heat to provide you with hot water.

Fuel type

When selecting a new water heater, you must consider the fuel type or the energy source that you will use. Establish the cost and availability of this particular fuel in your area. The most popular energy sources include fuel oil, geothermal energy, electricity, propane, natural gas and solar energy. If you are not certain of the energy used in your area, ask your HVAC provider or plumber what kind of energy your system uses.

Size

Is the water heater you have the right size for your home? A well-sized water heater will satisfy your household’s hot water needs and ensure that it is not overused. You should consult a qualified plumber or HVAC contractor to know which one is suitable for your home.

The proper installation and maintenance of the water heater have a direct relationship with its energy efficiency. Therefore, get a qualified plumbing and heating contractor who can install it according to the local building requirements, the climate and all safety measures.