Ideally you will need to invest in very few hot water heaters over the years. When it does come time to replace your water heater in Covina make sure that you get the right one for you home and personal needs. There are a number of options to choose from and, because water heaters have relatively long lifespans, it will likely be a number of years before you find yourself tasked with choosing another. You most likely have not kept up with the changes in the industry, so it is necessary to enlist the help of a professional such as those at Ace Pelizon Plumbing for help in making the best decision. Here are some items to consider when looking for the right water heater for you home.
Tank vs. Tankless
One of the first decisions that you should make when choosing a water heater is whether you want a traditional storage tank or a tankless-on-demand model. Both models have their benefits. A storage tank water heater has a large reservoir of hot water so you do not generally have to worry about running out. However, there is some energy loss associated with a storage tank water heater as it continuously heats this water to maintain temperatures even when not in use. On the other hand a tankless water heater will heat water on demand, meaning that cold water passes through it and is heated only when it is called for. This means that energy is not being used to keep a reservoir of water heated, but if you have high water demands in your home a tankless water heater may not be able to keep up with that demand.
Another decision that you will have to make is what type of fuel source you will use. There are more choices now more than ever, and it may be beneficial for you to discuss your options with a water heater professional. While natural gas is the most popular fuel choice, a lack of gas hook-ups in your home may lead you to an electric water heater. Don’t assume that this necessarily means that you’re going to be spending more money for hot water though. It all comes down to efficiency. A high efficiency electric model may in fact make up for its higher energy purchasing cost by giving you more performance for that money. It is important to find the highest efficiency model that you can afford on your budget. Newer technologies such as water heaters utilizing solar energy and heat pumps are available as well.
It’s obvious that an undersized water heater is not going to cut it in your home, but the truth is that an oversized model can be just as inefficient. Don’t heat more water than you need or pay for potential performance that you will never use. A professional water heater service provider can help you determine the right size and install the water heater perfect for your Covina home.
Hopefully you have found this information helpful. These are just some basic points to get you thinking about what you’re looking for in a water heater. If you are still unsure about what make, model or size water heater would be best for your Covina home, call Ace Pelizon Plumbing for the answers to any questions you may have.