CHOOSING THE RIGHT WATER HEATER FOR YOUR NEEDS
When you are selecting a new water heater for your home, you need to make certain that you choose one that is able to not only address your individual needs, but that it can do so while remaining cost effective. There are a variety of water heater options available to your home, so making the right choice can sometimes be a challenge. As long as you are informed with what your needs are, and you choose the right contractors to assist you, this process can be made much easier.
Familiarize Yourself With Water Heater Options
Before you begin on deciding what water heater you should choose, you will need to get familiar with the types of heaters out there. The contractors at Apollo Plumbing should be able to assist in helping inform you about the various types and the strengths and weaknesses of each. The different types of heaters include:
Tankless Heaters – heat water directly without the need for a tank
Heat Pumps – Move heat from elsewhere to heat the water
Solar Water Heaters – Use solar panels to provide energy for heating water
Storage Heaters – Use a water tank to store pre-heated water
Each of these water heaters has their own strengths, for example a traditional storage heater is great for providing already heated water instantly, but can suffer when demand exceeds its storage capacity. On the other hand, a tankless water heater might have lower energy costs due to not maintaining a reservoir of heated water, and might be a better option if your water demands have increased. To make the right choice, you will need to do some basic research and become more familiar with the different options that you have available.
Consider the Properties of Each Heater Carefully
When selecting your water heater you will want to keep in mind the properties that each and how these compliment your own personal needs. You will want to aim to keep your energy costs as low as possible, so determining what best compliments these demands is important. Consider the following aspects of each heater.
Energy Efficiency – Determine what the energy efficiency rating of a heater is before you decide which best suits your needs.
Cost – Keep in mind what is within your budget, there are some attractive heating options available such as solar heaters, but they may not be the most affordable.
Heater Size – Make certain that you choose a heater that is able to meet the demands of your household. If it is too small, you will put a significant increase on your heating bills.
Though every type of heater may not be available in your area, choosing the one that is right for your home should not be too present too much of a challenge. By contacting a professional plumber with an understanding of what your home’s water heating requirements may be, they will be able to properly advise you on what options may work best. If you are still unsure what to look for in a heater, make certain to get the assistance of the water heating experts at Apollo Plumbing.