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What to Consider When Replacing Your Water Heater

What to Consider When Replacing Your Water Heater

Whether you realize it or not, your water heater is one of the most important appliances in your home. It helps get your dishes clean, allows you to take hot showers, and much more. So when your water heater has run its course and you need to install a new one, there are a few important things to consider before choosing your next unit.

How Many People are in Your Home?

The type of water heater you choose (tank or tankless) is largely affected by the number of people in your home and your need for hot water. If it’s just you and one other person in your home, you may be able to get what you need from a tankless water heater.

However, if you are a family of five with a lot of laundry to wash and dishes to do, you’re better off having a tank-based system. These units don’t make you wait as long for hot water as tankless systems do, since they are consistently heating water to be ready in an instant.

What Size Tank is Best?

Let’s say you have a daughter who plays sports and needs extra shower time to rid herself of all the post-game dirt and sweat and a son who is the top customer at his favorite clothing store and runs multiple loads of laundry a week. (First off, talk to them about their water usage habits — they’re probably running up your bill.)

The more demand you have for hot water, the larger your tank typically needs to be. A knowledgeable plumber will be able to assess your home and water demand and recommend the ideal size tank for your family.

What’s the Energy Efficiency?

In this day and age, it’s all about your unit’s efficiency. In order to keep your energy bills low, you’ll want a water heater that not only gets the job done but also does it efficiently, using as little energy as possible. Luckily, modern water heaters are more energy efficient than ever, so it shouldn’t be hard to find you the perfect unit.

Trust the highly trained plumbers at HARP Home Services to offer you expert diagnoses, recommendations, and installation for water heater replacement. Call us today to schedule a service!